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World Cup and Hot Summer Cause Big Drop In Gaming

Whether you blame the football or a heatwave, it seems more players have left their consoles behind this July to interact with their fellow humans. The World Cup period saw a 21% drop in started games and 15% fewer unlocks.

Posted 2 days ago by Sam Quirke, 4 comments

Poll: Do You Replay Your Video Game Choices, Or Stick With Them?

Telltale have announced a feature for The Walking Dead's Final Season allowing players to essentially re-roll their Clementine related choices ahead of release to rebuild the character. Would you do such a thing?

Posted 7 days ago by Sam Quirke, 10 comments

Activism Through Gaming: A Conversation with Tigertron's James Mielke

You've saved the world a million times in games by now, but what are you doing to save your own world, here and now? Tigertron is hoping its debut game, Jupiter & Mars, will move players to find their inner eco-activist.

Posted 12 days ago by Mark Delaney, 2 comments

Poll: Which August 2018 Releases Are You Excited For?

It's August, which means its time to look ahead to the releases due this month and decide which we're most excited about. Will you pick any up before things really start to kick off in September?

Posted 14 days ago by Sam Quirke, 39 comments

Poll: How Important Is The Platinum Trophy To You?

Over on TrueAchievements, there's been a bit of a backlash against No Man's Sky having non-rounded gamerscore achievements. The nearest we have to this sacrilege is trophy lists without a Platinum. Does it matter?

Posted 19 days ago by Sam Quirke, 39 comments

Easy Trophy Lists Are The Vita's Last Lifeline

The Vita is on its last legs. Hovering around its dying flame are the trophy hunters looking for an easy list, and that might be something for game creators to tap into if they want to make some sales before the end arrives.

Posted 25 days ago by Sam Quirke, 19 comments

Poll: What's Your Opinion on Limited Edition Consoles?

Insomniac's Spider-Man is getting the limited edition console treatment. You can pre-order a fancy red Pro or Slim with Spidey's emblem across the top plate. But would you ever do such a thing? Let us know in this week's poll!

Posted 28 days ago by Sam Quirke, 29 comments

The Best 2018 Games You Might Have Missed

With all of the triple-A spectacle crashing into the PlayStation Store this year and a whole bunch more to look forward to thanks to E3, you'd be forgiven for missing these smaller gems that launched in 2018. Check them out.

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 11 comments

Poll: Are You Playing H1Z1?

Fortnite might be dominating the headlines, but PlayStation 4's H1Z1 beta has quietly amassed 10 million players as of June, up 5.5 million from May. With no trophy list, have the TT community gotten involved?

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 9 comments

Top Five: Scene-Stealing Performances from the DualShock

When it comes to PlayStation's brand, the DualShock is as iconic as the logo. Over the years developers have found a way to bring the beloved game pad into the action, and here we celebrate the best implementations.

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 7 comments

Poll: Which Game Has The Best Photo Mode?

PlayStation 4 allows for easy access to Photo Mode and has a whole ton of beautiful games to try it out in. Which is your favourite game to stroll around and take snaps in?

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 15 comments

PlayStation Need to Respond to the Microsoft Threat

Microsoft's E3 show might have been light on tangible gameplay but it was big on the future roadmap. They're building better reputation now and solidifying a path to the future. PlayStation simply aren't engaging at all.

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 41 comments

Poll: If PlayStation Now Let You Download Games, Would You Subscribe?

Sources are murky at best, but rumours are starting to swirl that Sony might be adding the option to download games from their PlayStation Now service. How do you feel about it?

Posted 1 month ago by Sam Quirke, 16 comments

E3 2018's Lost Games: Seven No-Shows We Hoped to See

So E3 was pretty good. We had all kinds of major hitters coming out and looking really good, but spectators may have noticed that some of the players didn't quite make it onto the field. This is their story.

Posted 1 month ago by Kevin Tavore, 4 comments

E3 2018 Made It Harder Than Ever to Resist PlayStation VR

As someone who doesn't own a PlayStation VR, I've never felt more jealous of those who have picked one up than I do right now. E3 2018 was full of exciting game reveals for the headset. Maybe now is the time?

Posted 2 months ago by Sam Quirke, 6 comments

Poll: What Did You Think of PlayStation's E3?

Taking the long view of Sony's conference, quite a lot of stuff was talked about and revealed -- even if the main show didn't impress everybody. What was your opinion of Sony's E3 presence this year?

