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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For Honor Joins The Halloween Festivities

For Honor joins in the season of Halloween with a whole new event running until November 2nd. During the course of the event, combat will take on a supernatural theme with skeleton armies taking over the battlefields.

Posted 2 days ago, 4 comments

ROBLOX Announces Halloween Event With New Content

Three new Halloween themed stories join the ROBLOX Bloxtober event, giving players the opportunity to win virtual prizes including Halloween costumes for their avatar.

Posted 2 days ago, 20 comments

Gigantic Gets New Content Update

Season of Souls update brings the game's first new map to the title along with a new hero, skins, icons and improvements to other game features. There's also a new spooky skin bundle just in time for Halloween.

Posted 2 days ago, 1 comment

Just Dance 2018 Releases Demo and Reveals Behind the Scenes Choreography

Ubisoft released a demo for the latest installment of the Just Dance franchise, Just Dance 2018. The demo will challenge players to get their funk on and dance along to the hit single 24K from Bruno Mars.

Posted 17 days ago, 1 comment

Forza Motorsport 7 Changes To VIP Announced

Studio head apologises to fans over the VIP debacle and has confirmed that it will be changed to match that in Forza Motorsport 6. Additionally, VIPs will receive four legendary cars and 1 million credit bonus.

Posted 17 days ago, 36 comments

Assetto Corsa Releases Trailers For The New Ferrari Pack DLC

With the release of the latest DLC pack approaching, Kunos Simulazioni reveals clips of two of the new cars in action. One is from the sports car division and one is an all-conquering historic Formula One car.

Posted 20 days ago, 2 comments

WRC 7 Shows Off Bonus Car For Pre-Orders

Fans of the WRC series might want to get their pre-orders in soon as the bonus car is a Porsche 911 GT3 RS RGT. It is the first time that the franchise has included a car from the legendary marque so get those orders in quick.

Posted 1 month ago, 0 comments

Forza Motorsport 7 Latest Trailer and Demo Announced

Turn 10 Studios reveal the official trailer for the upcoming title along with details of the demo that will be available on both the Xbox One and Windows 10 ahead of release. Something for fans to look forward to this month.

Posted 1 month ago, 11 comments

WWE 2K18 Shows Off The New Carry System and Expanded Drag Mechanics

WWE 2K creative director Lynell Jinks details the new carry system from WWE 2K18 along with how the drag system has been expanded, allowing players to be a little more adventurous in their wrestling matches this year.

Posted 1 month ago, 0 comments

Xbox Design Lab Expands To Over 20 New Countries

Microsoft has revealed the Xbox Design Lab program will be expanded to include 24 new countries throughout Europe allowing players to create their own custom controllers.

Posted 2 months ago, 27 comments

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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 2 days ago, 5 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 20 days 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 25 days 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 1 month 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 2 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 5 months ago, 12 comments

FlatOut 4: Total Insanity Review

Whilst not breathing completely new life into the veteran franchise, Kylotonn manages to get the demolition derby race title back on the right track with the latest installment.

Posted 7 months ago, 15 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 1 month 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 3 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 4 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 8 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 9 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 9 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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