The popularity of Fortnite has been transformative for Epic Games. But with huge success has come rivalry with Valve, gamers unhappy with exclusivity deals, rumours of stressful working conditions and … Continue Reading <em>An Epic Debate</em>: Ben’s argument
I’m writing this the day before Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 releases. At least for me and all the other season pass pre-orders. If you bought the Ultimate Edition, you … Continue Reading It’s not what you play, it’s who you play it with
Ok, cards on the table… Brace yourselves… Here it comes… Confession time: I like Anthem. I get the criticism, I really do. The lore is opaque, the loot is dull, … Continue Reading <em>Anthem</em>: video game Marmite
I have a strange relationship with battle royale games. I love the concept of them and enjoy playing but once I’ve won a round I lose interest really quickly. I … Continue Reading Welcome Back, Pilot
Following on from the start of #LoveYourBacklog Week on Monday and Kim’s post yesterday, I thought I’d have a go at digging through my backlog and picking out some of … Continue Reading Dedicated to my backlog: Ben
Gaming. We love it because of those moments it gives us. The unexpected that can make you smile, curse, gasp or scream. There’s no other medium like it and why, … Continue Reading Great gaming moments
Resident Evil 2 is all over the gaming world right now and with good cause. The remake looks utterly brilliant and is smashing it in the reviews. I was also … Continue Reading <em>Resident Evil 2</em>: not going back to Raccoon City
I’m writing this as a 40-year old. An age I never thought I’d get to (because 40 is ancient, right?) and yet somehow a month of being 40 has passed … Continue Reading Xbox One X hits the spot
It’s 1992, I’m a teenager in the arcades with my mates and we’re pumping 20p after 20p into the Street Fighter II machine in a vain attempt to beat enough … Continue Reading Bonkers, brilliant and ready to break necks
God of War has, quite rightly, received all sorts of praise and accolades over the past couple of months. Much of the praise has been for the quality of the … Continue Reading <em>God of War</em>: my love for the Leviathan
There’s a moment in For Honor when, with a flash of light, the camera locks into place and a white ring appears around the feet of your opponent. The heart … Continue Reading For Honor and glory!
I remember a time, 25 years ago, when Radio 1 would spend a large part of Sunday afternoon counting down the top 40 singles of the week. The big highlight … Continue Reading Too much, too soon?
With the great indie showcase that is EGX Rezzed fast approaching, I thought I’d share some of the upcoming games made by independent developers that are on my radar. The … Continue Reading Five indie games to look forward to
In the wonderful world of Overwatch, there comes a time when two people who enjoy using the same character find themselves on the same team. What happens then? Who should … Continue Reading <em>Overwatch</em>: experience tranquility
At the time of writing this, I’ve spent seven hours playing Elite Dangerous. I haven’t really achieved anything in that time. I’ve done the training, watched some videos, taken to … Continue Reading <em>Elite Dangerous</em>: a new frontier
As is tradition, a new year means a new list of games I can’t wait to get my hands on over the next twelve months. Historically this hasn’t been too … Continue Reading 2017: five to look forward to