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Monster Hunter Wilds Unveils New Hunting Grounds and More in Latest Trailer

Get ready to explore a whole new world in Monster Hunter Wilds! Capcom just dropped a new trailer showcasing the ...
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Getting started in Sea of Thieves in 2024

We’ve been back on a Sea of Thieves kick in quite a significant way, here at Ninja Refinery. Sailing, battling, ...

Quick Look: XDefiant

Let's get this out of the way. XDefiant is a shit name. I don't really understand what it means, or ...
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Gaming & eSport: 4 Tips for a Successful Debut

The world is undergoing a revolution on a number of levels, not least in how we view certain activities. Video ...

Coffee Review: Kontrol Coffee

ninjarefinery.com is built around two pillars. Gaming and Coffee. The crossover of the two is obvious to me. Marathon gaming ...

Hardware Review: Fifine K688

It’s been a little while since my first Fifine microphone review, and I’m really happy to have been asked to ...

Review: Technically Stable Deskpad

How on earth do you review a Deskpad/Mousepad/Mouse Mat? It's a simple question, right? But have you ever seen a ...
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Yakuza: Like a Dragon is insane

I tried to play a couple of the original Yakuza games, but the combat was stiff and awkward, and I ...

Hardware Review: Fifine AM6 Microphone

One of my favourite things about running this site is that as it’s gradually grown, it’s allowed me to engage ...
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Quick Look: Monster Train

I've been on a deck-builder and roguelite kick at the minute. Thanks largely to Balatro. And one game I've always ...
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Survival Hunt: Different Kinds of Online Monster-Themed Adventure Games

In the great online gaming world, monster adventures are meant to introduce an astonishing niche that envelops the spine-tingling excitement ...
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Shooter Games as Therapy: Exploring the Therapeutic Potential

According to the World Health Organization, approximately one in eight people around the globe currently suffer from mental health issues ...
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Getting ready for Shadow of the Erdtree in Elden Ring

Shadow of the Erdtree is finally announced! June 21st 2024 is the day that we get to continue our story ...
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The Legacy of Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider's influence transcends pixels and polygons. From its ground breaking debut in 1996 to its recent iterations, the series ...
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Guest Post: Netflix Games in 2024

So, we've been hearing whispers in the dark corners of gaming forums and Twitter threads about Netflix Games. Yes, the ...
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How to upgrade your Steam Deck SSD

I adore my Steam Deck, it's become more favoured than my Nintendo Switch for the handheld gaming at home or ...
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Getting started in Palworld

Palworld has entered early access, and it's proving to be much more than the "Pokémon with firearms" buzz. In fact, ...
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Blog: Twitch Changes

It's been a while since I’ve streamed on Twitch. Something I actually really enjoy. Purely down to life, and having ...
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Quick Look: Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Marvel's Midnight Suns stands out with an ambitious premise. Imagine a game that combines the strategic depth of the XCOM ...
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Monster Hunter World – Top tips

We're back on our Monster Hunter World bullshit, and I'll be honest, it feels great to make a return after ...
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Assassin’s Creed Origins: Best in class

I’m back at it with Assassin’s Creed Origins. And I have to be honest, whilst I haven’t finished Odyssey or ...
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2024

What’s coming in 2024 for ninjarefinery.com? Short answer is, I don’t have a clue, and for the first time, that’s ...
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Game of the Year 2023

I’ve written briefly about the contenders for this years’ Game of the Year and honestly, it hasn't been as cut-and-dry ...
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Quick Look: Max Payne 3

I’m not massively familiar with the Max Payne series, truth be told. Although I did buy and try to play ...
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Game of the Year 2023 – The Contenders

I’ve toyed with this for a good month now. Looking at how I can write about the best games I’ve ...
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Review – The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom was like a breath of fresh air, offering an experience that somehow ...
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Quick Look: Sifu

I’ve had a few hours in the PC version of Sifu now, which became available earlier this year on Steam ...

Horizon Forbidden West: Final thoughts

When reviewing a game, I try really hard to get it done efficiently. Enough time to take it all in, ...

The Finals – Open Beta

Until yesterday, my awareness of The Finals was minimal. I saw a lot of press get excited about a closed ...
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Halo Infinite Season 5: “Reckoning” is here

The wait is over, Halo fans! Season 5 of Halo Infinite has arrived, and it brings a tidal wave of ...
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Quick Look: Monster Hunter Now

Niantic's ongoing quest to replicate the monumental success of Pokémon Go has led to numerous attempts, but it's Monster Hunter ...
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Giveaway: The Master Chief Collection

We had a slight mess-up buying a code, and now there's a code for the full Halo: The Master Chief ...
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Sniper Elite 5 – Further Thoughts

It’s been a little while since the “initial thoughts” piece on Sniper Elite 5, and I’ve had more time to ...
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Warzone 2 – Armored Royale 2.0

In the fast-paced world of Call of Duty: Warzone, where survival is the name of the game, new twists are ...
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Sniper Elite 5 – Initial Thoughts

I’ve been aware of the Sniper Elite series since its inception, I think. It's always been on my periphery, something ...
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Modern Warfare – Shadow Siege Event!

Well, here's something I wasn't expecting......Call of Duty just dropped a new event called Shadow Siege. Dropping you in a ...

Gaming News: OCPC Expanding into the UK

LONDON, 15/08/2023 - OCPC Gaming, the renowned American leader in high-performance PC components, proudly announces its much-anticipated expansion into the ...
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Baldur’s Gate 3 is here!

As of last week, Baldur's Gate 3 is out in the wild, available on PC now. After years of early ...
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Quick Look: Exoprimal

Exoprimal came out a few weeks ago, now, and I wrote a little about it with a press release over ...
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We have a new sister site: neverplayed.co.uk

It’s been a little quiet here recently. Mostly due to just struggling for time to get things written-up. We’ve got ...
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Does The Outlast Trials New Multiplayer Format Work?

Hello, Ninja Refinery readers. It's Josh from FULLSYNC here. I've had the pleasure of thoroughly dissecting the terrifying world of ...
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Review: NBA 2K23

It’s not often we cover sports games here at ninjarefinery.com apart from some odd Fifa posts from guests. But I ...
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Quick look: Rollerdrome

Rollerdrome came out in summer 2022, and whilst it was garnering positivity and doing seemingly well, I never got a ...
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Cyberpunk 2077 – Phantom Liberty – Announcement

I bloody loved Cyberpunk 2077. Sure it landed with a thud and CD Projekt Red have been making up for ...

