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Full Review: Dead by Daylight

Death is not an escape…

Available on Steam (£14.99), Xbox One (£24.99) and Playstation 4 (£29.99).

Released last year on PC, and more recently brought to consoles, Dead by Daylight was developed by Behaviour Interactive and published by Starbreeze Studios. Offering a unique asymmetrical multiplayer experience deeply lodged in the horror genre, Dead by Daylight sees four survivors working together to repair generators while attempting to outwit, outrun and outlast a tenacious, unstoppable killer.

Dead by Daylight visual palette reeks of dreary bleakness from every facet. The entire game plays through a hazy fog adding to the sense of dread oozing in from all angles, bringing forth the eerie claustrophobic feeling that makes the horror genre so appealing to many...


Review: Fortnite

Don’t take shelter, MAKE IT!

Brought to you by Epic, Fortnite is an online cooperative mayhem-fest with Fort building, crafting, shiny loot and waves of undead hordes knocking at your door! Available in early access/closed beta form on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. The pricing of the game is… peculiar to say the least: This game will be released as a Free to Play title in 2018, but for now there are premium options. It’ll cost you £34.99 to get the most basic of packages, which is what I purchased. All the way up to £119.99 for the “Limited Edition”. (Spoilers: Fortnite is good, but it’s not £120 good…).

  • Graphics: The game is visually unique, some games such as PvZ: Garden Warfare have a similar style, but Fortnite does a stellar job of standing out and offering a colourful and refreshing vis...

Overwatch going strong after it’s first year, but who knows what the future holds?

The celebration of the Anniversary of the release of Overwatch was enjoyed in glorious style with a dedicated event, a bunch of cool new skins and a double XP weekend. It also marked the end to the very first successful year of Blizzard’s first new IP in the longest of times!

But now the dust has settled on the festivities and we find ourselves asking: “Who knows what the future holds?”

Unlike many games that quickly lose their value and stock up the preowned shelves, the value of Overwatch has not dropped dramatically, and it has often been difficult to track down second hand...


We were promised “the Future”, but are we there yet?

We were promised the Future, but are we there yet?

For decades, we as gamers have come to accept a few simple premises:

  • You buy a game, you own the game.
  • At the relinquishment of being able to play said game, you can lend it to a friend so they can play it.
  • When you’re done with a game, you can sell or trade it in for cash or credit.

Easy to understand this ideal has been the backdrop for physical games the world over since the inception of home gaming. While the likes of Online Passes (EA & THQ) or Story DLC locked behind a code (Batman: Arkham City & Rage) have tried to shuffle that principle back against the consumer; many of these policies have either been utterly repealed or at least scaled back to a more respectable and less obtuse level.

When the Xbox One was originally announced ...


Red Dead Redemption 2 – Release Window & Screenshots

There are few no video game developers that command as much respect and attention as Rockstar Games. With it’s stellar output and insane budget, Grand Theft Auto V is a great example of what happens when everything comes together correctly and receives the overwhelming critical and peer based reception that it did so receive. And that’s what they achieved during the last generation, many and more of us have been eagerly awaiting what they can do with the current generation’s Hardware.

But we’ll have to wait a little longer, unfortunately! Previously, the rough release date has been pushed back somewhat...


New Xbox One Controller Announced: Recon Tech Special Edition!

Microsoft have been nailing the customisation on controller front for a while now, and yesterday’s announcement looks set to continue that trend. The splendid spectrum of colours already on offer across the entire range are without equal and the “Tech Series” will no doubt be a welcome addition to the family.

Microsoft have announced the impending release of the Recon Tech: Special Edition Xbox One Controller. This controller is the planned pioneer of the new Tech Series being rolled out for April 25th. The price has been estimated at £59.99 for the UK market; ten pounds above the pricing of the standard controller.

In developing this new controller series, the Xbox team was inspired by military technology and performance patterns, exploring concepts stemming from combat armo[u]r and sci...