DOOM Beta (PS4 Gameplay)

Every since getting Wolfenstein: The New Order in 2014 I’ve been anxiously waiting for the DOOM beta code enclosed within to become useful. Thankfully the wait is over, and everyone with a code can now get in on the multiplayer beta.

Note: whilst the footage recorded from the PS4 is in 30fps (a limitation of the PS4’s YouTube streaming), rest assured that the game seems to run pretty consistently at a solid 60fps.

DOOM (Campaign Trailer) – thoughts on the current status of DOOM

With a May 13 release date the new Doom has been in development for some time now, and gameplay footage has been released sporadically since Bethesda unveiled that nostalgia triggering teaser in mid 2014. On Thursday, Bethesda released a new ‘Campaign Trailer’ and for the first time since that teaser I see signs of promise. Continue reading DOOM (Campaign Trailer) – thoughts on the current status of DOOM

Game Boy Advance: Why you should still have one (and a guide to which model you should get)

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Today’s mainstream portable consoles, particularly the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita, have surpassed their handheld predecessors in the realm of leaps and bounds in terms of technology, however that in no way retroactively stops older great handheld games from being…well, great. Continue reading Game Boy Advance: Why you should still have one (and a guide to which model you should get)

Gameplay: Unreal Tournament Pre-Alpha (PC)

Gameplay footage of the new Unreal Tournament, which is currently being developed as a collaborative effort between Epic Games and members of the community. This is pre-alpha footage of the current 19/11/2015 release, and shows an offline match of Capture-the-Flag against bots on the ever popular, and ever remade, Facing Worlds map.
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News: PlayStation Vita successor unlikely, due to “huge dominance of mobile gaming” – Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida

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During the recent EGX 2015 Developer session, it was revealed in a Q&A with Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida that he does not believe the climate is healthy enough for a successor to the PlayStation Vita, due in large part to the adoption of smartphones with cheap (and often free-to-play) games. This came as disappointing news to some, albeit not completely surprising. Continue reading News: PlayStation Vita successor unlikely, due to “huge dominance of mobile gaming” – Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida

The ‘Remaster’ Debate

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The term ‘remastering’ has previously been the domain of music and film, where it refers to improving the audio and video quality for a re-release in theatres or on home formats (i.e. Blu ray, CD etc.). With film in particular this process makes a lot of sense, where original film strips are subject to unavoidable wear and tear over time, Continue reading The ‘Remaster’ Debate

If you haven’t already, play… TimeSplitters

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The TimeSplitters series has now been absent for more than a full and lengthy console generation, and bar an upcoming, unofficial ‘greatest hits’ release on PC in TimeSplitters Rewind, we are likely never to see another. Despite being one of the more unique shooters of its time, the series appears doomed to be forgotten by all but a few. Continue reading If you haven’t already, play… TimeSplitters