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Project CARS Review – Clarkson’s Wet Dream

I have always had a bit of a love/hate relationship with the more realistic racing sims.  As much as I love a good arcade racer, I find it hard to get to grips with them. I still remember fully upgrading my Dodge Viper in the original Gran Turismo, and thinking it’d help me win, just before ploughing…

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SteamWorld Heist (PS4/Vita) Review – Real Folk Blues

SteamWorld Dig is easily one of my favourite games of the last few years. A charming Metroidvania, replete with a beautiful art style and a marvellous cast of characters that didn’t outstay its welcome. Its sequel, SteamWorld Heist (which has finally made its way to PS4 and Vita) is a very different, yet still ultimately…

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Yo-Kai Watch Review: Phantom Lord

The simplest way to describe Level-5’s Yo-Kai Watch is as Pokemon crossed with Ghostbusters by the talented folks behind Professor Layton. The comparison isn’t perfect, though.  There’s a greater focus on narrative and slightly darker tone than any of the above offerings, not only in the game’s story, but the design of the games collectable Yo-kai. There’s…

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Battle Worlds: Kronos (PS4) Review – WAR! huh?

Successful games on Kickstarter seem only to have to follow one simple rule:  give the fans what they want.  And Battle Worlds: Kronos does just that; a turn-based strategy game focused on troop movement, akin to old school classics Advance Wars and Battle Isle.  It’s not a game for everyone, though. Long-time fans of the…

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Coffin Dodgers (PS4) Review – Waiting for God

I’m not ashamed to admit that I was suckered in by the marketing for Coffin Dodgers. The promise of a geriatric cross between Road Rash and Mario Kart, replete with black humour and incredibly dark undertones covered in light-hearted visuals seemed pretty damned appealing. The problem is: though Coffin Dodgers promises a lot, it doesn’t deliver much at…

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Injustice 2 Announced, Trailer, New Mobile Challenge

After an image of a poster pretty much confirmed the inevitable news yesterday, Warner Bros. have let us know that Injustice 2 is finally happening and is currently in development at NetherRealm Studios for PS4 and Xbox One (no word of a PC version as yet, but we’ll update if WB get back to us) Continuing the story introduced…

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Shadwen (PS4) Review – Coup of the Century

Frozenbyte’s Shadwen should be brilliant. The core concept is a mix of REDHOT and Thief (the original, not the horrid reboot), the artwork has the same storybook style as the studio’s marvellous Trine trilogy, and Its narrative and mechanics attempt to do something a little different. In short, it’s the kind of game that’s usually…

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The Walking Dead: Michonne Ep3 ‘What We Deserve (PS4) Review

Telltale’s The Walking Dead: Michonne has been a mixed bag to say the least. Though Samira Wiley’s performance as the Walking Dead’s resident sword-swinging badass has been a high point throughout, everything that surrounds has failed to grip me even half as much as the side story’s titular heroine. What we Deserve doesn’t let up…

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The Magic Circle: Gold Edition (PS4) Review: Hello World

Game development is tough. It often takes years to drag a game from its conception to eventual release, and a lot can go wrong along the way.  Major changes can be made to the narrative, the gameplay and even the engine the game is being built with can be changed. Some games are all but unrecognisable…

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Blues & Bullets Episode 2 “Shaking the Hive” (PS4) Review

The second episode of Noir adventure game Blues and Bullets, entitled “Shaking the Hive” opens with a quick recap of the events from the previous episode. I’m sure this would have been handy for those that played the PC version back in September (Check out Jamie’s Review here), but probably could have been nixed for…

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Star Fox Guard Review – Five Nights at Grippy’s

The first time I played Star Fox Guard was a couple of years ago at a Nintendo press event held in a basement in London. back then, it was a simply known as Project Guard –  a prototype tower defence game that Miyamoto had been tinkering with. The brief demo was simple, but strangely compelling. I remember…

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Party Hard (PS4) Review – How to be a Homicidal Bastard!

We’ve all been there. It’s 3am on a Sunday night.  You have to get up for work in three hours, and the inconsiderate gobshites next door are still in the middle of a party, with no end in sight. The paper-thin walls do nothing to stop the endless thump of awful dance music, the cackling…

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Doom Launch Trailer Released

The latest video for Id’s Demon slaughtering pseudo reboot features gaming’s original space marine blasting his way through the hordes of hell with all manner of bad ass weaponry. All aboard the hype-train. Calling at Mars and then our final destination – Hell. Check out the trailer below. Doom will be out on May 13th…