Year: 2022

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – Switch Review
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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – Switch Review

Developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is the third instalment of the widely popular RPG. It was released on the 22nd of July, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. Is It The Best Number 3 In Any Franchise? The first two instalments of Xenoblade Chronicles are arguably some of the best RPGs to ever be made. Who knows what heights they would have reached if they weren't Nintendo exclusives? Now after five long-awaited years fans are finally playing the sequel. If it is half as good as the original two then it will surely be a hit. So let's find out, shall we? If you enjoyed this review then why not check out my previous one here? You can also catch up with what the rest of the Thumb Culture team is up to on our social media. Gameplay Trying to...
Sniper Elite: The Board Game Review
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Sniper Elite: The Board Game Review

Designed by David Thompson and Roger Tankersley and published by Gathering Games. Sniper Elite: The Board Game is a tabletop board game based on a popular video game series of the same name. It was released in 2022. Sniper Elite: The Board Game - Stay Frosty People Now everyone who is into video games knows about the Sniper Elite series. A hugely popular stealthy shooter set during the second world war. Well, released earlier this year the franchise expanded into the tabletop genre thanks to our friends over at Gathering Games. We got the chance to play the board game first-hand. If you enjoy this review then why not check out my latest tabletop review here. You can also catch up with what the rest of the Thumb Culture team is up to on our social media. When you take a popular ...
Wreckfest Is On It’s Way To Mobile
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Wreckfest Is On It’s Way To Mobile

Handygames is bringing the epic car crashing smash-em-up to mobile. Get the carnage of Wreckfest in the palm of your hands. Fingertip Carnage ​Everyone, start your engines! International publisher HandyGames is more than proud to announce Wreckfest mobile! ​ The fast-paced racing game is generally seen as the spiritual successor to such classics as FlatOut, Destruction Derby, and Street Rod and will come out soon on Apple and Android machines. After THQ Nordic ported this neck-breaking, dust-eating, sheet-metal-bending mayhem to the Nintendo Switch it was up to the pros at HandyGames to free this gas-guzzling classic from its immobile confines to roam free on the mobile platforms. Expect epic crashes, neck-to-neck fights over the finish line, and brand-new ways for metal to bend. ...
Live A Live – Switch Review
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Live A Live – Switch Review

Live A Live comes to the Nintendo Switch a thing of intrigue—a game that has waited 28 years for a western release, and one that has websites and reviewers singling out this remaster as a standard-bearer in games preservation done well. The hype is strong and expectations are high, particularly for a game that due to its age could potentially not hold up to modern sensibilities. From a distance, the game’s background appears mysterious. Searches for reasons why this 1994 SNES release never travelled outside of Japan give conflicting reports. Maybe low sales are the culprit—Square Enix shifted only 270,000 copies originally. Square’s other games that year did much better in comparison, at least in Japan. It’s possible that Live A Live’s unique structure—seven narratives, each designed...
Soundpeats Air 3 Review
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Soundpeats Air 3 Review

The Soundpeats Air 3 come at a good price and with one eye-catching promise in particular—low latency video game Bluetooth earbuds that will give your games lag-free wireless audio without breaking the bank. How did they do? My feelings after two weeks of testing them can be summed up with the sentence: finally, I have Bluetooth earbuds that work flawlessly with my Switch. UNBREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER– LAG-FREE GAMING AT A LOW PRICE USER EXPERIENCE—GAMING AND MOBILE If these buds are in your budget—and they are priced well—then you have access to a Bluetooth audio experience with very few drawbacks and plenty of upsides. As this is a gaming website, let’s begin with the juiciest of details: the Soundpeats Air 3s have a dedicated game mode. Three taps of the left bud—part of a huge ar...
Wonder Boy Collection – PS4 Review
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Wonder Boy Collection – PS4 Review

When we think of iconic Sega characters, it's easy to ignore all the ones overshadowed by Sonic the Hedgehog. We may also think of Alex Kidd, Kiryu from Yakuza, or Ryu Hazuki from Shenmue, but rarely do with ever think of Wonder Boy. That's a sad fact because the series has seven main games. That doesn't include the three recent remakes. Six of these games were released on various systems between 1986 and 1994. The last released in 2018, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom. So, what do we have in the Wonder Boy Collection? Wonder Boy Collection - A Wonderful Journey Back To The Past The Wonder Boy Collection has been carefully curated to include four of the best arcade and Mega Drive ports from the olden days. These are; Wonder Boy (Arcade - 1986), Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Arcade - 198...
Nitro Concepts D16e Gaming Desk Review
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Nitro Concepts D16e Gaming Desk Review

Nitro Concepts, known for their gaming chairs also stock a range of gaming accessories and desks. In this article, I will be taking a closer look at the Nitro Concepts D16e Gaming Desk. The higher end of the desks that they stock, however this isn't just your standard desk, it is mains powered and height-adjustable. Available on the Nitro Concepts site this desk retails, at the time of publishing this article, for £349.99. This Desk Is On The Up! My old desk was a cramped converted 70's bureau, It was mainly used because it hid away my PC and work laptop when I wasn't using it. Along with the chair next to it, it blended in with the rest of the rooms décor. However, recently I have slowly felt my back degrading. Aches and pains (not age-related) started and I figured gaming and multiple ...
The Tarnishing of Juxtia – PC Game Review
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The Tarnishing of Juxtia – PC Game Review

The Tarnishing of Juxtia is an incredible game and you should absolutely play it. There. Now if you only read the first sentence of this review, you know that you've learned everything you need to. However, if you want to hear more about Actual Nerds' fantastic tribute to 2D dark fantasy and souls-like games, then I invite you to listen to my ravings. Think You Can Stop The Tarnishing of Juxtia? Then Good Luck Hero! As you can clearly tell, I love this game. So, if my ecstatic rambling drives you to play it too, then I would love to hear about your experiences as well. In fact, I want to hear about your toughest fight so far. Is there an enemy that ripped you to pieces? Tell me all about it! Gameplay One of the most incredible aspects of The Tarnishing of Juxtia is the story that is wo...
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Fourth DLC: Shattering Spectreglass Available Now
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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Fourth DLC: Shattering Spectreglass Available Now

The Latest content drop for Tiny Tina's Wonderlands features a new Blightcaller class, more character creation options, a new boss, and incredible loot. Not So Tiny DLC Today, 2K and Gearbox Software announced the fourth Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands DLC, Shattering Spectreglass, which is now available for individual purchase and to owners of the game’s Season Pass. Headlining Shattering Spectreglass is the all-new Blightcaller class, which allows players to harness the noxious essence of swamps with potent precision, alongside new ways to customize your Fatemaker, including an all-new voice. Shattering Spectreglass begins in Dreamveil Overlook where players will face Vesper's most personal Mirror of Mystery yet. Shattering Spectreglass offers a window into Vesper's memories, which are ...
Edifier G5000 Gaming Speakers Review
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Edifier G5000 Gaming Speakers Review

Looking for some new speakers to sit either side of those luscious looking gaming monitors? Well you can't go far wrong with the Edifier G5000 Gaming Speakers. With their sleek, modern looks and performance to match they would improve the audio, although reduce the desk space of the majority of setups. The Edifier G5000 Sound As Good As They Look Read on to find out a little bit more of these speakers, and whether or not they should be on your wishlist of upgrades Design Straight away when you get the impressive box delivered, you will notice the weight of the Edifier G5000 Gaming Speakers. They are hefty, enough so, that they are going to take two hands to move them. The heft is quickly understood when you read just what they are constructed with. Each case is made up of 11 wooden boa...