Kinect

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...

Belated Kinect mini-reviews

It’s questionable if the Kinect is going to play as big a part in the Xbox One’s future as Microsoft once believed. Indeed, by all accounts the original Kinect is dead – Microsoft even chose not to feature the usual ‘Better with Kinect’ branding on the recent Zoo...

Dodgy devices and hideous handhelds

There’s a Hong Kong-based online retailer where, hidden away from the official console bundles and realms of third party peripherals, there’s a peculiar section titled “Other videogame consoles”. Here you’ll find a variety of dubious looking handhelds of all shapes and sizes, pre-loaded with hacks of NES games...

Borderlands 2’s broader lands

Borderlands 2 has been creating a buzz ever since it was first announced. Reviews suggest the hype hasn’t been for nothing. UK magazine GamesMaster had the first review, where it bagged a resounding 95%. That was then followed up with a 9.0 from IGN. “Borderlands 2 preserves the...

Raccoon City’s AI needs brains

Capcom seemingly learnt nothing from the forgettable Resident Evil: Outbreak series on PlayStation 2 – Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City has been getting some terrible reviews, including a 3/10 from gamesTM. GamesMaster also reviewed it this month but didn’t give it a score as they weren’t able to...

Junk Fu

Our Kinect has been dusted off and the living room furniture has been moved around. This can only mean one thing – a new free game has been added to Kinect Fun Labs. The catalogue of gadgets on Kinect Fun Labs is quite large now, but most aren’t...

Metacritic’s worst of 2011

This’ll be the third year running that we’ve rounded up Metacritic’s worst games of the year, so we assume it’s a tradition for us now. This year though we’ve left out downloadable games because otherwise this article would be based mostly on incredibly bad DSiWare and WiiWare games,...

Twisted Twister tales

A can of imitation Red Bull and a packet of fizzy sweets lead to us starting a daft topic on Twitter – fake achievements for the very real Twister Mania for Kinect. Behold our sugar rush induced musings: Got off the sofa! (North America only) – 15G Don’t...

Kinect Drab Labs

Last time we visited the free to download Kinect Fun Labs we were left feeling more than a little disappointed. Although the presentation of the gadgets it contains was imaginative in places, you’d have to be a special case to want to play around with any of them...

Winter Stars

Just think – in an alternative reality Winter Stars could be a game based on the stars we see on TV over the festive period. Gene Wilder as the original Willy Wonka, Sean Connery in one of the old James Bond films and Home Alone’s Macaulay Culkin. Maybe...

See Sonic run. Run, Sonic, run.

So here it is, Sony’s big Christmas game – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Reviews have so far included 9 from EDGE, a 10 from Destructoid and 5/5 from The Guardian. Eurogamer caused a little bit of a fuss on the internet by giving it an 8 – they...