Rush Bros Review (PC)

After a long break for the holidays, we’re starting off 2013 by looking at XYLA Entertainment’s new platformer Rush Bros. A bit of a departure from the big studio titles we usually review, Rush Bros takes the tried and tested formula of 2D platforming and adds its own twists, mainly revolving around multiplayer action and music. Does it work out? Read on for our take on this novel approach to platform games. Continue reading “Rush Bros Review (PC)”

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Blu-ray)

–       By Erin

I do my best to avoid previews. I’ve learned that they give too much away and cloud my judgment. I still want there to be an element of surprise when I sit down to watch a movie. So when I started watching The Odd Life of Timothy Green (which came out on Bluray this week), I didn’t know what I was in store for with one small exception. I had heard there was a YouTube video making the rounds in which the parents of two young boys filmed their sons’ hysterical, tear-filled reaction to the Disney film. Continue reading “The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Blu-ray)”

Hitman: Absolution Review (X360)

Hitman absolution could very well be one of the best marketed titles of 2012. Square Enix kept a constant stream of videos, screenshots and developer diaries going for many months, and even released the Hitman: Sniper Challenge minigame to help build anticipation. One thing that Square Enix did very well in their campaign was to keep the game on people’s minds – so much so that I forgot that its predecessor (Blood Money) is more than six years old already. Now that Absolution has been released, how does it stack up against all that hype? We checked out the Xbox 360 version to find out more – read on to find out how we walked away from Agent 47’s latest outing. Continue reading “Hitman: Absolution Review (X360)”

F1 2012 Review (X360)

If you were a racing gamer in the nineties, you had two choices for Formula 1 games. The PC market was dominated by Geoff Crammond’s Grand Prix games which showcased unrivalled realism, while the console market had plenty of arcade-like F1 games to offer. When Codemasters acquired the F1 license, they merged both approaches into a single and well-received experience. Today we look at F1 2012, their third entry in the series. Continue reading “F1 2012 Review (X360)”

Sleeping Dogs Review (X360)

Formerly known as True Crime: Hong Kong, Sleeping Dogs was abandoned by Activision in 2011 for not living up to their standards for the open world genre. In a market dominated by titles like GTA, they felt there was not enough room for success with the United Front Games title that combined driving and gunplay with the hand to hand combat you would expect from an action title set in Hong Kong. Square Enix subsequently picked up the game and renamed it, and now that it’s ready for release we’re about to see who was right. Sleeping Dogs is available for X360, PS3 and PCs – we tested the X360 version. Continue reading “Sleeping Dogs Review (X360)”