Author: Nick Banks

A dyed in the wool gamer from a very young age. Nick is engaged in a never-ending battle, trying to decide if he wants to play games or write about them. A huge Witcher fan, lord of the opinion piece and lover of the shiniest graphics in all the land!

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A.I Creates “Real” Images Of People Who Don’t Exist

As progress is constantly being made in the area of machine learning and how that plays into the creation of images, we have to wonder how this could play into video games. Graphics chip company, NVIDIA have built themselves a clever little...

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Top Ten Golden Oldies We’d Love To See Return

The last two years of gaming have been an indulgent throwback for twenty somethings across the world. So far, we’ve witnessed the return of Wipeout, Ratchet & Clank and Crash Bandicoot. They’ve each been nothing less than fantastically fait...

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EA To Acquire Respawn Entertainment At The End Of The Year

Now for their next trick. It has been announced that EA will acquire Titanfall developer, Respawn Entertainment for $315 million dollars in stock and cash with a possible bonus dependant on Respawn hitting performance targets before the dea...

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Upcoming PlayStation Experience And What To Expect

This year’s PlayStation Experience will the be the fourth in Sony’s annual presentation. Those who have tuned in to watch the experience in the past will know that it’s fairer to call this event more of a presentation than a showcase. That ...

Wolfenstein II Vault Unlocked – What To Expect

Those who already picked up Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus have likely been wondering one thing. What is that mysterious countdown timer on their main menu? You guessed it. It's DLC. Unlike our last outing in The New Order, Machine Games'...

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Review (PS4)

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus offers frantic and over the top gunplay. Set in a relentlessly believable world, occupied by Nazis, it’s up to us to wipe it clean of every kraut to the last man standing. But don’t let the superhero gameplay...

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Why Are We Still Concerned With Violence In Videogames?

When I was just fourteen years old, I played the God of War demo. The sheer brutality found in cutscenes and gameplay was like nothing I had ever seen before. In mere minutes I was tearing zombie Spartans in half with Kratos’ bare hands and...

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Concrete Genie Is So Beautiful I Cried

At today’s Sony presentation during Paris Games Week, we were treated to an entirely new game. From developers Pixel Opus, the astounding Concrete Genie is as beautiful as it is original. This intriguing world of beauty and mystery made me ...

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All PSVR Titles Announced At Paris Games Week

The VR medium has been a very slow burn of success in the last year. But PlayStation is proudly stating that they have sold over a million units since its release last October. Recognising the potential for a whole new audience, Sony pushed...

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Blood & Truth Promises Amazing VR Gunplay

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s, London Studio once brought us The London Heist. Many found themselves yearning for a full version of the game. It had great characters and despite its brevity, the story was awesome. That yearning will soon...

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Oure Is Revealed And Released Today

We had a spectacular surprise early on in Paris Games Week today. Oure was both revealed and released at the same time. Many beautiful games have been announced at the spectacular gaming show this year. But Oure invokes memories of Journey ...

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Ghost of Tsushima Revealed

Ever since the release of Second Son: Last Light, the beloved studio Sucker Punch have continued to maintain radio silence with the public. Today, we finally learned what they had been up to all this time. At this year’s Paris Games Week, G...

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Nacon Pro Revolution Controller Review

A common complaint about the Dualshock 4, for people with larger hands, is that it’s too small. Or the buttons aren’t big enough. The Nacon Pro Revolution controller is a third party, Sony licensed product that offers a remedy to your big h...

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Sony Primed To Announce Seven New Games On Monday

Sony have come forward with a surprise announcement that we have a staggering seven brand new titles to look forward to at Paris Games Week, this Monday. While we had plenty of treats at this year's E3, Paris Games Week looks primed to impr...

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Ex Visceral Devs Reveal The Truth Behind Studio Closure

Since EA made the announcement to close beloved developer, Visceral, the internet has been abuzz. Fairly consistently, that buzz has been focused around hatred for EA. It’s hardly surprising after the gaming giant has been responsible for t...

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Seagate Saves Your Space Woes With 4TB Hard Drive

There’s a lot of us out there with the original model of the PS4. That would be those gaming junkies who bought their PS4 pretty close to release day. That means all we got was 500GB. With the last update for PS4 now asking for 350MB to bur...

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Single Player Games Are An Endangered Species

With the release of Wolfenstein 2 right around the corner, many of us have come to a sobering realisation. Where have all the story based, single player games gone? Indeed, as Wolfenstein 2 looms, it almost feels like a special treat from a...

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Echo Review (PS4)

Echo is an idea born out of experienced developers getting bored. This almost feels like an homage to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The opening images reveal an odd yet majestic slab, floating through space. Our protagonist, En, ...

8.5 Great
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Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma Review (PS4)

In Zero Time Dilemma, the player is tasked with helping nine victims survive a sick game of death, set up by the mysterious Zero. Set in an underground bunker called Dcom in the Nevada desert, our unwilling victims fight for survival in the...

4 Poor
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Loot Box Gambling Concern Raised In UK Parliament

In case you didn’t know, loot box culture in games development is a hot topic of controversy. Not just because of disgruntled gamers feeling a little swindled being asked to spend more after a full purchase. But also because of a deeper, mo...

