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New Splinter Cell remake details on series' 20th birthday

Fans on the Splinter Cell subreddit were speculating recently about what Ubisoft might do for ...

F1 22 is better than the internet says

F1 22’s free-to-play weekend came at a tough time for Codemasters and EA - at least as far as ...

Why is everything a live service?

I caught a streamer I follow playing Marauders recently and the game looks fantastic. For thos...

GTA VI leak: Beyond the videos

We saw one of the biggest leaks in video game history last Sunday as a hacker uploaded a huge ...

F1 Manager 2022 is like a revival of old movie games

There was a time, certainly in the 2000s but also arguably as early as the 1980s - I’m looking...

GTA VI: First details leave plenty of room for scepticism

It was last week, nearly nine whole years after the release of Grand Theft Auto V, that an ar...

Warzone's Godzilla v Kong event is better than it sounds

Any semi-regular reader of this blog will know that I’m a fairly frequent critic of live servi...

F1 22's announcement video was a colossal waste of time

Racing game fans across Reddit and Twitter were excited this week after EA revealed that not o...

First impressions: Should you buy Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation 4?

Gran Turismo 7 is a now a week old and I’ve just finished all the café menus in Campaign Mode....

FIFA 22 is actually a big step forward

With some time to kill and spotting a decent discount on Steam, I picked up a copy of FIFA 22 ...

GTA IV's immersive mechanics may be lost forever

Rockstar practically broke Twitter with its announcement of what will surely be Grand Theft Au...

Gran Turismo 7: Everything we know

It’s no secret that I am very excited for Gran Turismo 7, so when we got a 32-minute “deep div...

Project Zomboid is a true sandbox game

Project Zomboid is yet another game that was sitting in my Steam library for a long time befor...

Microsoft, Activision Blizzard, and the future of gaming

This isn’t a blog about the business of video games, but there was one piece of industry news ...

In defence of scripting in football games

Spend any length of time reading online forums for football games and you’ll come across compl...

FIFA is my new year's resolution (kind of)

There’s an episode of South Park that first aired about a decade ago where Stan wakes up one d...

Classic Splinter Cell is back after a 15-year hiatus!

Ubisoft has announced that it’s working on a Splinter Cell remake! This Christmas miracle land...

You're in the zone until you're not

Flow is a weird thing, all inconsistent and unpredictable. When I go to play a video game, one...

Things missing from The Sims 4

I wrote last week about my first impressions of The Sims 4 (spoiler alert: they weren’t great)...

Breaking The Sims 4 in ten hours

Having played a lot of The Sims as a child, I was interested to see The Sims 4 on offer for ju...

Easy retro gaming with Retropie

Anyone who reads this blog will know that I like to play some emulated games from time to time...

Sid Meier's Memoir! review

A book I preordered six months ago finally landed on my doormat in October. Sid Meier’s Memoir...

eFootball 2022 is no match for PES

eFootball 2022 rang alarm bells as soon as it was announced. Gone was Pro Evolution Soccer, th...

What if Football Manager was a tabletop game?

What if Football Manager wasn’t a computer game you play alone in front of a screen until the ...

Gran Turismo 7 could be the racing game I've been waiting for

Remember the Sony PlayStation 5 games showcase in June 2020? I wouldn’t be surprised if the co...

Why Football Manager is the most addictive spreadsheet ever designed

This month’s off-topic post delves into the world of Football Manager – a game I’ve found mys...