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!

7.5

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Agents of Mayhem review

Set in the Saints Universe, Agents of Mayhem is the newest IP from Volition and it takes far more from the Saints of Row series than just the universe but also manages to craft its own identity – it’s no mere clone – but I do feel it borrows more heavily from Crackdown, which is no bad thing. Comedy, action and super powers, what more could you want from an open world game?  The ability to fly wou...

Step into the octagon with Free Play Days

On top of the monthly free games with Xbox Live Gold, members are also treated to Free play Days – where an Xbox game goes free for a set period of time. From 12:01am PDT Tuesday, August 15 until 11:59pm PDT Monday, August 21 you can download and play UFC 2 until your heart’s content. For a limited time during and following the event, you can also purchase the full game for a whopping 75% of...

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DeadCore review

There have been few first person puzzle platformers that have really grabbed my attention. Notably was when the dulcet tones of Stephen Merchant graced our screen as Wheatley in Portal 2 and also when Faith took to the skylines of Mirror’s Edge. DeadCore certainly has a lot to live up to. Kicking things off, DeadCore starts strongly. The Tron-esque environments are right up my street and the speed...

8

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Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 review

I have a confession to make, and while there are probably a few I could admit to the one I’m confessing to today is that I have never played a Mega Man game. What can I say? I was faithful to SEGA and Sonic; I didn’t look at other platforms, let alone other characters. Now that I’m older – and a little wiser – I have made up for my misguided ways and with all these HD collections; ther...

Play For Honor, For Free

Ubisoft are lifting the paywall on For Honor beginning August 10 until August 13. During this time, players will have access to the full game, which includes the latest gameplay tweaks and the Shadow & Might content update. If you fancy continuing your brutal melee combat career, then you can pick up a discounted copy of either the standard or Gold Edition of the game – the discount is availab...

Gamescom gets some ‘GUTS’

Flux Game Studio are bringing their ultra-violent new fighting game, GUTS to Gamescom. The team can be found at the Brazilian Game Developers booth located in Hall 3.2, Booth A – 013g from August 22-24. GUTS, (Gory Ultimate Tournament Show) might look like a regular fighting game but the twist is that you need to severe your opponents limbs to win – no health bars or a clock. As you lose lim...

How cool are these Chibi Ubicollectibles?

We here at TiX are huge Rainbow Six Siege fans – and most of us – love our collectible games memorabilia. What happens when the two are put together? There’s a Ubisoft shaped dent in my bank account. Five of the Siege team of operators have received the Chibi makeover, one from each of the original CTU teams. Standing at 10cm tall, each figure retails for £17.99 and for 100 Ubisoft Club poin...

For Honor Grudge & Glory

For Honor is kicking off Season 3 on August 15 with Grudge & Glory, its biggest season to date and here’s a trailer showing off the new maps, heroes, gear and updates to the gameplay. Highlander, a viking hybrid, can switch between two fighting styles and wields the heaviest and longest sword in the game – bow chicka bow wow – while the Gladiator, a Knight Assassin, is equipped with litt...

Descenders brings extreme downhill freeriding to Xbox

Extreme downhill freeriding isn’t something that immediately comes to mind when you hear that new mountain bike game is in development, but that’s exactly what Descenders is about. Developed by Action Henk studio RageSquid, Descenders features procedurally generated worlds. Every risk, jump, whip and scrub – mountain biker speak – will earn you rep as you plummet head first down a moun...

For Honor to get dedicated servers

As For Honor enters the second half of 2017, Ubisoft are gearing up for 2018 by rolling out some big changes to the game. The biggest change – dedicated servers – have been long awaited (and requested) by fans, with peer-to-peer issues plaguing the game since launch. While we wait for dedicated servers, the team remain dedicated to implemented changes to increase the stability of peer-to-peer, whi...

The Sims 4 lives the virtual life on console

The Sims 4 is coming to console on November 17 this year. Released way back in 2014 on PC and Mac, the console version will include the base game plus some of the post-launch updates that fans of the series have enjoyed over the years, with other (and new) updates to follow periodically. Pre-ordering grabs you the Perfect Patio Stuff pack and if you can’t wait for the release date, then EA a...

Build and fight – Fortnite launches today

Grab your pickaxe and a handful of munitions, and take to the crazy world of Fortnite, a game that combines adventure, exploration and creation into one package – oh and there are also zombies… Launching late last week on early access, Fortnite has officially launched today and you can check out the addictive world that Epic games have created below in the launch trailer. I’ve poured countle...