Author Archives: James Harpum

James Harpum

I love games, like really love them. On numerous occasions I have lied to family and friends to play games instead of being with them. I'd do it again. I regret nothing.

Interview: Andrew Bennison from Prospect games

I got a chance to speak with Andrew Bennison from Prospect games, the lead designer behind unbox, about his experience as an indie developer he was a very interesting person to speak to with some insights into working in the world of indie games and what to expect from Unbox a newbies adventure Hi Andrew, […]

E3 2016 – Ubisoft shows us the wild side

E3 continues and the conference’s keep on coming, this time it was Ubisoft and one of the titles they made time to talk about was the new Ghost Recon game Wildlands. Frankly, it looks spectacular. A huge open world map with strategic freedom to approach a mission as you wish. You can play solo or co-op with four […]

E3 2016 – Gears of War 4 Elite controller

As well as bringing us more news and gameplay of the new Gears of War 4, Microsoft showed a short at the E3 conference of a gears of war special edition Elite controller. The controller has a Gears themed paintjob complete with icons on the d-pad, just in case you forget where the chainsaw is in those clutch […]

E3 2016 – Bethesda conference round up

Bethesda are back at E3 for the second time and they have landed with a bang (albeit after a slight delay on the start time). A whole host of really exciting news has come out of the conference, here’s a quick round-up for you of the highlights. Elder Scrolls Skyrim re-mastered for current gen consoles, […]

Snapshot – 5 minutes with Charles Barker

I wonder how many of the people involved in other gaming films actually session them? I don’t mean “oh yeah, I’ve played Call of Duty, its my favourite.” big grin, smile to camera. I’m talking about “Ha ha. Yes I’ve played Call of Duty… till my eyes bled at 4 am“. dead pan stare into the […]

The Call Up: Cinematic Trailer released

‘The Call Up’ is a film about a group of Elite Gamers who win the ultimate prize, a group event in top of the range virtual reality the likes of which has never been seen. However all is not quite as it should be, what is supposed to be a dream come true turns into a nightmare […]

Video Games – Culturally significant and historically awesome.

A quest awaits this intrepid explorer. One must brave through the dark sub-lairs of an evil city filled with Rogues and thieves into the crypts of a collection institute to survey the antiquities and report back to the leader. . . .Or IRL, my editor asked me to go to see a new video game […]

Interview: Paul Coleman at the DiRT Rally showcase

DiRT Rally released today and I was lucky enough to be in South bank, London, where they held a launch event to celebrate this brilliant Rally game. The square at the South bank centre was covered with Rally cars from the Subaru Impreza to the classic Audi Quattro it was a good collection. As well […]

DOOM open beta incoming

Another open beta from Bethesda and ID announced via the DOOM twitter this morning. For the DOOM mulitplayer this follows on from the closed beta at the wekend. It’s great to see them opening up these beta’s, as someone who has longed for this game every taste I get is good. Each day we step […]

Unbox Preview & Interview

I left my fortress of solitude (one bedroom flat) and ventured into the light and real world today. It was grey and drizzly and about as real as London gets, sweaty commuter tubes (that’s the underground train or ‘subway’ for anyone across the pond) and blank faces of people who are about as animated as […]