In a challenge similar to that which faced Hercules when he upset his daddy, I've been asked to put together a piece on what Bungie got wrong with the version of Destiny 2 that they recently let us get on hands on with. Now, those of you who have read the pieces I've scribbled about Destiny will know that I am partial to a bit of Bungie's masterpiece. The word "fanboy" has been tossed about, and in all fairness I can't argue with that epithet. However, as I touched on with my opinion piece about the beta, it wasn't a clean sweep or a slam dunk for Bungie this time around.
So what I'm going to do is list the things that I feel need to be tweaked before the full game comes out.
July 24, 2017
Destiny 2 Beta: Thoughts Of A Destiny Fanboy
The last thing anyone should expect from a piece written about Destiny (or indeed Destiny 2), authored by yours truly, is objectivity. However, I'm going to make a monumental effort to try and not let my blind fanboyism get in the way as I write about the recent beta of Destiny 2, as not everything in the garden is looking rosy.
July 24, 2017
Xbox One – In Stores This Week 24th – 30th July 2017
It’s been rather quiet in stores for a couple of weeks, but the new Xbox One releases are starting to hit those shelves once more. With four upcoming physical releases, ranging from a sports offering, to a city builder, there’s surely something for you.
July 21, 2017
What Happened To Story DLC For Grand Theft Auto 5?
The success story of Grand Theft Auto 5 is one that many a news outlet has written litanies on. Rockstar came, saw and conquered, propelling their title to the position of best selling non-bundled game of all time with well over 80 million copies moved, not counting digital sales.
The story few tell, however, is how all that fame, praise and money ended up killing – most likely – the prospect of a single player expansion.
July 21, 2017
Why XBOX Failed the VR Generation
Today VR is on the cover of every magazine, and it is the topic of every techie article with headlines screaming, “VR tool transforms how we design cars,” “VR gives us a glimpse of the future of work,” “Is VR the future of fitness?”, and the big one, “Can VR become a billion-user platform?” Well, it already is a billion-dollar platform, so why not?
July 17, 2017
Ghost of a Tale Hands-on Preview
Although it’s been around for a few years now, Early Access on Xbox One still doesn’t feel right. I’m not entirely sure why, but given that some of my favourite games have come through the program, it probably isn't something I should be criticising. But the general feel of playing a game in an unfinished state, whilst slumped on the sofa, is something that will likely take a few more years of getting used to.
Nevertheless, new additions continue to be added to the Xbox Game Preview program and with my intrigue never failing to get the best of me, I jumped into the newest addition, Ghost of a Tale, to see if this was another cracking title that we should all be keeping an eye on.
July 15, 2017
Unboxing the Venom Arcade Fight Stick for Xbox One, PS4 and PC
There are a whole multitude of different controllers available for Xbox One, PS4 and PC players to enjoy. But very few are able to deliver the fighting goodness that a proper fight stick brings. And that is where Venom come in with their Arcade Fight Stick.
July 7, 2017
6 of the best Xbox One games from the first half of 2017
It seems like it was only yesterday when we were celebrating the arrival of 2017 in style. We had a hell of a year to look forward to as well - with numerous AAA titles hotly anticipated, a ton of Indie games to look forward to and the announcement of Project Scorpio - now Xbox One X - to be confirmed.
But which Xbox One games have really shone through the first half of 2017? Well, you’d do well to find anything better than the following six titles.
July 6, 2017
6 of the worst Xbox One games from the first half of 2017
So, 2017 is at the halfway point and we’ve seen a whole host of games cross our paths throughout the first six months of the year. There have been great games, there have been good games and there have been average games. But, for one reason or another, there have also been games that are crap, utterly disgusting affairs that are not worth anyone’s time.
Bluntly put, if you’ve got any of the six games found below in your digital Xbox One library, you should be ready to burn your hard drive at the earliest opportunity.
July 4, 2017
Six new additions join the Xbox One Backwards Compatible line-up – Are they worth the return?
With the excitement of E3 last month, as well as all the new games that have made their way to the Xbox Store, you’d be forgiven for not noticing that the backwards compatibility scheme had gone exceptionally quiet in recent weeks. Of course, E3 brought us news that OG Xbox games would be arriving on the program later this year and made playable on Xbox One, but as for new additions things had started to look a little empty.
This week however has seen as many as six new arrivals to add to those already playable on Xbox One... but are they worth jumping into once more?
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