Jack Joly

I’ve been playing videogames since I was about 8 years old. The first ever console and game I got was a red Gameboy Pocket with Pokemon Red.

Bioshock Infinite Review

Bioshock Infinite Developer: Irrational Games Publisher: 2K Games Platform: Xbox 360 (reviewed), PS3, PC Release Date: 26th March 2013 Price: $59.99 Buy Now Overview: The thing about infinity is it’s infinite. It knows no bounds, goes on forever. The thing about Bioshock Infinite is it does have bounds; as a game it’s limited by what the hardware it is running on is capable of, and by the pre-defi...

Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion Review

Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion Developer: DreamRift Publisher: Disney Interactive Platform: 3DS Release Date: November 23rd Price: £29.99 – Available Here Overview: As the Disney song goes, “When you wish upon a star, Makes no difference who you are. Anything your heart desires, Will come to you.. If your heart is in your dream, No request is too extreme…”. One wish long-standing gamers ...

Hitman: Absolution Review

Hitman Absolution Developer: I/O Interactive Publisher: Square-Enix Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox 360 (Reviewed) Release Date: November 20, 2012 Price: $59.99 – Available Here Overview: Agent 47 has been making bald cool since he first set foot the gaming scene. With the red tie and suit ensemble, not to mention the barcode tattooed onto the back of his head, he’s looking a bit conspicuous to be ...

Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Review

Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D Publisher: Reef Entertainment Developer: Reef Entertainment Platform: 3DS Release Date: 30th November Price: £24.99 Overview: In all my years of gaming, until playing Real Heroes: Firefighter 3D I had never come across a fire fighting game, including that of the same name which appeared on the Wii (minus the 3D that has added to emphasise the fact that it is on the 3DS)...

Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition Review

Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition Developer: Rising Star Games Publisher: Rising Star Games Platform: Xbox 360 (Reviewed), PS3 Release Date: 9th November (UK), 31st October (EU) Price: £29.99 Overview: The current generation of consoles, specifically the Xbox 360, has proven itself to be a popular and simple means to resurrect a number of Dreamcast games; last year’s Dreamcast Collection being anoth...

Shifting World 3DS Review

Shifting World Developer: Fishing Cactus / Armor Games Publisher: Rising Star Games Platform: 3DS Release Date: 28th September (EU) Price: £14.99 – Available Here Overview: Alongside the review game for Shifting World came a set of drink placeholders, each with a different optical illusion. I’ve always had a liking for optical illusions and the way they can play with your mind, so naturally ...

Assassin’s Creed III launch trailer ready for watching

Ubisoft has released the final piece of the marketing puzzle for Assassin’s Creed III. The launch trailer is here and the game will soon be making its merry way to players at the end of the month; either on 30th October for the US or 31st October for the UK. Although it doesn’t offer up a whole lot in the way of new gameplay footage, the trailer is well finished, managing to show most ...

Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut coming exclusively to PS3

A cult game if I ever saw one, Deadly Premonition divided opinion of both critics and players, receiving full marks from some while others didn’t rate it at all. Devout fans of the game, however, will be pleased to hear Rising Star Games is helping to bring a Director’s Cut edition of the game to market, exclusively for the PlayStation 3. New and exclusive features include; a new scena...

Metro 2033 half price on Xbox Live until 22nd October

Prepare yourself for the sequel with the game that started it all. Metro 2033, THQ’s doomsday shooter, is half price for a limited time on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Starting today and running until Monday 22nd October, Metro 2033 is available at a 50% reduction, sitting pretty at $9.99 / £5.49 / €7.49. Set in the shattered subway of a post-apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intens...

Boulder Dash XL 3D Review

Boulder Dash XL 3D Developer: Catnip Games/FirstStar Software/Ludosity Publisher: Reef Entertainment Platform: 3DS Release Date: 5th October Price: £19.99 – Available Here  Overview: Catnip Games was tasked with updating an old classic for Xbox Live Arcade and PC and in 2011 Boulder Dash XL was excavated from the craggy, ancient ruin of 1984’s Boulder Dash. The developer did a stellar job, r...

Rome: Total War Anthology Review

Rome: Total War Anthology Developer: Creative Assembly Publisher: SEGA/Avanquest Software Platform: PC Release Date: Out Now Price: £19.99 – Available Here Overview: Welcome to Rome. Welcome to war. And now, welcome to 2004. Back then, playing Rome: Total War meant going to the past in the sense of recreating the great Roman campaigns rather than in the sense of revisiting an older game. But...

WBIE announces Game Party Champions for Wii U

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced the existence of Game Party Champions which will be a Wii U exclusive. Not the first in the Game Part franchise, it will put its own Wii U orientated spin on the mini-game compilation this Christmas. With the Wii U GamePad players can compete in classic games such as ping pong and skill ball, and modern favourites such as table hockey and hoop s...

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