Monthly Archives: October 2016

Daily Joystick Podcast Episode 230 – I want to believe in the Switch, I really do….

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On this week’s episode of the DJ Podcast we discuss the latest news and kicking off we get back onto the Nintendo Switch band wagon as the dust begins to settle on the recent announcement hype. Also making news, Hello Games gets hacked and releases awkward tweets plus we discuss Bethesda’s recent announcement concerning early game reviews. These stories, plus Continue Reading...

Batman: Return to Arkham PS4 Review

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There are not many games that I simply love, not for the main character but the villain. Aside from Farcry 3, the only other contenders are the Batman Arkham games. When the announcement for Batman: Return to Arkham hit, I never thought twice about picking the games up (for the third time). Obviously, the story and gameplay would not differ Continue Reading...

Skylanders Imaginators Xbox One Review

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Skylanders Imaginators is the latest installment in the series and manages to change the formula enough to make it interesting for veterans and a wealth of fun for new comers.  Now you can create your own characters which adds a whole new dimension to the experience and makes Skylanders Imaginators one of the most fun platformers this year. Gameplay Skylanders Continue Reading...

Civilisation VI PC Review

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The latest in the long line of Civilisation titles and perhaps the most interesting to date. There’s plenty which is the same and then there’s plenty which is different. It’s hard not to know how to play this, but it will catch you in a number of traps. It’s a new game and it’s easily worth your time. Just set Continue Reading...

Daily Joystick Podcast Episode 229 – Will you make the Switch to Nintendo Switch?

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On this week’s episode of the DJ Podcast we talk all things Nintendo Switch.  That’s right Nintendo has finally released some information regarding their next console upgrade and we break down that 3 minute trailer and discuss as much as we can.  Also, we give our thoughts on whether we’ll be making the “Switch” so to speak. These stories, plus Continue Reading...

WWE 2K17 Xbox One Review

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WWE 2K17 is here and boy is it a mixed bag. WWE 2K16 certainly pleased wrestling fans alike, however is WWE 2K17 a stone cold stunner or nothing but a big show? With yearly releases, expectations for fresh new ideas are a must, and sometimes sadly are far and few between. 2K17 might do some things right but others down Continue Reading...

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Beta Preview Impressions

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Thanks to Bandainamco I got some hands on time with the closed beta for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. I am a huge fan of Dragon Ball Z and have been since waking up early before school to watch new episodes daily on TV. Dragon Ball Z has a certain spot in my heart so of course when presented with the Continue Reading...

Nintendo Switch World Premiere!

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In an introductory video released today at http://www.nintendo.com/switch, Nintendo provided the first glimpse of its new home gaming system and revealed that it is called Nintendo Switch. In addition to providing single-player and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a Continue Reading...

WRC 6 Xbox One Review

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Get ready to take on the world’s best rally car drivers in this year’s instalment of World Rally Championship 6 (WRC 6).  The scenery is beautiful, the terrain is always changing and the twists and turns are tight.  This is rally racing and its all here in WRC 6. Gameplay WRC 6 begins by building on the previous version which Continue Reading...

Sonic BOOM: Fire & Ice Nintendo 3DS Review

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Sonic the Hedgehog makes his return again in Sonic BOOM: Fire & Ice for the Nintendo 3DS. Is this title going to crash & burn like the other recent games or will it explode in the glory that early adopters of the loveable blue hedgehog remember? Gameplay Sonic the Hedgehog has been an icon for gamers for a long time Continue Reading...

Paper Mario Color Splash Wii U Review

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Mario is back and as thinner as ever in his latest adventure that takes Mario and friends to a new world that’s missing a lot of its colour, literally.  Can Paper Mario: Sticker Star win back the RPG fans of yesteryear with its new direction, and save Prism Island? Gameplay Paper Mario: Color Splash right off the bat is not Continue Reading...

Mafia III Xbox One Review

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Mafia 3 is an open world action adventure game brought to us by developer Hanger 13. Set in the late 1960s in a post-Vietnam New Orleans, Mafia 3 holds nothing back.  Before the game even begins we are presented with a message on screen from the team at Hanger 13 letting us know that the game may be offensive to Continue Reading...

Gears of War 4 Xbox One Review

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The war on planet Sera has raged for generations both with its own people fighting each other and the locust horde that devoured civilisation on Emergence Day.  A bloody war that lasted decades and claimed billions in lives is now over and life on Sera appears normal. 25 years have since passed and although everything appears fine, things are about Continue Reading...

Daily Joystick Podcast Episode 228 – Phil Spencer says “Don’t worry” about Scorpio’s price

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On this week’s episode of the DJ Podcast the team discuss Xbox One’s potential launch price as Phil Spencer says “don’t worry”. The team also discuss their thoughts further on PlayStation VR and discuss also the whole 30 vs 60 fps debacle that almost got Mafia 3 off to a bad start amongst PC gamers.   These stories, plus a whole Continue Reading...

EB Expo 2016 – Dishonored 2 Impressions

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Dishonored 2 is the sequel to the original title that released back in 2012 and was playable at this year’s EB Expo 2016 to attendees.  Fortunately we were given the opportunity to run wild with our hands on preview with no clocks or stop watches hanging over our heads, except for those in the game.  With no time limit in Continue Reading...

EB Expo 2016 – Sniper Elite 4 Impressions

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Among all the amazing games we got to play and see at EB Expo 2016, I was excited to get my hands on Sniper Elite 4, the next chapter in the series that is well known for its graphical presentation and bone-shattering detail, literally. Having been a player of the series since Sniper Elite 2, I had an idea on Continue Reading...

EB Expo 2016 – Mafia 3 Impressions

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Mafia 3 admittedly was a title that for some time had completely flown under my personal radar, that was until a few of weeks prior to EB Expo 2016. To my surprise, Mafia 3 had a very elegant old style/retro Hollywood movie theatre set up inside the expo and I was curious to see what it was all about. Although Continue Reading...

EB Expo 2016 Highlights

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The EB Expo 2016 has come and now gone for another year.  It was truly an amazing three days filled with video gaming goodness, cosplay galore and more merchandise than you could shake a wii mote at.  Below are some pictures from the event itself as well as a video highlights reel to boot. EB Expo 2016 Highlights Reel EB Continue Reading...