Author Archives: Ben Taylor

About Ben Taylor

Well, after 4 years lurking in the darkest corners of YARS, it's probably about time I updated this profile. I'm Ben, one of the senior editors here, and outside of scribbling on here, editing and finding pwetty pics to put in reviews, I'm studying 'Game Cultures' at uni. That's...that's game development in simpler terms, I don't spend my time analysing pixelated toes to determine whether they're 'art' or not. Anyway, I generally write to either save people money on utter crud or at least make them smile in some wry way with my bitterness and general disdain. If you're not laughing with me, you're laughing at me, and hey, that's progress in my books. :)

Take a more practical approach to the zombie apocalypse with ‘How To Survive’

505 games are launching ‘How to Survive’ on XBLA, PSN and Steam in a bid to not only release a unique IP, but teach us something practical in the process…about weapon crafting. Featuring a robust…

Need for Speed makes its next-gen debut with ‘Need for Speed: Rivals’

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), today announced Need for Speed™ Rivals, an action/racing game created by an inspired new development team, using a powerful engine and delivering next-generation gameplay. Need for Speed Rivals is being developed by EA’s…

‘Thief’ stayed elusive in last nights ‘Xbox One’ event, but it’s on its way.

Eidos-Montréal®, the award winning studio behind the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, is excited to announce today that THIEF™ is being developed for  Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. “The team at…

Xbox One. At Best: A nifty multi-functional device. At Worst: A MIND-READING KILLING MACHINE.

Why is this little opinion piece a tad late? I threw my laptop straight into the bin as soon as Microsoft’s ‘Entertainment will grow a brain’ promo came on. Xbox One is HAL 9000. Seeing…