This Week in Gaming

This was originally published at The Edge SUSU on November 16th. 

The lead up to Christmas keeps the AAA releases pouring in, with a couple of major tie-ins appearing. Everyone’s a winner. Except your bank account. And of course, if nothing tickles your fancy, you can just continue on with Fallout 4. Truth be told I could comfortably write that for the entirety of the next year and it would still feel warranted. Continue reading

This Week in Gaming

This was originally published at The Edge SUSU on November 2nd.

Something a little different to kick off this week. But have no fear, fans of my pretentious pontificating, ‘different’ doesn’t mean that I wont be able to rant about it. November 3rd sees the release of the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, a pointless pile of wank that allows you to reassign button inputs and pressure sensitivity… even though most games let you do that on their own menus anyway. Continue reading

This Week in Gaming

This was originally published at The Edge SUSU on October 19th 2015.

As the Autumn season continues, we get even more AAA releases. Chief among them is the highly anticipated Assassin’s Creed Syndicate. The ninth game in the hugely popular series, Syndicate continues the Assassin’s Creed tradition of relocating the action in a different historical period. This time the adventure takes place in Victorian London, not the stuffy Jane Austen kind mind you, but the cool, bad-ass Guy Ritche version. It even has those fight club things. New to the franchise is the ability to control two different characters, in the form of Jacob Frye and his sister Evie. Alongside this is a variety of new mechanics, including gang warfare, stagecoach driving, a rope launcher, and a retooled combat system. The game is released on PlayStation 4 & Xbox One on Friday, with a PC release set for mid-November. Continue reading

This Week in Gaming

This was originally published at The Edge SUSU on October 12th. 

After a succession of high profile releases over the last few weeks, things have cooled down once again, as we get the usual offerings of re-releases and games that you’ve never actually heard of, and that I have to research. Continue reading