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Can’t Sign Into Xbox Live? You’re Not Alone

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UPDATE: They're back up and running with signins. Finally had some time to go try out this new casino in GTA so I booted up my Xbox. Strangely I was signed out of my Xbox Live account and even more strangely, I was unable to sign in at all. I took to Twitter to find I'm not alone. Is Xbox Live...

Crash Nitro-Fueled: A Blast from the Past!

There was only ever one karting game that has remotely managed to compete against the legendary Mario Kart series, and that's Crash Team Racing on the PSOne. Naughty Dog saw what Mario was on Nintendo, followed the formula and bang PlayStation success. It's one of those games that anyone from the original PlayStation remembers fondly and after the success...

The main announcements from E3 2019

That's it E3, the worlds biggest gaming show, is over for another year. The 3-day expo came to a close with some of the world's biggest publishers and console manufacturers showing the titles that will be coming out later in 2019 and beyond. Some games are announced for the very first time during the show, and many are available...

Simply the Best Racing Wheel: Thrustmaster TX Racing Wheel Review

There are three kinds of gamer: Gamers who game for fun and the story Gamers who prefer real-life simulation Gamers who land somewhere in the middle I'm the third kind. I like to enjoy my games, but given the right scenario, I love nothing more than a good simulator. Flight simulator with a flight control joystick was my game of...

Google Stadia: Which Games Will Launch In Ireland?

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The ultimate democratisation of gaming is here. Google Stadia will remove the need for games consoles, with Google hoping to do for gaming what Netflix did for movie rentals. Or perhaps, did to movie rentals. Serverside gaming means it doesn't matter what gear you have. All you need is a controller and a Chromecast along with a decent internet...

Google Stadia Will Launch in Ireland This November

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Time for some exciting gaming news. Google Stadia is officially launching later this year and even better still, it's coming to Ireland. Here's everything you need to know about the ultimate democratisation of gaming. What is Google Stadia? To be totally honest, I can see Google Stadia being the end of console gaming. The best way to describe Stadia is to...

F1 Manager Review: A Stupidly Addicitive F1 Management Game

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Back in the Eddie Jordan and Eddie Irvine days of Formula One, EA Sports released a cracking management game. You controlled every aspect of the team from part development, hiring drivers and bringing in sponsors. Many hours I lost to it. Unfortunately, F1 management sims are a niche interest and there hasn't been a follow-up. Until now. F1 has...

Google Stadia: Gaming Is About To Change Forever

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I enjoy spending some time on my games console when I have a couple of hours free. I'll admit, as I get older finding that time is more difficult. So, when I turn on my console only to find there's an hour's worth of updates, I get a little annoyed. https://twitter.com/martinmeany/status/1092525465632473088

Anthem – Game Review

Anthem only needed a couple of things to go right to be a success and at a glance, it's one of the most highly polished titles we've seen from one of the biggest developers in the world. It's a deceptive game in the sense that from the moment you see the world, it's characters and scenery you're...

eSports for Dummies: Seriously, They’re Proper Sports

Yup eSports are now officially a thing! Think back a couple years, the notion of a professional gamer was somewhat laughable, yet now they are one of the biggest growing "sports" with online viewing number growing by the day, so luckily we have put together our eSports for dummies guide! Traditionally, eSport games have been dominated by team based 3D...