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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare review

The Call of Duty series has been going as long as I can remember and aims to bring a fast paced first person shooter to the masses along with a playable Campaign mode that drags you into the world of some special ops team. However, what we have seen in the past is sometimes the simple reskinning of what started out as a great series which can sometimes leave you feeling a bit flat and unfulfilled....

Mantis Burn Racing review

Top down arcade racing has never really got to grips on next gen consoles as developers moved focus to handheld and mobile devices. Gone was the era of greats like Championship Sprint, Micro Machines, Super Cars, Ignition, and Mashed. Where so many have recently tried, in the form of titles like Grand Prix Rock ‘N Racing, Obliteracers and Coffin Dodgers, only a few have come out unscathed. S...

LucidSound LS20 Headset review

As we all know gaming headsets are big business and can set you back hundreds of pounds, so I’m always on the lookout for something a bit more in my price range but offering the quality and versatility of a top end headset. So I was super excited to be allowed to try out the new LucidSound LS20 Amplified Universal Gaming Headset. Reading the literature enclosed with the headset I was amazed ...

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition review

I was having my haircut at the weekend, and the barber and I (seems very impersonal calling him, ‘the barber’) got to talking about superhero movies. He was a fan of them, I wasn’t (Guardians of the Galaxy aside), and he was surprised. I pointed out that it was simply due to the CG, and how it just totally takes me out of the moment. I recounted years earlier watching Dan Poole’s Spiderman movie d...

Stories of Bethem: Full Moon review

As soon as I fired up Stories of Bethem: Full Moon it felt like I was instantly transported back to the golden age of 8 bit retro games, think Pokemon (the early years) or even the classic Legends of Zelda and add to this a young boy on a quest to save his father and you have the making of a feel good top down puzzler, or do you? Developed by GUGames Development Stories of Bethem: Full Moon puts y...

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 review

In a time where so many gaming mascots are a distant memory, you have to give Namco some credit for keeping Pac-Man alive; whether it be through recent Nintendo appearances in Mario Kart and Smash Brothers, or through it’s Ghostly Adventures TV show and toy line. My fondest memories of Pac-Man take three forms; Pac-Land in the arcade, Pac-Mania on my Amiga, and the Pac-Man board game I got for Chr...

King Oddball review

Those of you unfortunate enough to be in a similar age bracket to myself may well remember a time when the internet wasn’t quite so speedy, and the best thing to do whilst awaiting someone to login to mIRC, ICQ etc. was to play a quick game of Minesweeper or Solitaire whilst browsing through your Winamp files. These days, that’s all been replaced by bigger and better things; what better way to was...

Xbox One S review

Microsoft had a thrilling E3 press conference earlier this year, bookended with two of its newest hardware offerings—the first of which was positioned as a sleek, 4K-friendly redesign of its 2013 console. Introduced as ‘Xbox One S’ (a throwback to its slimmer, much older cousin), it builds upon the original Xbox One in a number of important areas the original system was lacking. Ultimately, Xbox O...

Kung-Fu for Kinect review

Remember that device that sits above your Xbox One or TV and is used most of the time to pick up you shouting commands at Cortana to watch TV or record some amazing feat you had done, well that device is called Kinect. It was a concept first introduced back in the days of the Xbox 360 to challenge the very fabric of gaming with hands free motion and voice detection without the need of a controller...

Cubikolor review

What do you get if you cross a Rubik’s Cube type puzzler, Q-bert and 60 cups of coffee, well apart from Dave and Rich’s lovechild (just seeing if they actually read this) the answer is a colourful yet sometimes stressful cube rolling puzzler called Cubikolor. Now I’m not someone who gives up easily but there is a point in a game when you ask yourself “god damn why am I doin...

Neon Chrome review

Here I am now almost half way through 2016 and my quest to play as many games as possible continues. I have a new furry cover for my gaming chair, because I’m a classy guy, and I’m settled in for a session with Neon Chrome, the new title from 10tons studio (who made Crimsonland).  Neon Chrome is a cyberpunk top down shooter. The two comparisons that instantly spring to mind are Spartan Assault and...

Soul Axiom review

I first saw Soul Axiom two years ago at EGX in London and the game really caught the attention of not only myself, but many of the crowd there and I was excited to hear of its formal release and couldn’t wait to get stuck in. However what I discovered was a real mix of exciting creative gameplay and frustrating niggles. Set in the cyberspace world of Elysia, Soul Axiom developed by Wales Int...