PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Review

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Review

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on PC

There are few games that have reached the enormous presence that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds did in 2017. Overtaking Counter Strike: Global Offensive and DOTA 2 as the most played game on Steam a few months after the early access started, Battlegrounds has reached a level of popularity in the PC gaming community that is rarely seen at all. However, with the recent release of the 1.0 version, how does PUBG hold up outside the confines of early access?

For the uninitiated, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a fresh take of the battle royale genre, seen previously with titles like H1Z1: King Of The Kill. As the match starts, you and the other 99 players choose when to parachute out […]

Blue food, live streamed workouts and hitting the great outdoors - it's the new health trends of 2018

Blue food, live streamed workouts and hitting the great outdoors – it’s the new health trends of 2018

2018 will see the return of HIIT workouts as well as classes being livestreamed at home 2017 saw everything from mindfulness and Hygge to clean eating and ditching sugar, but what will the coming year bring for health and wellbeing?

Susan Griffin finds out from the experts… Food for thought

Expert: Frida Harju-Westman, nutritionist at the Swedish-based health app Lifesum ( lifesum.com )

The return of carbs This year I expect to see the return of carbohydrates in a big way. In recent years people have turned against them and we’ve seen a rise in the popularity of carb-free or low-carb diets, such as the ketogenic diet . But people are slowly increasing their carb intake.Innovations in bread and pasta-making […]

The Best Upcoming Video Games of 2018

The Best Upcoming Video Games of 2018

2017 was one of the best years for gaming in recent memory with plenty to play on PS4 , Xbox One , PC , and Nintendo Switch . 2018 promises more of the same with a packed schedule, promising a wealth of games regardless of your platform of choice. From being a pirate to slaying fantastic beasts with a blade that turns into a gun, here’s what we think you should be playing in 2018, across the main gaming platforms. God of War (PS4)
A franchise which needs no introduction, the upcoming God of War sees series protagonist Kratos shed some of his rage-fuelled persona, playing a more mature role what with his son joining the fray in […]

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Monster Hunter: World, and Other Games Releasing in January 2018

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, Monster Hunter: World, and Other Games Releasing in January 2018

It’s New Year’s Day 2018, and January has some new games to check out. However, while October, November, and December saw a healthy number of titles for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC, January is a lean month. The one bright spot is if, you’re a fan of role-playing and fighting games. Here are some of the new games you can play in January 2018.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition
Street Fighter V was far from the sale success Capcom hoped it would be, though its had a bit of a comeback with a steady flow of updates and new content. All of it comes in a single package now, as Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition.

In a welcome […]

‘Black Mirror’ Watch: Talking to David Slade, the Director of “Metalhead”

‘Black Mirror’ Watch: Talking to David Slade, the Director of “Metalhead”

“Metalhead” is the only episode of Black Mirror to date that cannot be read as an allegory. It’s not a satire, or a morality play, or even a cautionary tale. Instead, the penultimate installment of the Netflix anthology series’ latest season is 42 lean, tense minutes of pure action, following one woman (Maxine Peake) in her desperate, futile flight from a deadly robot attack dog she triggers by breaking into an abandoned warehouse. The vast majority of the episode, shot in stark black and white, features no dialogue or actors other than Peake. There’s almost no world-building: We don’t know who built the robot, or why, or what happened to the world to make it as eerily postapocalyptic as […]

The legendary creator of 'Super Mario' explains why he tries not to hire gamers to work at Nintendo

The legendary creator of ‘Super Mario’ explains why he tries not to hire gamers to work at Nintendo

Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto AP Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto, best known as the creator of "Super Mario," "The Legend of Zelda," and other hit franchises, is trying to make room for the next generation of leaders at the company.

Miyamoto actually prefers not to hire gamers; instead, he looks for candidates with other skills and interests.

Gamers want to perfect what already exists, while Nintendo is about experimentation and finding new ways to have fun, Miyamoto says.

You might think that being a gamer would give you a leg up for a job at Nintendo, one of the world’s leading video game companies.But it actually could hurt your chances.As part of his plan to take […]