Jaz Rignall

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GTA Online: How to Win Street Races, Rally Racing Tips, Best Cars to Drive in GTA Online (PS4 and Xbox One)

Street Racing is a fun way to earn cash in GTA Online - and a good Rally Racing team can earn huge bucks. Here's the best way to approach both these activities.

GTA Online Guide: How to Play, Easy Money Tips, Build Rep Fast

Want to try GTA Online, but aren't quite sure what you should be doing? Here's a wealth of information and tips on how to get started, how to earn good money - and how to avoid getting killed by idiots! Now updated for PS4 and Xbox One!

GTA 5 Big Game Hunting Guide and Tips

Feel like taking a break from the usual day-to-day madness and mayhem? Grab some guns and head up into the hills for some GTA 5 hunting. But make sure you read this first!

GTA Online: How to Win Street Races, Rally Racing Tips, Best Cars to Drive in GTA Online (PS4 and Xbox One)

Street Racing is a fun way to earn cash in GTA Online - and a good Rally Racing team can earn huge bucks. Here's the best way to approach both these activities.

GTA Online Guide: How to Play, Easy Money Tips, Build Rep Fast

Want to try GTA Online, but aren't quite sure what you should be doing? Here's a wealth of information and tips on how to get started, how to earn good money - and how to avoid getting killed by idiots! Now updated for PS4 and Xbox One!

GTA 5 Big Game Hunting Guide and Tips

Feel like taking a break from the usual day-to-day madness and mayhem? Grab some guns and head up into the hills for some GTA 5 hunting. But make sure you read this first!

Gran Turismo Sport Review: More Similar to the Prologue Series Than We'd Like [Now With a Score]

GT Sport looks incredible, but does it have the content to back it up?

A Pioneering Game's Journey: The History of Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail co-creator Don Rawitsch talks about the game's history, from its humble beginnings to its induction into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

What are Hearthstone's Best Quest Cards? We Rank them for Competitive Play

While they're all fun to play with, it's clear that some Hearthstone Quest cards are much better than others.

The Ten Most Exciting Journey to Un'Goro Cards

We highlight the ten most talked-about cards from Hearthstone's latest expansion.

Racing's Battle Royale: GT Sport vs. Forza 7 vs. Project CARS 2

We take a look at the racing genre's three biggest games to see how they stack up against one another.

Six Things We'd Like to see in Destiny 2

Here are half a dozen ideas we think would help make Destiny 2 better than its predecessor.

Are the Latest Plug-and-Play Retro Consoles Worthwhile?

We round up the latest batch of plug-and-play retro consoles and sort out the winners from the also-rans.

The Ten Most Important Early Computer and Video Games

These devices, inventions and innovations gave birth to an entire industry.

Gaming's Weirdest, Wildest, and Wackiest Controllers and Peripherals

Somebody, somewhere thought that these crazy-ass accessories were a good idea.

What the Hell is Everything?

The upcoming PS4 release promises more than a million years of gameplay. But what is it all about?

Ghost Recon Wildlands Really Needs an Endgame

Sometimes a 30-hour campaign just isn't quite enough.

Diablo 3's Necromancer Delivers an Orgy of Corpse Explosions

The upcoming Rise of the Necromancer patch is really fun to play. And very gory!

The Magazines That Were Video Gaming's Original Clickbait

Screaming headlines, outrageous proclamations, and many exclamation marks were part and parcel of 90s British gaming magazines.

Ghost Recon Wildlands Review

Ubisoft Paris' massive open-world shooter is occasionally flawed, frustrating, and repetitive. But bottom line, it's a lot of fun.

Ghost Recon Wildlands' Community Finds Glitches, Bugs, but Overall Feedback is Very Positive

We highlight the community's most interesting posts, topics, and suggestions.

Destiny Comes to an End with the Age of Triumph

Destiny's ultimate update brings back classic raids, and features a massive new achievement book.

