James Birks

Been gaming casually since the SNES as a youngster but found my true passion for games on the Playstation 1 (the forbidden word ooo). My addiction grew to its pinnacle with the purchase of an Xbox 360 & Xbox Live Service. A recovering GS hunter that will still play literally any game.

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Magical Delicacy Serves up a Tasty Adventure on Xbox Game Pass, Switch, and PC

There’s a tasty, yet wholesome, new adventure vying for your attention, with inspiration taken from Metroidvanias and even anime favourites like Kiki’s Delivery Service. Are you ready to be utterly charmed by Magical Delicacy on Xbox Game Pass, Switch, and PC?

Management Sim Let’s School Starts a New Term on Consoles

After receiving praise galore on its report card for PC performance, Let’s School is finally starting classes on console. Will you be attending Let’s School for some lessons in managing an educational establishment?

Prune & Milo go on the adventure of a lifetime

Siblings Prune & Milo are blissfully unaware that they're about to go on a very important adventure, with the fate of the world at stake no less. Now that Prune & Milo have arrived on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC, will you be joining them? 

The Land Beneath Us Review

The biggest compliment to give The Land Beneath Us is that even after suffering multiple deaths, you’ll instantly come crawling back for more. It’s not just the mildly amusing narrative or the raft of enemies and bosses that are alluring, but also the variety of upgrades, weapons and relics to get your hands on.

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance Review

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance is a seriously addictive turn-based RPG.

5 of the best K-pop x Gaming collaborations

The gaming industry is an absolute financial juggernaut, so let’s look at 5 of the best and most interesting K-pop x Gaming collaborations.

OMG! The PUBG x NewJeans crossover event launches on console

The global K-pop sensation NewJeans are definitely not Super Shy as they’re front and centre for the latest themed event in PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS.

Horrific Xanatorium Review

Horrific Xanatorium is less of a horror visual novel and more of a thriller that’s in a rush to get to the finish line.

Push Play: Gaming for a Better World – Book Review

Push Play: Gaming for a Better World is a non-fiction book published by Forbes Books and written by Dr. Songyee Yoon.

Exclusive Interview – Probing inside the mind behind Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER

What can you expect from Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER? We reached out to developers MidBoss to get the lowdown on their newest title...

MY.GAMES launch publisher Knights Peak Interactive with a five game portfolio

Knights Peak Interactive is a brand new publishing label launched by MY.GAMES and it’s already got five games in its portfolio.

Galacticare Review

A trip to Galacticare is certainly something you should prepare for; my professional diagnosis is that it’s a very good hospital sim.

All of Us Are Dead Review

The narrative of All of Us Are Dead stays pretty faithful to the original material.

Spellcats: Auto Card Tactics Review

Spellcats: Auto Card Tactics is an auto battling roguelike card game that’s missing a few tricks and won’t put you under its spell.

Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER Review

Read Only Memories: NEURODIVER delivers an intriguing sci-fi adventure that’s relentless from the get-go.

SAND LAND Review 

It’s fair to say SAND LAND is an alright anime-based action-RPG that fans of the series might enjoy.

Inescapable: No Rules, No Rescue Review

Inescapable: No Rules, No Rescue isn’t a bad game, it’s just that others of a similar ilk, like Danganronpa, do the social thriller visual novel concept much better.

Bakery Simulator Review

Bakery Simulator is the bread bun of the baking world - bland and uninteresting, but some people might still like it.

Bio Inc. Redemption Review

Bio Inc. Redemption actually allows you to experience both the preservation of life and the threat of death very well.

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