Author: Tim Green

Leeds Festival 2013 - Preview

Leeds Festival 2013 - Preview

Leeds Festival has been a not-to-miss date in our calendar for years. Over the past few years the UK has seen many boutique and independent festivals pop up and more people appear to be getting...

Review posted on 14th August 2013

Leeds Festival, 2012 Preview

Leeds Festival, 2012 Preview

Ahhh we always make a brief sigh of relief when we realise the August Bank holiday weekend is almost upon us, not that we here at contactmusic are planning a relaxing weekend; we'll be at...

Review posted on 15th August 2012

Beacons Festival, 2012 Preview

Beacons Festival, 2012 Preview

Beacons Festival is the latest edition to the ever expanding Northern Festival calendar and looks like it's set to potentially forge a great name for itself. Originally scheduled to be held in 2011, the festival...

Review posted on 7th August 2012

Beat-Herder Festival, 2012 Preview

Beat-Herder Festival, 2012 Preview

Since its inception in 2006, The Beat-Herder Festival has considerably grown from its home-grown roots. Located just outside of Clitheroe, North England the setting is one unlike any other. With growing competition from other festivals...

Review posted on 20th June 2012

Field Day - 2012

Field Day - 2012

Each year there are many day-long events in our fair capital city, but few ever come close to the quality of line-up offered at Field Day. Taking place on 2nd Jun 2010 at the usual...

Review posted on 22nd May 2012

Tomb Raider Preview - PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Tomb Raider Preview - PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Back in the 90s, a little video game emerged that took the world by storm. This was a time when 3D graphics were relatively new and stories in games were little more than "save the...

Review posted on 14th December 2011

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Forza Motorsport 4 Preview, Xbox 360

Forza Motorsport 4 Preview, Xbox 360

If you're a petrolhead, who has an Xbox 360 but no PS3, and you want a proper driving simulator, Forza Motorsport is the one for you. With its stunning visuals and unbelievably expansive range of...

Review posted on 6th September 2011

FIFA 12 Preview, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP

FIFA 12 Preview, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, Nintendo DS, PSP

EA's FIFA series is the best footballing game on the market, a market that it has dominated for around a decade and a half. And it's back with a new and improved version, FIFA 12,...

Review posted on 6th September 2011

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Leeds & Reading Festival - 2011

Leeds & Reading Festival - 2011

Once again it's time to visit the fields at Bramham Park, Leeds and head to the site of Leeds Festival. With such an array of musical talent, this year's festival is one that should not...

Review posted on 19th August 2011

Dead to Rights: Retribution, Review Xbox 360

Dead to Rights: Retribution, Review Xbox 360

Jack Slate is back and he's very, very miffed. His beloved Grant city is being terrorised by gangs of organised hoodlums and there is only one language that they understand, a series of horrifically violent...

Review posted on 7th September 2010

Leeds & Reading Festival - 2010

Leeds & Reading Festival - 2010

It's that time of year again, the August Bank Holiday weekend means one thing to us here at contactmusic, it's time to pack up the tent and head to the grounds of Braham Park. We've...

Review posted on 23rd August 2010

Prison Break: The Conspiracy, Review Sony PS3

Prison Break: The Conspiracy, Review Sony PS3

Fuelled by money hungry concerns, often rushed and frequently devoid of any imaginative spark or creative gameplay elements, the movie licensed game has a poor track record. We reside in the golden age of computer...

Review posted on 23rd April 2010

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Echoshift, Review Sony PSP

Echoshift, Review Sony PSP

A sequel to the successful 2008 puzzler Echochrome, Echoshift continues the cool-clean 'portal-esque' aesthetics of the original, combines it with the temporal based trickery of recent indie hit Braid and adds a welcome splash of...

Review posted on 16th March 2010

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MAG, Review PS3

MAG, Review PS3

Review of MAG on Sony PS3MAG, standing for Massive Action Game, is a game based around a single, very impressive idea. 256 players online, fighting at any one time. This sounds genuinely fantastic- a console...

Review posted on 25th February 2010

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DEC - Haiti Earthquake Appeal

DEC - Haiti Earthquake Appeal

Haiti suffered a 7.0-magnitude earthquake (13.01.10) killing hundreds and leaving thousands more in desperate need of medical attention, food and shelter. The DEC is an umbrella organisation set up by 13 of the largest humanitarian...

Review posted on 22nd January 2010

Saw: The Videogame, Review PS3

Saw: The Videogame, Review PS3

Review of Saw:The Video Game on Sony PS3The Saw franchise can be defined in many terms, but perhaps the most enduring when the series eventually disintegrates into spin-offs and loses its focus is its success....

