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Review - WWE 2K18

Every year I do it to myself when this game comes around, that's getting way too excited for a series that has been with me possibly longer than any other. I've always been a fan of this brand of sports entertainment. As a kid, I sat glued to the TV watching the likes of Hulk Hogan, Legion of Doom, and Ultimate Warrior do their thing. but I really got hooked when coming back to it after a break and seeing Stone Cold Steve Austin for the very first time. Even now I get goosebumps when Stone Cold makes a rare appearance at a big pay per view, or just when watching old clips such as that one time he helped the underdog that is Mankind win the championship on an old Raw is War when facing The Rock. Everyone outside of the WWE loop of fans is always quick to point out that grown men like myself shouldn't get enjoyment from watching big sweaty men grapple in a ring, but with WWE, I honestly don't care what none fans of it have to say. It's your loss for judging a book b…

XCOM 2 Free Play Weekend Now Available for Xbox Live Gold Members

One thing I'm enjoying recently which now seems to be something we see popping up more regular are these free play weekends. A chance for gamers to check out a recent game all weekend for free if they have Gold, with achievements and the full game available to you. This week sees XCOM 2, a game I'm not going to sit here and pretend I know a lot about. The free download is available now on the dashboard so go and give it a look if you fancy trying something different this weekend. You can also pick the game up at a discounted price all this week if you feel like buying it.

Review - theHunter: Call Of The Wild

A few months back I was made aware that theHunter: Call of the wild was coming to consoles, a game I'd been watching a few videos on before this news was revealed after seeing a video advertised on YouTube one day. My hunting skills have only ever really stretched to games where I've hunted for fish and dinosaurs if you count Ark. so the chance to shoot cute things for no real reason other than sport was a whole new thing for me. I cried like a big baby when the family rabbit died only a few years back, so what chance would I have shooting cute animals and chasing them down to collect them as a trophy. Turns out these bloody animals weren't going to hang about for me to ever worry about that.
TheHunter gives you two reserves to play on and explore, the Hirschfelden hunting reserve and the Layton Lake District. Both of these are bloody huge maps to explore, with each of them not only littered with a load of animals for you to go out and shoot, but also to explore to find p…

Review - Danger Zone

Not so long back, the guys at Three Fields Entertainment were allowing us to smash golf balls around places to cause utter carnage to anything that was unlucky enough to be sitting there minding its own business. Fast forward to present day, and after fans of Dangerous Golf did nothing else but ask about Burnout and smashing stuff up, out popped Danger Zone, a kind of updated version of an old 360 game I enjoyed, that game being Burnout Crash (you know, the one that had the Hoff promoting it.

If you played either of those previously mentioned games, then you know what to expect from Danger Zone without me having to waffle on too much. You control a car in which you much try to cause as much carnage as you can, with items on these crash test junctions which will also boost your score and also give you extra smashbreakers, which are your way of getting around after your first initial collision in the game. After the first collision, you use these smashbreakers to navigate your way arou…

Need For Speed Payback - Official Story Trailer

Already a massive improvement on the previous Need for Speed, all down to zero fist bumps going on in the latest trailer for Need For Speed Payback.

Set in the underworld of Fortune Valley, players will take on the roles of three characters (Tyler, the Racer; Mac, the Showman; and Jess, the Wheelman), all reunited by a quest for vengeance against The House, a nefarious cartel that rules the city’s casinos, criminals and cops.

What To Expect From EA Access From Now Until The End Of The Year

That EA Access, offering its terrible service for such a high cost. That's what the internet tends to say, but I've been a subscriber since day one, and it's easily one of the best services available on the Xbox One. The vault already has a decent mix of shooters, puzzlers, sports, and 360 titles available to download, with the next few months offering new games coming to the vault, and also some ten-hour trials also coming to the service too. The blog post from EA shared what we can expect from the service between now and the end of December.

Games coming to the vault

Mass Effect: Andromeda - You’re the Pathfinder, the leader of a squad of explorers, and it’s your job to find a home for humanity in the alien Andromeda Galaxy. Bring together a team of colourful characters, discover new worlds and unravel the ultimate secret at the heart of this strange new system.

Dead Space 3 - You awake on a space station to find yourself hunted by crazed cultists and deadly reanimated co…

Review - NHL 18

For some stupid reason, I decided to review NHL 18 after loading up the EA Access trial a few days before launch and really enjoying one of the new modes that they stuck in the game, Threes. Not being a hockey gaming guy since the last set of NHL 2K games, I've tended to sidestep games of the sport once they went for the more serious sim side to them over earlier games of the sport which were very much full-on arcade. I used to love loading up games of the sport from EA back in my younger days, as back then having no clue who Wayne Gretzky was or simply not knowing the rules never stopped me enjoying myself with them at all.

While giving the last few NHL games a little play thanks to EA Access ten-hour trial they have on every new release, no way am I going to sit here and say that NHL 18 has now become a massive part of my life. While being enjoyable, I'd still say that of course, the fans of the sport will get way more out of this over guys like myself who crave for the gam…

STAR WARS Battlefront II Multiplayer Beta Now Open To All

I will be honest with you guys here, I wasn't a big fan of the first Battlefront game for a load of reasons. Of course not being a Star Wars nut perhaps played a massive role in it, but the game for me just lacked certain aspects to give it a long-lasting lifespan, with the game getting dull way sooner than I expected. The game is set for a full release on November 17th, but you can try the game now until October 9th by downloading the open beta (click here to be taken to the store).

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Gets The 101 Trailer Treatment

Missed out playing the fantastic on Shadow of Mordor, but still feel like jumping into Shadow of War when it releases next week? This brand new 101 trailer for Shadow of War will cover all the backstory of the first game if you missed it and more. With the game set to release on October 10th, this trailer not only covers what went in the first game if you're playing catch-up, but also shows players what to expect in this brand new one, with the loveable orc, Bruz the Chopper, giving the voiceover to it all.

Review - Killing Floor 2

A few weeks back I decided to take up the offer of reviewing something that had totally gone over my upcoming release radar, with Killing Floor 2 being a game I had neither heard of or in fact cared about up until a review code dropped into my emails. I hadn't seen a trailer or even seen a screenshot, so what tends to follow such a schoolboy error is a review filled with very few words saying how much I hated my time with it. Could Killing Floor 2 break this long-lasting tradition?

Now admittedly, only getting one review code for this will make the review read a lot different to what you may have read elsewhere. Simply put, this game is something that will be much more enjoyable when loading it up with a bunch of online buddies you game with on a regular basis. While jumping in with randoms still made for an okay experience, it was instantly noticeable that playing this with a bunch of regular shooting buddies would take it this game from an alright to loads of fun. That and rand…