Andrew Ogley

Andrew Ogley (Nexus Grunt)

Andrew has been writing for TA since 2011 covering news, reviews and the occasional editorials and features. One of the grumpy old men of the team, his mid-life crisis has currently manifested itself in the form of an addiction to sim-racing - not being able to afford the real life car of his dreams. When not spending hours burning simulated rubber, he still likes to run around, shoot stuff and blow things up - in the virtual world only of course.
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Past Cure Gameplay Video Reveals Essential Skills

Developer Phantom 8 reveals some of the gameplay mechanisms, techniques and abilities available to players in the upcoming stealth-action title PAST CURE.

Posted 11 days ago, 6 comments

The Adventure Pals New Trailer Released

Developer Massive Monster shows off its new madcap and zany 2D side-scrolling adventure. Featuring zombie pirate cats, post-apocalyptic dinosaurs and hot dogs that poop explosive mines, it promises to be anything but conventional.

Posted 11 days ago, 8 comments

Black Mirror Gameplay And CGI Trailer Released

With the release only a matter of days away, THQ Nordic wants to remind us of the psychological horror that awaits those that enter the dark mansion in the reimagined version of the classic horror trilogy.

Posted 25 days ago, 6 comments

System Shock Remastered Edition Releases Development Update Video

One of the all-time gaming classics is getting a modern day makeover. The latest development clip reveals just how the game is progressing with gameplay from one of the new levels.

Posted 1 month ago, 17 comments

Relic Hunters Legend Reaches Kickstarter Goal

Rogue Snail has announced that their new twin-stick shooter has exceeded its Kickstarter goal, even so far as reaching its first stretch goal, the curiously named "Asteroid Dungeon".

Posted 1 month ago, 2 comments

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night New Developer Update Released

Work continues on the Kickstarter supported and highly anticipated IGAvania title from Koji Igarashi. The short video clip shows gameplay from one of the courtyard areas in the title.

Posted 1 month ago, 6 comments

Surviving Mars Gets New Developer Video

Developer Haemimont Games reveals what is going on behind the scenes of the upcoming city-building survival simulation title, Surviving Mars.

Posted 1 month ago, 7 comments

Forza Motorsport 7 Latest Patch And New DLC Details

It's been a busy week for the folks over at Turn 10 Studios as they have released the largest update yet for Forza Motorsport 7 alongside a new car pack including some historic racing cars.

Posted 1 month ago, 29 comments

Fortnite Releases Latest Patch

Fortnite's new patch brings changes to voice chat and improved loot drops, plus a whole plethora of smaller improvements across the various game modes.

Posted 1 month ago, 7 comments

Resident Evil 7 Reveals A Few More Of The Horrors From The Upcoming DLC

The latest trailer for the new DLC pack reveals a few more details of what lurks below in the dark and claustrophobic mines for Chris and his team, and it's not very welcoming.

Posted 1 month ago, 27 comments

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Need For Speed Payback Review

The latest installment in the long-running franchise mixes a Hollywood-style tale of revenge, open-world arcade racing, and elements from other titles in the genre, leaving the player with a strange sense of déjà vu.

Posted 18 days ago, 28 comments

NASCAR Heat 2 Review

NASCAR Heat 2 captures the essence of the sport but that's to its detriment too. Racing amongst the pack is great fun, but you have to be a fan to see past the presentation and enjoy continually racing around circles.

Posted 1 month ago, 7 comments

Forza Motorsport 7 Review

Another magnificent entry in the Forza franchise with great cars, great visuals and great racing. It may no longer be the most innovative racing title but it still sets the benchmark in production quality and playability.

Posted 2 months ago, 48 comments

Project CARS 2 Review

Project CARS 2 is a massive step forward for the franchise and perhaps for the genre too, with a brilliantly immersive single-player mode. However, online is a very patchy hit and miss affair.

Posted 3 months ago, 22 comments

F1 2017 Review

Just like the real life competition, F1 2017 has been refined and improved on just about every level. Last year's iteration was a big step forward but this year's title goes even further -- this is simply the best yet.

Posted 3 months ago, 17 comments

Dead by Daylight Review

Four hapless, defenceless and unarmed characters, trapped within a grisly arena and pursued by an unstoppable, relentless, maniacal killer armed with a savage weapon. Predictable outcome? It's anything but.

Posted 4 months ago, 22 comments

Dirt 4 Review

In Dirt 4, Codemasters has effectively bundled two rally games into one by making it accessible to fans of all levels and abilities. This is for gamers and sim fans equally, no one is left out. It's a remarkable achievement.

Posted 6 months ago, 18 comments

MXGP3 – The Official Motocross Videogame Review

Milestone has taken advantage of the Unreal engine to bring even more detail to the world of Motocross racing. The title looks better than ever and possibly plays better than ever. Arguably, Milestone's best title to date.

Posted 6 months ago, 3 comments

World To The West Review

World To The West is fun little adventure puzzler that harkens back to the early Zelda games. A gentle title that's very pleasant and entertaining without being too taxing and stressful and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

Posted 7 months ago, 7 comments

The Sexy Brutale Review

One of the most innovative and memorable titles in a long time, The Sexy Brutale is simply brilliant. Tequila Works have crafted a gem of a title that deserves to become an instant classic. It's exquisite and a delight to play.

Posted 7 months ago, 12 comments

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TA Exclusive: Talking Project CARS 2 With Slightly Mad Studios

With the release date for Project CARS 2 rapidly approaching, we manage to grab some time with Rod Chong and Stephen Viljoen to discuss the highly anticipated racing title.

Posted 3 months ago, 10 comments

Top Five Longest Running Franchises

With backward compatibility bringing even older titles to the Xbox One, we decided to look at some of the oldest gaming franchises that have survived through to the current Xbox generation. Hop into our time machine!

Posted 5 months ago, 77 comments

E3: Is It Time For A Change?

E3 remains a great event with plenty to look forward to, but the gaming world is constantly evolving. Is it time for the industry's biggest expo to forgo its roots and to move with the times?

Posted 6 months ago, 61 comments

TA Top Five: What Took So Long?

It's said that patience is a virtue and that good things come to those who wait, but in the gaming world who tried our patience the most and was it really a good thing that we ended up with?

Posted 10 months ago, 72 comments

Game Changers: Resident Evil

Resident Evil christened and defined a whole new sub-genre of games and has become synonymous with video game horror ever since. Twenty one years later we have the latest installment set to terrify gamers once again.

Posted 11 months ago, 35 comments

The Road Ahead: What Can We Expect From The Next Forza?

A simple forum post from the CEO of Fanatec revealing Forza Motorsport 7 raises a number of questions and leads us to speculate about what might be in store for the next installment in the hugely popular racing franchise.

Posted 11 months ago, 41 comments

Console Racing Comes Of Age

With the increased power of the console and more advanced peripherals to match, racing on the console has never been so good.

Posted 1 year ago, 69 comments

Game Changers: Doom

Game Changers is a new series on TA where we examine the titles that blazed trails, influenced successors, and changed the gaming landscape. For this introduction, we look back on id Software's original DOOM.

Posted 1 year ago, 78 comments

TA Top Five: In-Game Pastimes

It is tough being a gamer at times; saving the planet from a zombie outbreak or alien annihilation, pulling off the perfect heist against overwhelming odds, or simply trying to survive as a lone wand

Posted 2 years ago, 109 comments

TA Top Five: Cribs

Now that the recent season's festivities have ended and the whirlwind of social engagements and family obligations have been fulfilled, it is nice just to have some quiet time for oneself. A moment t

Posted 2 years ago, 126 comments

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