Rich Berry

I've been gaming for longer than I care to remember and spent four years writing for another XCN website leading a 10 strong team. Now I'm in charge of TiX alongside Dave Moran – I hope you enjoy what we do!

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For Honor review

Knights versus Vikings versus Samurai sounds like something the team at Deadliest Warrior would dream up. Instead, Ubisoft are the brains behind the brawn and they are packing all their experience of item leveling from The Division, slick combat and animation from Assassin’s Creed, and a dose of the compelling fast paced multiplayer of Rainbow Six Siege. Thrusting these worlds together is hung loo...

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Sniper Elite 4 review

You know the drill: as a lone sniper you are dropped behind enemy lines, stalking the enemy while carefully making your way through the map to the objective without raising the alarm. Rebellion have mixed things up with Sniper Elite 4, with raising the alarm not being such a catastrophe, and huge, open world maps provide plenty of challenge and variety with multiple optional objectives. Set immedi...

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AQUA KITTY UDX: Xbox One Ultra Edition review

The premise of Aqua Kitty is simple; battle your way through a world map of levels and kill all the bad guys while dodging their incoming fire to protect your health, made from hearts, and prevent them from catnapping your worker kittens – oh and it’s all set underwater… Yes, underwater – sounds weird right? – Well, it gets weirder. The cats have gotten over their fear of water because there is a ...

Warhammer Quest launches February 24

When a mysterious code landed in our inbox, we had confirmation of what the Internet suspected, Warhammer Quest would be making its way on to Xbox One and PS4. While no official confirmation could be found, a leaked PS4 trophy list pointed to what might be included with the digitisation of the adventure board game, which is already available on Steam and mobile. As for the code? Well, initially it...

Halo Master Chief Bluetooth Speaker shipping soon

You may have been aware that Master Chief will soon be available as a bluetooth speaker. Retailing at £169, the 31cm tall helmet of Master Chief outputs a sound through two tweeters and a 10W subwoofer. The speaker also has the voice of the Chief himself, Steve Downes, who greets you with ‘I have a job to do’ whenever the speaker is paired with a bluetooth device. The speaker can even be connected...

Sharpen your swords, For Honor goes into open beta

Ubisoft’s latest closed beta of For Honor has just finished and now they are looking to open the battlefield to all warriors willing to spill the blood of their enemies in the name of beta testing. From February 9-12 anyone can download the beta and swear allegiance to a faction – that’s either the Knights, Samurai or Vikings. The last test before the game release on February 14 will i...

Bigben interactive go on the hunt with Hunting Simulator

Ah the hunting genre, and yet with all the shooters out there, it seems such an odd game to make. Yet it hasn’t stopped Cabela releasing hunt after hunt. Someone must buy these games otherwise the sequels would cease, and yet, I am yet to meet anyone who actually plays these games. Bigben Interactive must see some potential in the genre because they have set their sights firmly on portraying...

Rainbow Six Siege goes free this weekend

No new games to play this weekend? Then drop a download on Rainbow Six Siege – it’s free to play all weekend from February 2-5. The free play session offers unrestricted access to all the game’s modes, with your progress carrying over should you upgrade to the full game after the trial period. Here’s the TiX team getting their siege on with some blue-on-blue action. The trial goe...

Resident Evil 7 Banned Footage DLC revealed

The first piece of DLC has hit Resident Evil 7 biohazard. Banned Footage Vol. 1 is part of the Season Pass or can be bought separately for £7.99/ €9.99 / $9.99 and for PS4 owners, it’s available today. Vol. 1 picks up with the Sewer Gators and includes two new scenes – Nightmare and Bedroom – where Clancy, the cameraman, must craft weapons and ammo in order to survive until morning, and figu...

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Resident Evil 7 biohazard review

It was with some trepidation that I took on this review. I’m happy with a bit of horror action, but the thought of haplessly waltzing into the dilapidated Baker residence and exploring each dank corner all in first-person filled me with dread. I’ve played the teaser and had a taste of what to expect, and regardless of how damn great Resident Evil 7 biohazard looks, I really didn’t want to go back ...

Tritton Ark 100 stereo headset review

Beautifully packaged with a combination of brightly coloured premium cardboard and transparent plastic, the Tritton Ark 100 stereo headset is aesthetically quite different to other Tritton headsets I’ve used. The matte black and bright green gives the headset a premium finish, and the band is adorned with several glossy T idents of the Tritton logo. Overall the Ark 100 is very smart, and when it’s...

Marvel and Crystal Dynamics reassemble for Avengers

A new team is forming. Marvel are joining forces with Crystal Dynamics, Square Enix and Eidos Montreal for a new Avengers project under the hashtag of #Reassemble. The announcement came with the following teaser, which shows a lot of destruction and rubble – have the Avengers been torn apart, destroyed even – followed with the reassemble hashtag, it would certainly seem so. The multi-year, multi-g...