"Spider-Man has been in video games for quite some time now, and somehow his games have never hit the low point in licensed gaming. Sure there have been some sub-par installments, but nothing that rivals Super-Man 64 or Batman: Dark Tomorrow. I’ve been reading comic books since the wee age of eight and a majority of my collection from my youth are survival horror games and licensed video games."

"This isn’t about how amazing games like The Witness and Hitman were missing from the GOTY ballet. This isn’t about how Overwatch shouldn’t of been anywhere near the GOTY list at all, let alone winning the award. This isn’t about how the voting process is completely dumb. This isn’t even about how the show still airs in December before major games like Dead Rising 4 and Final Fantasy 15 are even released. (though seriously, why the hell can’t they do it in January? Or even the end of December..."

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is one of those games you can sink a lot of time into. There is of course the primary storyline, but you have a variety of online match options, the parallel quests, the different trainers, timed bonus events and more that can spring up at any given time. I sunk a lot of time into this title over the weekend and still have a ways to go before completing everything I want to. So over the holiday weekend, I decided to pair my play time experience with a fall favorite of ...

In the same year that the world’s collective socks were rocked off by the runaway phenomena that was Pokemon Go, we’re rounding out 2016 with the latest generation of the main Pokemon series: Pokemon Sun and Moon. The lead-up to the release of this new generation of Pokemon has been rife with promises of exciting new features and major overhauls to the Pokemon formula; question is, are all these changes enough to reinvigorate the long-running franchise?

Lethal VR puts you in the role of a police recruit, where you must improve your sharpshooting and knife throwing skills. You have to hit the various kinds of enemies, while avoiding all civilians. There are also other skill tests where you hit non-human targets of several kinds. A few levels even have you using multiple weapon types, where you have to hit each target with its matching weapon.

As you may have heard, there's this little game called Final Fantasy that just came out. We'll be getting reviews up for it, probably a Play Time showing the introduction, but my copy via GameStop came with a pretty cool little bonus as well called A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV. I'll get a review up early next week for this cool little retro-styled brawler. In the meantime, we have some quick video footage to show off below.

"Like many of you, we at VGU have got our hands on Final Fantasy XV and are looking to level up Noctis and the gang as quickly as possible. After a bit of exploring in the early stages of the game however, we hit the jackpot; 6000 exp and a boss taken out! Here’s how to nab that EXP and defeat a level 52 boss in the process."

LucidSound is committed to providing gamers with the ultimate experience in sound by creating high-end audio products at affordable prices. With there second headset, the LS20 they are out to show you can spend $100 and still get a quality sounding and made headset. Have they succeed? Check out John's review!

All my life, I've wanted nothing more than a proper successor to System
Shock 2. Bioshock was always way too easy, even on the hardest setting. 
Dead Space relied on jump scares and didn't create the necessary level of
existential dread. Hell, even Amnesia was just Myst on a very bad drug
trip. There hasn't been a game that blends claustrophobia, outright horror,
desperate combat, and the feeling that something is terribly, terribly
wrong in the same way as Looking Glass Games' cla...

There is something about stubborn-headed Orc-slaying and having an affinity
for beard growing that I find respectable. This craving is certainly filled
with this game, even with its many glaring flaws. It helps that the game is
based off a book of the same name, so the narrative is already defined for
the developers to adapt.

Valkyrie Drive Boob, er, BHIKKHUNI, is something akin to the fanservice equivalent of a 3D fighter combined with a hack and slash with platform elements. Bhikkhuni definitely won’t appeal to everyone, especially given the, er, “well-endowed” cast, but contrary to my expectations, the gameplay is solid, the soundtrack is good, and the plot isn’t as flimsy as I was expecting. Bhikkhuni is very similar to Senran Kagura Estival or Shinovi Versus, except with more focus on gameplay in stages, as o...

