PS4 First Impressions

There was much excitement this week as I returned to Aberdeen and with my two flatmates having bought PS4s for their arrival; I was finally going to get a chance to get to grips with Sony’s newest console.  Although my experience with it has been slightly limited, with only Destiny and the demo for FIFA 15 at my disposal to test the system’s gameplay chops, I’ve really enjoyed using the PS4 and have almost certainly made my mind up about which console I’ll be getting — Read more →

EA Takes the Lead with New Service

As far as video games are concerned, EA are the evil Santa Claus.  They give everyone games galore to play through the year, but nobody likes them.  Their decisions to have micro-transactions in almost every title, to charge extra for DLC that should be part of the game to start with and to bleed the life out of their biggest franchises really go against gamers’ moral values.  The vitriol against the company is perhaps best measured by their dubious accolade of being voted “Worst Company — Read more →

A Disappointing E3

Normally, I’m awash with excitement when E3 time rolls around.  New games, and new consoles last time, have me brimming with joy and leave me on edge until the next holiday season so I can pick up the fantastic games that were on show.  For various reasons, some beyond the control of the presenters, I didn’t really have that this year – and E3 was a bit of a damp squib. E3 sets the tone for gaming over the next year, sort of like a — Read more →

Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference 2014

Today saw Microsoft set out their plans for the upcoming year in gaming with their annual presentation at the E3 conference.  While there was little in the way of big surprise announcements, there were plenty of big games announced and showcased that are making their way to the Xbox One in the next year or so. Instead of the usual Microsoft offering, which showcases new features to their console as well as games, it was only new titles and updates on upcoming releases that were — Read more →

Red Dead Retrospective

The steam train gently chugs through the stunning desert vistas of the American west.  You sit gazing out the window, with the world bearing down on your shoulders.  Two old ladies discuss how the world is a changed place at the start of the 20th century, whilst a minister reassures his daughter that God is there for her.  The train then comes to a stop in an old, wooden burgh and you disembark – with your fate ahead of you.  This is how Red Dead — Read more →