Posted 2 months ago by Sam Quirke, 17 comments

Top Ten Games to Watch at E3 2018

We covered the many rumors swirling around E3 earlier this week and now today we dial back the speculation and look at just the games we know will be at the show. Here are our ten biggest games to watch at E3 2018.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 1 comment

Poll: What Part of the E3 Press Conferences Are You Most Excited For?

For most people taking in E3 from the comfort of their own homes, the press conferences are the true highlight of the hectic week. But which element of those pressers are you most looking forward to?

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 5 comments

E3 2018 Rumor Roundup: Splinter Cell, Rocksteady's Superman, and More

It feels like E3 has been spoiled this year more than most. What hasn't been outright spoiled has often still been rumored or teased. With the big week approaching, we examine some of the event's loudest whispers.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 0 comments

7 Burning Questions for E3 2018

E3 is nearly here, which means rumors and reports have reached a fever pitch. We look at one burning question for each publisher putting on a press conference in this E3 2018 preview.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 7 comments

Poll: What's Your Most Anticipated June 2018 Release?

It's now June and that used to mean two things: E3 and a quiet month of new games. That second part is no longer true though. Exciting games consistently come out in June these days, and this year is no different.

Posted 2 months ago by Mark Delaney, 20 comments

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If you’re new to EVERSPACE, or haven’t checked in since its release last year, you’ll want to hop into the cockpit to try the "Encounters" expansion.

Posted 3 months ago by Rich Stone, 1 comment

Poll: How Do You Feel About Sony's Plans For The Next Generation?

A Sony executive recently suggested in an interview that a new PlayStation generation is at least three years away, giving the company time to make a big leap. How do we feel about a provisional 2021 date for PlayStation 5?

Posted 3 months ago by Sam Quirke, 17 comments

Poll: Will You Give No Man's Sky a Second Chance?

No Man's Sky had a terrible time at launch for a number of reasons, but one thorny issue was the multiplayer that was seemingly promised but never appeared. Apparently it's now on the way, but is it too late?

Posted 3 months ago by Sam Quirke, 30 comments

What's On Your E3 2018 Wishlist?

For forward-thinking gamers, the next month will probably feel like a drag. The anticipation of E3 can be hard to navigate, like the few weeks before your birthday as a kid. Here's what's keeping us up at night. Share your list!

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 15 comments

Poll: Which Of Sony's E3 Headliners Are You Most Excited About?

We now know the four key games Sony are planning to cover at their E3 Showcase. But which game are you most excited to hear more about?

Posted 3 months ago by Sam Quirke, 16 comments

Top Five EGX Rezzed 2018 Games You Shouldn't Miss

Of those that we haven't already highlighted, we've chosen the show's most standout titles that are definitely heading to PlayStation 4.

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Smith, 5 comments

Poll: What's Your Most Anticipated Video Game Release for May 2018?

May has arrived. For many of us that means the warmer weather is approaching and if you're in school, you're almost not. Now is a good time to check out what's coming this month to stores, including another big PS4 title.

Posted 3 months ago by Mark Delaney, 19 comments

Ranking The Top Five Call of Duty Campaigns

Call of Duty campaigns may soon be a thing of the past. If it's true this year's game will be without one and if it sells well anyway, we may have seen the last story mode for the series. That makes for a good time to look back.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 9 comments

Poll: Old School or Reboot, Which Version of Tomb Raider Do You Prefer?

The latest Tomb Raider is on the way, making the rebooted version of Lara Croft now three games old. Is this new and more cinematic vision for the franchise your preference, or do you like to keep it old school?

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 15 comments

Video Games to Play if You Like HBO's Westworld

HBO's latest hit series, Westworld, returns for a second season tonight. Its first season was a critical darling telling thoughtful tales of human versus AI conflict. For more of that itch to be scratched, try these video games.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 2 comments

The Best Opening Scenes in Video Games

They say first impressions are everything. Whether you're in a job interview, on a date, or writing a list for a popular gaming outlet, you have to start strong or you'll lose your audience. Here are gaming's best openings.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 9 comments

Poll: Will You Play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 If It Doesn't Include a Campaign?

If rumors are to be believed, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will launch this fall without a story mode and with a battle royale mode. With this huge story swirling, how does it make you feel about the game's prospects?

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 15 comments

Poll: What's Your Position on PlayStation VR?

PlayStation VR has been around for about a year and a half now. While it hasn't lit the world on fire, Sony continue to support the hardware and interesting games arrive regularly. How does the TT community feel about PSVR?

Posted 4 months ago by Sam Quirke, 20 comments

Mending What Has Broken: Unravel and the Urgency of Our Lives

2016 brought us our first game under the EA Originals banner. Coldwood Interactive, who was until that point known mostly for skiing games, created Unravel, and with it left a timeless message for all of us to consider.

