Archive for the ‘Games’ Category
Space Warfare at its best I’ve got two big loves in video gaming: multiplayer shooters and spaceship creation. The former has a near constant indulgence with series like Battlefield, Call of Duty and Team Fortress, but the latter is one […]
Even now with over 30 hours of gameplay under my belt, I've still only tackled 3 of the game's 25 boss monsters but each time I take one of them down I feel that same level of joy as I deliver that final stab or swipe with my monstrous great sword. Strangely as well, as I began to understand how Monster Hunter worked, the other activities like gathering and farming all feel far more fun. They're no longer what I must do in order to make health potions, I'm preparing to hunt a great beast. If I'm not prepared enough, he will kill me and I will lose once again.
Speedlink have decided to put together a simple package of 99 games from one of the '80s-to-early-'90s era's most prominent gaming systems – the Commodore 64 – along with a USB imitation of the chunky joysticks representative of those good old days. So we shall now take an [up], [space], [fire], [run] down memory lane to find out if they can hope to cash in on this fine gaming heritage.
While here at XSReviews we almost exclusively keep our attention focused on the hardware side of life. That said, none of it is worth it unless you can use it to enjoy the software that it powers, in most of our cases, gaming. Today I'll be taking a look at a title called King of Fighters XII, which as you might have guessed, comes from a long line of other games. It has a lot to live up to with some of the older titles being considered some of the best fighters of all time. How does this one live up to our scrutiny? Lets see.
Sherlock Holmes: A popular fictional detective, born and based in London, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the late 19th Century. Many readers have been interested in his stories and adventures with his sidekick Dr Watson. Who’d have thought that they would make a video game about him? Turns out there is actually a series of games based on his adventures, 4 in fact! Such titles as “Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened” and “The Case of the Silver Earring”. Today I have with me, Sherlock Holmes Vs Arsene Lupin (anyone else think he looks like Poirot?) so let's see what it's like.
Ageia and their PhysX technology have taken some serious flack since they first introduced the idea of a dedicated PPU (Physics Processing Unit). Despite this however, they have struggled on, getting their hardware supported in many a popular game. Recently, Cell Factor also came into play, a game that practically runs like a PhysX benchmark. Just over a year on from our original PhysX review how have things changed and is there any difference between the two currently offered choices for a physics junkie; the BFG and the Asus? We hope to answer these questions in this review.