Quick Look: Coffee Talk

I think we all know by this stage that here at ninjarefinery.com, we love gaming and coffee. So a game ...
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Jedi Fallen Order – Final thoughts

I’ll just go ahead and say it, I’m really pleased Jedi Fallen Order is done. I would say all-in-all it ...
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Warframe in 2023

I'm an idiot. I started playing Warframe again this week (alas, no cross-progress form my old Xbox account), because I ...
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Quick Look: Sunset Overdrive

Off the back of Hi-Fi Rush, I’ve been thinking about other games that match the style and “feel”. The only ...
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Jedi Fallen Order – Review: Part 1

I’m trying. Really trying to enjoy Jedi Fallen Order. I started my first time in 2020 when it hit Gamepass ...
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Blog: On Deck!

Here at ninjarefinery.com I’m always looking at other approaches to how I can get useful/helpful information across to people. Reviews ...
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Tears of the Kingdom – Final Trailer

Nintendo have released the final trailer for The Legend of Zelda - Tears of the Kingdom and it's a big ...
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Titanfall 2 Review – Google Bard

Titanfall 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. The game was ...
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Titanfall 2 Review – ChatGPT

Titanfall 2 is a first-person shooter game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts. It was released in ...
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AI Blog Posts

I’ve been wrestling with the use of AI as a tool vs as a means to remove the creative process ...
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Tears of the Kingdom – Preview

Finally! Nintendo gave us a sweet sweet glimpse at Tears of the Kingdom, the Breath of the Wild sequel. The ...
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Quick Look: Dead Cells

Keeping at the forefront of modern gaming, we here at ninjarefinery.com are finally ready to write about 2018’s Dead Cells… ...
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Portal 2

With the Steam Deck to hand, I’ve been trying all kinds of games to see what I can get out ...
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Monster Hunter Rise: Is it the best in the series?

That question is almost always, immediately and aggressively met with a resounding “No!”. But hear me out. I think Monster ...
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Quick Look: Pokemon Scarlet

There’s only one mainline Pokemon game in the entire series that I’ve not finished. Pokemon Black….one day I’ll go back ...
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Quick Look: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle-R

Long title for a quick look! JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle-R certainly is a bit of a mouthful. Still, title ...
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Elden Ring – The Review

It’s our game of the year 2022, and all I’ve done is written about it here at at Fullsync.co.uk about ...
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Blog – 2023

Ok, new year……not likely to be a massive new Ninja Refinery. But that’s ok, every day is about change and ...
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Game of the Year 2022 – The Winner

2022 has been one heck of a year for games, big Triple-A titles, indie hits and a whole lot in ...

Hardware Review: Roccat Kone XP

I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing the Roccat Kone XP over the past couple of weeks, and I’ve used it ...
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The Witcher 3 – Next-Gen update is here!

It's a big one! The next-gen update for The Witcher 3 is here, and it goes way, way beyond just ...
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Game of the Year 2022 – The Contenders

Game of the Year at ninjarefinery.com isn’t about the best game released this year. Although it’s definitely a factor as ...
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Christmas Giveaway!!

Happy ho-ho-holidays everyone! Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, it’s still a great time of year when friends, family and ...
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Next-Gen Update

We don't often do news here at ninjarefinery.com but some games transcend even our rules on occasion! The Witcher 3 ...
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God of War Ragnarok – Initial thoughts

I really enjoyed 2018’s God of War, in a way that I hadn’t expected. Not being a fan of the ...
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Quick look: Rumbleverse Season 2

On November 15th 2022 Iron Galaxy released Rumbleverse season 2! I played a good bit of Rumbleverse at launch, really ...

Best Nintendo Switch Games You’ll Ever Play

Ever since its release in 2017, the console-handheld hybrid - Nintendo Switch has garnered tremendous appreciation and success. Nintendo Switch ...
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Hitman 3 Freelancer: Closed Alpha Test

I was fortunate enough to get my invite to the closed technical test for the new Hitman mode “Freelancer”. This ...
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5 annoying things about Overwatch 2

Josh from over at fullsync.co.uk is back again! This time with some thoughts on Overwatch 2. Judging by the title, ...
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Quick Look – Ni No Kuni 2

I’ve been in somewhat of a rut recently. Not motivated by any game to sink my teeth into. I do ...
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No Man’s Sky on Nintendo Switch

No Man's Sky has had plenty written about it over here at ninjarefinery.com and let me tell you, I bloody ...
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Farewell to Overwatch

Overwatch isn’t going to be Overwatch as we know it after 2nd October. It’s being turned off in anticipation of ...
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Spider-Man Remastered on PC

I’ve written plenty about 2018’s Spider-Man game, and then the DLC. Followed by the Miles Morales game, which was essentially ...
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Best recipes in Breath of the Wild

I’ve been playing a lot of Breath of the Wild again recently, and it’s honestly taken me away from all ...

Blog: Ninja Refinery Update

It's been a little while since anything has been posted up here. Not for lack of want, or even for ...
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Deathloop: Final Thoughts

I've been playing a lot of Deathloop. Since it was voted for on Twitter, I've sunk another 15 hours into ...
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Coming back to Deathloop

I started Deathloop not long after it was released in September 2021. An Arkane Studios title with similar abilities to ...
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Quick Look: Neon White

Neon White seems to be taking the gaming world by storm. A game I'd not really heard of or considered ...
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PUBG – Deston is here!

Today, 13th July 2022, PUBG has seen the release of the 9th map, "Deston". I did a preview thanks to ...
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Review: Fall Guys

Fall Guys came out at the peak of the COVID 19 lockdowns, and thanks to a mix of multiplayer silliness ...
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Giveaway: Risk of Rain 2

Between starting to write a "Quick Look" piece on Risk of Rain 2. Starting to see some traction on the ...
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Review: Shredder’s Revenge

Shredder's Revenge is here! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were a staple of my growing up. Watching Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo ...
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Guest post – Apex Legends Ranked: Have the changes been a success?