Sparc is my Favorite VR Experience Yet

CCP's new "VR sport" is Discs of Tron meets dodgeball – and it's really fun.

Is Gravel the Spiritual Successor to Sega Rally?

Italian developer Milestone readies “accessible and fun” off-road racer.

Nintendo Switch Snake Pass has Confounding Controls, but is Still Really Fun

Sumo Digital’s very inventive serpentine platformer is one to watch.

Gran Turismo Sport Looks Utterly Gorgeous on PS4 Pro

The much-delayed racer resurfaces at GDC, and it's as smooth as butter.

For Honor Gets New Patch, Compensation Offered to Players

If you were affected by For Honor's recent server outages, prepare for Champion status this weekend.

Ride 2 Review

Milestone's motorcycle racer is back with more bikes, tracks, and races. But is it better than its predecessor?

Hearthstone: Journey to Un'Goro Introduces Two Really Interesting New Mechanics

The new Hearthstone set is coming in April and features dinosaurs, beasts, and elementals. And two new keywords: Quest and Adapt.

Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta: Community Opinion Divided

Some players love it. Others hate it. We're having fun with it - but Ghost Recon Wildlands is clearly not without its flaws.

Honor Rules? For Honor Isn't Dark Souls

Oh, and using environmental hazards to eliminate the enemy is really okay.

Everything You Need to Know About Ghost Recon Wildlands' Open Beta and How to Access It

Ghost Recon Wildlands heads into open Beta this weekend. Here are all the details.

Mass Effect Andromeda: How Well Does it Balance Action and RPG?

Jaz spends two hours with Bioware's epic space opera, and goes hyperbolic.

Halo Wars 2 Review

Is this RTS good for beginners? We have just the person to answer that question.

For Honor Review

For Honor is a game of two halves. One is underwhelming; the other is brutal, bloody, and brilliant.

For Honor's Multiplayer is Brutal, Bone-Crunching, and Brilliant

Its campaign might be underwhelming, but For Honor's multiplayer really delivers the goods.

Prey Reminds me of Half-Life and System Shock

Needless to say, that's a really Good Thing.

For Honor's Campaign: Occasionally Fun, But Mostly Underwhelming

Having blazed through For Honor's story mode in about six hours, Jaz is left with mixed feelings.

Essential Weekend Reading: The Overwatch Keyboard Controversy, Nioh's High Difficulty

As we head into the weekend, we highlight the week's most important stories and features.

Opinion: E3 Going Public is a Good Thing. But Can it Deliver a Great Consumer Experience?

Ticket prices are steep, and show details are scant. So what's actually happening at E3 2017?

Open World Games Make me Drive Like an Idiot

Do you have a similar problem? Here's an idea to make you slow down.

Digital Gems: The Best Walking Simulators

They might often be slow-paced and lacking action, but walking simulators can deliver really unique gaming experiences - and these ones are no exception.

Essential Weekend Reading: Feeling Better About Nintendo Switch

As we head into the weekend, we highlight the week's most important stories and features.

Double Dragon IV PS4 Review: Retro - to a Fault

It looks like an NES game. It sounds like an NES game. It even plays like an NES game. But Double Dragon IV is actually brand new.

Back When Screenshots Really Were Screen Shots

Old Man Rignall spins one of his yarns from the olden days of gaming.

Damn! For Honor is Really Difficult to Master!

But that's not necessarily a Bad Thing.

Digital Gems: Osmos is Surreal, Soothing, Magnificent

Osmos might be one of the earliest iOS games, but it's still one of the best.

Seven Things You Should Know About Ghost Recon Wildlands

Ghost Recon Wildlands represents a new direction for the series. Here are some of its highlights.

Ghost Recon Wildlands: Grand Theft Auto Meets Brilliant Tactical Shooter

Ubisoft's biggest open world action adventure yet packs some really impressive gameplay.

The Division's Last Stand – Patch 1.6 – Sounds Very Promising

The Division's next content update will usher in a new competitive PvP mode, along with host of other gameplay tweaks and changes.

