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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Smash, Bash and Crash to your heart’s content in TRAIL OUT

TRAIL OUT is out now on Xbox Series X|S.


SOUTH PARK: SNOW DAY! feels like a generic multiplayer game with the thinnest South Park skin layered over it.

Planet Zoo: Console Edition Review

Planet Zoo: Console Edition is Frontier Developments at their finest, creating the best zoo simulation game of all-time.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky Review

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky should be seen as an expansion rather than a full prequel, but it is one that fans will enjoy nonetheless.

Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue Release Date Announced for Xbox

We love a good pun here, so Firegirl: Hack ‘n Splash Rescue has already won us over with that title. Best of all, Firegirl has just been announced for Xbox consoles, as well as PC, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation. And when you see the below trailer, we reckon it will have won you over too.

Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL will be Free-to-Play and Launches this Winter

Setting itself up as the definitive edition of all things Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL has revealed during Tokyo Games Show 2021 that it will be launching this winter and will be free-to-play.

Deluxe Monkeying Around in Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania

If you have already pre-ordered *deep breath* the Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Digital Deluxe Edition on Xbox then good news, it is available to play right now! If you were waiting for a release before purchasing, then good news as the *another deep breath* Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Digital Deluxe Edition is available to download this very second on Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Nintendo Switch.

Gearshifters Shifts into Gear

Drive. Destroy. Get Paid. Upgrade! Not only is this the core gameplay loop for Gearshifters on Xbox, it is also the mantra of this new post-apocalyptic vehicular combat game. Best of all, it is available to download today on Xbox, PlayStation, PC and Nintendo Switch.

The Phoenix Point: Behemoth Edition brings it all together

Having been available on PC for some time, today sees the release of Phoenix Point on Xbox and PlayStation consoles. And, in the form of the Behemoth Edition no less, that brings all the post-release DLC into the mix too.

Tame, Raise and Breed jellies in Alchemic Cutie

As the nights draw in with the start of autumn, time once again to plan those cosy nights in. And with the release of Alchemic Cutie on Xbox, you have a new game with which to snuggle up with too.

Lost Judgment now available through Digital Deluxe and Ultimate Editions

For the first time ever, a Yakuza/Judgment title is having a simultaneous worldwide release. And if you were one of those fortunate to pre-order the Digital Deluxe or Ultimate Edition of Lost Judgment on Xbox and PlayStation, that simultaneous release date is here a little bit earlier. Today in fact.

2D Metroidvania Fin and the Ancient Mystery is Out Now

It isn’t immediately obvious what sort of animal Fin is, but with those big-ears I’d hasten a guess at a fennec fox. This would make him the latest fox-based video game character after Lucky from New Super Lucky’s Tale, Kingsley, Fox McCloud and many more. After his arrival on Nintendo Switch in 2019, today sees the arrival of Fin and the Ancient Mystery on Xbox.

The Original Nexomon Jumps onto Consoles

After the success of last years Nexomon: Extinction on consoles, the original Nexomon has now arrived on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch to fill in the gaps of the story.

Mine, Scavenge and Survive in Zombie Watch

Survival games are good if you want to channel your inner Bear Grylls but how about a zombie survival game? Some would argue that it would be good training for the inevitable end to real-life, for others it could be one step too far. Either way, Zombie Watch has arrived today on Xbox to prepare you for the end of days.

Fur-ious Bullet Hell Wildcat Gun Machine Coming to Consoles Late 2021

Just announced – and with a playable demo on Steam arriving on 1st October – is a clawsome looking bullet hell spliced together with out furry feline friends: Wildcat Gun Machine is the gun-touting shooter/cat hybrid you never knew you needed.

Chemical Reaction: Pro Pack Now Available for Call of Duty

The latest DLC for use in both Call of Duty: Warzone and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has clearly taken its inspiration from Batman’s rogue gallery, as the new Chemical Reaction: Pro Pack is now available.

Free Pirate Hat for Kitaria Fables

Cats can be tricky customers and impossible to read at times. Which is why dressing them up can be perilous. I’ll reckon though that you’ve always wondered what a cat would look like in a pirate hat? Well today is your lucky day as there is new DLC for Kitara Fables that let’s you find out. And best of all, it is absolutely 100% free to download! Providing you have the base game to actually use it that is.

Stock Up with DOOM Eternal: Series 4 Cosmetic Pack

If you were unable to play DOOM Eternal during its latest Series Four event – Hack to the Future – then worry no more as the unlockables are now available for purchase in a neat little bundle.

Sonic Colors: Ultimate Review

A remaster of any already existing game may not have been the first choice, but Sonic Colors: Ultimate on Xbox is still a solid entry. Fans that played the original on the Nintendo Wii may not find anything to warrant another purchase here, as the work gone into the remaster comes across as a little rushed in places. Gameplay wise however, Sonic Colors: Ultimate is up there with the best 3D Sonic entries.

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Looking Back to 2012 and the super sexy combos of Devil May Cry HD Collection

For those of you who have been living under a rock or deep in the jungle for the last ten years, the Devil May Cry games feature a protagonist called Dante. And this is Dante when he was just effortlessly cool...

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