Claire Phillips

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

Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Collector Edition Unboxing

Ubisoft have unveiled an unboxing video for the Collector Edition of Assassin’s Creed Revelations.  Along with the latest adventures of Ezio Auditore da Firenze (solely responsible for the little Italian I know), players who hand over the extra cash for the Collector Edition can look forward to the following bonuses: CD copy of the game soundtrack Assassin’s Creed Revelations Artbook &...

Trackmania 2 Canyon ready to race!

Update – Full review for Trackmania 2 Canyon The newest entry in the hugely popular online racing series is now available for download. A PC exclusive, Trackmania 2 Canyon has already been running a multiplayer beta over the past month or so, and in two weeks of that time players from 83 countries have taken part, making over three thousand tracks with the built in creation tools. Alongside ...

Bodycount Review

Bodycount Developer: Codemasters Publisher:Codemasters Platform: Xbox 360, PS3 (reviewed) Release Date: September 2, 2011 Price: $26.47 (buy here) Overview: This article is coloured by the fact that only two days after I received my review copy of Bodycount the division of Codemasters that developed the game was shut down, leaving 66 people jobless. Whilst Codemasters emphasised a ‘restructu...

Crimson Alliance Review

Crimson Alliance Developer: Certain Affinity Publisher: Xbox LIVE Arcade Platform: XBLA Release date: 7 September 2011 Price: 1200 MP (3 class pack), 800 MP (one class pack), Free Trial (here) Overview: Crimson Alliance has a tough act to follow. As a top down action-RPG it falls roughly into the same genre as the incredibly well received Bastion, released only a few months ago. Developed by multi...

Max Payne 3 trailer only days away

Rockstar cetainly aren’t ones to beat about the bush! Only a day after promising lots of Max Payne 3 news over the coming weeks, the company have announced a release date for the game’s first trailer,  complete with its own piece of artwork. We’re getting a closer look at Max himself this time round, all blood and stress and booze. What the trailer itself will feature hasn’...

Max Payne 3 poster and screenshots

Now that Max Payne 3 has been given an official release date (March 2012), it seems that Rockstar are more than happy to get the hype bandwagon up to speed for their latest release. The developer’s official Twitter feed seems happy to answer questions on the title, confirming that the game will use the Euphoria physics engine and that despite earlier talk of a replacement for the now older M...

A Game of Thrones Genesis release date set

It’s safe to say that since the release of the TV series, a Game of Thrones and the rest of the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ books have become a bit of a phenomenon. The incredibly detailed fantasy setting, packed full of warring houses and their bannermen, is perfect material for a strategy game, and developers Cyanide Studio have taken on the task of bringing the world to life for ...

Xbox Live release schedule – new and coming soon

It’s that time again! Here are the up and coming releases set to lighten your wallet over the next couple of weeks: Xbox LIVE Arcade: September 7 Crimson Alliance Free Trial Leedmees for Kinect 800 BloodRayne Betrayal 1200 Skydrift [Europe only] 1200 September 14 Radiant Silvergun 1200 Red Bull X-Fighters 800 Game Add-ons September 7 Crimson Alliance 800 (1 character) or 1200 (set of 3 chara...

Borderlands fans – Gearbox want your views!

With Borderlands 2 in the works for a 2012 release, developers Gearbox want your input on the franchise. A short survey has just gone live, with a handful of questions about the things that are important to you about the game and it’s sequel. What’s most important to you about enemies? Do you want different options for vehicle control? Do you want to be able to smash that little introd...

Limited Edition Uncharted 3 Controller Announced

It’s beige. It’s brown. It’s cartographic fantastic! (I had to, I apologise!) Sony Japan has just revealed that a limited edition Dualshock 3 controller will be released alongside Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception when the game debuts there on 2 November. So far this is only scheduled for a Japan release, but with Uncharted being such an internationally popular franchise it wo...

Call of Duty Elite – Essential Info!

Hot off the heels of the Call of Duty XP event comes more details of Activision’s dedicated online service. Call of Duty Elite has been built especially for the franchise and will go live on the same day as Modern Warfare 3. Come November 8 players will be able to choose from a Free or Premium membership to get access to the service, which will also be backwards compatible with Black Ops. Th...

Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of Neverwinter – Beta Preview

Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of Neverwinter is the latest release into the Neverwinter universe from Atari and Liquid Entertainment. Having played the closed beta for a few days, I’ll attempt to give you a detailed rundown of how the game works so far, and throw in a bit of opinion on the way. Any questions or comments are more than welcome, and for more of an introduction to the game chec...

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