Author Archives: Patrick Garratt
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 | 05:13 GMT
Super Mario 3D World has capped off a Wii U line-up that should be seriously considered for Christmas by families, says Patrick Garratt.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 | 05:00 GMT
PlayStation 4 launches across Europe this Friday. Patrick Garratt takes you through the hardware, UI and general experience of wallowing in Sony’s next generation.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 | 13:07 GMT
How to beat World 1 in Super Mario 3D World.
Fri, Nov 08, 2013 | 09:11 GMT
PS4 releases next week in the US, ending a generation of where innovation fought traditions and, according to Patrick Garratt, one game above all managed to be new.
Thu, Oct 17, 2013 | 14:43 BST
Hearthstone’s doing a decent job of ruining Pat’s life. Find out why inside. Nearly 30 minutes of gameplay video from the beta included.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 | 14:37 BST
GTA 5 is the technical achievement of a generation, a worthy grabber of 2013′s cash and prizes. Unfortunately, says Patrick Garratt, there’s a problem: the content isn’t maturing with the code.
Tue, Oct 08, 2013 | 12:49 BST
We almost made “whacking balls” jokes, then realised it wasn’t 2009. See how to turn GTA 5′s golf element into a newsworthy death-spree inside.
Fri, Oct 04, 2013 | 09:39 BST
VG247 was visited by more than 2 million unique users last month, nearly double the audience recorded in September 2012.
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 | 13:06 BST
Do anything, kill anyone. Killzone: Shadow Fall follows the current multiplayer trend of allowing you to alter content as you wish. Patrick Garratt gets shot-up in Guerrilla’s Warzone.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 | 07:07 BST
Assassin’s Creed 4 will release on six formats spanning the greatest generation gap gaming’s ever seen. Patrick Garratt speaks to Black Flag’s multiplayer bosses about filling the power vacuum.
Tue, Sep 03, 2013 | 16:09 BST
Guild Wars 2′s latest content, out today, is more weird amalgam of Mario, Zelda and Mega Man. We took a look at the update in action.
Tue, Sep 03, 2013 | 22:04 BST
Console gaming’s over? Not so fast. SCE UK boss Fergal Gara tells Patrick Garratt demand for PS4 is “spectacularly” above that seen in the current generation. Ready for November?
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 | 13:03 BST
Warner Bros. PR boss Cat Channon et al have completed the third GamesAid charity cycle from gamescom Cologne to Brighton. Give some money. It was a long way.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 | 08:27 BST
The next console generation has, finally, dropped its pants. We can now see its bits. Patrick Garratt sums up the trends you can expect to see emerge in living room gaming after PS4 and Xbox One release in November.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 | 20:54 BST
Bumbling folk music, papercraft and comprehensible variety: Media Molecule’s latest beckons to Patrick Garratt’s neglected Vita in Cologne.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 | 18:40 BST
After a tough year Xbox One is back on track with FIFA 14 for every pre-order and some real initiative towards courting indies. Xbox Europe boss Chris Lewis spoke to Patrick Garratt in Cologne.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 | 17:33 BST
Microsoft announced and detailed its ID@Xbox programme for indie Xbox One developers at gamescom this morning. Patrick Garratt speaks to Phil Harrison on self-publishing and much more.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 | 23:43 BST
The Saints Row 4 reviews embargo has lifted. Get every score inside.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 | 09:33 BST
Assassin’s Creed’s online play has a huge amount to offer would-be pirates this autumn. Patrick Garratt got to grips with the franchise’s first next-gen multiplayer in Annecy earlier this month.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 | 17:00 BST
Ubisoft Annecy has confirmed to VG247 that Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag’s multiplayer component won’t feature ship combat. You can blame the briny itself.