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Borderlands 3: Guns, Love, and Tentacles Review

This is one of the best Borderlands expansions to have released, and is a must-play for every Borderlands fan who is alive and kicking.

Mecho Tales Review

I expected Mecho Tales on Xbox One to be a bad take on a good formula, but it proved me wrong. Instead, it provided a fun couple of hours of an unimpactful yet joyous action platformer which should attract anybody looking for a unique art style. It is an indie game which has the self-awareness to know what to accomplish from a gameplay point of view, but not perhaps from a storytelling perspective.

Looking back to 2015 and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection

Gearbox got something right with this series, something which many other games fail to do. Borderlands is joy in a bottle.

Looking back to 2015 and Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

I never thought I would play Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. This is a game which originally released first on a PlayStation handheld console - the PlayStation Portable (PSP) in 2011 to be precise - as a Japanese exclusive. In fact, I surprised myself when I bought and played it

Borderlands 3 Review

It delivers on its promise and then some, and if you're someone who enjoys playing video games alone or with friends, and likes having fun whilst doing so, in that respect, Borderlands 3 is perfect.

A Winter’s Daydream Review

A Winter's Daydream on Xbox One is cheap, which helps in its extremely short length, but I fear that this low price point won't cover the expensive mistake that this ‘game’ makes. That is, forgetting to become a game at all.

Why You Should Pre-Order Video Games

After you've read this article you’ll be tempted as to why you don’t pre-order MORE video games, as I unravel the psyche behind those gamers and Amazon prime owners who love pushing the pre-order button found next to their most anticipated video game.

Why You Shouldn’t Pre-Order Your Games

Don't pre-order. It's weird. It's illogical, and it encourages ugly business practices.

Looking Back to 2009 and WET

WET was a pretty cool experimental project; a mixture of Stranglehold and Max Payne with a bullet-time mechanic and 70’s china-town movie style.

Newt One Review

Newt One is a simplistic 3D platformer with some bold colour and music to make your trip feel worthwhile. Aside from a general lack of polish, alongside gameplay that could feel a lot tighter, there’s an enjoyable platformer to be had here, particularly for those looking for a loud and colourful world where you’ll bring animals, plants and objects out of their slumber.

Monolith After Mordor

Where does Monolith Productions go after making two of the very best Lord of the Rings games?

Games That Exceeded the Highest of Hypes

Hype sells millions of games every year. Hype builds anticipation for gamers around the world, in tens of different languages who live completely different lifestyles both culturally and financially. Hype can disappoint, as well as help deliver on an incredible experience. The following games, despite their incredible marketing campaigns, trailers and cultural excitement, still delivered on being some of the best games ever made. They exceeded the highest levels of hype possible and lived to tell the tale.

Why I Don’t Buy Collector’s Editions Anymore

It's a clever tactic used by publishers; there's no doubt about it. Using hype levels to convince gamers to purchase a more expensive version of a game...

The Best Podcasts to Listen to Whilst Playing Video Games

I’m not here to tell you about the variety of podcasts available. I’m here to tell you which podcasts you might like listening to when you’re finishing those last few side quests left over after you’re done with a game’s main story/campaign.

Looking back to 2004 and Sudeki

Something that you don’t see that much off in today’s gaming release schedule is a new Western third-person action-RPG with the colourful charisma of Sudeki.

Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary Review

Gearbox Software are in the gaming spotlight at the moment because the highly anticipated sequel to their most popular franchise, Borderlands 3, is releasing in just a few months. So how do you get gamers to be even more excited than they already were? You release brand-new DLC for its seven-year-old predecessor. And pretty great DLC at that.

The 12 Best Games of E3 2019

The following games are the ones from E3 2019 which look the most exciting, appear the most impressive, and are without doubt the ones which you should probably be very excited for. Let the games begin.

Best Games to Play While Listening to Podcasts

As media platforms move forward, podcasts have seen a meteoric rise in popularity. Alongside this rise, we have the inevitable popularity of video games. Combining these two mediums has been one of the great joys of discovery in my adult life. Yes, that is as boring as it sounds, but just as exciting for me, nonetheless.

Looking Back to 2004 and The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

A game which had no right to be as good as it was, considering that it was a movie-tie-in/spin-off game related to The Chronicles of Riddick franchise, was Escape from Butcher Bay - still one of the best Xbox originals, without question.

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Unleash your hero with new Fortnite themed Xbox and Nintendo Switch accessories

Love a bit of Fortnite? You'll love the latest Xbox and Switch gaming accessories that have come out of the PowerA team. New controller, anyone?

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