Author Archives: John Pinnick

John Pinnick

I am a father, a husband and a spartan. I started out gaming as a blue hedgehog, then I traded in my racing shoes for a gender-neutral space suit. From there it was a blur, I lived through fantasies that were not so final, landed on universe ending rings, and more recently I have defended Azeroth from Orcs. Lots. Of. Orcs. Oh, also, whose foot prints are these?

Praise the sun all over again – Dark Souls Remastered to launch in May 2018

I was tempted to just post the announcement trailer, then a video of me running around my house Praising the Sun. Alas, I imagine that the gods of TiX wouldn’t be too amused by that! Update: It seems that the much-loved site Fextralife, has been working with FromSoft on bug fixes and more. One bit […]

Super Public Event Honoring the History of DBZ Games and Celebrating the Launch of Dragon Ball FighterZ

I remember my first exposure to Dragon Ball Z…. A friend at school wanted to sketch a Freezer on my shirt. Whereas other friends left messages, jokes and crude outlines of body parts, this friend wanted to sketch a kitchen appliance. It wasn’t until he had done, I am pretty sure I just left him […]

Most Anticipated Games of the Year 2018

New game plus is activated, it is now +2018. Happy New Game Plus to you all. Following on from TiX’s 2017 Game of the Year, we’d like to present our Most Anticipated Game 2018. The staff here at TiX were asked to provide a list of the games they are most looking forward to this […]

John’s GOTY 2017

Game of the Year talk is, oddly enough, a year-round topic. I remember early on in 2017, March time, I remember saying to a few friends that I believed that Horizon: Zero Dawn wouldn’t be bettered this year. Also, that Resident Evil 7 was a return to form – even though it took me a […]

[Live Coverage] The Game Awards 2017

It is that time of the year again! The Oscars of gaming. The Game Awards 2017. We here at TiX are looking forward to the event, and I’ll be consuming a lot Orange Lucozade to watch and cover the event. If you are going to be watching the event live, then I encourage you to […]

What is in Your Destiny? More Experience Points!

An eagle-eyed Redditor had spotted that the experience points (XP) earned whilst playing Destiny 2 wasn’t being received correctly, so they did a lot of digging and testing. The thread can be seen here – click moi – but the TLDR is below, plus a nice graph for those Cayde-types. If you earn XP slow, […]

What Is in Your Destiny? New Curse of Osiris Information, Mainly

The hype train for Curse of Osiris, expansion one for Destiny 2, has departed from Bungie HQ and is on the route to launch – December 5th. A huge shout-out to Mesa Sean for doing Cayde’s work and providing the Tower with the stream. A brief rundown of what came out of the stream is […]

Xbox One X Enchanced: Gears of War 4 / Halo 3

Today is a landmark day, there will never be another day like this; there will never be an October 23rd in 2017. Also, today is the day when Gears of War 4  and Halo 3 received X Enhancement trailers. The October update appears to also lay the foundation for the Xbox One X update for […]

LIVE: Bungie at Twitchcon – Lots of News on Seasons

DISCLAIMER: As a live report, this will more than likely contain some errors. Please bear with us, and enjoy the show! [12:46] Also, Bungie aren’t selling the seasons angle too well atm. Let’s hope they’ll reorganise their notes before the stream comes back up. Edit: seems they did. (edited) [12:48] Events should last 3 weeks […]

Limited Time Only: Hand of the Gods: Smite Tactics Is Free for Xbox Live Gold / PlayStation Plus Members

We all like free, don’t we? HiRez knows this, and they are delivering. Until November 15th, that is. The MOBA titles – Smite and Paladins failed to let me down, so it’ll be nice to see where Hand of the Gods takes me. Hand of the Gods is entering Closed Beta on the PlayStation 4 […]