Josh from FullSync.co.uk is back on Apex Legends again, and he's got a few things to say about the state ...
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A quick guide to Monster Hunter Rise

With the release of Sunbreak just around the corner, we’ve been hammering Monster Hunter Rise again, on PC to get ...
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Quick Look: Roller Champions

Ubisoft have released another free to play game that looks to be chasing something popular. Much like Hyper Scape was ...
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Quick Look: Rogue Legacy 2

I love a run-based game. A roguelite (controversial topic calling things roguelikes!) is something that's become very much a part ...
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Final Fantasy VII Remake: Further Thoughts

I've whacked another 10 hours on top of my Final Fantasy VII Remake playthrough, and I'm starting to really get ...
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Monster Hunter: Rise – Sunbreak

I've written plenty about Monster Hunter: Rise since before the initial release on Nintendo Switch. It was the ninjarefinery.com game ...

Mobile Games: Age of Origins

Mobile games aren't always my bag. It's nice to have something to help noodle the time away when you're sat ...
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Final Fantasy VII Remake – Initial Thoughts

Final Fantasy VII is the only Final Fantasy game I've completed. I did a lot of hours, spent a long ...
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XCOM 2 on Nintendo Switch

I love the XCOM series. The modern variant, anyway. I can't claim to have been a lifelong fan or anything, ...

Elden Ring – I’ve been playing it wrong

Elden Ring is obviously a massive game, with a massive following. From a developer that can do no wrong. I’ve ...

Quick Look: Vampire Survivors

Ever play a game that’s so simple that it seems absurd that it takes up all of your time? Vampire ...

Elden Ring – Is it good?

Elden Ring is the hot topic right now, and that of course means I got wrapped-up in the hype and ...

Review Ratings – Update

This is just a quick one but a worthwhile note on how ratings are changing a little here at Ninja ...

Horizon Forbidden West: Further Thoughts

Following on from my initial thoughts, I've added another 15 or so hours to my playthrough and think I can ...

Horizon Forbidden West: Initial Thoughts

I played about 20 hours of Horizon Zero Dawn and dropped-off. Not for any grand reason, i just didn't come ...
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Quick Look: Inscryption

How on earth does someone describe Inscryption? Let me tell you now, I'd heard a lot about it, but didn't ...

Quick Look: Captain Tsubasa – Rise of New Champions

I'll be honest, I knew nothing of Captain Tsubasa until I saw a gameplay reveal of some sort of Captain ...
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Replay: The Witcher 3

God damn it, I love the Witcher 3. Much like a high percentage of the gaming population, I'm a fan ...
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Stream Team Showdown!

Did you know that Ninja Refinery hit affiliate level on Twitch last year? Did you also know that friend of ...

Quick Look: Injustice 2

What do DC Comics and NetherRealm Studios have in common? One creates the worlds of many popular superheroes like Batman ...

Blog: Quick update – 2021

2021 has been a hell of a year! The past month or so has been a little quiet around here, ...

Death Stranding – Final Thoughts

I've written plenty about Death Stranding. It's equal parts weird as it is fascinating or fun. Sometimes bordering absurd, but ...

Running a Dungeons & Dragons Campaign

Over the past few months we’ve toyed with the idea of trying to play Dungeons and Dragons. I mean, to ...

Guest Post: New World – First Thoughts

Today Ninja Refinery gets the great pleasure of hosting a guest post from the one and only JackelOP88, part of ...
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Halo Infinite – Multiplayer Beta

I got to take part in the Halo Insider Flight test for Halo Infinite multiplayer this weekend, and I had ...

Quick Look: Mario Golf Super Rush

I'm a couple of tournaments in on Mario Golf Super Rush and I'm having a great time. Confused by some ...
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Giveaway – Rainbow Six Siege

Ninja Refinery recently saw a massive uptick in Twitter followers, and to celebrate, we're giving a copy of Rainbow Six ...

Skyward Sword HD – Initial Thoughts

I love the Legend of Zelda series. Ocarina of Time was an absolute turning point in my gaming life, Breath ...

Giveaway: Metal Gear Solid V

Ok, I'm working hard on a Cyberpunk 2077 review right now. But afterwards, I'm really feeling a re-play of Metal ...

Quick Look: Into the Breach

After getting into FTL - Faster Than Light I remembered that Epic gave away "Into the Breach" for free, a ...

Blog – Small Changes

Nothing drastic going on here, in fact, nothing much going on, hence the update. I've tried to invest time in ...
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Destiny 2 – Beyond Light

Here we are again, Destiny 2 - Beyond Light. Beyond light is the latest big expansion to the live service ...

Dishonored Giveaway!

We love Dishonored here at ninjarefinery.com and we also love the great work done by Danny O'Dwyer at NoClip. So, ...

Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Quick Review

This is going to be a little more brief than my Spider-Man review, namely because Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a ...

Blog: Post 300!

It's been a little while since I've put anything up here. Although I have a lot of stuff half-written and ...

Monster Hunter: Rise – Early Doors

My gaming life has been consumed by Monster Hunter over the past few weeks. Between starting MH:Rise and re-starting MH:World, ...

The Best Casino Mini Games Within Video Games

Mini games have been a part of video games for a long time. Even one of the earliest Final Fantasy ...

Ghost of Tsushima – Final thoughts

It's been a few months since my "further thoughts" stage of the Ghost of Tsushima review. Mostly because I dropped ...

News: Monster Hunter Rise – Update

I don't do news here at ninjarefinery.com. It's a lot of work, and I keep the site focused on reviews ...

Ninja Refinery 2021

I think it's fair to say that 2020 has been erm…..a substantial year. Global pandemic aside, I had a son ...

Guest post – Animal Farm Review

Massive thanks to Nil from FullSync for this one! Another guest review. This time for the game adaptation of George ...

Guest review: Session

Massive thanks to Josh from FullSync for covering this one for me. I've wanted to try Session for a while, ...

Looking back – Tomb Raider

After finishing my Arkham Origins playthough, I found myself with a third-person adventure craving. So I looked back at other ...
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Looking back – Batman: Arkham Origins

These days, I'm more inclined to play games I've either not finished, or had previously played on older generation consoles ...

Ghost of Tsushima: Further Thoughts

I'm at the beginning of Act 3 in Ghost of Tsushima, and if I'm honest, I'm ready for it to ...

Quick Look: Spellbreak

By now, I think it's pretty well known that I love a battle royale. Better still I love games that ...

Giveaway: Edifier S350DB Speakers

I recently did my first ever video review for fullsync.co.uk, and whilst the results leave a bit to be desired ...

Heroes of the Storm – a MOBA Underdog

In today's multiplayer gaming climate, battle royale games are all the rage. Ever since PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds appeared, seemingly out of ...

PC Gaming – A few months in

It's been a few months now since I did my first ever PC build, and it's genuinely changed the way ...

