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TiX podcast special: State of the Industry 2017

Welcome to a new episode of the TiX Podcast, a special episode celebrating 2017. Join Greg Giddens and Neale Jarrat as they discuss their highlights from the year in terms of games, explore the new ha...[Read More]

Star Wars Battlefront 2 review

Despite its iffy UI, I really enjoyed Star Wars Battlefront. Sure it had some issues, but it looked great and gave me the experience of being slap bang in the middle of the Star Wars universe – and wi...[Read More]

Dungeons 3 review

For those of us who gamed in the 90s, Bullfrog’s Dungeon Keeper is a title that is fondly remembered. The concept of building an intricate dungeon consisting of multiple rooms that cater to and theref...[Read More]

Interview: James Cox of YoYo Games about GameMaker Studio 2

Game development has always been an ambition for the curious, creative gamer. Playing and experiencing these interactive stories and adventures can spark the passion to create them yourself, and now, ...[Read More]

The Evil Within 2 review

The original The Evil Within’s setting of the mind of a psychopath; a whole world contained within a mind that others could access through a device, made for some excellent horror, and allowed element...[Read More]

The Sims 4 review

The latest in the long line of one of the most popular simulation games has finally made its way to console. But will The Sims 4 on console make say “DagDag” (hello), or leave you feeling “Awasa poa” ...[Read More]

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 review

When LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 arrived I was happy for a number of reasons – the main one being that I didn’t have to watch my boys play the old game anymore, they’ve played well over a 100 hour...[Read More]

Call of Duty: WW2 review

As I finished my playthrough of Call of Duty: WW2, it was clear to me that Sledgehammer Games make the best Call of Duty titles. I’ll be honest, I do prefer modern shooters, but this is up there with ...[Read More]

Spintires: Mudrunner review

From time to time it’s good to take a break from the norm and play something different or in this case, unusual. Spintires: Mudrunners is a peculiar game – all things considered – it shouldn’t work. W...[Read More]

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony review (PS4)

I have to admit, I started Danganronpa V3 with low expectations. I’m not a huge anime fan and hadn’t played either of the two previous episodes, so I had my reservations. However, despite my initial r...[Read More]

Sonic Forces review

The little blue hedgehog really needs absolutely no introduction does he? If you don’t know who Sonic is then google it because you really have led a sheltered gaming life. Like Mario did for Ni...[Read More]

Ben 10 review

Right, strap in people. This is going to be bumpy. The Ben 10 franchise is not unknown to me. It was a huge thing back in the 2000s, and the fact that my son was a toddler during the same time meant t...[Read More]

Xbox One X Enhanced games

Here is the current list of Xbox One X Enhanced games  – We’ll continue to list titles as they come in. Xbox One X Enhanced Games – What does it mean? Xbox One X Enhanced games means...[Read More]

We Sing Pop review

I do consider myself to be a massive music geek, I play the guitar and I have created some of my own tunes over the years and reached the dizzy heights of actually having a tune played on the radio, g...[Read More]

Raw Data review (PSVR)

On paper, Raw Data may seem like just another wave-based shooter, but it’s one of the better experiences for PSVR. Rather than root you to the spot, the teleport lasso is used to full effect – no moti...[Read More]

ELEX review

ELEX balances its shortcomings and successes to ultimately deliver an average RPG experience. However, developer Piranha Bytes has a particular charm that’s present here and may push it over the edge ...[Read More]

WRC7 review

Even as a spectator, rally driving appears to be more difficult than any other racing sport. I mean, you go extremely fast in F1, NASCAR is just driving in a big circle very fast, but neither of these...[Read More]

Strategy games we’d like to see on console

Consoles are no longer the lesser machines in the gaming hardware race. They are no longer the platform games are ported to, but are instead more commonly the ones games are ported from. They are no l...[Read More]

PUBG heading to Xbox One on December 12

We had a feeling it may be sooner, but today it was confirmed the PUBG is heading to the Xbox One via the Games Preview Program on December 12. Xbox fans will be able to play PUBG while it’s still in ...[Read More]

Assassin’s Creed Origins review

Assassin’s Creed Origins kicks things off slowly. The pace may in fact put you off – but stick with it – by the time the ending climaxes you will be more than satisfied with the story of how it all be...[Read More]

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Episode 2 – Brave New World review

