John Pinnick

I am a father, a husband and a spartan. I started out gaming as a blue hedgehog, then I traded in my racing shoes for a gender-neutral space suit. From there it was a blur, I lived through fantasies that were not so final, landed on universe ending rings, and more recently I have defended Azeroth from Orcs. Lots. Of. Orcs. Oh, also, whose foot prints are these?

Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas One review

December 31st, 2017. 00:19 hours. Chief-Relief Engineer, The #StartRecord It arrived. Well, being honest, it arrived a while back. So, I should say, it’s installed. The latest Thrustmaster model, T.Flight Hotas One, that is. I tested the new throttle and stick in the Elite Dangerous simulator. I was amazed to see support for it be available so soon, it made the dry-run a lot easier. I’ve never bee...

Praise the sun all over again – Dark Souls Remastered to launch in May 2018

I was tempted to just post the announcement trailer, then a video of me running around my house Praising the Sun. Alas, I imagine that the gods of TiX wouldn’t be too amused by that! Update: It seems that the much-loved site Fextralife, has been working with FromSoft on bug fixes and more. One bit of new information to come from this is that the Remaster will run on the Dark Souls 3 engine. ...

Super Public Event Honoring the History of DBZ Games and Celebrating the Launch of Dragon Ball FighterZ

I remember my first exposure to Dragon Ball Z…. A friend at school wanted to sketch a Freezer on my shirt. Whereas other friends left messages, jokes and crude outlines of body parts, this friend wanted to sketch a kitchen appliance. It wasn’t until he had done, I am pretty sure I just left him with the shirt as it was taking so long, that I discovered he meant Frieza. Back in Black No...

Most Anticipated Games of the Year 2018

New game plus is activated, it is now +2018. Happy New Game Plus to you all. Following on from TiX’s 2017 Game of the Year, we’d like to present our Most Anticipated Game 2018. The staff here at TiX were asked to provide a list of the games they are most looking forward to this year – based on public knowledge– so no guesses, insider knowledge, or Half-Life 3 requests, please. After you’ve s...

Morphite review

It’s No ‘No Man’s Sky’, but it doesn’t need to be. Morphite is Blowfish Studios’ mobile-come-console exploration game, which puts you in the shoes of Myrah, a girl who explores the galaxy, against her mentor’s wishes, in search of the titular Morphite; an item with immense power, both creative and destructive. It also has links to Myrah’s past. The expositional mouthpiece is Kitc...

John’s GOTY 2017

Game of the Year talk is, oddly enough, a year-round topic. I remember early on in 2017, March time, I remember saying to a few friends that I believed that Horizon: Zero Dawn wouldn’t be bettered this year. Also, that Resident Evil 7 was a return to form – even though it took me a lot longer to finish than I cared to admit, at the time anyway. During my review of Shadow of War, for th...

[Live Coverage] The Game Awards 2017

It is that time of the year again! The Oscars of gaming. The Game Awards 2017. We here at TiX are looking forward to the event, and I’ll be consuming a lot Orange Lucozade to watch and cover the event. If you are going to be watching the event live, then I encourage you to watch it via Mixer with me! It can also be found here on YouTube. Along with the awards, of which there are plenty, ther...

What is in Your Destiny? More Experience Points!

An eagle-eyed Redditor had spotted that the experience points (XP) earned whilst playing Destiny 2 wasn’t being received correctly, so they did a lot of digging and testing. The thread can be seen here – click moi – but the TLDR is below, plus a nice graph for those Cayde-types. If you earn XP slow, the ingame display is correct. If you play normally, the game drops some XP (~ 50...

What Is in Your Destiny? New Curse of Osiris Information, Mainly

The hype train for Curse of Osiris, expansion one for Destiny 2, has departed from Bungie HQ and is on the route to launch – December 5th. A huge shout-out to Mesa Sean for doing Cayde’s work and providing the Tower with the stream. A brief rundown of what came out of the stream is below. To note, there will be a couple of addition streams between now and December 5th, so any informati...

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Review

Mordor less? That certainly is the question. Can the award-winning hit from Monolith, 2014’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, go the route of Empire, The Two Towers, and Flash Season 2? Better what came before, that is. I’d like to get to the topic of Loot Crates in Shadow of War as swiftly as I can. Yes, they are in Shadow of War. Yes, they can be purchased by spending your hard earned...

Xbox One X Enchanced: Gears of War 4 / Halo 3

Today is a landmark day, there will never be another day like this; there will never be an October 23rd in 2017. Also, today is the day when Gears of War 4  and Halo 3 received X Enhancement trailers. The October update appears to also lay the foundation for the Xbox One X update for Gears of War 4, though the update is less than 10 GB in size. Gears of More! Watch this video, which sadly isn̵...

LIVE: Bungie at Twitchcon – Lots of News on Seasons

DISCLAIMER: As a live report, this will more than likely contain some errors. Please bear with us, and enjoy the show! [12:46] Also, Bungie aren’t selling the seasons angle too well atm. Let’s hope they’ll reorganise their notes before the stream comes back up. Edit: seems they did. (edited) [12:48] Events should last 3 weeks at a time, in season 2. [12:49] Ice Hockey in the towe...