Posted 4 months ago by Mark Delaney, 3 comments

Poll: Which Upcoming PlayStation Exclusive Are You Most Excited For?

While Microsoft tentatively steers a course towards more console exclusives, PlayStation is still happily churning out new and unique experiences to get excited about like it's no big deal. What upcoming games are on your radar?

Posted 4 months ago by Sam Quirke, 26 comments

Color Splashes and Epic Crashes: Interview with ONRUSH Director Paul Rustchy

If you haven't heard of ONRUSH just yet, our interview with the Game Director behind Codemasters' newest racing IP is a great starting line -- and if you are in the know already, our interview reveals some brand new details too!

Posted 5 months ago by Mark Delaney, 0 comments

TT Exclusive: Talking Project CARS 2 With Slightly Mad Studios

With the release date for Project CARS 2 rapidly approaching, we manage to grab some time with Rod Chong and Stephen Viljoen to discuss the highly anticipated racing title.

Posted 11 months ago by NexusGrunt, 0 comments

Old Time Hockey is Bringing Lawlessness Back to the Ice

Old Time Hockey is leaving today's modernized style of the game behind in favor of reliving the former glory days of the sport.

Posted 1 year ago by Marc Caccamise, 2 comments

In Case You Missed It: Toy Story 3

2010's Toy Story 3 is a reminder that not all movie tie-ins are best left to the bargain bin. If you missed Toy Story 3 before, there's a whole toy box worth of reasons to give a try. Strap on your cowboy boots and saddle up.

Posted 1 year ago by Mark Delaney, 2 comments

Should We Be Concerned About Mass Effect: Andromeda?

We now have a release date for one of 2017's biggest, most exciting releases. Mass Effect: Andromeda is upon us, but the game's development history since its reveal seems to indicate we may be best to proceed with caution.

Posted 1 year ago by Mark Delaney, 8 comments

TGN Debate: Battlefield 1 vs. Titanfall 2 vs. CoD: Infinite Warfare

This holiday saw releases for three major FPS games, and as we all know only one of them can be the best. So if you're heading into the holidays unsure which one that is, we can help.

Posted 1 year ago by Kevin Tavore, 2 comments

Four Things That Mass Effect: Andromeda Can Learn From The Witcher 3

With BioWare showing off more of one of 2017's biggest games on N7 Day, we compiled some suggestions for Andromeda to take away from The Witcher 3, which set a very high bar for action RPGs.

Posted 1 year ago by Mark Delaney, 0 comments

TGN Top Five: Games To Keep You Company This Halloween

It's once again time for candy corn, costumes, and creatures. Whether you go out or stay in this Halloween, here are a few of our favorite games to keep you company.

Posted 1 year ago by Brandon Fusco, 14 comments

Let's Talk About Neo

Now that PlayStation 4.5/4K/Neo has been confirmed to exist, it's time to dig in to what this means. Let me try to assuage your fears about the end of gaming as we know it. If not, it's ok, I brought my flame retardant suit.

Posted 2 years ago by Brandon Fusco, 16 comments

TT Predicts: What We Can Expect From E3 2016

As E3 looms ever closer, Munch and Brandon give their predictions on what to expect from the conferences, what they hope to see and stuff that we are unlikely to see.

Posted 2 years ago by MunchMagic1986, 7 comments

CDF Starfighter Comes to Play Blackpool

Set 350 years into the future, a darkness is about to consume the Galaxy, causing the extinction of the human race. The CDF are the elite star fighter pilots that are tasked with saving humanity as we know it.

Posted 2 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 2 comments

TT Top Five: Games That Need A Movie Adaptation

We take a look at five video games that could possibly work on the big screen.

Posted 2 years ago by MunchMagic1986, 27 comments

Sociable Soccer First Gameplay Preview at Play Blackpool

Back in 1992, a football game called Sensible Soccer was released on Amiga, Atari ST and DOS. From a top-down view, players used a simple control scheme to play fast-paced end to end football. As well as featuring editable teams from national and club levels, something unusual for a game released ar

Posted 2 years ago by Rebecca Smith, 1 comment

TT Top Five: Intros and Prologues

Not all game intros are created equal. Some start with a massive gut punch or an amazing sight that stays with you long after the final boss, but nothing establishes tone and gets players interested like a great intro. In honor of the action packed intro of the recently released Uncharted 4: A Thief

Posted 2 years ago by Brandon Fusco, 25 comments