Forza Horizon 4 - Review 01

Review: A smashing good time with Forza Horizon 4

Something happened when I crested a hill near the Glenfinnan Viaduct and saw the wide-open fields of the Scottish Highlands: I fell in love with Forza Horizon 4.  I’ve never really cared for recent racing games but there’s something truly magical at play here. It all starts with the ...

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State of Decay 2 - Daybreak - 01

Review: State of Decay 2’s Daybreak DLC brings chaotic co-op fun

It’s been a while since State of Decay 2’s release (our review here) but those wanting more zombie action are in luck: the Daybreak DLC has just released! Unfortunately, it isn’t part of the main campaign so don’t get your hopes up for a story-based expansion. Instead, you are ...

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Sea of Thieves - Revisited 01

Sea of Thieves revisited: as bony as the undead

Sea of Thieves saw decent numbers at release as it was part of Microsoft’s Game Pass program, but now that the hubbub has died down we have to ask: what are things like with Rare studio’s pirate baby? To find out, I started a completely new game to see ...

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E3 2018: Microsoft forms new studio, acquires Undead Labs, Playground Games, Ninja Theory, and Compulsion Games

Microsoft Studios has five new names under its stable, four of which are acquisitions of easily-recognized developers. These are Undead Labs (State of Decay 2), Playground Games (Forza Horizon 4), Ninja Theory (Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice), and Compulsion Games (We Happy Few). Joining them is the newly-minted The Initiative, a ...

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E3 2018: Crackdown 3 coming in February 2019, new gameplay trailer

Microsoft had a new gameplay trailer for Crackdown 3 during their E3 2018 briefing earlier today. Slightly delayed to February 2019, the open-world game brings the crew of super-powered agents to New Providence for a guns-blazing operation against a criminal corporation. The video stars Commander Jaxon (voiced by Terry ...

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E3 2018: Race to the finish line in Forza Horizon 4, out 2 Oct 2019

Forza Horizon 4 releases on 2 October 2019 for PC and Xbox One. It will be available via Xbox Game Pass on launch and is an Xbox Play Anywhere title. The online racing game is now set in Britain, where it features a huge shared open-world, a first for ...

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E3 2018: The Coalition reveals Gears 5 and other spin-offs

A new Halo wasn’t going to be enough for Microsoft’s E3 2018. Cue developers The Coalition, who appeared towards the end of the press conference with three new games. Like EA, a mobile game actually managed to score some precious air time. Things didn’t simply end at Gears Pop! ...

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E3 2018: Halo Infinite announced, will use new Slipspace Engine

After clutching their cards close to their chest, Microsoft finally played their hand at E3 2018. Opening the press conference was the announcement for Halo Infinite, the next chapter in Master Chief’s story. No concrete details were shared aside from the fact that it’ll run on the new “Slipspace ...

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State of Decay 2 - Review - 01

Review: State of Decay 2 brings us back into the zombie routine

The zombie apocalypse gets no shortage of love. Books, movies, comics, TV — you name it. Games about it are usually on the action side of things, though, mainly about surviving the outbreak and nothing else. But what happens after? Not many games show it but living in a ...

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State of Decay 2 releases on 22 May, editions and prices revealed

Better start packing those bug-out bags. Two years after its initial reveal, Undead Labs’ State of Decay 2 has at last revealed a release date: 22 May 2018. It’ll come in Standard and Ultimate Edition flavours, with the latter providing early access, extra DLC, and a bonus console code ...

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