Marc Hollinshead

Marc Hollinshead (Marc Pilkington)

To summarize Marc in two words, it would be "Christian Gamer." You will usually find him getting stuck into story heavy action-adventure games, RPG's and the odd quirky title when he isn't raving about Dark Souls and Mass Effect. Outside the world of gaming, Marc attends and helps out in his church on a regular basis and has a not-so thrilling job in a supermarket.
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OUTCAST - Second Contact Begins Its Gameplay Series With Exploration

We have previously seen environmental videos of OUTCAST - Second Contact that show off its various regions but now we get to the good stuff. Gameplay is now the focus and we begin with exploration.

Posted 10 months ago, 2 comments

Dontnod Shows Ten Minutes of Vampyr Gameplay

Dontnod has captivated fans in their previous titles, and with their latest title going in a different direction, gamers are curious about what's in store. A new gameplay reveal should satisfy that curiosity.

Posted 1 year ago, 11 comments

Far Cry 5 Debuts Gameplay on Ubisoft's E3 Stage

We've already heard the initial announcement of Far Cry 5 and what the game entails, but some juicy gameplay has come straight from E3 for us all to see.

Posted 1 year ago, 9 comments

The Artful Escape Revealed

Indie games have been coming in the hundreds these past couple of years, and in an attempt to shine above the rest, The Artful Escape has made itself known at this year's E3.

Posted 1 year ago, 2 comments

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Officially Revealed for Xbox One

Who doesn't love all-out warfare? PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds gave PC players just that, and in this year's E3, Xbox has dropped the ball that we'll be jumping into the action as well.

Posted 1 year ago, 9 comments

LEGO City Undercover Dated

The LEGO just keeps on coming! Previously a Wii U only title, LEGO City Undercover will finally be coming to Xbox One. Scheduled for a Spring release, the game now has a solid release date.

Posted 1 year ago, 7 comments

Mass Effect Andromeda Gets Multiple Videos and Screenshots

Both videos and screenshots for Mass Effect Andromeda have been fairly minimal for the time being, but now that the game is a month from release, EA have got into the swing of things and opened the curtains.

Posted 1 year ago, 12 comments

Friday the 13th: The Game Gets an Hour of Discussion

In this latest panel from Gun Media, the developer discuss plenty more on their upcoming title, Friday the 13th: The Game. Gameplay tweaks, a new map and more lie within.

Posted 1 year ago, 3 comments

Mass Effect Andromeda Gets Cinematic Trailer Number 2

Bit by bit, Bioware has been giving us a sneak peek of Mass Effect Andromeda. Just two months from release, they're still taking the "less is more" approach. However, another cinematic trailer has surfaced.

Posted 1 year ago, 20 comments

Rock Band 4 Introduces Rockudrama

Are you a fan of documentaries? Well now's your chance to experience that in Rockudrama. Featuring more songs and venues, Rockudrama aims to shake things up a bit for Rock Band fans.

Posted 2 years ago, 29 comments

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Dark Souls: Remastered Review

Remasters are commonplace in this generation. Dark Souls is the latest to receive the treatment, and although it remains relatively unchanged, it is now the quintessential way to experience From Software's classic.

Posted 1 month ago, 31 comments

Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles Review

When a game tries so desperately to replicate a decades-old genre mechanic, it can often backfire. Outbreak: The Nightmare Chronicles is a perfect example of resurrecting something that was better left buried.

Posted 2 months ago, 21 comments

Runestone Keeper Review

Permanent death and randomisation, while exciting to some, may sound repulsive to others. The roguelite title Runestone Keeper loves to keep reminding you of these mechanics, but it sometimes needs to know when to stop.

Posted 3 months ago, 8 comments

Tesla vs Lovecraft Review

Twin-stick shooters are hardly revolutionary in today's market. That's why they need a bit of an edge to win over an audience. Tesla vs Lovecraft breathes some life into the tried and tested genre with a few unique quirks.

