Author Archives: Hugh Simmonds

Next-Gen Controller Hands On

One of the most important parts of the console is the controller. With the PS4 and Xbox One just around the corner, and a couple of the editors here on Analog Addiction having finally gotten our hands on both controllers. Myself, PlayStation Editor George Sinclair and Xbox 360 Editor Nathan Manning share our views on [...]
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Eurogamer Expo 2013: Driveclub Hands On

What I played of Driveclub, Sony’s upcoming driving game from Evolution studios, was alpha code. That being said it looked really good. Driveclub at its core is a racing game where in what I played, you score points in different sections, be it how fast your average speed is, how well you drive round or [...]
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Eurogamer Expo 2013: Forza 5 Hands On

Let’s get the obvious out of the way first, Forza is a beautiful game in every aspect, from the cars to the track. Driving around the Laguna Seca circuit in a Ford Focus RS, going down the iconic Corkscrew it’s a seriously pretty game. Beneath that exterior there’s a very good driving game. Being played [...]
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Eurogamer 2013: Watch Dogs PS4 Impressions

Now before I begin I must stress that this preview of Watch Dogs is from a 10 minute live demo shown to us rather than actually getting hands on with the game ourselves. The game was being played on a Playstation 4 and looked great, the demo was set at night but the city of [...]
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Eurogamer 2013: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate Hands-On

We’ve seen and heard a lot about the eagerly anticipated Batman: Arkham Origins which is released on October 25th on all current-gen platforms. However, very little has been seen of its handheld counterpart Blackgate which is released on PS Vita and the 3DS on the same day as the console version. It takes place a [...]
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Splinter Cell: Blacklist Single-Player Review

Genre Stealth, Action-Adventure Platforms PS3 / Xbox 360 / Wii U / PC Developer Ubisoft Toronto / Ubisoft Shanghai (Wii U) Publisher Ubisoft  Platform Played On PS3 Splinter Cell: Blacklist is a welcome return for the franchise to its roots and reminds us that being Sam Fisher is hugely enjoyable. This is very much a [...]
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Testimonials in Football Manager 2014

Today Sports Interactive’s studio director Miles Jacobson tweeted the first of his weekday announcements of new features in the studios upcoming title Football Manager 2014. Football Manager 2014 will have testimonials the tweet can be seen below: For those who don’t know, testimonials happen in football when a player has played for 10 years with [...]
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Football Manager 2014 Announced

Today Sports Interactive officially announced Football Manager 2014, which will have more than 1000 enhancements from its predecessor. Alongside a statement, Sports Interactive released a slew of images of the game. An official statement from Sports Interactive that: “In addition to enhanced gameplay, FM 2014 also delivers a range of technical innovations, with the game available [...]
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New GTA V Screenshots: The Fast Life

Today Rockstar via Rockstar Newswire unveiled 11 new screenshots from the hugely anticipated game GTA V. The screenshots can be seen below and see the three main protagonists in some very different situations with some callbacks to previous games. In addition, we will be getting the first proper details regarding Grand Theft Auto Online in [...]
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Ashes Cricket 2013 Delayed To November

Today has seen publishers 505 Games announce the delay of the upcoming sports game Ashes Cricket 2013 game which was originally slated for release to coincide with the first Ashes series of 2013 which begun earlier this month in the UK. Last month the game had been delayed until July making this the second delay the game [...]
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Killzone: Mercenary Demo Footage Shown

There is new footage of Guerilla Games upcoming Vita shooter Killzone: Mercenary which is just under half an hour of gameplay. Guerilla Games is known for their technical ability and judging by the footage, looks to deliver a shooter to show off the power of the Vita. You can check out the footage for yourself below: Source [...]
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‘PlayStation TV’ Trademark Submitted By Sony

A trademark application has been unearthed from an IGN reader, by Sony for a service mark for something titled “PlayStation TV”, this would be a service much like Netflix. The application was created with the US Patent and Trademark Office on the 26th June 2013 and was last altered on the 29th June and can [...]
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PS4 Camera Not Cut To Beat Xbox One Price

Reports last week were that Sony cut the Playstation Eye out of the PS4 package in order to undercut the price of the Xbox One. This may not be the case according to Fergal Gara, Sony Computer Entertainment’s Vice President. Speaking at a Playstation event to TechRadar, Gara claims that the price was set well [...]
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Gran Turismo 6 Demo Impressions

Once you’ve downloaded the Gran Turismo 6 demo (which is shy over 1GB in size) you’ll see it is part of the GT Academy Qualifying Rounds. If you aren’t aware of what GT Academy is, it’s an academy where gamers have the opportunity to race for a real-world racing team. More importantly, this qualification system [...]
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Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara Review

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC & Wii U Publisher: Capcom Developer: Iron Galaxy Genre: Beat ‘em Up Platform Played: PlayStation 3 [Reviewers Note: The multiplayer portion of this gave is currently being reviewed and will be updated into the review in the next few days, as will the pros and cons.] Dungeons and Dragons: [...]
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