Descenders (Xbox One, Early Look, Video)

Descenders (Xbox One, Early Look, Video)

Hey guys, something a little different this time as I take a look at Descenders now on Xbox One in Game Preview. Joel’s early look on PC. Descenders was provided to us by Xbox/No More Robots for Xbox One. It was looked at on an Xbox One S and X. For more on Descenders make sure you tune in to BXB’s Bits and Bobs; our regular podcast available on iTunes.

Deep Rock Galactic (Xbox One, Early Look, Video)

Deep Rock Galactic (Xbox One, Early Look, Video)

Hey guys, something a little different this time as I take a look at Deep Rock Galactic now on Xbox in Game Preview. Deep Rock Galactic was provided to us by Ghost Ship Games/Coffee Stain for Xbox One.  It was covered on an Xbox One S and X.  For more on Deep Rock Galactic make sure you tune in to BXB’s Bits and Bobs; our regular podcast available on iTunes.

Descenders (PC, Early Look)

Descenders (PC, Early Look)

Firstly some background. I’m actually a passionate mountain biker, and for the past decade I’ve been spending the odd weekend traveling around the UK throwing myself down various trails. I’ve even tested my mettle in the occasional competition. Despite my love for the sport, I’ve never really imagined it as something that would successfully transfer over to the Video Game world, and as such I can therefore state that I didn’t really expect much from Descenders. But even I was left pleasantly surprised.

BEST GAMES OF 2017 – BEN’S TOP 10

BEST GAMES OF 2017 – BEN’S TOP 10

Well 2017 was certainly a year huh. Can’t say I will miss it due to all the impending global nightmare shenanigans. But for myself and for BXBGames it was another good one. We had a raft of excellent games to play and it would seem like I played most of them… Not quite all, and most of them not to completion, but I dabbled with many and that’s always fun even if it does create an almost ADD gaming habit that means I rarely play games just for the sake of…

BEST GAMES OF 2017 – RICHARD’S TOP 10

BEST GAMES OF 2017 – RICHARD’S TOP 10

If my massive backlog of videogames is any measure, 2017 was alright. A bit too alright. With Nintendo back on form, there was barely a reprieve from awesome releases. In a way, this was a tragedy: some of the most well-regarded releases of the year, sat on my grubby list of shame. Here’s hoping for a shit 2018, then. In the meantime, here’s 10 games I did play, all of which were good enough to justify typing out some words of enthusiasm. Yay, enthusiasm!

BEST GAMES OF 2017 – JOEL’S TOP 10

BEST GAMES OF 2017 – JOEL’S TOP 10

As far as years goes, and pushing aside the political state of the world, 2017 has been fairly good. My personal highlight is obviously the birth of my second son last month, but it’s also my first complete calendar year with the BXB team and in that time I’ve got to try some games that I most certainly would never normally play. Along the way experienced many different emotions, surprise, disappointment, anger just to name a few, but most of all I’ve had fun which is at the end of…

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (Xbox One, Early Look)

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (Xbox One, Early Look)

Early Access is a term that has become ever more prevalent in the video games world. The intent as I see it is to allow smaller studios to fund games during development by offering discounts to those willing to persist with an incomplete, and often unstable, experience. The reality however feels much more like a mechanism for developers to cash out early and move on to other, newer, things seldom delivering a complete product. It has however become the spawning grounds for some innovative and refreshing gameplay experiences.

Marvel and DC Are Battling For Fighting Game Superiority

Marvel and DC Are Battling For Fighting Game Superiority

Fighting games are getting big again and this is welcome news for old-school gamers. There was a time when it looked like classic fighters were on their way out, but thanks to competitions like the annual EVO tournament and new entries in the Street Fighter and Tekken series they’re more popular than they’ve been in years. And it isn’t just established franchises that are responsible for the resurgence of fighting games. New properties and fresh takes on more niche series have exploded onto the scene. One major reason for the…