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Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 15 Apr 2015

Guitar Hero used to be one of the biggest games out there. It enthralled tons of people who learned to play their faux plastic instruments to perfection. Of course, the game itself offered little more than rhythm gaming to songs we loved. Now, it's coming to the new generation of consoles and gamers, and it's bringing with it a deeper experience.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 14 Apr 2015

It is far too complicated these days to measure games against each other. There are so many factors, platforms and systems. However, looking at just the PSN, we can get some perspective on what's happening in the PlayStation universe, and there, Bloodborne is king.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 09 Apr 2015

Skylanders kicked off the Toys-To-Life games market, and has since made Activision over $3 billion in revenue. It’s a huge bit of pie that other contenders want a slice of. Though it’s failed to best Skylanders, Disney’s Infinity has done rather impressive numbers, and though they’re close to useless, Nintendo’s Amiibo are selling like proverbial hotcakes. Here comes a new challenger! And it’s an obvious one. As we suspected, LEGO is now bringing its toys to life, with a new product called LEGO Dimensions which has been outed before its official reveal.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 01 Apr 2015

Axiom Verge is a game you may not have heard of – and that’s a pity. For the moment, it’s exclusive to PlayStation Platforms, but it’s coming to PC soon enough. What it is a retro-throwback to old-school games made in the Metroidvania mould; games influenced by Super Metroid and the later, Koji Igarashi-produced Castlevania games like Symphony of the Night. It’ll have you exploring a labyrinth, locating new items and equipment to progress beyond otherwise impassible obstacles.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 01 Apr 2015

Last month’s PlayStation Plus Instant Games Collection titles were some of the best the service has offered. Depending on your tastes and available platforms, you might think that this month’s set of games is the complete opposite. Here’s what the instant game collection for April contains.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 27 Mar 2015

The 1.08 patch for GTA V managed to improve the game’s frame rate performance across both of the new gen console, but it seems this boost to fps came at the expense of some of the game’s graphical fidelity and some of its physics. There’s a great deal more texture pop-in, the level of detail has taken a serious knock, and the anisotropic filtering has pretty much just gone away. Rockstar’s released a brand new patch with an iterative number on the end…but it unfortunately doesn’t fix much.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 25 Mar 2015

The very best thing I can say about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is that it’s better than Ghosts. It at least had a pretty good single player campaign, and even managed to inject a bit of life in the multiplayer – even if the servers negated whatever gains were had. Already host to a bunch of DLC, Advanced Warfare is getting even more.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 23 Mar 2015

It’s almost the end of the month. Soon, we won’t be dining on cheap dog food! Nope, it’ll be gourmet canned dog food for a week or two! Ha! Still, you may have a few bucks left to spare. You could be kind and give said cash to a charity. Or you could not waste your cash and spend it on yourself instead, because it’s not like you’re getting anything tangible in return from those damn orphans. Fortunately, there’s a PSN flash sale. So buy. Spend. CONSUME!

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 20 Mar 2015

I am not a big fan of David Cage’s work. While I do appreciate that he tries to do something new and interesting in an industry filled with military shooters, I’ve always felt that he needs a strong editor or collaborator; somebody to tell him when his outlandish ideas just don’t work.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 20 Mar 2015

The PSN (and Xbox Live) has been victim of so many hacks, attacks and other down times. This was exacerbated by some issues of communication. Now, Sony is being proactive about telling people if the PSN is up or down, and which parts are experiencing the issues.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 17 Mar 2015

Dragon Ball Xenoverse is, by all accounts, a pretty successful game. Many fans of the decades old franchise have revelled in the latest game from perpetual DBZ developer Bandai Namco. It’s not just becoming a firm fan favourite though – it’s also selling like proverbial hotcakes.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 17 Mar 2015

GTA Online has been subject to a few patches since the much-anticipated heists mode made its debut – mostly to fix a few niggling network issues, inject a bit of stability and whatnot. It’s probably going to be on the receiving end of another patch soon – because there’s a glitch in the online mode that allows you to earn a great deal of money, by doing very little.