Category Archives: Video Games

Hitman alters the deal again, goes “fully episodic”

Following its sudden pulling of pre-orders from the PlayStation Store late last week, Square Enix and Io Interactive are altering their release plans for their new Hitman title once again. The game will now be “a truly episodic AAA game experience, with a major live component.” So what exactly does that mean? Continue reading Hitman alters the deal again, goes “fully episodic”

Tom Clancy’s The Division gets a new trailer, its actually pretty good

It’s been a few years since Ubisoft first unveiled The Division and its long road to release has left wondering if it was all now a case of too little too late. If the game’s latest trailer is any indication, Ubi still seem confident that they’ve got something special on their hands. Check it out after the jump. Continue reading Tom Clancy’s The Division gets a new trailer, its actually pretty good

Square Enix cancels Hitman PlayStation Store preorders, but don’t freak out

A few keen Hitman afficianados who had already pre-ordered Square Enix’s next entry in the series, simply titled Hitman, got a worrying message from Sony earlier today advising that their pre-order had been cancelled by the publisher. Continue reading Square Enix cancels Hitman PlayStation Store preorders, but don’t freak out

Xbox Live is having some problems today and no-one’s angrier about it than Snoop Dogg

Xbox Live has apparently suffering from a few performance issues today that are keeping players from accessing cloud storage, finding friends, Game DVR, leaderboards and matchmaking in-game. That’s according to Microsoft themselves. If that wasn’t bad enough, Snoop Dogg has taken to his Instagram to register his displeasure with the situation. Continue reading Xbox Live is having some problems today and no-one’s angrier about it than Snoop Dogg

Video Games Review: Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India (PS4, 2016)

It’s been a little while since we’ve seen a game in Ubisoft’s series of 2.5D Assassin’s Creed sidescrollers. At one point they were set to release throughout 2015 but after Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China didn’t quite set the world on fire, they dropped off the radar a little. Now, Ubi plans to release the remaining two installments one after the other, beginning with Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India. Continue reading Video Games Review: Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India (PS4, 2016)

Pokéfans, you can pick up mythical Pokémon Hoopa from certain Australian retailers starting next week

Nintendo have announced that fans of Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire will be able to add the mythical pokémon Hoopa to their collections simply by stopping by specific retailers. Find out which ones after the jump. Continue reading Pokéfans, you can pick up mythical Pokémon Hoopa from certain Australian retailers starting next week

Opinion: We just don’t get as long to review games as we used to

I have a confession to make: I was wrong about a game I reviewed last year. Given that my judgement is understood to be both unassailably correct and final as if etched in granite, know that I am as shocked as you are. But how does something like that happen? I’m a critic – shouldn’t I be completely sure of my opinion on a game before I even start writing anything? Yes, absolutely. But for many in games media, the window between review copies arriving and a game’s release date has never been shorter. There are a number of reasons for this and, far from having a whinge about it, I’d like to lay it out clearly so that you know how these things can happen. Continue reading Opinion: We just don’t get as long to review games as we used to