Author: Paul Izod

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Google Cardboard – The £3 Oculus Rift

We’ve all heard about the Oculus Rift; the headset that promises to truly deliver a full Virtual Reality experience, dropping the player into a computer-generated world and letting them experience the world first-hand.

The tech has garnered a lot of coverage in the industry over the last few years, including a great deal of discussion regarding the shipping of the pre-ordered hardware. Read more …

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The Witcher 3 Made Me Humble

It tends to be quite rare that you, as a gamer, come upon the occasion that your pre-conceptions are proven to be wholly wrong, insofar as a game you’ve written off is concerned at any rate…

Let’s face it, if you’ve decided that a game isn’t going to be any good, you’re unlikely to pick it up and play it are you? I don’t know about you, but I tend to avoid paying upwards of £50 for something I actively expect to be rubbish.

Why’s this relevant? Well it just so happens that I didn’t have high hopes for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Indeed, I had virtually no expectations, as I’d written it of completely… Read more …

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Xbox One Needs To Come Of Age In 2015

It’s been nearly 18 months since the release of the Xbox One; just think about that for a second. It’s quite a long time, when you get down to it. The Xbox 360 had a lifespan of around 9 years, so by that reckoning we’re, what, 16% (or just under 1/6th for the fractionally-minded) of the way through this generation, if that longevity continues to this one.

That’s actually quite a way down the console’s lifespan, whichever way you look at it… Read more …