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The Rumoured PS4.5 – What Could It Mean For Console Gaming?

There's been talk of an upgraded PS4 floating around the internet for a while now. Allegedly it'll have an upgraded GPU to support high-end...

Free Game Friday: Hook

Not only is Friday a day to celebrate the oncoming weekend, get a takeaway and go out for a couple of bevvies with your...

Games That Changed Our Lives #20: Bioshock

Chances are, if you had an Xbox 360 or PS3 back in 2007, you played the very first Bioshock during its prime. It came...

Risk vs Reward: How Dark Souls Asks Us to Constantly Gamble

Dark Souls 3 comes out on 12 April in the west, and one of the key driving forces of the Souls series is the idea...

Free Game Friday: Orchids to Dusk

You seem to have crash landed onto an article in which I, Ed, and not Emily, am hosting #FreeGameFriday. Captain Olimar's older brother was tending...

Are High Street Game Stores Living On Borrowed Time?

By Martin Blessing We are moving quickly in the digital age. Movies and music are available to us at a touch of a button wherever...

Drowning in Surround Sound: The impact of audio on video games

By Felix Wong As a lifelong music enthusiast, I’m a stalwart consumer of stereo sound. I owe my adolescence to a pair of middling speakers and...

Free Game Friday: Don’t Escape 2

Don't Escape 2 is all about keeping yourself safe from hordes of attacking zombies... and it's completely free! Check it out for this week's #FreeGameFriday.

H1Z1: King of the Kill Early Access Preview

H1Z1: King of the Kill is definitely one of those games that makes me glad that fully sensory immersion virtual reality isn’t a thing....

Games That Changed Our Lives #18: FIFA Football

For a series that's 23 years old, FIFA Football has done incredibly well to stay relevant. Its singular focus means it won't appeal to...

Are Open World Games Too Open?

Over the past few years, the open world genre has become massively popular – the industry has become bloated with these huge, sprawling game maps.

The Problem With Gaming and Art Discussions

I may be very late to the debate. It may be a fairly settled matter; most gamers and even the general public generally assume...

Free Game Friday: Frozen Free Fall

Today's Free Game Friday is Frozen Free Fall: a match-three puzzler available on consoles and PC.

The Culling – Closed Alpha Initial Impressions

In hindsight, the adrenaline rush of excitement I received when I got to take part in an organised fight to the death doesn't seem...

Is Uncharted’s Nathan Drake a Bad Guy?

The protagonist of the Uncharted series, Nathan Drake, acts as a mascot for the PlayStation brand. He's funny, charming, and his hair is perfectly styled...

Playing Underwater Exploration Games With a Fear of the Ocean

You wouldn’t catch me dead in the ocean. Well, not unless I’ve slipped through the justice system in Dexter that is. In the past...

No Man’s Sky: The Impossible Dream Realised

So, here we are. It has been a long road, but finally, we have a release date and the concrete knowledge that No Man's...

Free Game Friday: Ib

Replaying through The Crooked Man has reminded me of my love of pixelated horrors so without further ado we’re looking at Ib (pronounced *eeb*) designed in the RPG Maker 2000 by kouri.

A Quick Look at Forced Showdown

Forced Showdown is a top-down roguelike that incorporates deck building, which seems like a winning combination given the current gaming landscape. However, while Forced Showdown...

Free Game Friday: The Crooked Man

Hold on to your boots, kids, because this week we’re looking at The Crooked Man, a pixelated horror created by Uri in Wolf RPG.
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