Claire Phillips

Loves – sci-fi, gaming, movies, purple, photography, David Tennant, reading, doodling, writing.

Around the World with Rayman Origins – can I go too?

November’s going to be a big month in the gaming world, too big even (from the perspective of my bank account and productivity levels!). Assassin’s Creed Revelations, Modern Warfare 3, Skyrim – that’s a lot of hours lost right there. But the November game that I’m actually most excited about is… Rayman Origins. Sure I know the rest will be fantastic titles, but ...

Mercury Hg trailer rolls in

Mercury; liquid metal, ultra poisonous, lives in thermometers, rather shiny, symbol Hg, star of tilt-the-blob puzzlers…? And thus we have Mercury Hg, releasing on XBLA and PSN on September 28. The Mercury series has actually been around for a while now, debuting on Sony’s PSP all the way back in 2005 and making an appearance on the Wii with Mercury Meltdown Revolution. As you may have ...

Gordon Freeman is back…in Renegade Ops?

It’s been a while since everyone’s favourite silent, bespectacled scientist has shown up, and I’m guessing this isn’t quite the way in which anyone expected a return – allbeit a cameo one. Gamers who have been holding out for the PC version of twinstick shooter Renegade Ops will in return for their patience get the added bonus of having Gordon Freeman and his buggy as...

Haka-tastic Rabbids celebrate the Rugby World Cup

I have to extend thanks to Ubisoft for brightening up a rainy Saturday with this gem of a video! Those Raving Rabbids get everywhere, and now it’s the Rugby World Cup’s turn for some barmy little bunny action. In honor of this years Kiwi hosts the Rabbids have got their own, shall we say, unique, version of the All Black’s haka. The next title in the popular party game series is ...

Ratchett and Clank take on Z’Grute in new gameplay video

With less than a month to go until everyone’s favourite Lombax returns to consoles, Insomniac have let loose another gameplay trailer for Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One. With the madcap weapons already showcased it’s time to check out one of the creatures that you’ll actually be using them against – the Z’Grute! As ever with the series there’s plenty of humour thr...

NCIS game is heading your way this October

What has 20 million primetime viewers, #1 ratings in the US, nine seasons and (to date) no videogame adaptation? Assuming you read the article title on your way here you will of course know that I am talking about NCIS. The police procedural drama is all set to make its debut in the video game universe, with a release coming to the Xbox 360, PS3, PC and Wii this October 27. Gamers in European, Mid...

New Game of Thrones Genesis Trailer

Thrones fans looking for their George R R martin fix are in luck – PC strategy title A Game of Thrones Genesis is only a week away from release, and a new trailer has been released today complete with swooping landscape shots, beefy blacksmith, and most importantly – lots of dragons! With the author on board as a story advisor the game should remain faithful to the books, and will allo...

The Blackwell Deception: coming soon

Got a point and click adventure itch? Well Wadjet Eye Games are on hand with a new entry in their Blackwell series – The Blackwell Deception. The studio is the same one behind the sci-fi noir themed Gemini Rue, which picked up a lot of critical praise for it’s gripping storyline, truly smart puzzles and entertaining characters (see here for CC’s own review). Like previous entries...

Renegade Ops Review

Renegade Ops Developer: Avalanche Publisher: SEGA Platform: PSN, XBLA (reviewed) Release Date:   Price: $14.99 (USD) , 1200 Microsoft Points (buy here) Genre: Action, Shooter Introduction Renegade Ops is a top down twin stick shooter with combat that is entirely vehicle based. It was developed by Avalanche, the studio behind the Just Cause series, and boy can you tell. Renegade Ops even uses the s...

Heroes of Neverwinter finally in Open Beta!

If you didn’t manage to grab a spot on Atari’s Dungeons and Dragons Facebook game whilst it was in closed beta, you’ll be happy to know that the game has now moved into the open beta stage! Subtitled Heroes of Neverwinter, the game uses 4th edition rules for both combat and character development. Players can choose to play as a rogue, wizard, warrior or cleric, hiring fellow adve...

Gears fans – want your own COG armor?

Want your own COG armor? Well this one of a kind suit (minus the lancer, underclothes and boots) could be yours! What’s the hitch? Well to get an entry code you have to purchase one of Calibur11’s fully customised Gears of War 3 Vaults, released today in the UK and available on their website for 69.99 GBP. As previously reported, the Vault is specially designed for the Xbox 360 Slim mo...

Spider-Man: Edge of Time to feature new costume

There’s a new Spider-Man in town, and his name is Miles Morales. That’s right, Peter Parker is no more (in one branch of the comic book universe at least!). The change was announced a while back, but the new character is still getting into the swing of things (sorry) with the release of Ultimate Fallout #4. It  makes perfect sense that a new Spidey would have a new costume, and the fol...

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