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Hitman – Season 1 [PS4] Review

IO Interactive made a bold move by releasing a AAA title with an ‘episodic’ business model. Has this resulted in Danish developer, IO Interactive, creating the perfect Hitman game?

My First PlayStation VR Experience…As Batman!

Coinciding with the launch of PlayStation VR, I managed to sign up for a free trial in London. Overall the event was fantastically managed and well organised. I had a specific trial time and only had to wait about 10 mins. It wasn’t packed full of people and the staff were actually really accommodating and knowledgable. Of course, out of the selection of games including first person shooters, horrors and driving simulators, I became the Batman. The headset itself was […]

Batman: Cape and Cowl Exhibition

Coinciding with the release of the Batman: Arkham Knight video game, a free pop-up exhibition appeared in Shoreditch, East London at Kachette last week. Around 20 different capes and cowls were on display, all designed by different collaborators ranging from fashion model Jodie Kidd to British TV/radio presenter Jonathan Ross. Each design was wildly different to one another; some were fasion-led, some were treated as an art installation and some just channeling their passion and inspiration from the iconic superhero. Plus, getting […]

PS4 Share

Sony’s PS4 console has a nifty little button on its new Dual Shock controller. Behold, the ‘PS4 Share’ button. For years there have always been moments that you couldn’t capture or record without having to buy an additional piece of hardware to feed the TV link through to a computer. But now, it can be snapped as easy as swiping to open your smartphone camera. Here are some highlights of insane graphics and intense action.

The Last Of Us

The Last Of Us [PS3]

Naughty Dog just keep on going from strength to strength. They’ve truly utilised the full power potential of Sony’s PlayStation 3, and the results are mesmerisingly beautiful with their latest output, The Last Of Us. As the player, you are thrown head first into the downfall of an apocalyptic USA as single father Joel. After seeing a his home town become overrun by the mysterious zombie-like Cordyceps spore virus, we flash forward 20 years later where he encounters 14 year-old […]

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Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

This is THE most outrageously fun and random game I have ever played. It’s riddled with more 80’s sci-fi action film references than swiss cheese has holes. There isn’t much to say to give this review any depth as it is pure, guilty, nostalgic fun. In an alternate 2007 during the aftermath of a nuclear war between the US and Russia, you play Rex Power Colt, an elite cyborg commando (voiced and modelled on Michael Biehn) who is tracking down […]

Assassin's Creed 3 (Boston)

Assassin’s Creed 3

As gamers are becoming more and more tired of annual instalments of AAA titles, especially of certain FPS military shooters, Ubisoft have managed to narrowly escape the crossfire of these conversations. Assassin’s Creed 3 is a frustrating, glitchy and unevenly paced game for the first 40% or so of the main story. After the lengthy learning curve and when Connor finally gets down to business, the game reaches the same heights of playing as Ezio in AC2. The story of AC3 is one of the series most compelling […]

Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid….A Series Retrospective

My first experience playing as Solid Snake was with Metal Gear Solid (MGS) on the PS1 back in 1998. Relatively new to gaming, all I had on my trusty grey console was a copy of Driver and Mission: Impossible (who didn’t want to recreate dodging lasers in the CIA server room heist?). I visited a friends house, and he was one of those kids that had a EVERY game off the store shelf. I certainly need to learn the trick […]

8-bit Lane

The Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, Shoreditch was transformed at the weekend by Disney as part of it’s promotional release for Wreck-It-Ralph. 8-bit Lane allows you take a pixelated walk down computer memory lane to see pieces of gaming architecture reminiscent of Tetris and Pacman. Notable sights include a London taxi, a burst water pipe, pigeons and the world’s first ‘Blippable’ building. Scanning the building poster via the Blippar mobile app activates a Wreck-It-Ralph playable game, transforming the building into an augmented reality level. My […]

Hitman Absolution

Hitman: Absolution

Agent 47 has emerged from hiding for the first time in 6 years since Blood Money, much to a divided reception. The Hitman games are for those who have a lot of patience and don’t mind the trial-and-error style of playing, with the reward of achieving a ‘silent assassin’ rating. Those elements are still present in Absolution, but the construction of the levels appear almost against that style the games are know for. The long, sprawling and open plan arenas (such as infiltrating a hospital) have been replaced […]