30 December, 2014

Kyle's Top Ten Games of 2014

Having spent much of the holidays revisiting my favourite video games of the year, as well as playing some new comers, I've finally managed to wrangle them down to a list of just ten, and rank them in some kind of qualitative order. I am crazy? You tell me! 


28 December, 2014

Most Anticipated Game Of 2015

Kyle and Matthew have hope for the future as they wrap up the 2014 GameDropZone Game Of The Year awards by naming their Most Anticipated Game of 2015. The next year is set to amaze players of all nature with the new instalments of venerable series like; The Legend of Zelda, Metal Gear Solid, and Persona, as well as whole new experiences like No Man's Sky.

27 December, 2014

Game Of The Year 2014

2014 has seen host of great videogame releases across all platforms; some games have shown us new beautiful worlds and innovative gameplay, while others have rendered their universes anew and iterated and refined intelligently. Join Kyle and Matthew as they debate and celebrate the best games to be released in 2014, and award the GameDropZone Game Of The Year. 

26 December, 2014

Most Disappointing Game Of 2014

There is nothing more saddening than seeing a potentially great game squandered. Matthew and Kyle recount the games of the year that could have been, and award the www.GameDropZone.com Most Disappointing Game Of 2014.

25 December, 2014

Best New Character Of 2014

Matthew and Kyle break down the most memorable and well defined characters that have graced videogames in 2014, as part of the GameDropZone Game Of The Year awards. 

24 December, 2014

Best Soundtrack Of 2014

Kyle and Matthew discuss their favourite videogame soundtracks as they decide the www.GameDropZone.com Best Soundtrack Of 2014 award.

23 December, 2014

Best Looking Game Of 2014

Join Matthew and Kyle as they weigh in on the hottest looking games of 2014, the first category of the GameDropZone Game Of The Year Awards.

22 December, 2014

Review - Assassin's Creed Unity, Repose En Paix

Slipping on the well-worn wrist blade and donning my well curled wig, I slip awkwardly into the grey mass of people that appear to be butchering the framerate. Now closing rapidly on my target, I am halted, distracted, by something smelling… off.


19 December, 2014

Dropping In - Assassin's Creed Unity, Multiplayer

Dropping once again into Assassin's Creed Unity, Kyle tries his hand at the co-operative multiplayer. The guys have a run-in with a tricky window, kill some Templars and discover a way of making loading screens exponentially more interesting...

18 December, 2014

Dropping In - Assassin's Creed Unity, Single Player

Matthew and Kyle battle their way through the endless crowds in this swift drop into the single player of Assassins Creed Unity on the PlayStation 4.

17 December, 2014

Dropping In - Destiny The Dark Below, Urn of Sacrifice

Kyle drags Matthew, kicking and screaming back into the Hellmouth… Our relentless Guardians undertake some painfully specific tasks to earn Eris' favour and fill Xûr's Urn. In this video, the guys work through all the steps (and drop some hot tips) that are needed to complete the Urn of Sacrifice mission, in Destiny's first expansion, The Dark Below.

15 December, 2014

Review - Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire: Return of the Trumpets

Hoenn confirmed! Yes the 3rd generation of Pokémon has gotten a re-make after many, many years. Generation 3 is my favourite Generation of Pokémon, I have put over 300 hours into a single play through of Pokémon Sapphire alone and countless playthroughs of Emerald and Ruby. So after a week of waiting since its US release and a week of playtime, it’s time for a review!


14 December, 2014

Dropping In - Destiny The Dark Below, Skyshock

After countless hours of grinding against Destiny’s matchmaking, Kyle is finally able to show Matthew Skyshock, a Crucible map in Destiny The Dark Below. Skyshock is big, huge in fact, yet strangely familiar.

 

Dropping In - Destiny The Dark Below, The Cauldron

Matthew and Kyle continue to their crusade through the new content of Destiny’s expansion, The Dark Below. As they stalk through the teen-angst dripping corridors of The Cauldron, it soon becomes evident Matthew hasn’t been taking it all in. Oh, and sorry Tumblr.

13 December, 2014

Dropping In - Destiny The Dark Below, Will of Crota

Matthew and Kyle continue to thwart the machinations of Crota in Destiny’s first expansion, The Dark Below. Taking on the Strike Will of Crota, the guys finally corner Omnigul and rather shockingly Kyle is able to keep the conversation on topic long enough to explain why he thinks this is some of the best content in Destiny.

