Richard Dobson

Avid gamer since the days of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Grew up with the PS1 and PS2 but changed allegiances in 2007 with the release of Halo 3.

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Dungeonoid 2 Awakening Review

Dungeonoid 2 Awakening’s implementation of a dungeon crawler mixed with an Arkanoid misses the spot.

5 Tips to Help You Beat the Blinds in Balatro

Balatro is fantastic but success rates can vary. So here we are with 5 tips on how to beat the Blinds in Balatro on Xbox and PC.

Balatro Review

Balatro is unique in that when you aren’t playing it, you’re thinking about it.

qomp2 Review

It is really quite impressive how much traction qomp2 gets out of just two inputs.

Multiple versions of Edge of Reality out now

The Xbox achievement community love what is known as a ‘double dip’: a chance to earn double achievements for the same game with multiple achievement stacks. It usually happens when a game is given a next-gen update and another list of the same achievements. Sometimes it also happens when a game releases, and that’s what we have here. Except this is a triple dip, with achievement lists for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows. Edge of Reality is out today on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC.

A Gaming Icon returns in Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft

With a gaming series and protagonist as iconic as this, it’s utterly bizarre why such a long game title is required. Really, is Tomb Raider going to star anyone else? The title were perhaps understandable back in the day, but now, her legacy precedes her. And we are going back to the very beginning with this latest remaster. Tomb Raider I-III Remastered Starring Lara Croft is out today on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC.

Warstride Challenges Review

For fans of the recent DOOM games, BPM: Bullets Per Minute and Metal: Hellsinger, Warstride Challenges is very much in the same vein.

Watch a T-Rex try and make pizza in Manitas Kitchen

We all know the sad truth about the Tyrannosaurus Rex; the most feared dinosaur but teensy-tiny arms. It wouldn’t even be able to blow its own nose, if you can imagine a T-Rex with a cold that is. So imagine how it is going to manage creating pizzas? Well, imagine no more, because cosy arcade game Manitas Kitchen, out today on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch, is going to show you just that.

Can you keep your throne in Choice of Life: Middle Ages 2?

In the original Choice of Life: Middle Ages game, you were tasked with seeing if you could make it to the throne right from the first few seconds of your existence. In the sequel, you have the throne, but now need to keep it by making the right decisions. Choice of Life: Middle Ages 2 is out today on Xbox and PlayStation.

Phantom Abyss Review

Phantom Abyss is a valiant attempt at trying something a bit different, but Version 1.0 still has the feel of a game needing a bit more content.

Learning about the birds and the bees in Planet Zoo: Console Edition

For fans of the 2013 Zoo Tycoon reboot and the very good Planet Coaster: Console Edition port, Planet Zoo: Console Edition on Xbox and PlayStation is shaping up to be the next evolution of sim management. 

Visit Hawaii for infinite possibilities in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth

After all the double-crossing, back-stabbing, plot-twisting that goes on in the world of Like a Dragon, isn’t it any wonder that they fancy a vacation? And what better place than the sunny and relaxed vibes of Honolulu in Hawaii. Only joking, this is no time for a holiday! The location may change but the criminality is never far behind: Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth launches today on Xbox, PlayStation and PC.

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth Review

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth has some series best moments in it, both highs and (very) lows. But stop the count: the 2024 GOTY is out in January.

Tekken 8 Review

The actual fighting is the best it’s been in Tekken; the cinematic moments are a real plus point as you get a brief second to appreciate how good this game looks.

Howl Review

Howl doesn’t really bring anything to the table that we haven’t seen hundreds of times before - but it is gorgeous.

Exploring the real-life Kamurocho from the Yakuza/Like a Dragon Series

I was fortunate to recently be on a business trip to Taiwan. I went ahead and booked an extension to visit Tokyo and the real-life Kabukichō, the location that Kamurocho and many of the early games are based on. Even going as far as booking a hotel right in the centre of the red-light district.

How a noob got on with Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters on Xbox

There is a lot to be excited about in Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters on Xbox

Punch Club 2: Fast Forward Review

There are upwards of twenty hours of game time in Punch Club 2: Fast Forward, depending on how eager you are to rise through the fighting ranks.

Save your human from evil AI in Kitten Hero

In a world where AI is a major talking point simply due to the unknown potential, a hero may need to rise up. Could that be a Terminator, re-programmed from the very AI that created it, Neo, Trinity and Morpheus or a cute little kitten? My money wouldn’t exactly be on the kitten first, but I am happy to see how it pans out. Find out if the kitten can be the hero we need in the aptly titled Kitten Hero, out today on Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation.

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5 of the best fishing games on Xbox One

As I've played almost every fishing experience that you can find on the big black box, I thought I'd attempt to rank them, nailing a list consisting of 5 of the best fishing games on Xbox One, if you will.

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12 of the best new Xbox and Game Pass games for March 2024

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Dungeonoid 2 Awakening Review

Dungeonoid 2 Awakening’s implementation of a dungeon crawler mixed with an Arkanoid misses the spot.