Tag Archives: Halo


The necessary evil of microtransactions

A dirtier word than ‘DLC’ and ‘free-to-play’ put together, the microtransaction now permeates even games that cost £40+. We speak to Freestyle Games’ Jamie Jackson about whether there’s a good side to the business model…


Gearing up for battle with Randy Pitchford

Controversy, innovation, Borderlands, Half-Life, Aliens, Duke Nukem and reinventing the first-person shooter. This is Gearbox. This is Randy Pitchford Some people think of themselves as software developers or videogame-makers,” explains Gearbox Software’s co-founder and studio head, Randy Pitchford. “We kind of think on a higher level, which is about creating...


Game On! 2016 – The must-have annual for gamers!

Christmas is only a couple of months away now (unbelievably) and if you’re looking for the ideal gift for the gamers in your life then Game On! 2016, the amazing new gaming annual, will save you a lot of hunting. Packed with incredible new games, classic titles, gaming tips, mind-blowing...

Halo: Spartan Strike review
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Halo: Spartan Strike review

Halo just shouldn’t work as a top-down, twin-stick shooter. That isn’t conjecture, it’s a straight-up fact, and you just have to look towards the state that 2014’s Halo: Spartan Assault was launched in as the evidence. Instead of attempting to once again force-feed the remnants of Bungie’s original design into...

eSports Are Changing Game Design

With their popularity growing each year, we discuss and discover how eSports are influencing the wider world of game design Not all that long ago, ‘eSports’ conjured up visions of otherwise derelict basements and LAN-cafes playing host to small numbers of dedicated clans vying for personal satisfaction and micro-scale fame....

Why are games releasing broken?

Delays, bugs, day-one patches and broken online components: several big-budget games have launched in a compromised state recently. Why is this happening? And is it likely to change any time soon? games™ investigates… DriveClub was supposed to be one of PlayStation 4’s big hitters. Every console needs a flagship racer,...