Ghost of Tsushima – Initial Thoughts

From the outset, Ghost of Tsushima has appealed to me.  Playing as a Samurai in an open-world, made by Sucker ...
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Quick Take: Avengers – Beta

I can't lie, there's nothing about the upcoming Avengers game that appeals to me. If I was 12 again, it ...

In-game casinos

In 1998, I bought the James Bond 007 game on Gameboy, and it inadvertently taught me how to play Black ...

The Witcher 3 – Cross-save playthrough

The Witcher 3 is one of my favourite all-time games. Compelling story, massive open-world, loads to do etc etc. Once ...

Guest Post: Fifa on PC

Since doing my PC Build, I've been really keen to try as many styles of games as possible. To see ...

In-game gambling

I’ve written a little bit in the past about loot boxes, keys, battle passes and all of the mechanics in ...

The Educational Potential of VR Gaming

As any avid gamer knows, video games can have educational qualities. That's not to say they all do, but generally ...

Hyper Scape – Initial Impressions

Does the world need another Battle Royale? Probably not. But I do! I love the buggers. And now Ubisoft are ...

Giveaway: Sandberg Xterminator Gaming Mouse

Thanks to our good friends over at Fullsync.co.uk. We have a Sandberg Xterminator gaming mouse, to giveaway to one lucky ...

Pokemon Sword and Shield: The Isle of Armor

The new Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC is finally out, and I'm so pleased to be back in the world ...

Guest post: Apex Legends Season 5

Season 5 of Apex Legends is now entering its sixth week. It saw a whole load of new content incoming, ...

Giveaway: DOOM

DOOM 2016 - Steam Code Giveaway ...

The Ninja Refinery PC Build

How do you cover a broader spectrum of games, and develop a deeper insight into a different tier of the ...
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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne

I've written plenty about Monster Hunter World over the past couple of years, and now I've managed to finally get ...

Role Queue in Overwatch

A while ago, Overwatch introduced "role queue" which has put me in a bit of a quandry over the past ...

Animal Crossing: End Game

The last time I wrote about Animal Crossing: New Horizons, I basically declared that I'd never write about it again, ...

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – I give up

Oh Odyssey, why did it come to this? It's not uncommon for me to fail to see a game through ...

Guest post: Grizzland – Review

Today is a pretty big day. Ninja Refinery has it's first ever guest-written post. Here is the review from Grizzland, ...

Super Tennis (Nintendo Switch) – Giveaway!

Giveaway time! I recently had the pleasure of reviewing Super Tennis for the Nintendo Switch, over at fullsync.co.uk Amazingly, the ...

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – Further thoughts

I've hit just over 20 hours in Assassin's Creed Odyssey now and I think I've got the measure of it ...

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing is a series that I've had very very little to do with over the years. Apart from the ...

Embarking upon an Odyssey with Assassin’s Creed

I had a really good time in Assassin's Creed Origins and had always planned to eventually get to the next ...

Visiting the past: Link’s Awakening

My first Zelda game was Link's Awakening on the Gameboy. I didn't really know what it was, but the box ...

Raid life – Ding dong Calus is gone

We did it! Raid night was a success. Released September 2017, the Leviathan raid was the first to come in ...

Games and our approach to them

A mantra used in so many methodologies, from project management to development of software and plans for meetings/sessions. What about ...

Pokemon Sword – Change is good

My love for Pokemon is years-long and runs deep. I've played everything from Blue, onwards (with exceptions of non-base games ...

Ninja Refinery 2020

A whole new decade is upon us! 2020 is going to see the release of the next generation of consoles, ...

Overwatch on Switch

Overwatch isn't a new game to me. I've spent countless hours grinding my way through seasons on Xbox, trying out ...

Headset Review: HyperX Cloud Earbuds

Not content with two different sets of gaming earbuds, I decided it was worth checking out another competitor in the ...

Forza Horizon 4 – Battle Royale

Forza Horizon 4, Battle Royale. What?! A series of games synonymous with realistic driving, licensed car models and sprawling world ...

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle

On paper, the idea of a crossover between the iconic Mario series, and the Ubisoft Rabbids, does not seem like ...

The impact of achievements and trophies

I'm no psychologist or even anyone with knowledge/interest in human behaviour, so this isn't some kind of scientific piece. But ...

Headset review: Turtle Beach Battle Buds

We all know Turtle Beach as one of the leading purveyors of gaming headsets, right? I know that when I ...

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Where on earth do you draw a line under Super Smash Bros. games, to be able to confidently give them ...

The Division 2: End Game

Level 30, World Tier 1. What?! The Division 2 did the impossible, and kept me engaged, when I didn't expect ...

Keeping up with coffee and games

The past month has seen quite a drop in me creating and publishing posts. Not so much because I have ...

No Man’s Sky – Starting Again

Approximately a year and a half ago, I decided to give No Man's Sky a spin on the PS4. At ...

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

Final Fantasy is a massive franchise, and a franchise I have a lot of fondness for. Having played VII, VIII, ...

Saving San Francisco – Watch Dogs 2

Approximately 20 hours, and I've played through the main campaign of Watch Dogs 2. What a great time I've had! ...

Diving into Washington DC – The Division 2

Apparently I can only play Ubisoft games at the moment. Not content with two Assassin's Creed games and Watch Dogs ...
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Destiny 2 is in really good shape right now

I've written a massive amount about Destiny 2 over the past couple of years. But I've not published most of ...

Watch Dogs 2 – Getting Started

Watch Dogs was a good game. Despite what people have to say about Aiden Pierce as a protagonist and the ...

What the hell is Auto Chess?

Coming off two Assassin's Creed games in a row, and bracing myself for Watch Dogs 2 (genuinely excited to get ...

Assassin’s Creed Origins – Final Thoughts

Just shy of 40 hours in Origins, and my time with Bayek has come to a natural end. The main ...

Assassin’s Creed Origins

Straight out of Assassin's Creed Syndicate, and into Origins. The re-imagining of the franchise, kind of. 25 hours in already, ...

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Final Thoughts

It's been about two weeks since I finished Assassin's Creed Syndicate, but I decided to let it soak-in, and I ...

Blog: Gaming on a budget

Gaming is a great hobby, with so much variety and breadth. Niche titles, global communities and hundreds of ways to ...

What happened to Anthem?

Releasing a new "live service" game never goes well, does it? Especially when it's a brand new entry into the ...