Colt Express is has arrived on iOS, Android and Steam. Developed and published by Asmodee Digital and Frima Studio’s, this award winning board game has finally gone digital. The digital version of Colt Express brings players many of the beloved features from the original with some nice additions. It joins a steadily increasing catalogue of Asmodee Digital games

I can remember the first time I played the first Tony Hawk Pro Skater game on the Playstation 1. It was incredibly addictive for me back then. I still remember spending a crazy amount of time searching for video tapes and other things that had nothing to do with skating at all. Over the past …

Zeds to the left of me, Zeds to the right and here I am stuck in the middle with… where did everyone go? Successor to the multiplayer-centric Killing Floor, Killing Floor 2 has just released from its Early Access for party based mayhem which will see anywhere from one to six players join forces in order to survive the onslaught of genetic abominations as they come at the survivors in waves. Quick disclaimer that if you are looking for a single player and narrative experience? You won’t find i...

Overall, Just Dance 2017 is a solid entry to the series and offers plenty of new content to justify its purchase. While the unlimited mode provides more content and features, I wish the game wouldn’t nag you about not using it. Like all previous games in the series, there are some questionable lyrics and dance moves. If you don’t mind some skin shown and twerking there’s plenty of fun to be had and calories to be burned by playing this game.

This week it is just Nevi and George, so they’ve decided to go off the rails and have some board game chatter. They also discuss which video games would make good TV series, if any. George also talks about the indie game Beholder where he plays a landlord who must report on his tenants to a shadowy government – scary stuff. I’ve just realised that I’ve written this out backwards to the actual events, but your clever people so you’ll figure it out.

Bonus point to people who can hear my budg...

When Pokémon Sun and Moon were originally announced, the Pokémon Company stated that the Alola region would be bursting with life. I couldn’t agree more, Pokémon Sun and Moon have created a world which feels genuinely alive, more so than any Pokémon game before it. It draws you in and keeps you entertained for its entire 30-hour main campaign and keeps you coming back for lots more in the post-game. All the Pokémon Company needed to do was perfect the mechanics and design from their earlier 3...

If you’re a fan of a good snowboarding game, then no doubt you will be intrigued by Ubisoft’s new release Steep which is out next month. This is the first snow sports game to be released by the developers, so you’ll want to know what to expect. Previously, game developers EA were churning out snowboard titles in a typical fun arcade style with the popular title SSX. So how will Steep measure up to the well-loved play style of SSX?

The holiday buzz is in the air, which for most of us means a lot of thinking about what gifts to get the ones we love. If you have a gamer on your holiday shopping list and need help on gift ideas, I’ve got a list of some of my favourite games this year to help you out. You’ll find a whole slew of great games that any gamer would be happy to get this holiday season.

Player movement in video games seems is an aspect that is often taken for granted or not much thought about. Games so often limit how you move through them; insurmountable knee-high walls or invisible force fields dictating what you can access. Movement often not really a “feature” and just a tool the player takes for granted; walking/sprinting through most first person shooters is identical. It’s not their fault, they’re just simulating walking and running, which aren’t the most exciting ac...

Video Games For Good is a book containing the collaboration of multiple artists celebrating how amazing games are. It focuses on the positive outcomes that video games have provided to them. Be that on how it has strengthened their family bonds, relieved stress, escapism or crafted new friendships. It’s a great little book filled with joy.

Circle has been extremely busy this year porting over Japanese digital exclusives, and while most have been great, Noah's Cradle leaves a lot to be desired.

"Rockstar has announced that there will be a third entry into the Red Dead series. What’s that you say? There are THREE Red Dead games produced by Rockstar? The whole series didn’t begin on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3? Nope, Rockstar released their first Western Americana game May 3, 2004 for the original Xbox and the PlayStation 2."

Destination Ares is a short but unforgiving resource management simulator. The player acts as the AI for a spaceship tasked with maintaining the happiness and healthiness of its inhabitants. As the crew attempt to escape a futuristic Earth, in favour of Ares, their chosen colonisation world.

It’s great to see kid friendly games available on the PlayStation VR platform. The cute monkeys and premise of shooting them with plunger arrows is bound to attract kids and aspiring archers alike. No matter what attracts you to this title, be warned that your arms will get a workout even though the move controllers are not that heavy.