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Game Pass Adventures

It’s been a while since I last wrote an article covering the games that I’ve been playing on Game Pass, but there seems to have been an awful lot of conversation on social media recently about the Xbox One’s biggest selling points – and almost everyone in the discussion agreed that Game Pass has been an absolutely incredible service that’s […]

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Game Pass Adventures

With no end in sight to the current situation with COVID-19, for many of us gaming has been a welcome respite from the anxiety and general uncertainty that’s disrupted our normal day to day lives. Game Pass has been invaluable for me, as it so often is – particularly given that everyone’s financial situation and job security is uncertain – […]

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Review: Gears 5

Though Gears of War 4 wasn’t without issues – as I noted in my review – it was an extremely satisfying game with a story that finally hit the right tone and shook off the Michael Bay-isms that had plagued the series from the beginning. Though the story felt like it ended abruptly, the final scene was a masterclass in […]

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Review: Gears of War 4

Note: as with my other Gears of War reviews, I’ve not checked out the vast and popular suite of multiplayer options; my thoughts here are based on the campaign alone. As the first post-Epic Games, post-Xbox 360 and post-original trilogy Gears of War entry, Gears of War 4 had an awful lot to prove. Could it work without Cliffy B’s […]

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Game Pass Adventures

It’s been a big week for Game Pass, with Yakuza 0, Kingdom Hearts III and Two Point Hospital all released on the service. However, I’ve had limited gaming time and – if you’ve been reading my reviews regularly, you’ll know this already – my attention has still been mostly fixed on Jurassic World: Evolution, specifically the DLC campaigns that I’m […]

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Opinion: Xbox Series X Features

I must be psychic. Just a day before the Xbox Series X specs and features announcement, I was bemoaning the laziness of remasters – now here we are with the knowledge that first party (and third party, if the publisher chooses) games will essentially be forward compatible on Xbox One, meaning that you will be able to purchase a game […]

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XBox Series X

Well, that was a surprise, wasn’t it? Last night, during The Game Awards 2019, Microsoft unveiled their next gen Xbox (previously codenamed Project Scarlett) – and the name has also […]

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Review: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

I finished Gears of War again at the weekend (yep, Game Pass strikes again!). I hadn’t played it since the original release and, this time, I’d played the Ultimate Edition which adds in further stages, which previously only appeared in the PC version of the game. Not only that, but the whole game has been given a lick of paint […]

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Viva Pinata

I’d forgotten how brutal Viva Pinata can be. Courtesy of Rare Replay – yes, I’m definitely making great use of Game Pass, thank you – I’ve had another chance to […]