Sean T McCarthy

Gamer, Gooner, Whovian, Spartan, Son of Batman, Assassin and Legend - Merc with a Pen (keyboard) Gaming Journalist and Events writer for thisisxbox

Blood of the Werewolf – XBLA Game Review

Developed by ‘Scientifically Proven’ and released during E3 week, it would be easy to not notice the release of ‘Blood of the Werewolf’ to XBLA on Xbox 360. This throwback to the very olden days of the 2D Platformer is looking to howl at the full moon to get the attention of gamers hankering for that touch of old school gaming. But does it succeed in bringing such nostalgia to 2014? ‘Blood of The ...

Bound By Flame – Xbox 360 Review

Bound by Flame has had my attention for some time during its development and road to release. It is the second game by developer, Spiders Game Studio, the first being the ambitious but rubbish XBLA title Mars War Logs. That game suffered from trying to be bigger than the budget and capability of the studio allowed and ended up being a messy poor gaming experience but did feel that with a bigger te...

Titanfall – New Modes and Features Arriving This Month

It has been a busy year for Titanfall since it was first announced at E3 2013. It has become the biggest selling Xbox One title and now Respawn Entertainment have followed up with their promise of adding new game modes for free by using E3 2014 to reveal the following updates that will land on Titanfall this month: Marked for Death – MFD is a 6v6 mode where one player per team is “Marked for Death...

2014 Fifa World Cup Brazil Review

We are only two short weeks away from the start of the 2014 World Cup hosted by Brazil. Whilst the country gets all excited with flags flying high and BBQ’s ready to be lit with copious amounts of beer in fridges the length and breadth of the country, EA has yet again used the World Cup as inspiration for releasing the Official Video game of the tournament, ‘2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil&...

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Spider-Man has always been one of my favourite comic book heroes with Peter Parker’s sarcastic humour and devotion to “with great power comes great responsibility” creed making his character stand out more than others in the MARVEL universe. Much like the big screen adventures of Spider-Man, video games based on this character fluctuate in quality over the years so any new game i...

GRID Autosport: New Trailer Showcasing ‘Endurance’ Racing

It’s the dead of night and the illumination of the starting straight fades into the background, track lighting is at a minimum and the headlights from your competitors shine into the night. The brake lights in front appear, a set of red eyes staring your headlights down. Then they vanish. The car in front runs wide and finds itself in the gravel runoff, you’re in first place and now yo...

Fifa 14: New Mode Bringing World Cup FUT on May 29th

FIFA 14 Ultimate Team: World Cup, a separate mode within FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT), lets players build their ultimate squad of players from all 32 National Teams attending this summer’s tournament in Brazil. FUT World Cup features all 32 National Team crests, National Team kits, the official adidas Brazuca match ball, the Estadio do Maracana, and all-new look and feel within FIFA 14 Ultimate ...

Ubisoft Confirm Their E3 2014 Line Up, How You Can Watch Briefing

  E3 is quickly approaching, with Microsoft holding their Xbox briefing on June 9th which can be watched LIVE via Xbox LIVE, Ubisoft have now confirmed their own line up of titles they will be showing off at this year’s E3: Assassin’s Creed Unity Far Cry 4 The Division The Crew and more including Valiant Hearts and other Ubisoft titles The briefing will be hosted by actress and co...

Evolve: Four New Hunters Revealed for Game

  Meet the newest Hunters preparing to take on Golaith on October 21st as ‘Evolve’ introduces us to four new characters for the game: Hyde – Assault Class – Hyde carries a mini-gun capable of turning forests into tossed salads, but it’s his secondary weapon that does the most damage; a flamethrower built into his left arm. Maggie – Trapper Class – Maggie ca...

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition – More Information from Mojang

Fans of Minecraft who have stepped up to the Xbox One have been waiting for more news on the new gen version of the game. Mojang, the developer of ‘Minecraft’ have release some key information for it for Xbox One, and announced that it will release this August. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be released on Xbox Live Marketplace in August. It brings significantly bigger worlds and a g...

Titanfall on Xbox 360: 2nd Title Update now LIVE

The second title update for the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall has gone live today. Updates and DLC will naturally come later to the 360 version than Xbox One and PC due to the need for Bluepoint Games to prepare it for their ported across version. A list of the updates and bug fixes were posted on the official Titanfall Support Page here: Patch Update #2: Release Date: May 22nd 2014 Localization I...

Watchdogs: New Launch Trailer Released

You play as Aiden Pearce, a brilliant hacker who saw something no one was meant to see. His enemies came for him, but killed a family member instead. Now on the hunt for those responsible, you’ll be able to monitor and hack all who surround you by manipulating everything connected to the city’s network. Out next Tuesday, May 27th, for Xbox One and Xbox 360.