The second and penultimate episode of the prequel to the highly loved Life Is Strange is here. Will Episode 2, subtitled Brave New World, improve on Episode 1- Awake, or will it suffer from Act 2̵...[Read More]

Ruiner review

I’ve bleated on loads of times now about how much I like a good, fast-paced, twin stick shooters with loads of power-ups, explosions and general chaos. When I saw Ruiner for the first time I was...[Read More]

Rugby 18 review

Rugby 18 is the best rugby game on the market, it’s also the only one and it needs a lot of work. Initial impressions of the game had me quite excited, there hasn’t been a good rugby game since the ol...[Read More]

South Park: The Fractured but Whole review

We’ve waited patiently for the next installment to the South Park game series. After a couple of delays, The Fractured but Whole has arrived and boy do things kick off with a bang. Pulling no punches ...[Read More]

Introducing… Rob’s Bangers!!

Here at TiX we are all music fans, some of us have questionable taste in music (I’m looking at Dave there!) but most all of us enjoy the pleasure of a good banger every now and then. Now that Sp...[Read More]

ECHO review (PS4)

We all have different styles of playing when we game – whether you are naturally an aggressive player compared to a tactician, a defensive thinker compared to a brawler; we can always play to our stre...[Read More]

SHINY review

Indie games, we need to give them a shot. Indie game developers can hold the keys to the next big thing. I’m a gamer that will give anything a go, and I truly believe that indie games can compete for ...[Read More]

Forza Motorsport 7 review

Forza Motorsport is back with it’s seventh title, with Project CARS 2 & GT Sport out it now faces stern competition to be the best racing simulator on the market, can it race ahead or will it blow...[Read More]

FIFA 18 review

Alex Hunter returns in FIFA 18 as part of The Journey, but like many young players, his career takes a sudden turn and he finds himself looking for a new club. To add to that Alex’s Dad is back in his...[Read More]

Rogue Trooper Redux review

Ten years have passed since Rogue Trooper originally graced our screens, now he is back and in Redux glory, which includes HD visuals, a new cover system and reworked controls. Starting out as part of...[Read More]

theHunter: Call of the Wild review

When I was first handed this game, I was a bit apprehensive. Hunting is a bit of a controversial subject, what with it being currently prohibited from practice in the UK. So, if I’m truly being honest...[Read More]

Resident Evil Revelations review

Sometimes being a game reviewer isn’t all it seems. Yes, reviewing a game you are looking forward to playing is great (eg.Tacoma), and unearthing a real gem that you had no intention of playing ...[Read More]

Planet of the Eyes review

Planet of the Eyes is described as ‘Limbo in a colourful world’ and that covers this narrative led platformer very well. It delivers an intriguing tale punctuated by trial and error moments, with a si...[Read More]

Yakuza Kiwami review (PS4)

Yakuza Kiwami retells the story of how the series began in all the beautiful pixels that the PS4 can deliver. Yes, Yakuza Kiwami is a remake, so all gameplay issues remain from its original PlayStatio...[Read More]

Surf World Series review

Games about surfing are rare indeed, but it’s a sport that can be gamified to success, something Surf World Series proves wonderfully. It’s not the most feature rich experience but it captures the atm...[Read More]

Time Recoil review

When I first laid eyes on the opening title screen of Time Recoil, I knew this game was going to scratch an itch. The opening menu screams 80s, the graphic style and the iconic electro music set off t...[Read More]

The Golf Club 2 review

If there’s one sports genre whose video game adaptations have largely been ignored over the last half decade, it’s golf. Mini golf titles are a dime a dozen right now but when it comes to actual golf ...[Read More]

Raiders of the Broken Planet review

Parental Warning! This game is NOT for kiddies or those with sensitive eyes and ears. I had to hit mute quite quickly during the first main cut scene of the game. Arse shots for you, me, and everybody...[Read More]

The LEGO Ninjago movie videogame review

I’d go as far to say it’s a bit unfair not to involve my two lads in my latest review, so of course, I have! Max, 9 and Sam, 6 have played a quite a bit of The LEGO Ninjago the movie videogame over th...[Read More]

Let Them Come review

There’s a scene in Aliens where the marines setup automatic turrets to shoot the approaching horde of aliens. In Let Them Come you essentially recreate that scene but as a gunner controlling a turret....[Read More]