Posts by: Stacey

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, and many a gamer's thoughts turn to the gadgets they'd like to find under the tree on Happy Santa Day. But if you are spoiled for choice, or looking for that something special for the gamer in your life, don't worry. We got you, fam. We've picked out some of our favourite gaming gadgets that we've tested this year - and some things we'd like for ourselves! - and grouped them together by price so you're sure to find some gift inspiration here. Part Two| Mid range gifts If you're spending over ... Read More »
Until now, Lost Odyssey (added to backwards compatibility on 29 September 2016) and Blue Dragon (added on 1 November 2016) have only been playable on Xbox One if you owned the disc version. Well, no more. Whatever pesky bugs had been preventing digital owners getting in on some back compat action have been squashed, and if you already own these titles digitally they'll be waiting for you in your 'Ready to Install' list. The news just keeps getting better as Lost Odyssey, a stunning JRPG from Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of the Final Fantasy series, is FREE until 31 December. Grab ... Read More »
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, and many a gamer's thoughts turn to the gadgets they'd like to find under the tree on Happy Santa Day. But if you are spoiled for choice, or looking for that something special for the gamer in your life, don't worry. We got you, fam. We've picked out some of our favourite gaming gadgets that we've tested this year - and some things we'd like for ourselves! - and grouped them together by price so you're sure to find some gift inspiration here. Part One | Affordable gifts Affordable. Sounds better than ... Read More »
Just when you thought Kinect was dead... a new game is on its way. Sadly, it's not another FRU, which we still rank as Kinect's finest moment bar none. What we are getting is a sequel to 2014's Boom Ball for Kinect, the imaginatively titled Boom Ball 2 for Kinect. Perhaps we're being a tad harsh - we're just sad that Kinect hasn't really felt the love we believe it deserves. Boom Ball for Kinect was fun for a while, and it did get us up off the couch. We're expecting more of the same mayhem from the sequel. "Bounce ... Read More »
Astroneer, from indie developer System Era has us more than a little intrigued. Set during a 25th century gold rush, players must explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives and resources in harsh environments for the chance of striking it rich. On this adventure, a player’s most useful tool is their ability to shape their world, altering the terrain and extracting valuable resources from planets, and moons. Resources can be traded or crafted into new tools, vehicles, and modules to create everything from massive industrial bases to mobile rover bases. Looking like the marvellous offspring of Minecraft and the game ... Read More »
A good quality gaming chair is as important a part of your set up as your screen or controller. Whether you're hunched over in focused concentration in the dying moments of a competitive Overwatch match, or kicking back and having a laugh with friends as you knock off the laps in Mantis Burn Racing, the contraption that's keeping your bum off the ground is vital. Gaming chair specialists Vertagear have announced the addition of the Gaming Series to their product family. "Gaming series is the latest addition to Vertagear gaming chair product family. Over 275 and 350 individual components are ... Read More »
Sometimes, you don't just want a steak, you desire one; a beautiful, thick, juicy steak, that perfect cut, cooked just on the blue side of rare. It melts in your mouth and, with each mouthful, transports you to a place of epic, epicurean delight. Sometimes, you just want an Ikea hot dog. If Inside is that steak, if Titanfall 2 is that steak, if Overwatch is that steak, then Tennis in the Face is the hotdog. It's not something you'll think about all day as you go about your menial life. It is, though, something you'll grab out of sheer ... Read More »
Friends. Don'cha just love 'em? They come 'round to your house, eat all the chicken wings, and then proceed to get hot sauce all over your Lunar White controller. You know what they deserve? A total beat down. Here are our five favourite games for humiliating our nearest and dearest, right to their stupid, fat faces. Killer Instinct Sometimes there's nothing better than just beating someone up - virtually, that is. The resurrection of the Killer Instinct franchise was a surprise to many, but this free to play beat 'em up has plenty to offer. While noobs can have plenty of ... Read More »
The Xbox One is a complicated beastie - but a pretty reliable one. However, from time to time, things do go wrong. Here we take a quick look at some of the troubleshooting steps that may help. Please note: xbox.com/support is the official place for problem solving - but this article might be a useful place to start. 1. Turn it off and on again Yes this works - and will solve most minor problems. To turn off, do one of the following Use the power button to turn off your console, or say "Xbox, Turn off" (only for Kinect ... Read More »

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