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Almost finished

I've spent quite a substantial amount of time in Assassin's Creed Syndicate since I last wrote about it, and I've ...

Breath of the Wild – A Masterpiece

I've written multiple times of my love for the Legend of Zelda series. Beyond that, I've written about my need ...

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Getting Started

I've toyed with the idea of getting one of the newer Assassin's Creed games recently. Either Origins or Odyssey. Critically ...

Sea of Thieves – Anniversary Update

It's no lie to say that I've gotten back into Sea of Thieves recently. With it being a better realised ...

Sea of Thieves – Anchors aweigh

Sea of Thieves came out on March 20th 2018. I was very keen to give it a go. Who wouldn't ...

Blackout – Alcatraz

I've been on a bit of a Call of Duty Black Ops 4 binge as of late. Namely, I quite ...

Battlefield V – Battle Royale

Firestorm. Strong name isn't it? Well, yeah, and it makes literal sense because the classic "moving circle" in your usual ...

Star Wars Battlefront II – Initial Impressions

Battlefront 2 isn't exactly a well-loved EA game, is it? With a massive (justified) furore surrounding its release and the ...

Anthem – The reviews

It's almost cool to hate on Anthem at the minute. Not without good cause, for some of it. But in ...

Crackdown 3 – Quick Take

I think my brother put it best when he said "this is what I wanted from Crackdown 2". Here we ...

Trust in YouTube

Being any kind of gamer can often mean looking for guides or reviews, or perhaps even lore. Now, the quantity ...

Monster Hunter World x The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

In the past 10 years, I'd suggest that there are only 2 or 3 game worlds/universes that have completely taken ...

Apex Legends

Anyone that knows me, knows that they could utter either "Titanfall" or "Battle Royale" and they would pique my interest ...

Anthem: VIP Demo

Anthem isn't a game I've been particularly fussed about if I'm honest. Another online loot shooter with rpg elements.....it isn't ...

The Wii U Tri-Fecta – Zelda time!

The Legend of Zelda has been at the centre of my gaming life for as long as I can remember ...

Call of Duty Black Ops 4

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is the second Call of Duty I've ever written about. I'll be honest and ...

Spider Man: Back into the swing of things

Finishing Spider Man last year was great. I had a great time, and wrote plenty about it. It was bittersweet, ...

Monster Hunter World

Thinking of a title for this post left me a little dumbstruck......What is it that I'm trying to say about ...

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite

Fighting games are not my thing. Try as I might, I am not good at them. Combos, watching for frames ...

The Gold Standard – 2018

2018 has been a pretty great year for Ninja Refinery, but better still for gaming in general. Of course, it's ...

God of War – Final Thoughts

I have no idea how to say this, nor did I ever expect to say it about a game in ...

Halo – Still got it after all these years

It's no secret that I'm a Halo fan. Hell, my wedding ring is a Halo! As far as Halo games ...

1 year on – PUBG is still the king

It's been 12 months as of December 12th since Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) was released on the Xbox one. In this ...

God of War – Several hours deep

I expected to blitz through the story of God of War. Envisioning a linear, fast-paced, brawler of sorts, with what ...

The most satisfying “touches” in gaming over the past few years

We mostly play games for fun, right? To attain a certain level of satisfaction. Whether that's achieving something (solving a ...

Oh my God of War

God of War has been on the "must play" list for a little while now, but never enough to get ...

Red Dead Redemption 2: The light at the end of the tunnel

I've done it! In just over 40 hours of play I've completed the main story of Red Dead Redemption 2.  ...

Fighting that “new game” compulsion

Gaming is without a doubt my favourite hobby, alongside writing on here, playing guitar, drinking coffee etc. The problem is, ...

Red Dead Redemption 2: The long road through hell

I've just about hit the 30 hour mark in Red Dead Redemption 2, which is actually kind of incredible, considering ...

Realm Royale – Alpha Test

It's no secret that I'm a sucker for a battle royale game. But it's a market that quickly became saturated, ...

Red Dead Redemption 2 – Oh my….

True story: I had low expectations for Red Dead Redemption 2.  I don't know why, because it was obviously going ...

Horizon Zero Dawn – Getting started

Horizon Zero Dawn seems like a game that requires no introduction. A runaway success almost straight out of the gates, ...

Quick look: Battlefield 1

The Battlefield series is one that I've loved for several years now.  From Battlefield 1943 to the Bad Company games, ...

Finished business

Sometimes we have an experience with something that ends up either being so profound, or perhaps exceptional, that we struggle ...

Spider-Man – Review

Spider-man games have been published for years and years, in fact, one of my first Game Boy games was "The ...

PUBG 1.0 – Review

It's here! It's finally here.  PUBG is now out of beta and officially "full release" on Xbox. As such, it seems ...

Shenmue – Remastered – Review

To be clear, Shenmue is one of my all-time favourite games.  A title that it's had for the better part ...

Unfinished Business

Sometimes you just can't find the time, nor the will to see something through. Never watched all of that classic ...

Why is Warframe so good?

It's very easy to write Warframe off as a free-to-play game and ignore it (like I did up until this ...

GTA Online – Heists

It's early doors, in that we've done two heists.  One is the 2-man intro to the concept of heists online, ...

Overwatch – New Hero: Wrecking Ball

Hammond (Wrecking Ball) is live in Overwatch on consoles! Straight off the bat, we've got one of the weirdest new ...

Mass Effect Andromeda – Initial thoughts

About 10 hours in, a few planets scanned, a full team and a cool ship. I think I have a ...

Fortnite – Save the World

Fortnite has been on the lips of the public for quite a while now. With a massive success from their ...

Mass Effect Andromeda

Infamous barely begins to scratch the surface when describing Mass Effect Andromeda. A release that was surrounded by disappointment, criticism ...

Metal Gear Solid V – The Phantom Pain – Chapter One is done!

It's been hours, pushing 40 hours at the time of writing. Hours of non-stop stealth-action, Metal Gears, Quiet, D Dog, ...

Carving out a living in GTA Online

Let's be fair, one of the core elements to the success of GTA online, is how much money it makes ...

Fortnite Battle Royale – 50 v 50 Mode

It's fair to say that I've not given Fortnite Battle Royale as much attention as I did when it was ...

Blog: Nice problems to have

I have a problem......I've found myself in a strange place recently, but a great one. I'm jumping between two different ...

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Diving back in

One of the games on my pile of shame is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Released for free ...

