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Halo: The Master  Chief Collection review

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

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...

Forza Horizon 2 review

Forza Horizon 2 review

Confidence. It’s an underrated and under-appreciated part of any artistic endeavour, and particularly hard to pin down in videogame development with its large, faceless teams and multi-faceted production pipelines. But when Forza Horizon 2 announces itself as a Playground Games ‘Event’ during its opening credit sequence, you can feel the...

Halo is here to win the console war in games™ 153

Is Master Chief here to save the Xbox One and win the console war? Almost, as The Master Chief Collection draws closer, we sat down with 343 Industries’ Kiki Wolfkill and Dan Ayoub to talk over their hopes for the future of the Halo series and why they put so...