Posts by: Tim Slatford

There’s something deeply nostalgic about top down scrolling shooter games. You could say the genre was born from a fabled forefather; Space Invaders. In the last four decades, there have been some truly outstanding titles, and some that are best left untouched. Thankfully however, Sky Force Anniversary is the former. For those unaware, Sky Force started life as a mobile game and its first major release came on iOS in 2009. However, this is the first game in the series to come to Xbox. Starting out you are given a basic, but moderately powerful, ship to blast your way through enemies with. ... Read More »
Star Wars Battlefront is to receive its final DLC on December 6th, since its launch a year ago. The fourth DLC for season apss holders is based upon and inspired by the upcoming film, Rogue One. EA has promised four new maps spreading further across the Star Wars universe including the sandy terrain of Scarif, a planet described as tropical, but festering with imperials. Two new heroes also make their debuts – Jyn Erso and Orson Krennic along with a new game mode featuring both ground and space combat. Check out the trailer below; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J48gd0GZGWk Star Wars Battlefront will also be ... Read More »
Destiny servers will be going down for maintenance on December 1st for a short period, Bungie have confirmed. Whilst this is nothing unusual for any online game, Bungie posted the following; 08:00 AM Pacific (04:00 PM UTC) Players will no longer be able to log into Destiny as the servers are prepared for maintenance. 09:00 AM Pacific (05:00 PM UTC) Players will be removed from activities as the servers are taken offline for maintenance. 02:00 PM Pacific (10:00 PM UTC) Maintenance is expected to conclude and all Destiny services will be restored. For us in the UK, this translates to being ... Read More »
Although Bioware are hard at work toward the finishing touches of Mass Effect:Andromeda, fresh information has emerged regarding their new IP. Speaking recently with GameInformer, Bioware manager Aaron Flynn has stated that although we shouldn't expect an official reveal anytime soon, the team are hard at work and progress is being made. "We're not going to talk about it until we're confident about what it's going to be and everything," So far so good by the positive tone as Flynn further stated that; "we've been doing reviews with EA CEO Andrew Wilson, and I think he likes it. So, knock on wood, ... Read More »
Peter Molyneux, the former Lionhead Studios boss has spoken out about his desire to develop Fable 4. Speaking recently with GamesRadar, Molyneux was asked outright if he believed there would be a fourth entry into the main Fable series. He responded saying;"It’s crazy that Fable 4 isn’t being made, I would love to do Fable 4, and the studio tried to do it. You’d have to get the original team back together though." Of course the story of the next entry in the series has been previously put to bed after Lionheads closure this year. This followed the cancellation of Fable: Legends, ... Read More »
November has been a busy month for news on Bioware's upcoming fourth game in the Mass Effect franchise; Andromeda. Although there is no firm release date yet, more details are filtering through via Game Informer.  The most notable new information we've been given is that not all of the species that featured in the original trilogy, will be present in Andromeda. Creative director Mac Walters said; we’ve designed the IP in such a way that they can all show up, for hopefully obvious reasons, they’re not all going to show up in the first game.” You will still be able ... Read More »
It’s not every day you load up a new game and the first task asked of you is to ‘poke’ a sheep. But that’s exactly how Clouds and Sheep 2 begins. This is the sequel to - unsurprisingly - Clouds and Sheep, a game released exclusively on mobile platforms. Mobile games are overwhelmingly designed to be distraction - something to be played on the bus or in the queue at the Post Office - so how can a game specifically built for mobile translate to a powerful home console. When it comes to Clouds and Sheep 2, the results are somewhat mixed. Developed ... Read More »
Telltale games has finally revealed the release date for the much anticipated third season of The Walking Dead. Revealed at this years E3, episode one will be released in time for Christmas, on December 20th. It's been three years since the last installment, and as such Telltale has decided to title the game 'The New Frontier'. Despite this, lead protagonist Clementine returns. Set four years after the events of the second season, clementine has entered her teenage years in her fight for survival. A new main character, Javier, will also feature with gameplay splitting between the two characters. For those of ... Read More »
The latest all format charts have today been released, which has seen a very respectable entry for Watch Dogs 2, at number two. But so far, Dedsec have failed to infiltrate the number one position. Holding top spot, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare continues to dominate in sales. Mostly no doubt down to the legacy edition which features a remaster of Modern Warfare. A large number of pre Black Friday discounts could also have helped the next installment in the franchise retain top position. A respectable entry for Assassins Creed: The Ezio Collection, which only released on Friday, enters at ... Read More »

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