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Headlander (PS4) Review: What Kind of Life is That?

It’s no surprise that even by Double Fine’s own eccentric standards, Headlander is  a very weird game. But once you realise that the studio’s art director, Lee Petty is once again in Tim Shaeffer’s the director’s chair, it all falls into place.  He is, after all, the same insane genius that brought us Stacking; A surreal…

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Layers of Fear: Inheritance (PS4) Review: Dear Father

(Layers of Fear spoilers ahead!  be warned!) Proudly wearing its influences on its paint-splattered smock, Blooper Teams Layers of Fear was a delightful Gothic horror romp that channelled Poe and Lovecraft to great effect as it explored the darker side of the creative process. Lacing players into the apron of a painter obsessed with creating his magnum…

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Brut@l (PS4) Review: Kick @$$

Chances are that most of us have probably played a roguelike or a dungeon crawler before.  Many see procedural generation as a modern gaming feature (though this couldn’t be further from the truth).  However, few have probably experienced the genre’s humble beginnings back in the 1980s, where most of the games of this type were…

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Suicide Squad Breaks August Box Office Record

  We’ve been pretty amused by the large volume of “hate-viewers” who scrambled to put out early reviews of Suicide Squad since they didn’t actually watch it. It’s becoming more and more evident that presumptions and personal indifference have led these hate-viewers (people or movie critics who paid to see Suicide Squad despite hating all things DC)) to…

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WASDuk Review: Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad is a competent action film. It doesn’t go overboard yet phenomenally perv like Fox’s Deadpool and that’s okay. The multi-verse set-up in Batman V Superman was considered by most to be a little too brooding, though the new extended cut that shows off more of Darkseid’s minions in addition to further Motherbox footage showcases what should have…

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Injustice: New Suicide Squad Update reveals Topless Characters

While movie critics, composed largely of blog hacks that adore Disney, are convincing the public that DC/WB’s Suicide Squad is a disjointed mess, the Injustice iOS platform has added a number of the film’s infamous villains as playable card-fighters and Gear. Unfortunately, Killer Croc, Enchantress, and Diablo are not playable but they are Gear. More…

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Batman Ep1: Realm of Shadows (PS4) Review

Batman games have always focused on the legend, but never the man. That is to say that in pretty much every game about the Caped Crusader you spend almost all of your time playing as Bats and rarely as Bruce. The experience is one of empowerment; of being the unstoppable Dark Knight, although the Arkham…

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We Happy Few Preview: Don’t Worry, Be Happy

From the trailer showing off the intro to We Happy Few during Microsoft’s press conference at E3 this year, you would think that the alt history survival game from Compulsion Games looked a lot like an anglicised version of BioShock. A bizarre and unnerving survival horror, with influences ranging from Huxley to Orwell, to classic…

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Overcooked! (PS4) Review: Are you cookin’ at me?

Cooking has never been so fashionable. “Clean eating” is everywhere. Masterchef is on at least four channels simultaneously 24/7. Instagram is a hive of heavily filtered pictures of artisanal quinoa in hand crafted bowls. With Overcooked!, have we finally reached peak cooking? First off, Overcooked! is a gigantic steaming pot of fun. The premise is…

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Worms: W.M.D Preview – Arm in Arm Again

I’ve been a lifelong fan of Worms. One of my fondest childhood memories was playing the original waaay back on the Amiga, then my teenage years spending long summers nuking my friends and dropping concrete donkeys on them in Worms 2 and Armageddon, which for many, myself included, is seen as the pinnacle of the…

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Song of the Deep (PS4) Review – Sky of Blue, Sea of Green

Insomniac has been pretty busy of late. After releasing the brilliant Sunset Overdrive on Xbone, they turned their hand to successfully rebooting Ratchet and Clank, and now it seems they’ve decided to spend their downtime showing that they are just as capable and comfortable in creating traditional indie fare as they are in the AAA…

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Dex: Enhanced Edition (PS4) Review – Like Tears in the Rain

So it seems that I’ll be dusting off the old “videogames are like buses” analogy again.For fans of cyberpunk RPGs (and those eagerly anticipating CD Projekt’s game of the same name) the next couple of months are looking pretty fucking rosy, with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided heading to consoles and PC next month and not…

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10 Second Ninja X (PS4) Review – Silent But Deadly

Four Circle Interactive’s original 10 Second Ninja on PC was a bloody tough game, seeing players take on the role of a cute-yet-incredibly stoic little shinobi that had to fight his way through a hordes of angry robots in ten seconds or less. The sequel-come-reboot, 10 Second Ninja X, makes its way to consoles and…

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WASDuk plays… 10 Second Ninja X

Welcome to WASDuk plays…! Our new feature series in which we well, play stuff. No talking, no edits, no BS. Just us bumbling our way through the latest releases big and small. Warts and all. First up we’re having a crack at the opening to four Square’s incredibly tricky 10 Second Ninja X on PS4.…

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LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PS4) Review – We’re Home

To call Traveller’s Tales’ LEGO series ubiquitous would be an understatement. I know that a lot of flak gets thrown at Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed for having a new entry in the series rolled out every year, but since the original LEGO Star Wars launched back in 2005, TT have churned out, on average, two new LEGO…