Re-play: Sleeping Dogs – final thoughts

I finished my playthrough of Sleeping Dogs. Re-living some fond memories, seeing how times have changed my expectations of open ...

Monster Hunter World – What have I begun?

I played a Monster Hunter game a few years ago, it was Monster Hunter 4 and it kept me entertained ...

Destiny 2 Raid Lair: Eater of Worlds

Having practically given up on Destiny 2 around the release of the Curse of Osiris DLC, the VasDown boys never ...

Re-Play: Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs is one of those games that took me by surprise, saw me love every minute, and then leave ...

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

I'll be honest, I never had any intention of playing, let alone writing about a Call of Duty game since ...

Destiny 2 – 2 DLCs in

Having played through the Warmind missions, I find myself in a really strange spot with Destiny 2. On one hand, ...

Overwatch – New hero! Brigitte

I know this is well past the release of Brigitte into Overwatch, but I like to let a new hero ...

Destiny 2: Warmind DLC – Time to bounce back?

Destiny 2 is due to have DLC number 2 (Warmind) released and it's genuinely the first time since release that ...

PUBG – Miramar Map on Xbox One – Thoughts

Bluehole only went and gave us a PTS (public test server)! So, those of us that are rabid for new ...

Warframe: I think this is my new Destiny

I've now logged into Warframe for 16 consecutive days. I know this because you get a daily reward for logging ...

Blog: Looking backwards to move forwards

Here's the thing. I'm trying to calm the hell down on my almost ADHD levels of moving from game to ...

Blog: Sometimes you need the grind

The past month has been pretty hectic, trying to maintain a level of frequent/readable content, working full-time in a job ...

Warframe: Free to play done right?

Over the past couple of years Warframe has randomly popped in and out of my periphery several times. I knew ...

PUBG: So much change!

PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds (PUBG) isn't new anymore. It's in "full release" on PC, and it's still in "Early Access" from it's ...

The Last of Us: Remastered – Initial Thoughts

When it comes to games that are deemed as "must play", I think it's fair to say that The Last ...

Sea of Thieves – Fun with friends!

It's here! Sea of Thieves has been released and after a technical alpha and two betas, I'm playing the full ...

Mobile Gaming: Marvel Puzzle Quest

Playing games on mobile is something I love the idea of, but rarely does it live up to my hopes ...

XCOM 2 – Trying to control chaos

XCOM 2 is an excellent game. Honestly, I love it. But seriously, I hate it...... I've started playing it again ...

Finishing Dishonored 2

When I started getting back into Dishonored 2, I'd say that I was simply going through the motions, and doing ...

Blog: These days every game wants my attention forever, and my money…..

In the past couple of years, the rise in "games as a service" as seen developers and publishers go from ...

Dishonored 2 – Diving back in

As I promised last week, I've gotten back into Dishonored 2 (man, it really pains me to not spell it ...

The dreaded pile of shame

I'd hazard that most gamers have one, I'd suggest that it sits in the back of our minds, and every ...

Review: Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus is a game that I've been told to play by so many people over the years, ...

Fortnite and PUBG – Enjoying both is easy

The Battle Royale genre has seen some massive growth in the past year. I'm not going to go on about ...

No Man’s Sky – Final Thoughts

It isn't possible to ever really "finish" No Man's Sky. Sure, there's a couple of questlines to complete, should you ...

Using your PlayStation 4 Screenshots

When I started taking screenshots on the PlayStation 4, it never occurred to me that it might not be straight-forward ...

InFamous: Second Son – Final Thoughts

I finished it! I had a great time, and I'd recommend it to anyone that asked.  Easy!  In fact, I'd ...

InFamous Second Son – Further Thoughts

I've had a good chunk of time with InFamous: Second Son now.  I've unlocked new powers, had boss fights, met ...

Overwatch – Getting to grips with Moira

This is really late, Moira was released on November 16th last year, so I'm not exactly keeping up with Overwatch ...

Getting started in InFamous – Second Son

InFamous is one of those series that I've never really heard anything bad about, and when Second Son came out, ...

PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds – Still going…..

This is madness, I can't remember the last time I was so hooked on a game.  Let alone a game ...

No Man’s Sky – Further thoughts

I'll be honest, up until this morning, I was ready to just give up on No Man's Sky. To be ...

Sea of Thieves: Closed Beta

I was fortunate enough to get in on the final technical alpha for Sea of Thieves, just before Christmas.  Being ...

Uncharted 4 – Review

I set myself up for this review, in my previous Uncharted 4 post.  Basically ruining the score, because I can't ...

No Man’s Sky – Initial Thoughts

No Man's Sky is a game you can ask people about, and likely hear some kind of negative spin on ...

Uncharted 4 – Review incoming

I'm about 20 hours deep in Uncharted 4 and I'm moments away from finishing it. Initially I was going to ...

Getting back into the swing of things

2018 has seen a pretty slow content-feed so far.  With the Christmas break, work, a holiday and doing a part-time ...

PUBG – what makes it so enjoyable?

It's hard to not keep writing about PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, even though I have so much else to play and talk ...

Expanding coverage at Ninja Refinery

I have a pretty incredible wife, and because of that, Ninja Refinery can now start to cover PlayStation 4 titles! ...

The Gold Standard – 2017

2017 is dead, but it's worth looking back on.  It was a big year for Ninja Refinery.  In fact, whilst ...

Inspired by – NoClip

My second "Inspired by" piece is a little broader than just the "NoClip" name, it's actually more about the man ...

Headset Review: HyperX Cloud Stinger

I've only ever heard of HyperX in the context of computing, so I was very surprised to find that they ...

Playing Battle Royale games the “right” way

Playing "Battle Royale" games is becoming something of a big deal in gaming as of late.  With the release of ...

Inspired by: Insert Coin Clothing

Gaming is big business, and it goes well beyond just playing games.  We become engrossed in massive universes and feel ...

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds – It’s here!

A few hours early, and my code for Playerunknown's Battlegrounds was sent through to get stuck in on Xbox One ...

Getting back to grips with The Division

The Division is an open-world, online-only, third-person cover shooter, set in Manhattan.  Released in March 2016 to a lukewarm reception, ...

Trying something new

Now I've gone past 100 posts published, I've started to see some patterns in what I'm doing. That's no bad ...

Mobile gaming: Lineage 2 Revolution

Here's a sentence I never expected to say or write: I'm currently playing an MMORPG on my mobile phone. Weirder ...

