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!

Atari’s classic Tempest gets new lease of life

“Just one more go” was a true statement of the arcade classic Tempest, so it’s apt that Tempest 4000 gets “one more go” with a new lease of life on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Releasing this summer – July 17 – for $29.99, the classic vector based arcade game is getting an overall of bright neon retro vibes. “Modern home consoles are the descendants of arcade gaming,” ...

Get fruity with All-Star Fruit Racing

Launching on July 13, All-Star Fruit Racing will race on to Xbox One and PlayStation 4. While the name may sound a bit silly – childlike even – the game looks like it will be a ton of fun, just check out the trailer below. Including split-screen for up to four players, the karting racer is set within lush vibrant environments that could have been plucked straight from Wreck-It Ralph’s Sugar ...

Esper puzzles onto PSVR next week

I do love a good puzzle game, more so when it’s in VR and Coastsink Software are bringing their popular mobile VR puzzler, Esper, to PSVR next week and it looks like great fun. Like something from the minds of Aperture Science Laboratories – it seems that you are cast into a whole sequence of testing on account of an unusual telekinetic ability to move objects – there’s the point of re...

7.5

Good

KONA VR review (PSVR)

While it may seem like a bit of a cop out, getting VR support for a game that has already seen a release is no bad thing – especially when it has been implemented as well as in KONA VR. I have always been intrigued by the game, but I was yet to set foot into the 70s world of detective Carl Faubert and very much looked forward to experiencing it for the first time in VR. While KONA is a mystery adv...

Bridge Constructor builds a Portal package of titles

The Portal adaptation of the addictive Bridge Constructor is one of the best game mash-ups I’ve played – you really can’t go wrong with Portal – and now a physical release of the game is headed to stores. If this wasn’t reason enough to pick up the bridge building puzzler, there’s two more reasons why you should buy this – Bridge Constructor and Bridge Constructor Stunts ar...

8.5

Great

Vampyr review

Mixing elements of Remember Me and Life is Strange; Vampyr takes the strengths of Dontnod’s previous titles and successfully blends the two into a mighty offering. What if you awoke to find that you had become a blood-sucking creature? That’s exactly the premise behind Vampyr and in the opening scenes, the game establishes the main character, Doctor Jonathan Reid, and sets a vague back-story. So b...

War Thunder’s Land, Sea and Air battlegrounds hit Xbox One

War Thunder, which will enter a free-to-play format later this year, is now available for Xbox One. The cross-platform war ground between land, sea and air comes in three purchasable packs, which start at £15.99/19,99€, each with their own unique vehicle, decals and player titles. With over 1,000 military vehicles to choose from, the MMO takes place across 80 maps that have been created from real-...

Five minute 4K gameplay trailer of Resident Evil 2 released

Hot off the heels of their E3 reveal, Capcom have released a five minute 4K gameplay trailer of Resident Evil 2 and it looks absolutely chilling. Rebuilt from the ground up, Resident Evil 2’s re-release is so much more than just your standard HD remix. With fresh horrors and a new over the should camera angle, the scares will be that much more intense – to be honest – it looks scary enough w...

The opening 10 minutes of Forza Horizon 4

How does Forza Horizon 4 kick things off? How good will it look? Where does it begin? What cars will we drive to the festival in? And where does the festival start? Enough with the questions – feast your eyes on this instead, what appears to be the opening 10 minutes of Forza Horizon 4, which includes a taste of all the seasons… Forza Horizon E3 Gameplay | Xbox UK 10 minutes of pure, unadulterated...

Jurassic World Evolution to get ‘film’ dinosaurs

Available now on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, you can now build your own dinosaur park with Jurassic World Evolution – something that both children and adults will enjoy, particularly if you ever played Theme Park. It’s not just about building though, you are in charge of all operations, which includes bioengineering, there’s even one or two outbreaks that you need to contain – or your park&#...

Ticket to Ride takes a journey to PS4 PlayLink

Ticket to Ride has already seen a release on console, with the Xbox 360 getting a version back in 2008. Now, with the help of Asmodee Digital, Ticket to Ride is heading to PlayStation 4. The move will see the digitised version of the popular tabletop game make full use of the console’s PlayLink initiative, with a release date of “later this year”. Using PlayLink, each connected p...

Ubi Store reveals a flurry of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey editions

Hot off the heels of last night’s reveal, the Ubi Store has put up the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey editions available to pre-order and boy is there a lot to choose from – it will be tough to choose from all the awesome statue editions. Starting from £49.99 and ending at the mighty Pantheon Edition, priced at £214.99, it will certainly be worth using your Ubisoft Club rewards to get 20% of...