Digital Gems: Flower, Journey, and Owlboy

We highlight contemporary and classic downloadable games that we think are worth your attention.

Amazing Chiptunes You've Never Heard: Crazy Comets

Unless you grew up in Britain in the 80s, you're probably unaware of this funky piece of C64 music.

After the Review: Exploring Gravity Rush 2's Multi-Layered World

One of the finest aspects of Project Siren's latest game is its expansive, incredibly well-realized environment.

For me, the Switch is Nintendo's Most Exciting Console Since the SNES

Why? It's quite a long story.

Digital Gems: Virginia, Plague Inc: Evolved, and World of Tanks

We highlight contemporary and classic downloadable games that we think are worth your attention.

Does it Hold Up? - Rainbow Six: Siege is Better Now Than it Was at Launch

In this semi-regular series, we return to older triple-A games to see how well they've stood the test of time.

Remasters and Remakes We'd Like to See Make the Switch from Wii U

We list the Wii U classics we'd love to play again on Nintendo Switch.

Gravity Rush 2 PS4 Review: Cat's Whiskers

After almost five years in development, Gravity Rush 2 is finally here. And yes, it was definitely worth the wait.

Digital Gems: Overcooked, Mini Metro, and Pocket Card Jockey

In which we highlight contemporary and classic downloadable games that we think are worth your attention.

Hearthstone: Having Fun with Control Priest and Jade Golem Druid Decks

And why building your own Hearthstone decks can be highly rewarding.

Race Game Face-Off: Gran Turismo Sport vs. Forza Motorsport 7

2017 IN PREVIEW: New iterations of Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport are set for release this year. Which one will reign supreme?

Replaying... Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition

It might be getting on in years, but Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition is still a great game.

Forza Horizon 3: Blizzard Mountain Xbox One Review: Icing on the Cake

Playground Games' brilliant open-world racer expands its horizons with a whole new winter wonderland.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare vs. Titanfall 2: Campaign Design Comparison

How do the year's two biggest sci-fi FPS titles compare to one another from a design perspective?

Interview: Lara Croft GO's Indie-Style PS4 Development

Antoine Routon, Lead Engineer at Square Enix, and Bronson Zgeb, Director of Design at KO_OP, talk about the small-team development behind the PS4 version of Lara Croft GO.

For Honor Preview: A Whole New Sword Game

Jaz plays Ubisoft's upcoming sword fighting game, and talks to creative director Jason Vandenberghe about how it was developed.

What Next for the Call of Duty Series?

2016 IN REVIEW: After years of increasingly futuristic-themed games, is it time for the Call of Duty series to return to its historical roots?

What Was the Best Multiplayer FPS Game of 2016?

2016 IN REVIEW: Every year seems to feature a bevy of quality FPS titles, but 2016 saw some exceptional releases.

Stern Pinball Arcade PS4 Review: Superb Silverball Simulation

Featuring a collection of ten contemporary tables, Stern Pinball Arcade offers an authentic-feeling silverball experience.

Free Titanfall 2 DLC Arriving Next Week

Angel City's Most Wanted will deliver a new map and additional Titan customization options - as well as an in-game store.

After the Review: Hooked on Infinite Warfare's Gun Customization

This year's Call of Duty might have lacked innovation, but its customization aspects are very impressive.

Why Do You Play Video Games?

Short answer: Because you love them. Long answer? Well, it's complicated.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare PS4 Review: Playing it Safe

This year, Infinity Ward takes the series to the stars, but ends up treading familiar ground.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is Still Relevant – and Brilliant

Raven Software's excellent remaster of Modern Warfare helps Infinity Ward's classic defy its age.

The Division's 1.4 Patch Improves the Game and Adds a Ton of Loot

The open-world MMO shooter's latest update ushers in some significant changes to its endgame.

World of Warcraft: Legion: Is Return to Karazhan a Mythic Issue?

