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Rainbow Six: Siege Operator Breakdown  – Spetsnaz Attackers

Rainbow Six: Siege Operator Breakdown – Spetsnaz Attackers

Rainbow Six: Siege features a diverse cast of characters. Their differing abilities and equipment open up the game in a number of profound ways. Each Operator can turn the tide of any given game. Breaching through armoured walls, setting traps or supply aid to team mates, they all have their place. Forming effective combinations is key to success. This feature will cover each Police force featured in Siege, highlighting their pros and cons.   Spetsnaz Attackers   Glaz Armour Rating – 2/3 Speed Rating – 2/3 Glaz represents the black sheep of attacking options. His magnifier scope provides the highest zoom optical in the whole game. The 0Ts-03 rifle Glaz...

Firewatch Is A Triumph In Crafting Human Relationships

Firewatch Is A Triumph In Crafting Human Relationships

Firewatch succeeds at many things, but it excels in one area in particular. Many games have tried to break through the notion that the player is not just playing a game, they’re experiencing something much more human. It’s not rare for a number of games to batter their players with forced attempts at drama and emotion. Overly dramatic scenes and exchanges we see in TV soap operas. Firewatch does not do this, it’s much more organic. The conversations between Firewatch’s two main characters don’t come off as acted. There’s no awkward wording or stumbling attempts to build drama. Henry and Delilah exchange words like two human beings, not like two...

A Beautiful Mysterious Modern Classic – Firewatch Review (PC/PS4)

A Beautiful Mysterious Modern Classic – Firewatch Review (PC/PS4)

Narrative video games are nothing all that new these days. These types of games offer experiences that others rarely can. It’s a very risky style, the smallest fault can profoundly effect the entire experience. With this in mind, approaching Campo Santo’s Firewatch was a curious affair. Firewatch wastes no time when it comes to crafting its story. The initial 45 minutes is spent world building, painting the picture for the player to appreciate it. There’s no cold opening that leaves people asking questions, nor is a basic motive made  crystal clear. The only thing that is known, is what led protagonist Henry to working as a fire lookout in Shoshone...

This Weeks Best Releases – From Firewatch to Gravity Rush Remastered

This Weeks Best Releases – From Firewatch to Gravity Rush Remastered

A new week, a new selection of games. February is a pretty diverse month when it comes to video game releases. Old franchises share the stage with new comers from across the indie landscape. These are the games worth keeping a eye on set for release from the 8th of February to the 12th   Firewatch (PC/PS4) – 09/02/2016 Campo Santo’s Firewatch has been causing ripples across various video game circles. The highly stylized story driven experience is set for release on both PC and PS4. Set in the Wyoming wilderness in the late 1980s, Firewatch casts players in the role of Henry. Assigned to keep watch over the forest,...

Rainbow Six: Siege Black Ice Update Causes Horrific Bugs

Rainbow Six: Siege Black Ice Update Causes Horrific Bugs

The latest Rainbow Six: Siege update has fixed, tweaked and added a number of things. Thatcher finally has a shotgun, objectives are listed on Operator selection screens and there’s a nice new map. It’s not all that’s been added, there’s a few bugs and glitches currently doing the rounds. While a few bugs and glitches were to be expected, some of these new issues are pretty bad. The first major bug is head shots do little to no damage at times. Pounding bullets into someone’s skull should, and used to, kill them. Since the Black Ice update, headshots have became utterly inconsistent. As you would assume, the headshot issue is...

Five Games You Need To Check Out In The Steam Sale

Five Games You Need To Check Out In The Steam Sale

Steam sales are always handy. Most people already know what they’re looking for. The biggest releases of the last few years are often the most popular games picked up on sale, but there’s much more to explore. Covering every smaller release would take far too long, but there are some games worth highlighting. Even with that said, be sure to browse the lesser known games on Steam before the sale ends.   Apotheon – £2.74 Released last year on both PC and PS4, Apotheon is a fantastic game that boasts some stunning visuals. Set within ancient Greek mytholgoy, players must scale Mount Olympus to rid the Gods of their powers....

The Solus Project – The Next Step In Survival Games?

The Solus Project – The Next Step In Survival Games?

Exploring worlds in video games has always been one of the most appealing factors. Having the chance to escape to a whole new world, filled with things we’ll never see in reality, is wonderful. Learning about the worlds we play in is hugely fulfilling, enhancing our time with the game. The Solus Project is all about exploration. Set on a mysterious Alien planet, players embark upon a journey of discovery. Uncovering land marks, constructs and secrets is the focus of the game. Combat is non-existent, there’s no enemies to speak of, the only threat is the planet itself. Surviving the planet’s harsh environment provides the game’s challenge. Overwhelmingly hot days...

Can Ubisoft Handle The Division’s Launch?

Can Ubisoft Handle The Division’s Launch?

The Division is to be the next big release, mostly down to the hype train rolling around. It’s not without credit either, a new IP with a pretty ambitious concept is worthy of hype. My main concerns aren’t exactly with the game itself, more with Ubisoft. Given the game is built for online play, Ubisoft doesn’t have a reputation for handling online games all that well. Sever outages during the initial launch week always seem to be a issue. The recent release of Rainbow Six: Siege showcased a number of weakness when it came to Ubisoft and online play. Matchmaking was barely stable for the first few weeks, with a...

80′s Synth Charm Buried In Neon Death – Defragmented Review (PC)

80′s Synth Charm Buried In Neon Death – Defragmented Review (PC)

Trying to understand the concepts and tones a game is aiming for is not always easy. While the visuals, audio and mechanics suggest one thing, the gameplay dictates another. Defragmented is a game which suffers from this exact problem. Developed by Glass Knuckle Games, Defragmented is an action RPG set in a sci-fi world popping with 80′s synth music. Players find themselves stuck in the middle of a chaotic battle for the city of Entropolis. Uncovering conspiracies and battling rogue government forces form the core plot. With little room for error, combat is a mixture of planning and execution. At the heart of Defragmented is various RPG elements. Selecting from one of...

How Accessible Is Black Desert Online For New Players?

How Accessible Is Black Desert Online For New Players?

Black Desert Online finally releases in Europe on March 3rd. After playing through various Beta testing events, there’s been one chief question that popped up. It’s a question that won’t be relevant to the majority of people I suspect are interested in the game. Is Black Desert Online accessible enough for someone who is completely new to MMORPGs? The question of accessibility is rather taboo within most MMO circles. For a long time, making a game accessible means reducing a game’s depth and complexity. Fans of the genre thrive on depth, mechanics and learning their chosen game. History has shown how making a MMORPG ‘accessible’ has damaged a game. We’ve...

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