Category Archives: Video Games

Pokémon is real life now: Nintendo’s first mobile game Pokémon Go coming to Android and iOS

Pokémon will become the first Nintendo property to release on mobile devices. Pokémon Go, an augmented-reality collaboration between Nintendo, The Pokémon Company and Niantec, will release on iOS and Android smartphones. Continue reading Pokémon is real life now: Nintendo’s first mobile game Pokémon Go coming to Android and iOS

Exclusive Competition: Win a bespoke piece of paper craft for PS4 game Tearaway Unfolded

Tearaway Unfolded, an expansion of the award-winning Tearaway game, is another inventive gem from the Media Molecule team which has now been released for Playstation 4. While the game is busy attracting acclaim from around the world, mirroring the reception the original Tearaway received in 2013, we at The Iris want to give you a chance to win an exclusive, bespoke paper craft made especially by the creators of the game just for you. ... Continue Reading

Video Games Interview: Media Molecule’s Rex Crowle talks Tearaway: Unfolded

Late last week, we got a chance to chat to Rex Crowle from Media Molecule about the developer’s upcoming title, Tearaway: Unfolded.  We asked him about the decisions that go into making a game as unique as Tearaway and how Media Molecule approach the task of moving the game, built for the PSVita, to a new home on the PS4. Continue reading Video Games Interview: Media Molecule’s Rex Crowle talks Tearaway: Unfolded

Video Games Review: Mad Max (PS4, 2015)

I’ve been thinking for a few days now about how I was going to approach my Mad Max review. I’ve found it an incredibly difficult game to review, for a number of reasons. It lacks the punch of Mad Max Fury Road and the vision of Shadow of Mordor. But it’s not bad. In fact, Mad Max is the most average game that I just seem to keep playing. Continue reading Video Games Review: Mad Max (PS4, 2015)

Video Game Review: Dishonored: The Definitive Edition (PS4, 2015)

Published by the acclaimed Bethesda and developed by Arkane Studios, Dishonored launched to critical and financial acclaim when it was released in 2012. While it was far from perfect, it certainly presented something fresh and forced players to think rather than merely kick a door down and shooting everything in sight. The Definitive Edition is now available for current gen consoles and this reviewer will happily admit that my initial impressions have now been severely altered. ... Continue Reading

New Assassin’s Creed Syndicate trailer gives our clearest look at London yet

With its October 10 release date looming, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate has a lot to prove. Many fans of the series are keen to see how the game runs in comparison to last year’s disastrous Assassin’s Creed Unity. The latest trailer for the game shows us not only what appears to be the game running but also a few locations from Syndicate‘s approximation of 19th century London. Continue reading New Assassin’s Creed Syndicate trailer gives our clearest look at London yet