Posts by: Laura 'JumpZips' Collin

Another dark night and another episode of Outlast from Laura. Hiding in lockers from a man wearing nothing but a chain and slipping under the bed to safely change the camera batteries, this mission starts and ends in the Security Office and features many more encounters than the first one. Join Laura over on our YouTube channel as she makes new friends in the corridors and goes down into the basement to restore power! Make sure you like our Facebook page, join our Facebook group, subscribe to our YouTube channel and follow on Twitter and Twitch for all the latest … Read More »

Everyone loves a horror game. They’re not all as scary as they make out to be though. The usually hardy Laura has decided to put latest Games with Gold title Outlast through its scary paces – in the dark, while wearing headphones. Join Laura as she makes an enforced trip to Mount Massive Asylum, a long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, recently re-opened by the “research and charity” branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation.  Will Laura manage to survive as she walks a terrifying line between science and religion, nature and something else entirely? Join Laura over on our YouTube channel as … Read More »

DICE have released a new custom game mode which will appeal to fans of close-quarters action. Set in Amiens, Eye to Eye creates a fast paced multiplayer experience where the only strategy is to kill or be killed. Without health regeneration and limited options for attack (shotguns or melee only), your best chance of survival is to move around the map as a pack with your squad mates. Try out this game mode under the Multiplayer menu, Custom Games section. Join Laura over on our YouTube channel as she tries her luck with a shotgun. Make sure you like our … Read More »

Microsoft have focused on improving performance and stability in their latest software update to Xbox One. Released this week, Operating System version 10.0.14393.2152 (rs1_xbox_rel_1610 161208-1218) contains a number of improvements and most notably, increased download performance. Downloading games and content can at times, feel like an eternity but with this update, Microsoft have optimised the process to deliver up to 80% faster download speeds. This of course depends on a number of factors but from the release notes at, even customers who connect to the Internet with less than 100Mbps should notice a more consistent and improved speed when … Read More »

The Sport of Kings, or cruel animal exploitation? Innocent pastime, or gateway to a dangerous gambling addiction? Upper class nonsense, or a viable career for short people? Horse Racing 2016 offers 4-player split screen action and the ability to name your horse. Watch Laura as she takes on all comers over the sticks and on the flat (see, she knows the lingo) and – probably – invites the attention of the League Against Cruel Sports. Spoilers: Sadly, Laura does not talk about the possibility of Unicorn DLC. Join Laura over on our YouTube channel as she dons her racing silks. Make … Read More »

PopCap have released paid DLC for their popular game Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 to sit alongside the recent Frontline Fighters update. With Christmas fast approaching, the new DLC has been titled the “Festive Edition”, and contains four sticker packs with the following content: 200,000 coins for spending in game Festive hat customisation for your characters – in true Plants vs Zombies style Instant access to Commando Corn. A Legendary character from the Frontline Fighters update that was released this week, who fires baby corn rockets which deal out additional splash damage Instant access to the close range, looty … Read More »

Ubisoft’s The Division has seen somewhat of a resurgence of late, with the new Survival update becoming an unexpected hit! This second major expansion of the game robs you of your hard-earned gear, and infects you with an illness. To survive on your journey to the centre of the map you’ll need to find clothes, food, and medicine alongside the usual NPCs and Rogue Agents intent on doing you harm. It turns the race for the best gear completely on its head, and really has tempted us back to Manhattan. Join Laura over on our YouTube channel as she tackles this new mode. Make sure you like … Read More »

PopCap Games, the developer of third-person shooter Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 have released a number of balancing adjustments after reviewing game data and feedback from players. Fans of Herbal Assault & Gardens and Graveyards game modes will notice capture time adjustments of objectives in several maps including Seeds of Time and Moonbase Z. If you find yourself on team Plant on Zombopolis, you’ll be pleased to learn that the final boss, Mega Zombot 6000, now has slightly decreased battery health and increased shield down time making this difficult map much easier to conquer! A number of characters have … Read More »

If you play Halo 5 this weekend – that’s 26-27 November – you’ll be the lucky recipient of an exclusive in-game emblem, Thanks Given. The emblem, revealed on the official Halo Twitter channel, looks a bit like Foghorn Leghorn’s been crammed into a Spartan helmet. We like it. We also like the idea of poor, defenceless, tasty birds donning armour and equipping Designated Marksmen Rifles whenever the Bernard Matthews truck rolls around… Play Halo 5 this weekend to get the elusive Thanks Given turkey emblem. Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours, from us at 343! — Halo (@Halo) November 24, … Read More »

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