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During the run-up to its highly anticipated release, there was a lot of debate surrounding whether or not Dark Souls Remastered was, well, enough of a remaster to be worth players’ time. Now that the game has been released for almost a month now, and whilst there are still those with valid criticisms of the overall quality of the game, the verdict is overall pretty positive; it is still very much Dark Souls – and there’s not much wrong about that. Perhaps the best thing about traversing (and constantly dying) through the labyrinthian Lordran is the mass revival of the player base. … Read More »

Let’s face it, video games are expensive and take up a lot of our time, and with trivial things like work, family, friends, and general hygiene getting in the way, finding this time to sink into our pastime can be tricky. Likewise, a majority of AAA titles these days tend to abide to the mantra “if it’s not broke don’t fix it”, which, in turn, means we don’t see much innovation within the yearly release titles. All hope is not lost, though. Thanks to some incredibly inventive and pioneering game designers, we also have a large selection of indie titles … Read More »

Previously, Xbox One Uk featured a small piece talking about why playing “so bad they’re good” video games like Deadly Premonition can be a lot of fun, but that isn’t the only kind of badness that can be found within our game collections; there are also certain games that revel in moral badness, “sick” games, in other words. Rather than the badness of these games stemming from incompetence, film scholar I.Q Hunter has argued in his essay “Trash Horror and the Cult of the Bad Film” that this kind of badness is “equally defined by its grossness“. These films, he writes, … Read More »

There have been numerous reports/ complaints from customers of Grainger Games over the last couple of days, with speculation surrounding it could be going into administration soon. Many Twitter users are disgruntled over the fact that they’re pre-ordering games and not receiving them. Several replies from Grainger Games shows they’re cancelling and refunding a hell of a lot of orders: Hi, as requested I have cancelled this order for you and issued a full refund. Many thanks. — Grainger Games (@GraingerGames) March 20, 2018 Hi, I have cancelled your order and issued a full refund, please allow 3-5 working days … Read More »

Is there anything worse than the feeling of turning on our consoles to discover that the video game you’ve just bought is riddled with bugs, broken, or simply bad? We spend our hard-earned money on these games and expect to spend dozens of hours being immersed in their virtual worlds; so to have these hopes quashed are disappointing to say the least. There are some games, however, where their badness is a large part of their charm, and a reason why so many of them have generated a cult following amongst devote fans. When Deadly Premonition (which is now backwards compatible … Read More »

Youtuber AlmightyDaq (who correctly predicted many of the details for Battlefield 1 months before EA revealed them- just in case you wonder why people are taking him seriously), claims to know that Battlefield: Bad Company 3 will be the next release. The source is apparently an insider with developer DICE. Whether that is the youtuber himself or he has had whispers from someone who is on the inside, we don’t know but he certainly seems to know his stuff and is pretty convincing. EA had announced a Battlefield title for 2018 but there were no specific details given out and although there … Read More »

With word that we’ll soon be expecting to play the original Xbox titles on our Xbox One’s, we thought we’d take this opportunity to talk about our top five favourite Xbox titles that we would love to see get the backwards compatibility treatment. We haven’t included Fuzion Frenzy or Crimson Skies on our list since we know those games are already confirmed to be making their way over to Xbox One, but they still deserve a mention. Without further ado, let’s take a lot at our top five titles we’d like to see. 5. Burnout 3: Takedown The first title … Read More »

Each generation of gaming is defined by something that happened commonly within it. The 16-bit generation will be remembered for the console wars between Nintendo and Sega, and the endless playground bickering that their corporate rivalry inspired. A few years later, the generation of the Playstation and Dreamcast ushered in the beginnings of 3D gaming and produced some of the franchises that we still know and love today. Reflecting on this might lead you to wonder what this eighth generation of console gaming will be remembered for. Perhaps it’ll be remembered for the first forays into 4K gaming, and the … Read More »

We all have them, don’t we? That list of games that we’d love to play through again, but that life and new releases just tend to get in the way of? The ones that you loved first time around for various reasons. Maybe you even still have the Xbox 360 discs kicking around – in spite of the knowledge that you’ll probably never switch your 360 on again as backward compatibility takes more and more ground from under the games on the shelf – and you keep them anyway. Well, I’m just like you. I’ve got loads of games that I’d … Read More »

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