Adrian Garlike

Adrian is the old man of the TiX team but has the enthusiasm for gaming as someone half his age (So, mid 20's then). He has a strong passion for the gaming industry, hates fanboyism and holds a strong belief that you should treat your fellow gamers with respect!

Moonlighter Review

I’ve often bemoaned the lack of shop-keeping sub-games in Rogue-likes. Well, I haven’t really, but obviously some bright spark at Digital Sun and 11-bit Studios did, because essentially that’s the basis of Moonlighter, In Moonlighter you play as Will, who owns the local store (appropriately called Moonlighter) in a town called Mynoka. By day Will works the till, selling his goods...

The Spectrum Retreat review

Dan Smith was the winner of the 2016 YGD BAFTA award for his prototype puzzle game which has evolved into The Spectrum Retreat, which has now had it’s full release onto Xbox One, PS4, Steam and Nintendo Switch, and published by Ripstone games. The Spectrum Retreat puts your player into a mysterious hotel, staffed by human-like robots, from where you must work out its secrets.  Soon after wa...

Hitman and Ryse: Son of Rome get added to Xbox Game Pass

Game Pass continues to improve and is surely a must-have service for any Xbox owner right now. Seven new titles have just been added to the service for August, including the awesome Hitman: Season 1. Regular visitors to TiX will know that this was my Game of the Year for 2016 and just kept improving for all of 2017 as well! Also added to the service are Ryse: Son Of Rome, Ruiner, Dead Rising 2, Da...

Splinter Cell Blacklist and Splinter Cell Double Agent available on Xbox Backwards Compatibility

Fans of Sam Fisher rejoice! Last month saw Splinter Cell Conviction free on Xbox One via the magic of Games With Gold and Backwards Compatibility. This has now been followed by the news that the franchise companions of Blacklist and Double Agent are also now available to play on the Xbox One. We might still be a few years from a new Sam Fisher game, so for now we can revisit these classics. Splint...

Forza Horizon 2 and Dead Space 3 now available with August Games with Gold

Forza Horizon 2 Standard – 10th Anniversary Edition and Dead Space 3 are now available for free as part of Xbox Games with Gold for August. Coming up later in the month are For Honor and Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. Forza Horizon 2 Standard: 10th Anniversary Edition – Drive over 200 exotic cars and explore the beautiful vistas of southern France and northern Italy like never before...

Raiders of the Broken Planet goes free to play and re-names itself ‘Spacelords’

Raiders of the Broken Planet was launched in late 2017 and was given a good review from us here at TiX – Raiders of the Broken Planet review. It was released episodically at £9.99 per campaign and so far we have had three of those released (Alien Myths, Wardog Fury, and Hades Betrayal). It’s obviously not had the impact it desired as developer MercurySteam have now announced it will mo...

No Mans Sky Next gets a new trailer ahead of July 24th release

I was one of the enthusiastic gamer’s who jumped on the original release of No Mans Sky, but who tailed off after a few weeks due to what I thought was an empty experience. However, Hello Games have continued to pour love into their development of the game and now we are on the cusp of the latest iteration of the space exploration game. The No Mans Sky Next update will release on PS4 and wil...

Vigor Beta available to all Xbox Insiders

If you are part of the Xbox One Insider program then the beta for Bohemia Interactive’s new survival game ‘Vigor’ is available for you to download through the Insider App on your Xbox One. Vigor takes place in Scandinavia, and players take on the role of an outlander, engaging in unique encounters, seeking shelter, gaining resources, and building up in experience to be able to fi...

Insane Robots Review

I’m not really a fan of the online, collectible card games, such as Hearthstone. Personally I don’t enjoy the fantasy styling and the complexity of the majority of them. Fable Fortune was an exception but it was probably more due to my love of the franchise. When I saw Insane Robots at EGX Rezzed earlier this year I was pulled into it’s colourful, energetic styling, but will that be enough to make...

All-Star Fruit Racing Review

All-Star Fruit Racing is a new arcade kart racing game from developer 3DClouds, published by PQube, and is available for Xbox One, PS4, Switch and PC. It’s quite obviously inspired by a certain moustachioed Italian plumber, but will I go bananas over it or will it leave me s-peach-less. And no more fruit puns, honest. All-Star Fruit Racing has all the elements that you would expect from a game in ...

Onrush gets a free trial on Xbox One

Yes Xbox owners, it’s now your time to try out the amazing ONRUSH for free! PS4 owners had the privilege last weekend, but now it’s your turn! The free trial is now available, giving you a whole hour to see what you think of the game. If you’re on the fence, this is a great way to finally realise that Onrush is a fantastic arcade racer, which I reviewed and gave a whopping 9/10. ...

Rocket League arrives on Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass just gets stronger and stronger and the latest game to join the scheme is TiX favourite Rocket League. It was announced on the latest edition of Inside Xbox and Game Director Scott Rudi said “We’re very excited to welcome all new players joining through their Xbox Game Pass membership and would love to hear from all of you as you play!”. ⚽🚀 Just announced: Rocket League ...