Tag Archives: Microsoft

Virtual Reality Pros and Cons – Every headset assessed

There’s a lot going on in the VR world right now, and while the tech isn’t exactly hidden behind closed doors, it’s rare that people get to experience exactly what each headset can do and see precisely what they’re capable of. We asked Patrick O’Luanaigh, CEO of VR developer nDreams,...

Screamride review
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Screamride review

We’ve always had something of a disconnect with rollercoaster games. As enjoyable and satisfying as it is to craft a rail-runner that would make The Big One look like the little one, it all feels a little bit pointless. Hitting the button to actually ride your creation just amplifies the...

Halo 5 beta – The pro gamer verdict

Not being pro gamers, we aren’t quite the most qualified people in the world to talk about the impact Halo 5 will have on the competitive multiplayer FPS scene – after all, we’ve never even come close to gaining Champion status in said genre. Scott Lussier, eSports admin at HiRez...


Will Microsoft Kill Minecraft?

Minecraft has sold over 54 million copies, been downloaded over 100 million times and generated an untrackable amount of revenue in licensed goods and merchandise. It’s almost impossible to put a price on… almost. Earlier this year, Microsoft and developer Mojang announced that the studio had been bought – its...

Halo: The Master  Chief Collection review
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection review

Getting caught up in too much nostalgia is something to be avoided at the best of times, but in trying to assess 343 Industries’ attempts to revamp and repackage the Master Chief saga to date, it’s hard not to get swept up. The Halo series under Bungie’s guardianship was often...

Sunset Overdrive review
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Sunset Overdrive review

Sunset Overdrive would have been cool in the late Eighties/early Nineties, back in the day when game designers were giving their characters skateboards and ‘radical’ tattoos to try and make them relevant to a predominately male, teenage audience. Now, Sunset Overdrive feels like it’s trying too hard, like it’s just...

Five Things About… Sunset Overdrive

Insomniac Games has left the comfort of Sony’s bosom and migrated to Microsoft for its anarchic Xbox One exclusive shooter, Sunset Overdrive. If there’s one developer that knows a little about packing a hefty arsenal then its Insomniac, so games™ tracks down James Stevenson, community lead at the studio, to...