Adam Philbin

No one plays with the Bat Man

This week sees the release of a hotly anticipated bat-based sequel that has so far remained hidden in the shadows, muttering quietly in an oddly deep voice. Batman: Arkham Origins makes its way on to Xbox 360 and PS3 (and PC), alongside Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate on the...

GTA still reigns

This week’s UK chart looks quite familiar, with GTA V on top of the charts, sitting above FIFA 14. There is however a new entry at #3, in the form of Skylanders: Swap Force, Activision’s latest attempt to sell children more plastic figurines. Pokemon X and Y fall...

Grand Theft Auto V – Review

It took just 72 hours for Grand Theft Auto V to make more than $1 billion, recouping its massive development cost many times over and making it the fastest selling console game ever. You’re probably already playing it, enjoying the expansive world and occasional hooker killing. Which makes...
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Tom Clancy’s The Division wins E3

On the console front, Sony clearly gave Microsoft a bloody nose last night. However, both the PS4 and Xbox One were slightly lacking in amazing new first party titles, so it was left to Ubisoft to come up with one of the most impressive new titles of the...

E3: Sony’s late night conference fun

There are high expectations for this year’s E3 conferences. Microsoft filled in the blanks surrounding the Xbox One, and now it’s Sony’s turn to elaborate on the PlayStation 4. Specifically, what will it actually look like, and how excited should we really be? You can watch the video...

THQ’s WWE games – Smackdown and out

If you’re a wrestling fan, there’s a good chance you could be a thirteen year old boy. Coincidentally, THQ’s WWE SmackDown! series has been dominating the wrestling videogame scene for just over thirteen years. So THQ’s WWE games could be all you’ve ever known, virtual wrestling-wise, if you...

Not a Real Racing 3 review

Freemium gaming has no shortage of critics. It’s understandable, given that such games have earned a reputation for nickle and diming their players. EA have taken the concept further than ever with Real Racing 3, their attempt at combining the freemium model with AAA production values. The result?...

A year of PlayStation Vita

We almost didn’t notice, but it turns out the PS Vita is one year old this weekend. Being the modest little handheld that it is, we thought we’d bake it a cake and surprise it with the birthday bumps! When the PS Vita was first announced in January...

What’s inside Pete’s cube?

So Peter Molyneux’s “social experiment” Curiosity – what’s inside the cube has been out for two days now, and at the time of writing more than 396,000 people have tapped away at the giant cube, destroying more than 163 million cubelets. The big question remains – what is...

Android Gaming on the Nexus 7

Last month Google unveiled their entry into the tablet market, with the Google Nexus 7, the budget-priced 7” Android tablet that aims to surpass the Kindle Fire and potentially Apple’s iPad. The Nexus 7 finally started shipping last week and I was lucky enough to take delivery of...

Epic Astro Story, Paper Monsters & Gnomes

Though it was released quite a few months ago, Temple Run is the game dominating the App Store today – yes it’s free, but it’s also high up in the Top Grossing chart, thanks to the sheer volume of downloads and in-app purchases. Tiny Tower developers NimbleBit rightly...