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FIFA 20 changes

FIFA 20 is due to be released later this year and in preparation for the big launch, we’ve decided to take a look at all of the changes that we can expect in the latest instalment in the FIFA franchise.

As with each new release, the pressure is on the developers, EA Sports, to improve the game and take into consideration the views and frustrations of the game’s fans when trying to figure out which areas they would like to give a specific focus to.

 

This year has seen many highly anticipated releases for all consoles from the likes of The Division 2 to Days Gone.

One game which has had a somewhat surprisingly successful launch has been World War Z which was released back in April and continues to do well in terms of collective mindshare and sales.

Now, the game has received its first major update since it’s launch. The arrival was detailed in the post-launch roadmap and this update is completely free.

World War Z Game Review
Sonic Mania

It’s time once again for everybody to come aboard the hoooooo train.

OK, admittedly, there aren’t any pimps up in this house, however, I can go one better and announce that it’s time for us to start getting excited about the free PlayStation Plus games for June – a fair trade? I think so.

 

In the past, I’ve made no secret of my love for The Last of Us.

In my opinion, and many others, it’s one of the best games that have ever been released on console and, since its release, no game has quite hit the high standards set by the game.

The Last of Us 2
Xbox Vs PlayStation

For those of you who aren’t aware, PlayStation have their own subscription based service called PlayStation Now. The subscription service has over 600 games which are free to play on both your PlayStation console and on a PC and the games are available to download directly onto each device.

This service has been steadily growing since 2016, along with the catalogue of games that the service provides and during a recent strategy meeting, PlayStation have revealed that the number of subscribers for this service has now reached 700k.

 

Microsoft are currently going through a process of improving their integration with PC’s and Laptops and one more improvement which they’ve recently launched is the new Xbox Game Bar which is available for devices with Windows 10 installed.

Originally, the Game Bar was released last month, but now a full overlay, which appears to mimic Nvidia’s GeForce Experience or Discord was made available yesterday.

 

Xbox Game Bar
The Division 2

The much anticipated first instalment of The Division 2’s raids, Operation Dark Hours, has finally landed. However, it’s not quite been plain sailing so far and the game mode has come with its fair share of problems.

It’s been well document just how difficult the raids actually are – especially on console. The game mode has only been successfully completed a number of times with the first one taking a staggering amount of hours to complete.

Similar to the PSN name change that we’ve been treated to recently, Sony are trying to up their game and make their PlayStation Network (PSN) more appealing to fans by making it a more enticing package in general. This is done by offering new features such as backwards compatibility, which is due with the arrival of the PS5.

PlayStation Plus Free Games

Following on from the brilliant World War Z, Playstation owners have been treated to Days Gone, an open-world zombie apocalypse style game which sees you taking on more hoards of undead while trying to survive for as long as possible.

 

 

Now, with the upcoming release of Days Gone, it’s fairly easy for people to have missed that the game version of World War Z was released. After all, there wasn’t exactly a great deal of hype surrounding the game and it kind of slipped in unnoticed save for a few adverts and some releases of the gameplay footage – but there was something about it that got me excited.

Read more to find out what

World War Z Game Review
Tom Clancy's The Division 2

If you were excited by the announcement of Raids coming to The Division 2, hold your horses – They’ve been delayed.

Find out more

If there is one thing that we have in common, it’s that we all love a good bargain.

It’s true that once we get Christmas over and done with, we all look forward to the January Sales as it brings with it a chance to spend our Christmas money on some discounted items, helping us get more bang for our buck.

Introducing the Xbox spring sale! Up to 65% off digital games! See which games we recommend in this list!

Xbox Spring Sale
PlayStation Plus Free Games

When you signed up, you were given the chance to create a PSN name which would become your online ID and it would be the name that people on the PSN would get to know you as. At the same time, everyone started to create their names but many didn’t realise that, once a name was chosen, you were stuck with it and were unable to change.

 

In games such as these, skill is certainly of the essence. Also, you need patience and good communication if you’re working in a team. If you know someone is near, you need to communicate this with your team mates. If you know where a supply drop is, you need to communicate this with your team mates. When you’re working in a team, there is no ‘I’ because, the better equipped your team is, the better your chances are of survival. 

