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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 Geoffrey Tim - 14 Apr 2015

Mortal Kombat X is out today, and I’m terribly excited to stab everything in the face later today, before installing the game and having a few gentlemanly matches. Word on the street, now that the game is out, is that it’s rather good. We’ve been worried that the late embargo, and the tight controls over who gets review copies might mean the game is worse than it ought to be – but it seems that fear has been for naught. Critics are almost universally impressed.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 07 Apr 2015

I don't have a Kinect. You would think as the only woman in the team, they would have sent me one as well as a variety of fitness or dancing games. However, my Xbox One came solely with the console and controller. I still have mixed feelings at the idea of a camera in my living room - some aspects of "living" shouldn't be seen by outsiders - but plenty of people swear by the power of the Kinect. However, for those who use it on PC, they may need to change their shopping patterns.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 27 Mar 2015

Microsoft have been fairly consistent with crucial monthly updates for the Xbox One. The March update finally added screenshot functionality, which was easily the most requested feature since launch. April is fairly light on game-changing features, but there’s still enough to get excited about. Like Party Chat changes, for example.

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 Darryn Bonthuys - 27 Mar 2015

Another month, another batch of games to help justify having spent some dosh on that Xbox Live Gold account of yours. The Xbox platform has a new bunch of games out next month, and they’ve clearly ignored my idea to have a link for a free version of Forza Horizon 2 that is actually a link for an HD remaster of Ride To Hell: Retribution. Something about that idea being “not funny”. Pfft, what do they know, right? Here’s what you’re actually getting next month.

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 Geoffrey Tim - 19 Mar 2015

Halo: The Masterchief Collection for the Xbox One - aside from not really working as far as its multiplayer matchmaking goes - is a great example of a remastered HD collection  done right. New textures and tech laid over the same great gameplay, with all of the main games bundled together for one low price. Rumours, speculation, conjecture and plain wishful thinking have pointed to similar treatment for Gears of War. With new Microsoft Studio Black Tusk hard at work readying a new generation sequel, this year would be the perfect time to drum up interest in the franchise anew. Could it happen? Maybe.

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.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 17 Mar 2015

Battlefield Hardline is Dead Space developer Visceral’s first stab at the shooter – and they’ve given it a bit of an overhaul. Gone is the focus on the military and warfare, and in its place put cops and robbers who blow everything up as if it was war anyway. The game is now out in the US, which means reviews have started hitting the internet. As it’s a game that relies rather heavily on its server performance, many outlets are doing a “review in progress.” Here’s what critics think.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 17 Mar 2015

Earlier this year we posted up a rumoured list of achievements for Mortal Kombat X - only to have the whole thing debunked by Mortal Kombat X co-creator and all around nice guy Ed Boon himself. Today, we can finally bring you the genuine article - with a confirmed list of achievements. As a side note, there are absolutely no story spoilers here, so feel free to poke through the list without worry of some great big plot twist being revealed.