Review posted on 25th November 2009

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Gran Turismo Review, Sony PSP

Gran Turismo Review, Sony PSP

A game review of Sony Entertainment's Gran Turismo on Sony PSPOne of the most hotly anticipated titles for the PSP, Gran Turismo has taken its sweet time in appearing on the handheld but it is...

Review posted on 4th November 2009

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2010, Review Sony PS3

Pro Evolution Soccer 2010, Review Sony PS3

Review of Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 on Sony PS3The presentation for the nth edition of the beautiful game from Japan seems to have gone up a notch, on first look. It's competing against FIFA 10,...

Review posted on 3rd November 2009

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Dead Rising 2, Preview Xbox 360

Dead Rising 2, Preview Xbox 360

Capcom's, much loved, "Chop 'til you Drop' Zombie action title Dead Rising returns on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The original Dead Rising title saw Frank West hack his way through a small town shopping...

Review posted on 1st October 2009

Fracture - Preview

Fracture - Preview

A preview of Fracture from Lucas ArtsLucasArts has partnered with Day 1 Studios of Chicago to bring you Fracture a third person shooter set in 2161 in a dystopian USA.Environmental neglect over many years has...

Review posted on 1st December 2008

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Burnout Paradise, Review PS3

Burnout Paradise, Review PS3

Burnout: ParadiseReview PS3In Burnout Paradise we see an evolutionary step on the Burnout franchise. In place of your standard linear pre defined races, we see `Paradise City', a sprawling urban conurbation just waiting for you...

Review posted on 31st January 2008

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Xbox 360 Review, Activision

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Xbox 360 Review, Activision

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Xbox 360 ReviewActivisionCall of Duty 4: Modern Warfare arms you with a ton of advanced and powerful modern day firepower and transports you to the most treacherous hotspots around...

Review posted on 21st December 2007

Need for Speed ProStreet, Review Xbox 360, EA Games

Need for Speed ProStreet, Review Xbox 360, EA Games

Every year EA release a new version of NFS and this year's version Pro Street takes a different story angle. ProStreet tells the story of legal street racing career of Ryan Cooper - you control...

Review posted on 14th December 2007

The Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass Review

The Legend of Zelda Phantom Hourglass Review

No other video game developer possesses so many successful franchises as Nintendo. While Mario and his friends from the Mushroom Kingdom are considered to be the true flagship games of the company, the hardcore fans...

Review posted on 12th November 2007

Carnival Funfair Games Review, Nintendo Wii

Carnival Funfair Games Review, Nintendo Wii

Carnival Funfair Games ReviewNintendo WiiCat Daddy Games / Take Two InteractiveSince being released 12 months ago, Nintendo's Wii console has been host to numerous mini-game compilations. Following the big N's wise move of providing Wii...

Review posted on 12th November 2007

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Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars, Review PSP

Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars, Review PSP

Crazy Taxi: Fare WarsReview PSPBack in the day, when the Sega Dreamcast was hot property, Crazy Taxi was a rip-roaring arcade racer full of frantic fare catching and high speed action. The two Crazy Taxi...

Review posted on 26th October 2007

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Monster Hunter Freedom 2, Review PSP

Monster Hunter Freedom 2, Review PSP

Monster Hunter Freedom 2Review PSPMonster Hunter Freedom 2 is the follow up to Capcom's quite successful Monster Hunter Freedom and takes the same premise as its predecessor - you hunt monsters through quests for which...

Review posted on 21st September 2007

Swayzak, Featurette

Swayzak, Featurette

Swayzak FeaturetteSwayzak - some kind of bastardized Patrick Swayzee, men with hang ups - formed in 1993, way before the internet boom and back when samplers had massive 2meg memory and a computer was something...

Review posted on 22nd August 2007

The Darkness, Review Xbox 360, 2K Games

The Darkness, Review Xbox 360, 2K Games

Based on renowned comic book franchise and developed by StarBreeze, the team behind Chronicles of Riddick, The Darkness is another first person shooter using extensive texture and lighting to create a moody, bloody and sometimes...

Review posted on 20th July 2007

Smash Court Tennis 3, Review PSP, Namco Bandai

Smash Court Tennis 3, Review PSP, Namco Bandai

Smash Court Tennis 3Review PSPNamco BandaiNamco Bandai has been nurturing the Smash Court tennis series since the early days of Sony's first Play-station console. Like many other Namco titles it has always been a solid...

Review posted on 3rd July 2007

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