Apex Legends Review
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It’s not really a surprise when you consider that FIFA has been one of the most (if not the most) popular games each and every year. It consistently tops the charts on its release and every year it’s one of the most pre-ordered games as football fans get all excited to get their hands on the latest edition of EA Sports’ long running football series.

 

Read why what flaws we think there are.

When games with a popular and almost cult-like following lands on our consoles, it’s not unusual to see a slew of rumours regarding the state of the game, updates, patches and DLC come flooding through.

With Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, there is no exception and rumours have been coming thick and fast for the game – which is surprising for a game which isn’t even a month old.

The Division 2 DLC
EA Sports UFC 3

With each game they are learning from their previous mistakes and creating a complex yet accessible engine to replicate the unpredictable thrill of the sport of MMA.

However, there’s always room for improvement. And with the fourth game likely to come within the next year, here are 5 things that we want to see in EA Sports UFC 4.

Nothing in life is free, except for, of course, Playstation Plus games.

That’s right, it’s that time of the month where we begin to eagerly anticipate the announcement of April’s free offerings for subscribers of the Playstation Plus service.

Free Playstation Plus Games
resident evil 7 biohazard Review

It’s not all that often that you see a long-running game franchise take big risks but that’s exactly what has happened with the latest instalment of Resident Evil – Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.

The game starts with your character, Ethan, receiving a mysterious email from his missing wife. Once received, he then ventures to the creepy Dulvey Plantation to uncover the mystery and find his wife.

Read our full review

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy Review PS4

For those of your who have had consoles for many-a-year, you’ll remember the time when consoles had mascots. Staple games that featured solely on that particular console.

Sega had Sonic, Nintendo had Mario but it wasn’t until the 90’s until Playstation got their de-facto mascot in the form of Crash Bandicoot.

Read our opinions on the Crash Bandicoot remake

 

 

Crash Bandicoot Review

International Women's Day - Lets celebrate women in gaming

International Women's Day - Let's celebrate women in gaming

It’s no secret that over the last few years, the gaming world has taken huge strides towards becoming an industry which is more inclusive of females and female gamers.

Here are our thoughts.

Doom review on xBox one

To say that Doom was the world’s first first-person-shooter would be wrong, however, it’s safe to say that Doom was one of the games that went on to completely revolutionise and define the FPS genre.

Anyway, why not take a quick read of our thoughts on Doom.

doom review

Has a patent revealed a new feature of the Playstation 5?

playstation 5

There has been many-a-rumour circulating regarding the supposed release date for the Playstation 5, but the strongest signals seem to suggest that the console will be dropping at some point in 2020.

 

Read more about this here!

Playstation Plus March 2019 Free Games

So, February has now officially been tossed aside like yesterday’s jam and we welcome in the month of March with open arms on a promise that it banishes the winter weather until at least November.

Playstation are making sure your transition through the months are epic though with the upcoming list of free PS games.

Read our blog about this!

Free Playstation Plus Games

For Honour Review on PS4

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If, like me, you like to take advantage of Playstation Plus’ free monthly giveaways, you may have been a little bit excited to see this months offering: For Honour.

 

Well, we had a lot of fun testing this out, and this review tells you why.

The Division 2: Brands and bonuses explained

Brand sets are one of the new additions that will feature in The Division 2 and they apply to all of the armour pieces that you can acquire as you grind your way through the post-apocalyptic Washington setting.

Why not read our opinion on this here.

division 2 beta level cap

Steep review on PS4

Steep Review

Let’s just admit something right off the bat: Snowboarding is awesome. Skiing is awesome. Jumping off a cliff in a wingsuit is awesome but I went into this game with visages of Tony Hawkes Pro Skater 2, expecting to do sick stunts and land them consistently to rack up incredibly high scores – this isn’t that.

Anyway, why not read what we thought of the game

Was I right to return Call of Duty?

In the early days, Call of Duty was considered the best shoot ’em games around. The online and campaign mode were just incredible, but it feels as the versions and years have gone on, has Call of Duty somehow been getting worse? 

Read our opinions on Call of Duty and in particular, Black Ops 4.

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What was with the Division 2 BETA level cap?

division 2 beta level cap

So, the Division 2 private BETA has been and gone and gamers have had a small taster of the cover-based shooting action which is going to come with the full release of the game in March. 

 

 

Why not read what we thought about the Beta version here.