Features

In search of the Wii U’s rarest game

The arrival of the Switch signals the end of the Wii U. This means those keen to keep up with current trends will likely turf out their Wii U collections in order to fund Nintendo’s exciting new plaything. In a month or two from now, Wii U sections...

Five games we’d like to see on Switch

As much as we’d like to see the esteemed likes of The Witcher III, Overwatch and Battlefield 1 on Nintendo Switch, it’ll never happen. The system simply lacks the horsepower, and the fact that Nintendo has opted for cartridges probably doesn’t help the current software situation either. It...

Google Daydream View: a view

What’s VR for? It’s still early days for this latest generation of screen-strapped-to-your-head technology, and it’s yet to find a completely convincing purpose. Virtual reality could yet go the way of 3D TV, but for £69, Daydream isn’t an unreasonable punt to take. Now to be clear, the...

2016: Six hidden gems

This year has been an odd one for the gaming industry. Although the annual sequels and franchise updates have been leaps and bounds over their predecessors – Titanfall 2 and Watch_Dogs 2, in particular – their sales have been slower than anticipated. We imagine this has left many...

2016: Five forgettable games

Compiling this feature was a tad tricky as we’ve seen far fewer stinkers in 2016 than years prior. There were plenty of average games – Alekhine’s Gun, Carmageddon: Max Damage, Mighty No. 9 and TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan spring to mind – but nothing truly terrible. We’re talking...

Xbox 360 and PS3 games for kids

The last-gen formats have reached the age where they’re being handed down to younger siblings, with the Xbox One and PS4 taking pride of place under the main TV instead. Both consoles have also fallen in price heavily over the past year or so, making them affordable (and...

Xbox One trials with achievements

We miss the days of the XBLA, a time where every new release included a demo version. Not only was this a fool proof way to avoid a duffer, but also a good way to discover hidden gems. Every single digital arcade release could be tried before buying....

Eight things that didn’t exist 15 years ago

Games Asylum is 15 years old this weekend, which means we can finally watch Die Hard. Yippee ki-yay indeed, melon farmers. Much has changed since 2001, so to wish ourselves a very bloody happy birthday, here are eight things that didn’t exist 15 years ago when we started...