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Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag’

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The Assassin’s Creeds franchise has become one of the most recognisable properties in pop culture. The distinctive white hooded, free running, wrist-bladed assassin became a selling point for the PS3 and X-Box 360 when they first arrived on the market, looking so lovely on our new HD home entertainment systems that it became a best seller … Continue reading

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Cheap Games Tuesday: ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’

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A year or so again the indie game Slender turned up, basing itself off the popular urban myth of the ‘Slenderman’. It was simple in presentation and gameplay but worked within its limitations to great effect. It became something of a cult smash and spawned a higher budget (and less well received) follow up, and was … Continue reading

Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘Far Cry 3′

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With the sequel rolling onto shelves in the coming months, nows a good a time as ever to go back and revisit (or check out) this must-play title from the previous console generation. It can be nabbed cheaply from Steam or the PSN, and there’s more than a couple of copies floating around the pre-owned … Continue reading

Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘Invisible, Inc.’

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So…Invisible, Inc.. A turn based stealth game. Think Metal Gear Solid with the game mechanics of XCOM Enemy Unknown and the plot line of Monaco. And it’s Cyberpunk. And film noir. Cybernoirpunk espionage thing. Yeah, that sounds about right. It’s available on Steam as a pre-release title, but you’ve got plenty of material to play with. You are … Continue reading

Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘The Bridge’

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Like the indie smash hits FEZ and Braid, and recent iPad bestseller Monument Value, this little title works with the concepts of perception and manipulation of the physical level to avoid obstacles and guide the character to the doorway that will take them to the next level. Based heavily on the works of M.C. Escher – to the point … Continue reading

Everything Wrong With X-Box One

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Don’t get me wrong, I love X-Box. I’ve been a strong X-BOX supporter for years now, and bought the X-BOX One the day it came out. I’ve played a large selection of the games: Dead Rising 3, Assassins Creed, Call Of Duty Ghosts, Battlefield 4, LEGO Marvel Superheros, NBA 2K14, Titanfall, Watch Dogs, FIFA, Need … Continue reading

Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons’

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When this little indie gem first emerged on the market all the reviews suggested checking it out yourself rather than reading about it. Naturally I avoided all reviews of the material and downloaded a copy. Then I didn’t play it for a long time because I’m more likely to play a game I know something … Continue reading

Trailer Roundup: The Trailers of Gamescom 2014 (part two)

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By Hedge My last post focussed on the big two – Microsoft and Sony. Their press conferences gave us more than a few trailers, but over the last few days we’ve seen even more reveals, trailers and gameplay demos from the studios themselves. Time for me to shut up; let’s get right on with it! … Continue reading

Trailer Roundup: The Trailers of Gamescom 2014 (part one)

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By Hedge Another month another convention; this time Germany’s Gamescom where a slew of new games were announced, new console bundles revealed and new trailers unleashed. We all know what you’re here for, so I’m going to shut up now and show you the best of this years Gamescom extravaganza! WiLD Set 10,000BCE, Wild is … Continue reading

Was ‘WATCH_DOGS’ Bad?

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A couple of weeks ago a game came out called watch_dogs. You likely heard of it. That’s because it’s very possibly the most hyped up game of the past five years. As with anything hyped up this much it didn’t quite live up to audience expectations. In actual fact, some people outright dislike it, with it … Continue reading