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17
Feb
2012

App Creation #40 – Game Inspiration – Midnight Pool


When sat in your local tavern, your eyes often wander over to a pool table – tempting you with its green cloth, shiny balls and blue chalk. Venturing over, you are often disappointed by the rows of money indicating people reserving the next game or the glistening sticky cues with other individuals’ residual sweat in residence. Lovely!

Give me a Break

15
Feb
2012

App Creation #39 – Game Inspiration – Let’s Golf 3


Well it certainly is a jolly nice day. The sun is shining, the birds are tweeting, the grass is trimmed to perfection and a set of individuals not shy of a brisk walk are preparing themselves for a very serious sport indeed.

All Part of the Course

6
May
2010

FIFA World Cup 2010 South Africa for PlayStation3 – HD Video Review

Every four years, our hearts are constantly broken as each time we dare to sit down to watch the latest and possibly greatest sporting event to appear on our televisions. We raise our expectations oh so high and far from learning our lesson from previous tournaments, we repeat our silly footballing traditions by standing up every time when we think our team have scored, shouting at the manager’s poor choice of substitution and wondering how on earth the goal keeper saved that magnificent shot, denying your team victory.

1
Nov
2009

FIFA Football 10 Review for Xbox 360 – Striding onto the Pitch with Confidence

fifa10_mag_07_wmIf your admiration for the football series continues for another spectacular year, make sure you read my latest review on FIFA 10 for the Microsoft Xbox 360:

No sooner have I finished one FIFA review does another sequel appear on the store shelves and yet again I am teased by all manner of EA advertisements and information regarding their latest masterpiece. FIFA 09 pummeled the opposition into the ground even converting the hardcore fans of the ‘other’ rival series over to their fold. This shocked the fans of both factions yet Pro Evolution Soccer has not reacted very well to the challenge and instead seems to be sticking with what now is considered a pretty dated formula.

FIFA 10 has it all and enough to satisfy even the most judgmental footy fanatic. Although this is sounding like a conclusion at the start of the review, you probably already knew from its predecessor that the hard work was already completed and now it was just a matter of adding some new features and animations as well as tinkering with the visuals.

Link: FIFA Football 10 Review for Xbox 360

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17
Aug
2009

My Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 Review for the Xbox 360 – Slowly Advancing Forward

tigw10multiscrntournamentatmosphere1Here is my review for the Xbox 360 version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10. There are improvements as ever, but the slow progression forward is a little disappointing for those who play each years installment:

I have reviewed so many Tiger Woods games for the Xbox platform that introductions almost seem unnecessary at this point. I am sure we all know what the series is all about and the slow progression when it comes down to graphical and gameplay advancements, yet they are the best golf games available.

One of the new challengers to the mighty Tiger Woods PGA Tour franchise for the Xbox 360 though ironically comes from the same series, but on a different platform. The Nintendo Wii now sporting the extra sensitive Wii Motion Plus controller, allows the golfing experience to shine like never before. Yes the graphics may feel limited compared to our next generation beasts, but the immersion benefits have turned a few Xbox and PlayStation users heads to the little white box of joy. So what does the high definition version offer for those of us who don’t want a Nintendo Wii?

Link: Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 Review for the Xbox 360

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