Gearbox as a developer has a legacy of peaks and troughs. For every wildly successful series like Borderlands, there’s an utter disaster like Aliens: Colonial Marines. For every unfortunately treated gem like Battleborn, there’s an abomination like Duke Nukem Forever. But no matter how far they fall out of favour, […]

For every raging success in the games industry, there’s always a talented but underappreciated doppelganger. To first-person shooters like Call of Duty, there were ingenious third-person shooters like Half-life and Bioshock. To massive MOBAs like DotA 2 and League of Legends, there were the RTS games that spawned them. And […]

Back before the dark ages, there was a time when character and weapon skins were built into a game. An age where the gaudiest assets in any character’s arsenal were available for no extra charge. Unfortunately, that history is long since passed. Nowadays, the most interesting items a game has […]

‘Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled’ Speeds to the top of the all formats chart this week coming from 3rd place. In second we have ‘Super Mario Maker 2’, closely followed by ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ which narrowly beat ‘Fifa 19’. In 5th we the steady return of ‘Grand Theft Auto V’. Unfortunately, there are no new titles to be entered into the all formats chart this week.

‘Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ just manages to hold on to top spot in its second week, despite strong competition from ‘FIFA 19’ which climbs three places to No2. Buoyed by the imminent new football season and a retailer price promotion, it is FIFA 19’s highest position since week 25. There is also a debut at No5 for another EA sporting franchise, ‘Madden NFL 20’.

All throughout games, you can find examples of grinding and repetitive gameplay. Performing the same tasks over and over, for eventual rewards. It’s an aspect of gameplay that MMOs are almost entirely constructed around, to occupy players for often thousands of hours. However, it’s also an aspect of games that’s […]

Stealth is one of many genres that tend to serve as an accomplice to another, more developed one. It can accompany shooters, horror, platformers, puzzlers, simulators, anything that can justify the need to hide. This means that pure stealth games are few and far between, and vary wildly in quality. […]

A game’s release day used to be its pinnacle in the bygone era of feature-complete titles. In terms of interest, sales, and praise it was the most important day for any title. The result of a cacophonous din of excitement erupting into a majestic crescendo. In the context of modern […]