World of Warcraft Pre-Legion Impressions | Is Azeroth Prepared?

A few weeks ago I returned to World of Warcraft for the first time in over 18 months, which on paper was a bad idea for a few reasons. Firstly, I didn’t enjoy Warlords of Draenor overall, cancelling my subscription after a month in what was my shortest spell with …

The Technomancer Review | Is there life on Mars?

It’s been a while since I sank my teeth into a decent sci-fi RPG. My love affair with the genre dates back to the criminally underrated Anachronox, & more recently the Mass Effect trilogy. As such, I was intrigued to play through The Technomancer – from the makers of Mars: …

Xbox E3 2016 Press Conference Highlights | Microsoft’s killer app is everywhere

Well, damn. Phil Spencer promised to give us something memorable, but I honestly wasn’t expecting it to be the best Microsoft presser in years. The new hardware was there, the massive gaming lineup was there, but the connectivity with PC was without a doubt the central theme of the show. …

E3 2016 Press Conference Guide | When & where to watch this year’s shows

It’s almost that time of the year again, where gamers stand by for the big news to emerge from E3. As usual, the press conferences will range from mid afternoon to the early hours for us in the UK, but this year will see a number of changes to the …

Doing the Improbable | Why I had to back Chronicles of Elyria

There’s a series of articles I’ve been wanting to write for a while now regarding the MMOG scene, and their subjects can be boiled down to the following two points. Firstly, I long for an MMORPG where players can affect the overarching story, not just the in-game world. Secondly, I …

Battlezone ‘98 Redux Review | Blast from the past

The early years of my PC gaming life were dominated by three games – Civilization II, Wing Commander III, and Battlezone. The first two titles spawned sequels and spiritual successors, but the blend of FPS and RTS genres never took off outside of one direct sequel and Command & Conquer: …

So Let’s Investigate… Worlds Adrift Island Creator

At the start of the year I highlighted some of the games I was looking forward to, but since then many others have also been announced for 2016 releases. It’s now at the point where I have had to pick and choose which titles I can afford at their release. …

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada Review | Tactical Superiority

While I am a fan of tough games, and often play on higher difficulties, I consider Battlefleet Gothic: Armada to be a difficult game. Even on the easier settings it can crush you for simple mistakes, but then again that’s most likely what its fans want from it. The now …

Adam’s Venture: Origins Review | Paradise Lost

I should probably start this by pointing out that I never did play Adam’s Venture the first time round. Now bundled together as Adam’s Venture Chronicles, the three-episode collection has managed to build up something of a cult following. It’s all thanks to its inclusion of some rather interesting puzzles, …