Legion's newest content update was launched yesterday, but not everybody seems to be happy about it.

Titanfall 2 PS4 Review: Mech Friends

After two and a half years in development, expectations are high for Respawn's second release.

Manual Samuel Xbox One Review: Don't Forget to Blink

Perfectly Paranormal's cartoon-like game has a very strange sense of humor - and even stranger controls.

Mantis Burn Racing PS4 Review: Micro Drifting Machines

VooFoo Studios brings back the top-down racer. But is it a good one?

Oculus Rift Games Round-Up: Robo Recall, Lone Echo, Arktika.1

Three new Oculus Rift VR games were announced today. Here are the trailers for each of them.

Gears of War 4 Xbox One Review: Switching Gears

The Lambent epidemic might be over, but there's a new menace threatening Sera - and a new generation of heroes ready to fight it.

World of Warcraft: Legion Review Addendum

After playing World of Warcraft's latest expansion over the last four weeks, Jaz adds further thoughts and insight to his original review.

Which Xbox 360 Games are Compatible with Xbox One?

If you're looking to play your old Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One, here's what's available.

The Division's 1.4 Update Ushers in Some Big Changes

Next month, The Division's 1.4 update will bring about some major changes to character builds, skills, and the way the game's weapons work.

The ZX Spectrum Gets a New Lease of Life

A new dedicated hand-held version of the classic home computer is set to be released next month.

Destiny: Rise of Iron PS4 Review: Short on Story

Destiny's first expansion in more than a year is centered around the player's journey to become a new-generation Iron Lord.

Forza Horizon 3 Xbox One Review: Expanded and Improved

The Forza Horizon festival is back for its third outing, and this time you're running the show.

Fall Games Preview 2016: Five Major Multiplayer Shooters

No Fall games season is complete without a bevy of multiplayer shooters, and 2016 is no exception. We round up the best of the bunch.

World of Warcraft: Legion PC Review: Back to Form

It might be nearly twelve years old, but World of Warcraft is still going strong.

Fall Games Preview 2016: Forza Horizon 3 is Bigger and Better than Ever

Jaz spends an hour with the latest Forza game, and barely scratches its surface.

Assetto Corsa PS4 Review: Eccellente

The much-admired PC driving simulation finally arrives on console, and it's a winner.

F1 2016 PS4 Review: Blisteringly Quick

Codemasters' Formula One racing game returns this year with a reworked career mode.

Titanfall 2 Multiplayer Preview: On the Money

We go hands on with three new Titanfall 2 multiplayer modes - and have an absolute blast!

Titanfall 2's Single-Player Campaign Isn't Just Running and Gunning

Respawn's upcoming sequel to Titanfall packs quite a few surprises.

No Man's Sky: Not For Everyone

After playing No Man's Sky for twelve hours, Jaz is ready to call it a day. For now, at least.

World of Warcraft: Legion: Cautiously Optimistic

World of Warcraft: Legion's pre-expansion patch has brought about some significant changes to the way that most characters play. Jaz offers his perspective.

Overcooked PS4 Review: A Tasty Multiplayer Dish

Ghost Town Games' arcade cooking game dishes up some very enjoyable - and often riotous - multiplayer action.

Overwatch: Observations from a Support Character

Having healed through hundreds of games, Jaz offers his perspective on the good and not-so-good habits of Overwatch players.

Tricky Towers PS4 Review: Competitive Tower Building with Tetrads

Tricky Towers looks like a Tetris game at first glance, but it's not really Tetris at all.

Lifeless Planet PS4 Review: Quirky Sci-Fi Action Adventure

Is it a walking simulator or is it a platformer? Lifeless Planet is actually both.

Overcooked Preview: A Multiplayer Recipe for Success

Do too many cooks spoil the broth? Or is it a case of the more, the merrier? Both are true in Overcooked.

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Arriving this September

Get ready for more lightning-fast, dot-eating, ghost-munching micro-challenges as Pac-Man makes his return.

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