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We imagine there’s little to beat climbing a mountain in the Alps, turning around and looking in awe at the vista before you. Well, nothing except throwing yourself off that mountain, opening your wingsuit and soaring over the tree tops and through the valleys and ravines below. And that’s STEEP; soar, ski, parachute and snowboard your way through an astonishing snow-filled open world. Set in the snowy mountains of the Alps and the Pyrenees, Ubsioft hopes to breathe some much-needed life into the extreme sports genre, and capitalise on the absence of white powder and laminated boards since 2012’s SSX. With STEEP, Ubisoft … Read More »

War. What is it good for? Video games, apparently. And when these EA stablemates somewhat controversially went head to head in a crowded autumn release window, they were both winners. Critically, Titanfall 2 has the edge, but it was close. Less close has been the battle for sales, where by all accounts Titanfall 2 took an undeserved beating from Battlefield 1. So this battle of the controllers takes on a little extra frisson – who will win in this rematch? Actually, that’s a bit misleading. Both the PDP Official Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 Wired Controllers are functionally identical – … Read More »

Bethesda Softworks, to give them their proper name, has some pretty iconic intellectual property at their disposal. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could somehow experience some of that in a new way? Well, we can, thanks to Bethesda Pinball, a collaboration between the publishing giant and Zen Studios, developer of Pinball FX2. On paper, bringing DOOM, Fallout and Skyrim to the pinball table is a masterstroke – it’s hard to think of three more visually distinct and arresting games of the last few years, and Zen Studios has a remarkable track record in delivering fun, playable and astonishingly good looking … Read More »

The Elite Controller is – in our words – the best video game controller ever offered by a console manufacturer. We awarded this £119.99 accessory a perfect five stars, and we’ve yet to find any controller that beats it – it’s easy to see why on release it sold out faster than a doughnut stand next to Chief Wiggum’s patrol car. With replaceable parts a feature of the Elite – thumbsticks, d-pad and paddles can all be swapped out – we thought there would be a market for aftermarket parts – but actually these have been pretty thin on the ground. PowerA stepped up, … Read More »

Bridge Constructor Stunts is a port of the Steam and mobile puzzler which first challenges you to be a careful engineer, before employing you as a reckless stunt driver and use your careful constructions to create mind-blowing jumps and explosions. Can Bridge Constructor Stunts overcome its mobile roots and become a success on console? Well, it’s complicated.  Bridge Constructor Stunts offers two core – but distinct – elements.  First is building bridges and ramps to properly get your vehicle from the start to the finish.  Here, the mechanics work really well and you’ll have to factor in a lot of real-world physics, like centripetal force, gravity, and … 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 »

Two hours into my Furi play session, the music is pounding through the LS20 LucidSound Amplified Headset, my eyes fixated on the screen in attempt to conquer the challenges that lie ahead. The headphones have immersed me so much that I fail to notice my mother entering my room to tap me on the shoulder… Looks like I need a new pair of pants to go with this headset. The LS20 is the latest headset to come from the recently formed LucidSound. We’ve reviewed their other product, the LS30, and we were rather fond of it. So hopes were high … Read More »

Is Watch Dogs 2 a hack job, or has Ubisoft learnt from their techno-mistakes with the original? It’s important, because love it, loathe it or ‘meh’ it, Watch Dogs was one of the most controversial titles of this generation of console, falling from the reveal hype high to the savagely disappointed lows of its release. So when we were faced with the sequel, we felt particularly cautious, while others were openly dismissive. The negative vibe was evident from the get-go: Ubisoft had a job on their hands to get Watch Dogs 2 back on the map – not only to generate interest, but to … Read More »

Back in 2003, Markus Heitz released the first book in a new fantasy series The Dwarves. Set in the mythical medieval Girdlegard, the fantasy adventure features races, including Dwarves. Now, after many books in the series, fans have a game set in this world. Developed by KING Art, The Dwarves is a fantasy RPG that, even outside of battle, asks you to really think about what to do next, as every choice could bring death. This is, first and foremost, a story, and anyone who has any interest in, say, The Lord of the Rings or any other form of … Read More »

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