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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

Bioshock 4 – Visions and Dreams X Realities and Circles

Ken Levine helmed much of the creative direction of two of the original Bioshock games: Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite. Whilst Bioshock 2 served as an excellent sequel to the original Bioshock, the one thing that it did lack was an epic plot twist. Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite included memorable characters, original environments, and magnificent philosophical conceptual exploration. Leaving behind such an impactful legacy, considering that Bioshock was years ahead of its time when it released in 2007, and that both Columbia and Rapture contain not only eye-catching environments, but impressionable political commentary not found in many other video games period, begs the question as to how 2K games will move forward with this series in particular.

Sundered: Eldritch Edition Review

Sundered: Eldritch Edition is gorgeous, mysterious, dark and addictive. It’s Metroidvania fusion with rogue-like elements elegantly demonstrates how the two genres should have always been intertwined.

8-Bit Hordes Review

8-Bit Hordes has all the necessary components that make an RTS game. Unfortunately, it doesn’t drive much further beyond that; barring the fairly unique and interesting graphics and catchy music, its various elements of gameplay fall behind other RTS titles.

Odium to the Core Review

Odium to the Core is a mobile and Steam game ported to the Xbox One, developed and published by Dark-1. It’s a rhythm-based 2D side-scroller where you simply use one button to slowly raise your little ‘odium’ as it were, using this singular ability to balance yourself through obstacles and bosses, eventually reaching the core (the end of the level).

Red Dead Redemption 2 – An Experience Worth Waiting For

All I know for certain right now is that, for me, Red Dead Redemption II is incredible.

Floor Kids Review

Floor Kids is about feeling the rhythm, feeling the funk, feeling the feel. You and your team set out to dance the energy of the universe. To traverse the urban shopping centres, street corners, clubs and art hubs to become the best dance crew in the world.

Spyro Soars: What Could Activision Become?

After literally years of waiting, and years of bad / awful Spyro games being released, we finally, finally have a complete remake of the original Spyro trilogy. We truly live in a world where dreams come true.

A Lonely Cowboy and a Pessimistic Town

I feel the need, after playing Red Dead Redemption 2 for countless hours, to thank Rockstar for the incredible gaming experience they have created for me and for millions of others around the world. I use this platform respectively and with my intentions transparent to you because I truly believe we need more positive, honest appreciation for the truly great and wonderful games that are released. Period.

The One We Found Review

The One We Found has been developed by Loveridge Designs and released not just in the Halloween season, but on the dreaded day itself.

Will Xbox dominate the next-generation?

We all know that Microsoft started this generation poorly to say the least.

Claws of Furry Review

There are two types of games which I look for. Games which provide fun experiences, and games which bring new ideas to activate emotions within the player. Claws of Furry lands in neither category, mainly because of its boring gameplay and short length.

Jack N’ Jill DX Review

Jack N’ Jill DX is a one button 2D platformer created by Rohan’s Games, a solo indie developer who, with the help of Ratalaika Games, ported this platformer over to the Xbox One.

Does Microsoft need to market its upcoming exclusives?

Hype. Hype is the secret behind every great marketing campaign, whether that is designed to promote the next Avengers film, this Spring's upcoming fashion line, or Rockstar’s long-awaited Red Dead Redemption II. There’s always something to be excited about within our age of consumer culture.

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