Kevin John Kennedy

Hey guys, Kevin here. I worked with Dave and Richard (and a few others) back on Xboxer360 and am happy to be working with them again. You can expect articles, the occasional opinion piece and reviews from my work. Other than racers and a few sports, I'm pretty much a fan of all types of games. I'm a Hearts supporter and like to watch as much NBA as I can.

Great Levels: The Swapper

A while back, we published an article about the Top 10 games we’d love to see on the XboxOne, and it appears that our number 3 is about to happen… To celebrate the release of The Swapper coming to Xbox One on June 5th, have a look at this short video where I explain what makes it one of my favorite games of all time using one simple, early sequence as an example.

Trial and Error Gameplay

The phrase “Trial and Error” is often used to criticise a game, but on a very basic level, isn’t that what video games are all about? In this video, I’m going to look at the different ways Trial and Error can be used in games, the respective impact they can have and why it is shouldn’t be “removed”.

We Are Doomed review

We are Doomed is a Twin Joystick shooter, that has you play as an eyeball, or something, as you fly about a technicoloured blanket, shooting at illuminati symbols and strange Jellyfish that are trying to kill you. So you know, just another typical shooter. Starting out life on the PC courtesy of Mobeen Fikree, the game is now making the jump over to home consoles and is aiming it’s sights at...

What makes a good “Boss Battle”?

The Boss battle is almost as old as video games. Unfortunately, they seem to have become less popular lately, at least in mainstream gaming. In this video, I’m going to try and analyse what makes a good boss battle and explain why they are still important. Slight spoilers for Far Cry 3 and 4 ahead, nothing major though.

Stories in open world games

Exploring in Open World Games is usually the reason for picking it up in the first place, however the genre really seems to be struggling when it comes to creating an involving and meaningful story, regardless of writing talent. In this video, I’m going to try and analyse why that is and suggest possible room for improvement.

Top 10: Games we’d love to see on Xbox One

We here at TiX love our Xbox. We play with them, stroke them tenderly and place a little blanket over them at night. That being said, it’s hard not to peek over the garden fence and look at the toys that the neighbours get to play with and feel a sense of longing. We want all the toys dammit! It’s with this in mind that we’ve decided to clog together a list of the Top 10 games we...

What makes a good “Twist”?

Given the content of this article, it should be clear from the get go that this is going to be a spoiler heavy article. I’ll be sure to mention the name of a particular game IN BOLD before giving away it’s twists to give enough time for you to hit the emergency close button should it need to be utilised. Everyone loves a good twist right? A turn in the tale that nobody (save a few smar...

Gaming Masterclass

Hey folks, welcome to what I hope is a new ongoing series of articles (I may come up with a better name down the line), where we go through some of the best levels, segments and great ideas that the Xbox has to offer and praise them for all they’re worth. Whether it’s a memorable boss battle or some fourth wall breaking shenanigans, the purpose of these articles is to provide great exa...

Could we be seeing more Dragon’s Dogma soon?

All has been mostly quiet around Dragon’s Dogma since the game’s expansion, Dark Arisen, released in April 2013. However, it appears that in early December, Capcom filed a trademark for “Dragon’s Dogma Online” suggesting that they may have further plans for the franchise. Whether these plans revolve around releasing a sequel, an MMO or a mix of the two is currently un...