Review: Clockwork Tales – Xbox One

Artifex Mundi, developer of adventure game/hidden object hybrid titles such as Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart, are back on Xbox One with Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink – is it deserving of your hard earned? Read on!
Pleasingly, Artifex have made a confident and smooth port of the PC version. Using the same, user friendly control scheme that fans of the studio have become accustomed to, there is a striking visual flair to the beautiful painted screens you’ll find yourself navigating and, combined with its steam-punk trappings, Clockwork Tales: Of Glass and Ink is certainly unique.

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Hot Looking Indie Games In 2016

In all honesty, there are perhaps too many games launching in 2016, far too many that look good enough to demand the hard earned coins from our tatty looking wallets that barely hold enough to buy sufficient food for us to live off of. As such then, I thought it might be best to draw up a short list of those key indie titles that look appealing enough to perhaps compete with the very long list of AAA titles that are being released this year. I made a conscious effort to avoid any that were being published by a team other than the developer, which ruled out the likes of Three One Zero’s Adr1ft (published by 505 Games) and ColdWood Interactive’s gorgeous looking Unravel (EA) to name but two of them. Please be aware that there are still many other fantastic looking indie releases coming this year, and if you want to raise awareness of these, please don’t hesitate to heap praise upon your top prospects for this year in the comments, on Facebook and on Twitter… Continue reading

FATcast #28 – Bedminster De Niro

It’s FATcast time – and we’re 3 years old!

On the menu this time; The Witness, Bloodborne, Quantum Break, rubbish local celebrity look-a-likes, The Division and more!

Thanks for listening and here’s to 3 more years – download or stream from the link below:

Hate Box: Why The Hype Train Needs To Crash


This weekend saw E3 2015 come to a close – another year of shameless willy-waving, showboating, empty promises and of course, a seemingly never ending golden piss stream of CGI trailers and hollow vertical slices of gameplay we’ll never experience. There was great stuff too of course, but that’s been covered at length in many outlets elsewhere. What I want to talk to you about is bullshit. Pure, unadulterated bullshit. Continue reading

Can Syndicate Revitalize Assassins Creed?


Assassin’s Creed Syndicate was finally revealed yesterday in a bold PR move from Ubisoft. After the lukewarm reception of the bug-plagued Unity, developers Ubisoft Quebec needed to come out with all guns firing – but can they give the series the boost it needs or are the game playing public suffering from Creed fatigue?

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