Outriders review – fountains of gore and hilarious carnage | Games

The first proper gun you pick up in Outriders, the latest looter-shooter where you run around sci-fi warzones blasting everything that moves, detonates enemies’ bones. While perhaps not the sort of thing you would bring up at the school gates, this bodes extremely well. You pick up that gun, read Continue Reading

Hitman 3 review – a wild bacchanalian backdrop to bloody escapades | Games

It is when I am shot by two armed guards while attempting to steal a banana from a desk that I realise Hitman is a game of contradictions. On one hand, it is a deadly serious assassination sim; on the other it is a slapstick comedy, where you can disguise Continue Reading

Next-gen gear: what you need to get the most out of your PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X | Games

This month we welcomed a new video game generation with the thrilling (if rather limited) arrival of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 machines. Whether you’ve already received your shiny new console (and not a bag of cat food), or you’re hoping a plucky relative has managed to secure Continue Reading

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X could Face Supply Shortage – Tempemail

Microsoft’s Xbox Series X could be in short supply over the next few months – according to Xbox CFO, Tim Stuart. He believes that “we’ll continue to see supply shortages as we head into the post-holiday quarter, so Microsoft’s Q3, calendar Q1”. “We’re gonna have more demand than we do supply, Continue Reading

Xbox Series S and X Delays to be Expected in South Africa – Tempemail

Attention all gamers! Microsoft Xbox Series S and X consoles – which were expected to be available in South Africa today – will be delayed at certain retailers. “Due to some unforeseen logistical challenges, some stores in South Africa may receive their stock of the Series X | S on Continue Reading

Battle for control: why the age-old console wars show no sign of stopping | Games

It is an exciting time in video game world: two new consoles, the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, are arriving this month. With a long, lonely Covid winter ahead, it is tempting to splash out. New machines bring with them the promise of new worlds, as leaps in technology Continue Reading

Xbox Series X and Series S review: no-nonsense, next-generation gaming | Games

The world was a different place in 2013, when Microsoft launched the Xbox One. Back then, the company was pitching consoles as living-room entertainment centres, with picture-in-picture display and built-in Skype and TV integration. The new Xbox models – the Series X and Series S – are comparatively no-nonsense. They’re Continue Reading

Crash Bandicoot 4: another 90s video game icon returns | Games

Crash Bandicoot is back, and it’s about time. No, really – the latest instalment, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, picks up where Crash Bandicoot: Warped left off 22 years ago, back when every other game had to star an anthropomorphic animal. This is actually the eighth Crash game, for Continue Reading

Whisper quiet and super fast: a hands-on preview with Xbox Series X | Xbox series S/X

Until now, it’s all been marketing. Every feature, every technological advancement, promised for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, have been untested. But over the last three weeks, Microsoft has been sending out preview units of the Series X to journalists around the world. Just as the company blinked Continue Reading