"When it comes to watching the sport of ice hockey, I tend to avert my attention elsewhere. In the world of gaming though, I’m open to delve into anything from the sports genre, because it’s often more enjoyable participating than viewing. And so, when NHL 16 was launched by EA I was drawn in, curious as to whether it’d be suitable for a gamer that has played plenty of hockey games, yet still doesn’t really understand what’s going on."

"Available as a free download, the Star Wars Battlefront beta on Xbox One gives you the opportunity to experience a little of what is to come when the full game becomes available from the 17th November 2015."

With the Halloween season upon us, Cinelinx takes a look how video games manage to scare us through various gameplay mechanics, and why we can't stop playing.

The Star Wars Battlefront beta is upon us, ladies and gentlemen, and with the bout of testing swinging its doors open for all users across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC today, October 8, early adopters are really taking DICE’s licensed title out for a test spin.

Releasing on PC/Mac, PS4 and PS3 on Oct 20th, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on Oct 21st before arriving on iOS and Android come Oct 22nd 2015, ‘The Vault of the Traveler’ will no doubt round off Tales from the Borderlands nicely.

Coinciding with New York Comic Con, the latest trailer for Just Cause 3 highlights how the sandbox gameplay behind Just Cause 3 flows neatly from mission to mission, with Rico using his vast array of weapons and abilities to devastating effect.

Long time fans of the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater games have been waiting for a new game in the series for 13 years. The wait is now over, as the latest game in the series is here, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5. Famous pro skaters such as Tony Hawk, Andrew Reynolds, and Aaron “Jaws” Homoki make their return in this over-the-top, fast-paced, combo-fueled game.

Is this the game fans have been dreaming about? Let's take a look and see what Tony Hawk and Activision have in store for us this holiday sea...

"Castle Crashers was a return to the glory days of the beat-’em-up when it first hit Xbox Live in 2008. A sleek and cartoony take on a classic, then-forgotten genre. With a range of characters to choose from (initially four, but six in Remastered with yet more to unlock), up to four players get to tackle over twenty levels of violence in order to rescue princesses from a rogue’s gallery of amusing villains."

The Sony's PlayStation 4 finally follows the Xbox One's lead and is receiving a price drop in North America, the price drops also includes any bundles releasing this holiday season.

Announced yesterday, Far Cry Primal seems, on the face of it, something of a dare. It’s a Far Cry without the characterizing guns or all-terrain vehicles, and their oftentimes jocular collaboration; a first-person shooter where one’s bullet is a spear, and one’s gun is…well, oneself. Its Mesolithic backdrop – in which, for humans, marrow was as instrumental and elemental as water and fire – is one seldom seen in the medium, and it may be estranging enough that the question becomes why this is...

Button re-mapping is coming to all Xbox One controllers “soon,” according to a tweet sent out by Mike Ybarra, the Director of Program Management for Xbox. In a reply to another Twitter user questioning why controller configurations were only available for the upcoming Xbox One Elite controller, Ybarra stated, “It’s coming for all controllers soon.”

A recent article from EuroGamer reveals that the main character for Far Cry Primal will be voiced by Elias Toufexis, better known as the gravely voice of Adam Jensen from Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

A trailer launched today has revealed a new element to the challenge that’s offered to players in the MMO, Skyforge. Known as Distortions, this new aspect has been added to the game as an additional adventure for those at the higher levels.

"Each week EA Sports creates a FIFA Ultimate Team Team of the Week (TOTW) based on players in the real world that are in form for that week. Take a look at the team that will be available for one week from 7th October at 6pm."

"Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is continuing to receive new DLC and updates from Konami, but not in the way that you might expect. The company recently unveiled a new cosmetic pack containing individual costumes for Snake and the female soldiers at Mother Base, along with horse armor and some very controversial FOB insurance."

With the next WWE title dropping soon on some of the most powerful consoles the world has ever seen, 2K have today announced details regarding the downloadable content offerings, the Season Pass and indeed the Digital Deluxe Editions.

Continuing their series of pre-Fallout 4 animated videos showing the game’s S.P.E.C.I.A.L. features, the latest installment has now been released by Bethesda, and it showcases intelligence.

"Stairs does an excellent job of setting the stage and creating an atmospheric first-person action/adventure game that relies on smart use of tension and does not fall back on cheap jump scares all of the time. The end result is an interesting narrative with some good puzzle mechanics that remind us that it is in fact horror season."

We were fortunate enough to get our hands on the Star Wars Battlefront Beta before the general public, so we decided to drop our thoughts about the game so far. We're happy to report things are looking incredibly good at this stage, watch the video to learn more before playing the Beta on October 8th.

Have you been waiting patiently for Capcom to lift the lid on Resident Evil 7? Unfortunately, you may be waiting for a good while longer to get any news on the game, according to the series producer, Masachika Kawata.

Summer proved to be a busy month at the head offices at 2K, what with the reputable publisher unveiling both XCOM 2 and the latest installment in its crime noir series, Mafia III. Adopting a new approach over the pulp, New York-based action of its immediate predecessor, Hanger 13 surprised many a fan when it confirmed the threequel’s 1960s setting, opening up a fertile ground to tackle themes of racism and police harassment.

Halo 5: Guardians has officially gone gold, 343 Industries head Josh Holmes has said. In a blog post on Xbox Wire, Holmes wastes no time in thanking the fans for supporting the studio over the three years it has taken for them to develop Halo 5.

Many more triple A titles are getting micro-transactions placed within them with The Phantom Pain and Destiny joining on board the band wagon. But what does Dom think about this practice? Does it truly help or hinder the games and the industry as a whole?

While the game making utilities are still rough around the edges, there is still plenty of potential. Fortunately, the developers have been good about updating this software on a regular basis. Adventure game lovers will enjoy the campaign and the ability to create their own games. As great as Adventurezator: When Pigs Fly would be for kids, it has many moral issues that should be taken into consideration before purchasing it for them.

"Battle of the Bulge has several things going for it, from a clean interface and a solid multiplayer system. However, it sacrifices some depth in favor of a kinder learning curve. The end result is a fun and accessible strategy game that lacks some of the replay value of deeper strategy titles."