Coming back to Titanfall 2

The best thing about playing Mirror's Edge Catalyst, was the fact that it reminded me of how fluid and excellent ...

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst – Final Thoughts

Clocking in at just under seven and a half hours, I've finished the campaign of Mirror's Edge Catalyst. Honestly, I'm ...

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst – Initial thoughts

The original Mirror's Edge was a bit of a surprise to me.  I'd read a few good things, but it ...

100 published posts!

It's perhaps no major event to most, but here at Ninja Refinery, it's a big deal! Starting off as killthekage.com ...

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Final thoughts

My journey with the main campaign of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has come to an end.  According to my Xbox, ...

Star Fox Zero – Co-op Chaos

After falling back in love with Lylat Wars (Star Fox 64) on my 3DS, it seemed like the perfect time ...

Review: Star Fox 64 (3DS)

My first proper console was the Nintendo 64, and one of the many fond memories I have of it, is ...

Incoming! PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Due in a few weeks, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is heading to Xbox One. I've spent a bit of time streaming and ...

Let’s Play – Animal Crossing Pocket Camp

Yesterday, I decided I'd had enough of the mobile games I've been playing (Pokemon Go, Boom Beach and Fallout Shelter), ...

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Further Thoughts

I'm over halfway through Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, now, and I'm suckered in until the end. Initially, whilst I had ...

Headset Review: Turtle Beach XO Three

One of the most recognisable names in the gaming headset arena, Turtle Beach sent me out a demo package, containing ...

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Getting Started

Played a lot of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, I didn't finish it, but that's for no reason other than I ...

Just Cause 3 – Final Thoughts

Just Cause 3 has taken me a little while to get finished (it's been sat on the shelf for a ...

Headset Review: Steelseries Siberia 200

Since my recent epiphany I've been on a one-man mission to delve into the audio of games, and to try out ...

Just Cause 3 – Further Thoughts

Since diving back into Just Cause 3, I've found myself having a great time. I've given it plenty more space ...

Just Cause 3 – Initial thoughts

As much as I love realisim, a great narrative, next-level game design and genre-bending mechanics.  Sometimes I like to just ...

Forza Horizon 2 – Review

I’ve been a fan of the Forza series for a long time (fact: when I saw the cost of a ...

Overwatch – Halloween Terror 2017

I'm late to the party, in fact, I'm really late because I missed the event completely last year.  So I've ...

Fortnite: Battle Royale – Getting more time in.

I've been getting more time in, on Fortnite: Battle Royale.  It's proving to be the perfect, quick escape from Destiny ...

The difference a headset makes.

Most people know this already, and honestly, I have no idea why it's taken me so long to realise this ...

Soundtracks – Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is a good game, not a timeless classic, but a game that I'll be playing on and off ...

Fortnite Battle Royale – Getting started

The drama around Fortnite - Battle Royale has, as far as I can tell, only been a good source of ...

Keeping up……

It's September, a few weeks after the Destiny 2 release, and I'm knee-deep in glimmer, engrams and the VasDown clan ...

Destiny 2 – Initial Thoughts

It would be completely remiss of me to not make any kind of post about Destiny 2 around it's first ...

Ninja Refinery Reviews

Further to my post about review scoring, I feel that it's important to at least provide a succinct and recognisable ...

Destiny – Thank you, and goodnight.

It’s the eve of Destiny 2, and it seems like the perfect time to reflect on my time with the ...

Review scores are dead

I've read a massive amount of reviews in my time.  So many gaming sites provide such in-depth reviews and quality ...

Review: Hyrule Warriors

Who knew that a hack-and-slash style "Warriors" game could be so much fun?! Honestly, I didn't have high expectations for ...

Taking Screenshots on the Wii U

Who knew that working out how to get a screenshot on a Wii U would take so much effort?! There's ...

Overwatch – More thoughts on Doomfist

Apart from playing Lucio Ball, I've been hitting QuickPay as often as possible, and where I can, getting some time ...

Ninja Refinery – Wii U Streaming

Thanks to a great session of Mario Kart 8 last night, I was able to check out my now re-branded ...

Mario Kart 8 – Wii U – I love this series

Who doesn't enjoy a game of Mario Kart? Is it possible to dislike it? Here is me gushing about the ...

Overwatch – Doomfist

What's a Doomfist? Doomfist is the latest hero released in Overwatch.  After much speculation about his existence and when he ...

Fallout 4 – The loyalty dilemma

I thought that I had just about written as much as I could about Fallout 4, short of my inevitable ...

Gaming Habits – How they’re changing

There was a time where I would exclusively play one game for months at a time.  These were the days ...

Fallout 4 – So far, so good

I've hit about 15 hours in-game now and got a good feel for it. It still doesn't "feel" like a ...

Destiny 2 Beta – How was it?

It was more Destiny. Simple as that really.  Now that's not a bad thing, not by any stretch.  It just ...

Destiny 2 beta – The Farm

The new social space "The Farm" was made available for one hour this Sunday (6pm GMT for me), for people ...

Destiny 2 Beta – Here we go!

The Destiny 2 beta went live on Xbox One yesterday, and so I dived right in. Joined by some of ...

Destiny 2 – Beta incoming!

This is the week, the Destiny 2 beta is taking place from Wednesday, and I'll be taking part and streaming ...

Fallout 4 – Let’s get started

Fallout 4 has been on my "need to play at some point" list for quite a while now, and with ...

Batman Arkham Knight – Final Thoughts

This game is/was wonderful. Rocksteady should be proud.  It is the perfect end to a wonderful trilogy, and truly their ...

Launching towards a win!

The clock hits 0:00, it's a tie-game and the ball is still in the air.  If it touches the floor, ...

Batman – Arkham Knight – Further Thoughts

I've been putting some decent hours in on this game now, not through attrition and feeling that I have to ...

Breath of the Wild – 3 Divine Beasts down, 1 to go!

Yeah, I'm taking my sweet time with this game, but I'm loving every second of it. I've cleared 3 of ...

Star Wars Battlefront – Initial Impressions

Star Wars Battlefront is a game that's been out a while, got some good press, got some bad press, and ...

I don’t think I’ll ever finish Breath of the Wild – But that’s ok

Finishing a game is subjective.  Do you mean 100%? Do you mean complete the main campaign, or reach a maximum ...

Batman – Arkham Knight – Initial Thoughts

I started Arkham Knight yesterday, after having it sat on the shelf for months, making way for new games and ...

