Overwatch BETA Thoughts

Today, I’m trying something new. Rather than put my thoughts of the Overwatch BETA into video and written form, I’m just going to put it in video form for your consumption!

Leave a comment if you’d like to see more video content or if you have any constructive criticism of the video!

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Mirrors Edge Catalyst BETA Thoughts

One of my favourite games of last generation is finally getting a sequel. When EA unveiled the teaser trailer for ‘Mirrors Edge Catalyst’ last E3 I became an excited quivering mess and I’m not embarrassed about who knows that! At all.

When they announced that there would be a closed BETA for it though, I instantly signed up for it and hoped to get selected. Last week was quite unpleasant for me, the BETA began and I had received no email. I feared the worst and was hugely disappointed – especially in the wake of the delay announcement – how was I going to wait until June?

Slowly but surely I came to terms with my snub and got on with my life….

….then, on the Saturday, my code arrived in my inbox. I was elated – question is though is the game worth (free) running to, or should you (free) run away from it? Continue reading

Battleborn BETA Thoughts

BETA season is upon us; and in a rather generous move, Gearbox and 2K allowed gamers a full 10 days of their new MOBA ‘Battleborn’. On top of this long time to play there was also an absolute metric ton of content in that BETA too, 2 story mode missions, 2 multiplayer modes, 25 heroes and 3 progression systems!

Almost too generous; but it’s better than struggling for things to do!

While it was undoubtedly heaving with content all of it would be for naught if it wasn’t worth playing. So the question is, should you buy ‘Battleborn’ come May 3rd? Continue reading

Doom BETA Thoughts

‘Doom’; the grand-daddy of the modern FPS genre is staging a comeback. Bethesda are the latest to try to capture what made ‘Doom’ such a runaway hit in the early to mid 90s and over the weekend they opened a BETA to the general public and allowed us all to sample what they have in store for us on May 13th.

Recently Bethesda has had a massive amount of success by resurrecting ancient franchises; ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’ successfully melded old-school ideals with more modern trappings we’ve all become used to. They’re obviously hoping to capture lightning in a bottle again with a much bigger franchise…

…the question remains though whether it was worth resurrecting the ‘Doom’, or is this a franchise best left in the annuls of history. Continue reading

Updated: The Division BETA Thoughts

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It is now less than two weeks until the launch of ‘The Division’ and also a few days after the second BETA has closed. This is the last time we’ll see the game until March 8th (only two short weeks away) so this will be my last post on the game until the review in early March.

I played the open BETA and I’m here to offer you my updated thoughts and feelings about the game. To save you some time I will offer the following disclaimer; my thoughts on the gameplay, graphics etc can be found in my original post here! In this follow-up post I’ll be concentration on the things that I was less impressed by in the closed BETA and assess if they have been improved upon and; of course, to give you my final thoughts on the state of play.

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Trans-Galactic Tournament Beta Thoughts

…May not be representative of final product.

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Rewind to Wednesday morning and I was just casually browsing the internet when I came across a tweet from Playstation Europe reading “Trans-Galactic Tournament now available in the EU!” Now, I can’t be the only one but my first thought was “What in gods name is Trans-Galactic Tournament?!” So I thought I would try it out so you don’t have too – but really, you should! Continue reading

The Division BETA Impressions

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‘The Division’ is, arguably, the highest profile title to release in Q1 2016. For those of you who haven’t heard of the game (or the “graphical downgrade”, but more on that later) it is a third-person shooter with RPG elements and a persistent world. In this case a post-apocalyptic New York City after a weaponised disease has wiped out most of civilisation. Your job as an agent is to find out where the disease came from, who unleashed it, take back the city and restore society. Simple really!

Now that the BETA has closed and we will see no more of the Division until March 8th, how was it? Is it going to be the next big thing…

…or could ‘The Division’ be beta (see what I did there?) Continue reading