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!

Mondo Limited Edition announced for Far Cry 5

If you like vinyls – I’m looking at you Rob Mafia – and you love Ubisoft’s Far Cry series, then you best sit up and take note because the Far Cry 5 x Mondo edition includes a vinyl copy of the soundtrack and also features some sweet artwork on the cover that also adorns the SteelBook. This isn’t just any old art either, it’s been designed by Jay Shaw, Creative Director of M...

DLC drops detailed for Assassin’s Creed Origins

We’ve known that The Hidden Ones would be heading to Assassin’s Creed Origins – which will be the title’s first piece of DLC that expands the story – Ubisoft have now confirmed that it will drop on January 23, 2018 and also confirmed the DLC that will follow its launch. This story-driven expansion builds upon the growth of the Brotherhood, taking players four years after the even...

Explore the open world of Fe this February

Fe is indeed in February – the 16th to be exact – it has been confirmed by EA during the Nintendo Direct event. Unlike most platform adventures, you can discover the story at your own pace. At the heart of the game is a tactile song mechanic that allows you to communicate with each living thing in the dark Nordic forest you inhabit. Have birds guide you, bears fight for you, or even have plants gr...

Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered sails for console

It was just the other day that I hovered over the purchase button for Assassin’s Creed Rogue, of course, that would have been for a backwards compatible copy – so the news that this will be the latest Ubisoft game to get the remastered treatment makes me very happy indeed. Hitting the high seas on March 20, 2018, Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered will include all previously released DL...

Porsche races onto Gravel as DLC

Despite not launching until February 27, Milestone have announced the first piece of DLC for Gravel, which includes the Porsche 924 GTS Rallye and the Porsche 959 Rallye – with various liveries for each one. These historic cars are no stranger to racing – in 1981 Walter Röhrl placed second in his Porsche 924 GTS at the German Rallye Championship. The 959 was put through its paces in 1985 when it w...

Rainbow Six Siege gets mid-season nerf

Ubisoft have unveiled some tweaks to various Rainbow Six Siege operators as part of the White Noise campaign. The mid-season nerf, which includes various game and level bug fixes, addresses the deployable shield exploit and introduces a new animation icon for when a team mate is defusing the bomb – additionally – once the defuser is placed, the round timer is replaced by the defuser’s progre...

Pre-order Out of Ammo on PSVR and get Castlestorm VR for free

Zen Studios are not only bringing Out of Ammo to PSVR but are sweetening the deal by giving away free copies of Castlestorm VR to those that pre-order. Out of Ammo features eight different locations, where tactical tower defence mixes things up by allowing you to jump directly into the action in first-person and directly control your troops – similar to how Toy Soldiers played. Beyond the main gam...

The Raven is remastered and coming for consoles

Released during the final throes of the Xbox 360, a smart mystery adventure was release by KING Art – as great as it looked – I had my eye on the next gen of consoles and so I missed it altogether – shame on me. This year The Raven is returning for another stab at consoles and on March 13 the remastered edition will be released, complete with new animations, lighting, hair and extra subtitles for ...

Achievement unlocked – new career system being explored

It should be no surprise to hear that Microsoft are looking into other ways to expand the achievements system of the Xbox. It’s fair to say that despite a monthly leaderboard of how your earned score stacks against your friends and each achievement having a rarity associated to it, the importance of gaining achievements isn’t as prevalent as it once was when they first appeared on the ...

Swashbuckling closed beta adventures for Sea of Thieves lies ahead

Sea of Thieves has had ongoing closed Alpha tests for months now, with more and more pirates players being added each month. Now, in what may be the last play test before the game’s March 20 launch date, Sea of Thieves is to receive a closed beta session, which runs from 12pm GMT January 24 until 8am GMT January 29. The beta test promises a bespoke experience for those willing to set sail bu...

Gravel takes us on an off-road adventure to Montebianco

Releasing on February 27, Gravel is the latest racing title from Milestone. Rather than favour the more brutal off-road format that DiRT has taken on, Gravel looks like it is favouring a more arcade experience. Complete with bright signage lighting the way, dodgy rock tunes to drown out the splutter of rally engines and other competitors to knock out of the way, Gravel looks like it’s going ...

Here’s how January looks for Assassin’s Creed Origins

January is looking good for Bayek as Assassin’s Creed Origins gets a title update and its first major expansion since release. This month also sees the return of the mighty Anubis and Sobek, so if you missed (or failed) beating them first time around, you can tackle them again with Anubis appearing between January 9-16 and Sobek from January 23-30. The new title update, which is available to...