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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 These days, that’s all been replaced by bigger and better things; what better way to was...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...

Overwatch review

When Blizzard announced in 2014 that there were bringing a new game out, speculation was rife. Would it be another Diablo type, perhaps some card based creation but then again all these have been done, it would need to be something special. Perhaps they were going to bring World of Warcraft (WoW), now having been a fan of this game for many (too many, I have to admit) years this would be really aw...

Not A Hero: Super Snazzy Edition review

In the year 2048 the world is on the brink of total alien destruction. In trying to stop this, BunnyLord, a giant purple bunny, travels back in time with the intention of stopping it by running for Mayor. Weird I know, but instead of speeches and debates BunnyLord has decided to take his approach slightly differently by ridding the entire city of crime in the only way he knows, violently. Not A He...

Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure Review

When the guys at TiX asked how did I feel about getting balls in my face I was a bit worried that I was going to see a side to Rich and Dave that I had never seen before or some weird initiation for coming back to write for TiX, thankfully my fears were put to one side when they gave me Stickbold! A Dodgeball Adventure to Review. Developed and published by Game Swing, Stickbold! A Dodgeball advent...

In Space We Brawl Review

In Space We Brawl is a frantic couch twin-stick shooter in which you challenge friends in fast-paced space battles for up to 4 players. Choose a spaceship and a weapon: there are more than 240 available combinations! Will you humiliate your friends with a fast ship? Or will you choose shields and armor instead? Prove your skill with laser cannons and plasma swords, flame launchers, guided missiles...

Farming Simulator 15 review

In a world where games like Batman Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3 are gracing our consoles, it’s sometimes hard for other games to get a look in, then again, there are games that promise the chance of driving a Lamborghini tractor, which means games like the Witcher can wait. Welcome to my field of dreams, in Farming Simulator 15. If you have never played a Farming Simulator game – the prem...