Tag Archives: Microsoft

Rise Of The Tomb Raider review

Rise Of The Tomb Raider review

If 2012’s Tomb Raider reboot represented something of an identity crisis for a Lara who professed psychological trauma at being forced to kill while demonstrating a penchant for the endless repetition of that very act, Rise Of The Tomb Raider represents the transference of that identity crisis to the game...

Halo 5: Guardians review

Halo 5: Guardians review

Halo 5 claims to contain 15 missions, but there are actually only 12. Missions 4, 9 and 11 only earn their title in the sense that an Achievement pops up when they’ve been completed. At around 90 seconds in duration apiece, they each demand that players press X to trigger...

The Game That Could Change Xbox One Forever

Complete and utter destruction was the target set by Cloudgine and Reagent Games as they set about re-energising the Crackdown licence with Microsoft, but what this has spawned has the potential to change Xbox One games forever. That may seem like a bold statement, but actually what it’s really delivering...

Forza Motorsport 6 review

Forza Motorsport 6 review

Drawing attention to the extreme good looks of the latest console-exclusive racing game is roughly as trivial as pointing out the dodgy geopolitical subtext of the latest blockbuster FPS, but Forza Motorsport 6 really is an incontestable powerhouse. What makes it so welcome is that it’s an incontestable powerhouse that’s...

How Xbox won back the indie devs

ID@Xbox is about to turn two years old, and it’s already clear that the program has radically changed since its inception. European manager of the scheme, Agostino Simonetta, spoke to us about how far the program has come, how it’s shaping the identity of the Xbox One, and where it...

343 opens up on Halo 5: Guardians

343 Industries looks to atone for recent blunders with Master Chief’s latest adventure. We speak to Josh Holmes and Frank O’Connor There can be little argument that the dominant genre of the last console generation was the FPS. A year and a half into this generation, however, and we’ve yet...