Some games aren’t meant to be streamed

I've done a few posts on streaming platforms, and I've done a post on streaming a Wii U via Xbox ...

Overwatch – New Map – Horizon

The newest map on Overwatch was released to consoles this week, and I've been getting to grips with it. It's ...

Gwent – Beta

The in-game card game from The Witcher 3 is being made as a standalone game, which, for people like me, ...

Magikarp Jump! What the?!

I started to see reports of a new Pokemon app on the Google Play store, so of course I had ...

Almost famous – for a couple of hours

Reddit is a site I visit frequently, and I post occasionally. I've had one very "successful" post, which was a ...

Super Smash Bros. Wii U and Amiibos

I managed to sit and play through a bit of Smash Bros. a bit the other day, and even streamed ...

Streaming from a Wii U – Via an Xbox One (no capture card)

I recently got a Wii U, and in doing so, realised that I have no idea how I can stream ...

The Legend of Zelda – Breath of the Wild (Wii U) – A few hours in

I'm roughly 10-12 hours into Breath of the Wild now, and I've barely scratched the surface of it. I found ...

Super Smash Bros. (Wii U)

Another game I got when I got the Wii U was a title that I consider to be essential to any ...

The Legend of Zelda – Breath of the Wild (Wii U)

I was fortunate enough to get a really good deal on a Wii U and the latest Zelda game (Breath ...

Beam vs Twitch – Streaming from an Xbox One

I stream from my Xbox One.  Few watch it, but that's by the by.  The fact is, that some people ...

Overwatch – Orisa

Orisa has been released into the wild for a few weeks now, and more importantly, available in competitive, which means ...

Destiny – The Age of Triumph & Destiny 2 news

Preface Destiny has been going on since 2014, and has seen some highs and lows.  Starting out with a pretty ...

VasDown Raids Again!

Preface We finally all got back together, ready to take on the Wrath of the Machine raid, yet again. It's ...

Rainbow Six: Siege – Playing online

Nothing too exciting here, just the uploaded video of a stream, whilst playing online earlier. I'm not good at this ...

Ghost Recon: Wildlands – GRWHQ App

Preface I've used a few companion apps in my time.  Something that Ubisoft seem to be particularly keen on pushing, ...

Hearthstone – Level 20 and beyond!

Preface I mentioned before that Hearthstone was proving to be a grind, and level 20 seemed excessive, just to unlock ...

Rainbow Six Siege – Bleeding out

A dude just watched me bleed out for a few seconds, got right up in my face and watched. I ...

Hearthstone – Grinding it out……

Preface I've been playing Hearthstone casually now for a couple of weeks, and felt like I'd been making some solid ...

Ghost Recon: Wildlands – Further Impressions

Preface I've still not played a massive amount of this game, and I'm still in the first area.  So I ...

Assassin’s Creed Unity – Final thoughts

Preface It's done! I finished the main story missions, a fair few side missions and a few co-op missions. Thoughts ...

Ghost Recon: Wildlands – Getting into the game

Preface As I wrote previously, I played the open beta of Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and it was a blast.  So, ...

Game soundtracks – Do you listen to them?

Preface I've recently been given a download to the Hitman soundtrack (looks like anyone who bought the game gets an ...

Assassin’s Creed Unity – Further thoughts

Preface I laid out some initial thoughts a few days ago, and then I've given some time to the co-op ...

I love Rocket League – I’m not great at Rocket League

Preface I've been playing Rocket League on and off since the day it was released on the Xbox One.  However, ...

Assassin’s Creed: Unity – Co-op first experiences

Preface In a well-timed accidental meeting of each other online, myself, Frostos and Tommygunlovers were able to finally give co-op ...

Hearthstone – Learning the ways

Preface Ok, so my last Hearthstone post was about getting into it and giving it a go.  This is a ...

Assassin’s Creed Unity – Thoughts

Preface Ok, so I'm a fan of the Assassin's Creed series, I've played and finished them almost religiously.  Until.....I got ...

Let’s Play – Ghost Recon Wildlands – Beta

Preface The open technical beta was opened up last week for a few days.  I got access to the closed ...

Hearthstone – Giving it a go

Preface I'm not particularly familiar with the Warcraft franchise or the lore, so this, to me is a card game, ...

Halo Wars 2 – Initial thoughts

Preface Ok, so I love the halo universe, have done since Combat Evolved, and I've sunk hours of my life ...

Let’s Play! – Hitman

I love the Hitman franchise, always have, and I've played most of the series, start-to-finish.  Some great, some not so, ...

How do game reviews and sites like reddit impact how you purchase or play a game?

Preface I read a massive amount of content around games and gaming. It used to be just a couple of ...

My top 10 games from the past year.

These weren't all necessarily released this year, but they have taken my time in 2016 and they have all been ...

The Division – VasDown style

So, we got a bit bored of Destiny, and all found The Division for a bargain at cdkeys. Thus began ...

Let’s Play! – GTA V Campaign from the 1st person perspective.

When GTA V first came out, I played through it on the Xbox 360.  I loved it, it was a ...

Update.

It's a little quiet here at the minute, but things are underway! I'm doing my first full game review, which ...

Silver…..just. Overwatch ranking.

So, I did it. I got my rank, and crept into silver tier, by 30 points. The last game of ...

Overwatch – Ranking is hard

Just a couple of the games, I'm clearly doomed to end up in the lower ranks...... [wpdevart_youtube]PPzPwBwlowY[/wpdevart_youtube] ...

I got there in the end – Overwatch Ranked

So, I finally hit rank 25 in Overwatch, and now I'm apparently ready for competitive matches.... Firstly, it took me ...

Let’s Play! – #VasDown takes on The Wrath of the Machine, again.

One step further! We got to the siege engine, and this time we had all six of us playing.  A ...

Too much to play, too much to do.

What happened to the days where we would sit and play the same few games over and over again? Or ...

Flashback – The VasDown clan completing the Vault of Glass raid for the first time

This is the first raid we did as a full 6-man clan.  We tried to 4-man it several times in ...

Destiny – 2016 Halloween Event – Thoughts

So, the Festival of the Lost has returned this year, sans paper and glue to upgrade your masks. I really ...

Pokemon GO Halloween Event is live!

The Pokemon GO Halloween event is......Go! Seeing more ghost-types? You should be!  Niantic have started an event, which is giving ...

VasDown – Latest Raid Attempt Video

So, we attempted Wrath of the Machine -1 clan member on Friday. Didn't get as far as we'd hoped, but ...