Game Review: Fable Anniversary

Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on remastered RPG title Fable Anniversary, out now on Xbox 360. It’s been ten years since Fable graced the first Xbox console, with its slightly over-hyped fantasy action-RPG experience going on to spawn two sequels, a Kinect title and an Xbox Live Arcade game. While Fable II succeeded on improving on the original, the series fell apart after that and has yet to reclaim its popularity. Microsoft is hoping... Read More

Game Review: Resident Evil Revelations (Wii U)

Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on the Wii U version of Capcom’s compelling survival-horror – which is also released this week on PC, Xbox360 and PS3. Resident Evil Revelations is Capcom’s attempt to return its famed series back to its suspenseful roots; an effort to recapture the same rich atmosphere of terror that slowly slipped away as the franchise aged. It still retains some of the improvements made over the years (the... Read More

Game Review – Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on the latest entry in the much-loved action series, out this week on PlayStation 3 and Xbox360 (reviewed).  Jack is back, baby – and he’s better than ever. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance features cyborg ninja Raiden front and center in his very own title; designed by masters of insane, over-the-top action Platinum Games. But while Revengeance adds a lot of new tricks to the already seminal franchise,... Read More

Opinion: Four Mistakes Microsoft Should Correct Next Console Generation

With the next Xbox expected to arrive towards the end of 2013, expectations are high for Microsoft’s new console. But Mark Butler argues that there are several damaging disadvantages with the company’s current strategy, which they would do well to address next time around. With more than 70 million units sold around the world and a particularly healthy commercial performance of late, there’s no doubt that Microsoft’s Xbox... Read More

Game News: Bioshock Infinite Box Art Revealed

Bioshock creators Irrational Games have revealed the final box art for upcoming successor Bioshock Infinite. The cover features main protagonist Booker DeWitt centre-stage, with its background depicting a blimp soaring in the skies behind a burning American flag. The box art for the PlayStation 3 version confirms that it will support the Playstation Move motion-control accessory, and will include the original BioShock too – most likely be... Read More

Game Review: Skylanders Giants

Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on the colourful adventure sequel, out now for Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 3 (reviewed). Only a year ago Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure hit stores – and both the game and its array of character figures proceeded to sell out almost everywhere. Its combination of highly detailed figurines laden with NFC technology and a cute, Gauntlet-esque dungeon crawler proved a big hit,... Read More

Opinion: Console Fanboyism Is Petty – And Pathetic

Unimpressed by the reaction to his recent article on PlayStation 3 and Xbox360’s 2012 line-ups, Mark Butler sounds off on the issue of console fanboyism – and why it does us all a disservice. Last week, I posted an article in which I argued that the PlayStation 3 has a stronger array of exclusives lined-up for 2012 than the Xbox360, and suggested this may have something to do with Microsoft’s over-reliance on Kinect. The reaction... Read More