Posted 4 months ago, 9 comments

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Review

If a game isn't a AAA title from a highly reputable developer, then it can often be left by the wayside. However, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is one such game that, if you can overcome its issues, shouldn't be overlooked.

Posted 4 months ago, 51 comments

Dragon Ball FighterZ Review

Dragon Ball FighterZ is one of many games in the Dragon Ball franchise. However it is the first to bring 3v3 brawling into the mix. For a first attempt at this formula, the developer has done a great job.

Posted 6 months ago, 23 comments

Vesta Review

This puzzle platformer tells the story of a young girl in a world of machines who has the help of a large but valuable droid. It results in a suitably challenging title. However, it isn't without its flaws.

Posted 6 months ago, 5 comments

911 Operator Review

How do you react in an emergency? Cower in fear? Step up and lead the situation? With 911 Operator, you can put those skills to the test, but don't expect to be qualified as a professional dispatcher afterwards.

Posted 7 months ago, 4 comments

LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 Review

After being part of the industry for over a decade, LEGO games have started to evolve into surprisingly ambitious projects. LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 is now here and it clearly wants to keep that theme going.

Posted 8 months ago, 16 comments

South Park: The Fractured but Whole Review

After The Stick of Truth, people were eager to jump back into South Park when The Fractured but Whole was announced. Now that it's finally here, is it worthy of its predecessor, or does it simply stink?

Posted 9 months ago, 38 comments

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Left Behind: The Abandonment of Mass Effect: Andromeda

I had a great time in Andromeda, and a lot of others probably did, too. However, others thought differently. One year on, the game has simply been left behind as a whimper in the vast canyon that is the games industry.

Posted 4 months ago, 143 comments

Sensory Indulgence: The Power of a Great Video Game Soundtrack

What is a video game soundtrack to you? Simple ambience in the background, or something more? As the industry has advanced, so has the nature of soundtracks. We aren't in the age of budget gaming anymore.

Posted 4 months ago, 67 comments

Uphill Climb: Losing the Battle of Console Exclusives

PlayStation has been killing it with its exclusive titles in recent years, and it seems as though Xbox is lagging behind. But I still believe Microsoft's console can and will succeed.

Posted 8 months ago, 188 comments

Tekken 7 Achievement List Revealed

The Tekken series has been soldiering on for many years, but the main storyline has been on hold for a while. With Tekken 7's imminent release, that story can continue, along with some brand new achievements to earn.

Posted 1 year ago, 17 comments

Mass Effect: Andromeda Achievement List Revealed

Shepard's story is over. Now it's Ryder's turn to adventure through the stars and encounter new threats. With those threats, also comes new achievements. What awaits us in Andromeda?

Posted 1 year ago, 84 comments

How Hard is Hard?

Plenty of gamers aren't in pursuit of a challenge when it comes to their gaming, but for those who are, where do they find that challenge? Is there a universal understanding of difficulty that spans across all games?

Posted 1 year ago, 190 comments

Pit People Preview

The minds behind Castle Crashers have made a return in the form of their new ID@XBOX title, Pit People. What can we expect from this new game by The Behemoth?

Posted 1 year ago, 8 comments

The Walking Dead - A New Frontier Achievements Revealed

Those who have played Telltale's The Walking Dead will be well acquainted with Clementine. The battle scarred heroine is set to return once again in The Walking Dead: A New Frontier.

Posted 1 year ago, 24 comments

Darksiders Warmastered Edition Achievements Revealed

Darksiders came out nearly seven years ago, so what better way to celebrate this with a remastered edition! Have the achievements seen a revamp since the original release?

Posted 1 year ago, 25 comments

TA Top Five: Main Menu Themes

Have you ever loaded up a game just to be mesmerized by what played on the menu? I have. In this Top Five we take a look at those themes that had us not wanting to press any button to continue.

Posted 2 years ago, 151 comments

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