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PSVR Poised For 60 More Games. Xbox Won’t Bother

If you’re someone who bought a PlayStation VR and feels a little let down, it may soon be time to dust it off again. Between now and the end of the first quarter of 2018, we should expect to see sixty more titles available for it. Analysts ...

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Top 5 Tips On How To Start Strong In Shadow of War

Middle Earth: Shadow of War does everything its predecessor did and more. Much, much more. Which is why it can sometimes be a little overwhelming to get to grips with. With a slew of menu screens and a Nemesis system that is confusingly not...

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Ubisoft’s Michel Ancel Is Itching To Bring Rayman Back

Something oddly refreshing about Ubisoft’s number one game designer, Michel Ancel, is that he is very outspoken on social media. He’s not afraid to update fans on delays and what’s going on in the studio. The latest example of this, is his ...

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Is Shadow of War Selling Well After Its Great Controversy?

To say Middle Earth: Shadow of War was the focal point of this year’s gaming controversy is a bold claim. It’s hard to think of anything more discussed by angry YouTubers until news of Battlefront 2’s loot boxes rolled around. Until then, w...

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Counter-Strike’s Most Iconic Map Gets An Update

Counter-Strike is now at the ripe old age of 17! That hasn’t stopped Valve’s PC multiplayer shooting enjoying success over the years. Naturally, the game is due a lick of new paint every once in awhile. The latest example of that can now be...

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Warframe’s Plains of Eidolon Will Be Available Very Soon

Warframe fans have been waiting for sometime on news from Digital Extremes on their biggest update ever - The Plains of Eidolon. On the official Warframe website, it has been announced that Plains of Eidolon will be releasing this week for ...

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Echo Stealth Crouches Into The PlayStation Store Today

Having already arrived for PC users, UltraUltra’s Echo has finally made its way onto console. Headed by ex Hitman bosses from IO Interactive, Echo promises a "play any way you like" kind of sandbox system. It breaks new grounds with the use...

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Unexpected Controversy As Bethesda Advertises Wolfenstein 2

Recently, Bethesda encountered an unexpected complaint about their upcoming title, Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. The game centres heavily around the violent killing of Nazi’s. It’s crazy to think that, in the thirty six year lifespan of ...

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Everything You’ll Need To Get Started On Warframe

Over the years, Warframe has become one of the best free to play games ever made. With tender, loving care, Digital Extremes have added a consistent flow of free and substantial updates to keep us playing. But that’s no reason to feel left ...

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Activision Promises Anti Cheat Measures In Upcoming COD:WW2

Sledgehammer and Activision just recently wrapped up proceedings on a multiplayer beta for World War II on PC. While feedback on beta testing periods is essential for developers to iron out those last minute wrinkles in games, to say the be...

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Everest VR Will Take You To The Top Of The World

It’s safe to say that PlayStation VR has brought virtual reality firmly into the wider audience of gamers. Now standing proudly next to its Vive and Oculus counterparts, PlayStation VR offers not only games, but also "experiences". With the...

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PlayStation Update 5.00 Is Here And It’s A Big One

As PS4 owners we’ve all grown accustomed to seeing to news on updates. More often than not, they’re very minor. Yet, as we now reach the big 5.00 in the life cycle of our beloved console, some big changes are going down. It’s all too easy t...

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The Solus Project Review (PS4)

The Solus Project came as something of a surprise to Playstation VR owners. Starting out as a normal screen based game on Steam, it soon came with an optional VR setting for HTC Vive and Oculus owners. Shortly after, it arrived on the PlayS...

8.5 Great
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The Witcher Gets Documentary Series And Netflix Treatment

The Witcher fans rejoice! Plenty of video content is on the way to satisfy our cravings for more Geralt related entertainment. The latest news on this comes in the form of YouTuber, noclip’s latest crowdfunded documentary on CD Projekt Red ...

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Detroit: Become Human – First Impressions

It has been just over a year since we first saw Detroit: Become Human’s first teaser trailer. Heavy Rain creators, Quantic Dream, already had a massive fan base after becoming renowned for creating incredible interactive dramas. In the year...

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Rapture Devs, The Chinese Room, Will Be “Going Dark”

The Chinese Room is renowned among gamers as masters of storytelling and creation of atmosphere. They have found success in Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture, A Machine For Pigs and Dear Esther. In some cases, it would appear no amount of suc...

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Echo Will Turn You Into Your Own Worst Enemy

As the AAA industry has begun to show signs of stagnation (holiday sales for the likes of Titanfall 2, Dishonored 2 and Infinite Warfare all suffered this time last year), it would appear independently published games are on the rise. Echo ...

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Strange Brigade – First Impressions

Upon my visit to EGX 2017, The Strange Brigade was not even something I was looking out for. Yet it caught my attention all the same. How hypnotic it was with its colourful cartoonish design, co-op wave survival and quirky narrator. "What n...

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4 Reasons Destiny 2 Desperately Needs a Photo Mode

Many beautiful moments are to be had in Destiny 2. Sure, we can capture screenshots and take videos. But as we've seen in other titles of late - an integrated photo mode definitely has its merits. Here, we'll look at why those merits would ...

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Fortnite Proves How Easy Crossplay Could Be With A “Mistake”

Fortnite developer Epic Games forgets to add a piece of code prohibiting crossplay between consoles. Sony has always been a hardliner about crossplay. Did Epic Games mean to do this as a kind of activism? Or was the co-op survival game mist...

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