All posts by Rob Pearce

Could Xbox Scorpio be a game changer for Microsoft?

Project ScorpioI’ve made no secret over the last few months with my dissatisfaction of the games console industry, specifically on the hardware side as well as some rather uninspired game releases. The PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio added to my frustration initially but one of the developers of Ori and the Blind Forest gave some hints at what Microsoft might be about to do and that makes me very excited, perhaps I got it wrong when I looked upon Scorpio as a wasted opportunity?

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4-One looks at the biggest Space games available

spaceThe hype that surrounded No Man’s Sky last year and the more recent alien arrival in Elite Dangerous proved that more than ever we are fascinated by all things space.  There’s a whole host of games offering a variety of gameplay for those who like to look up to the stars. I thought I’d share with you my favourite space games and give you a brief look at what you can expect from them if you decided to play them. Continue reading 4-One looks at the biggest Space games available

2017 needs to be a better year for gaming

2017 needs to be a better year for gaming2016 was in many people’s eyes, a poor year for gaming. We had some really poor releases that in some cases failed to live up to the expectations of gamers and some that just outright lied about the content of the game ( I mention no names). Whilst PC gaming received yet more shockingly bad ports it did at least have a strong year in terms of hardware. 2017 then really does need to be a better year for gaming and in particular games but we all need to play our part. I’ve been saying for a while now that I’m frustrated with the games industry and the sheer amount of poor games being churned out. This year I’m determined to do more to be more selective about what I spend my money on. Continue reading 2017 needs to be a better year for gaming

Nintendo Switch round up and first impressions

Nintendo SwitchSo Nintendo have finally shown off what we can expect from the Nintendo Switch at launch and in the coming months. I’ve been pretty excited about the reveal event for quite a while but I also knew there was bound to be some negative points. I thought I’d give you my honest opinion about what was revealed to us about Nintendo Switch and whether it has so far lived up to my expectations.

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Is the First Person Shooter Genre getting stale?

Arma 3 First Person ShooterOne thing we aren’t short of in gaming is First person Shooter titles but as popular as they are I’m beginning to wonder if they are becoming stale. These days I find myself gravitating towards more complex games like Arma 3 or Squad whilst recent releases like Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 have left me frustrated. For one reason or another those games just fail to appeal to me like their predecessors once did.

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Elite Dangerous Guide: Making money

elite dangerous horizonsWith Elite Dangerous being in the headlines and with 2017 looking to be a massive year for the game I thought it would be a good time to start adding to our popular guide again. So far we’ve looked at outfitting your ship, how to control it and told you the basics of navigation. In part  4 of the guide we are going to look at how to make your fortune in Elite Dangerous. If you wish to check out the other parts of our guide then simply click the relevant link at the bottom of this article. Continue reading Elite Dangerous Guide: Making money

Do we really need the PS4 PRO/Scorpio in the console cycle?

PS4 PROThe PlayStation 4 PRO has been with us for a couple of months now and later this year Microsoft will be unleashing their own powerful Xbox Scorpio csole. Both consoles promise much improved visuals over their older brothers but both have also promised not to have exclusives only available to those who upgrade.

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Rob’s Game of the Year 2016

goty2016 game of the year 20162016 has been a pretty ruthless year. We’ve lost some big stars to the reaper, we’ve seen some disappointing film releases and not to be out done, the games industry produced No Man’s Sky which has turned into one of the biggest controversies in a long time. Shining through the dark however are a few games that have really stood out so as the year draws to a close it’s time to take a look and decide which one is my Game of the Year. Continue reading Rob’s Game of the Year 2016

Rumour: Nintendo Switch CPU and GPU clock speeds revealed

nintendo switch nintendo nxGamers obsession with power and performance goes back to the days of playing games from cassettes and perhaps more memorably the battles between Nintendo and Sega. In recent years it’s seemed that Nintendo has refused to take part in the Performance battle and one could argue that they have paid a hefty price, what with the WiiU failing to take off. Whilst Nintendo have finally revealed the Nintendo Switch they haven’t really given any numbers on what their innovative machine is capable of. A new report seems to reconfirm earlier rumours surrounding the machines capabilities and core components.

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