Playstation Experience 2016 Predictions

…when the fandom becomes sentient.

Today marks the day of the third annual PlayStation Experience, held in Anaheim California. They usually have a couple of surprises in store for the Sony faithful, so I thought I would have a wee stab in the dark about what I think will happen! Continue reading

PSVR: A Review

It’s been nearly a month since I got my hands on the PSVR and after putting many, many hours with a lot of the launch library I think the time has come for me to review my experience with it.

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Let me preface this review by saying that I have never, in my 20 odd years of playing games, experienced anything remotely like PSVR. Before I got my unit I was beyond hyped, but had my expectations tempered by places like NeoGAF with negative views on the hardware.

When the time came to slip on that headset, my gaming world changed forever.

I cannot stress enough that this is a watershed moment for gaming; like the T-Rex demo on the original Playstation, Mario 64 or Phantasy Star Online – there is no shaking that feeling of “things will never be the same”.

Please note that I will not be giving a score to the PSVR, I believe that every platform is defined by its software and at only 3 weeks it is impossible to score a new platform this early in its lifespan.

The question is; is this the dream hardware? Or is it another case of too little, too soon? Continue reading

Call of Duty Modern Warfare : Remastered – Impressions

…SOOOOAAAPP!

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Yesterday marked the yearly release of the annual sales killer – Call of Duty : Infinite Warfare but as we all know by now, that wasn’t the Call of Duty game everyone was excited for. Modern Warfare Remastered had triggered a lot of people like myself to opt for the “Legacy edition” to get two games for £70. So, how well does it age? Continue reading

The Most Important Gaming Tech Evolutions

With all three major VR headsets now available to the general public; we have officially heralded the beginning of a new era; if the PSVR, Oculus and Rift have it their way – gaming has been irrevocably changed. We’ll not be able to go back to traditional, screen-based gaming; regardless of what Phil Spencer thinks

…PSVR has gotten me thinking though. I used to dream of something like this when I was a kid playing my SEGA Mega Drive, and now here it is and it’s almost as good as I pictured it way back in 1991.

What else has changed since then though?

Almost too much! There is literally too much for me to list here and still make it interesting. What I’m going to do instead is to tell you what I consider the best technological advancements in gaming.

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Frightfest 2016: Jump Scares that scared the hell out of me!

cooltext211399310506118For frightfest a few years ago I wrote a post which examined if jumpscares or cerebral horror was the best way to frighten gamers; it turned out that cerebral horror was the best (read that post here).

While that post is pretty darn conclusive – it wasn’t science and it certainly doesn’t mean that jumpscares do not have their place in gaming. I’d be a big fat liar if I said that I’ve never been gotten by a jumpscare (or five).

So here are my personal favourite jump scares that made me squeal like a little girl. Continue reading