Dropping In - Destiny The Dark Below, Unlocking the Will of Crota

The guys detail the heinous crimes that must be inflicted on the many tendrils of Crota in order to unlock the Will of Crota Strike, in Destiny’s The Dark Below Expansion. Don’t worry, it is super informative.


12 December, 2014

Dropping In - Destiny The Dark Below, The Wakening

Determined to not talk about the new Destiny content, Matthew and Kyle discuss Ubisoft's 2014 woes, how games should be short, and the notion that micro transactions make everything better. The guys spray their way through the third and final story mission of The Dark Below.


Dropping In - Destiny The Dark Below, The Undying Mind

Kyle and Matthew blast through the PlayStation exclusive Strike in Destiny's The Dark Below expansion. The guys reminisce about a time when social media was good, have a painful announcement about the lack of Pokémon coverage, and examine the often overlooked perks of a 3DS.

Dropping In - Destiny The Dark Below, Siege of the Warmind

Matthew and Kyle have hope for the future in the second mission of Destiny's The Dark Below! So gather your fireteam, find a hill and join us as we listen to some reedy classical music and maybe spoil Destiny... A little bit.


11 December, 2014

Dropping In - Destiny The Dark Below, Pantheon

Destiny's first expansion, The Dark Below has landed, so the guys take a look at Pantheon, one of the three Crucible maps found within. Matthew tells Kyle tales of childhood scooter antics, and they chat plenty about Mass Effect in this train wreck of a video. Also Destiny I guess.

Dropping In - Destiny The Dark Below, Fist of Crota

Kyle takes Matthew back to the Cosmodrome, in the Fist of Crota, the first story mission of Destiny's The Dark Below. They explore the impact that Paul McCartney has had on them, as well as the many uses of tissue paper...

 

09 December, 2014

Dropcast 08 - Newsdrop

Matthew and Kyle drop in to talk about the flurry of news that has happened in the past week including PSX, Metal Gear Online's announcement and other assorted Video Game related things.

The Dropkick: Survivor Series 2014 - Post Show

Survivor Series 2014; a show that has had so little build up to it I didn’t feel that it was worth doing a pre-show write up of the storylines leading from the last pay-per view, Hell in a Cell. Most of the storylines were only finalised in the last week before, or even on the show itself, including the Main Event featuring Team Cena vs. Team Authority whose team members were only finalised on the go home Monday Night Raw show.

08 December, 2014

Hologram Paul McCartney Brings Hope To All Corners Of The Solar System

This video, hot off Paul McCartney's own Vevo channel, shows the ex-Beetle rallying troops across the four planets of Destiny. I'm still not convinced this is real... catch it quick before it gets pulled!


07 December, 2014

Review - Super Smash Bros. For Wii U; The Ultimate E-Sport?

What if Luigi finally tired of living in his brother's shadow? Who wouldn't want to see Link's shadowy reflection overcome his virtuous side? Imagine if each of Nintendo's finest took it in turns to beat the life out of Sega's Sonic? Well Super Smash Bros. For Wii U will at least let you play out such battles, but you may not see them resolve in quite the way you want.


04 December, 2014

Dropping In - Star Wars: The Old Republic, Shadow of Revan

Matthew and Kyle drop into the new planets of Rishi and Yavin 4, added in Star Wars: The Old Republic’s latest expansion, Shadow of Revan. Shadow of Revan is available early for players who pre-ordered before November 2nd, launching for all on December 9th.  They may not be wizened Jedi, but they soon learn two great truths; manga is better than anime and the Star Wars universe is pretty dumb.

02 December, 2014

Dropcast 07 - Dropcast's Inquisition

Matthew and Kyle crawl away from their games and back to the microphones for another Dropcast. Is Halo fixed? How good is the new Dragon Age? What happened in the world of wrestling? Listen to find out!

01 December, 2014

Review - Taming The World Of Dragon Age Inquisition

The Dragon Age series has assumed many forms; the wide narrative and branching paths of Origins, the trials of ruler ship of the Awakening expansion, and the more focused story of Hawke in Dragon Age II. Dragon Age Inquisition promises a role playing game with scope beyond anything in the series, or that the developer, Bioware has ever produced (excluding Star Wars: The Old Republic naturally). This raises the question of how, or perhaps can, this scale integrate with the focused style of storytelling that Bioware is best known for?