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Nintendo puts own head down shitter yet again

In a move less shocking than a jog around an insulated room in rubber shoes, Nintendo has proved the “nintend cycle” is an unfortunate reality, and begun their push for weird, gimmicky peripherals made out of cardboard rather than wasting any money on a new F-Zero game or that Metroid title that’s gonna be a…

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Top 15 Injustice Characters

(this comes as a guest contrbution from friend of the ‘Duk, Austin Chan) Even though many are transitioning (or have already transitioned completely) to MKX Mobile, there is still a pretty widespread fanbase for Injustice, and plenty to like about it. With a wider roster, along with some really strong new characters and features, Injustice…

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The 5 Most Bitter-sweet Elements of Halo’s Warzones

Halo 5’s Multiplayer has been universally praised for its fresh (or at least, fresher) approach to the genre, and the Warzone mode’s expansive skirmishes have contributed in no small part to that.  But it’s not all peaches, cream and fully-loaded Oathsworn shotguns.  Some of the features, while undoubtedly fun, left players confused.  Cole Wyatt offers an explanation.…

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7 things that make Fallout 4 S.P.E.C.I.A.L

(This is a guest contribution by reader Cole Wyatt, to whom we are eternally grateful!  Find him on twitter @M_C_Wyatt) With the release of any video game comes criticism, and this criticism is only magnified for popular, high-profile series releases.  No matter what you think about it, most can agree that Fallout 4 will receive more…

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Call of DOTA: Patch 6.85 revisited

(This is brought to us by all-round awesome gamer Jonathan Lam) So, the 6.85 patch has been out for a while now, at least long enough for us to analyse a few of the trends.   Basically, this means that we can see who to ban and how to counter-pick “imba” heroes, right guys? Questions?  Comments?…

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VooFoo’s Pure Hold’Em: The Reviews Are In

(This is a guest review, courtesy of Scott Spence.) Those who have an interest in online poker have long called for a major game suited to console play. That’s not to say there haven’t been poker games compatible with the biggest gaming systems. Nintendo, Xbox, and Playstation consoles have all welcomed various forms of card…

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Kyn PC Review – Viking Funeral

It must be tough to be Scandinavian these days. The popular notion of the snow-bound northern European countries has shifted considerably in recent times from hale and hardy muscle-bound stoics to a land of emasculated men and shit furniture. Still, they got to keep the alcoholism. Heavily inspired by the former, Kyn is a tactical team-based RPG…

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The Red Solstice PC review – Mass Extinction Event

There are many, many reasons why a military career doesn’t interest us in the slightest.  The higher than average chances of getting shot to death (unless you go to a school, church or mall in the US, apparently) notwithstanding, the uniforms are itchy, you have to get up really early and we can’t march worth…

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Guild of Dungeoneering PC Preview – Dungeons & Draftsmen

We’ve all had bad experiences with tabletop role-playing games.  Perhaps it’s a lazy dungeon master who cruelly curtails any attempt at exploration as soon as (and often before) it begins with deft explanation.  “The road to town has been blocked by a sudden snowdrift!” perhaps, or even: “The bridge you used to get here just collapsed, and it’ll…

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Kyn PC Preview – It’s tough up North

It must be tough to be Scandinavian these days. The popular notion of the snow-bound northern European countries has shifted considerably in recent times from hale and hardy muscle-bound stoics to a land of emasculated men and shit furniture. Still, they got to keep the alcoholism. Heavily inspired by the former, Kyn is a tactical…

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EGX Hands-On: Adventure Box

Among all the great life lessons we’ve learned from Minecraft (namely that a man can carry 200 tons of stone and that a regular chest can hold 27 large chests), one lesson stands out.  The best ideas in gaming are often the simplest.  What started as a single voxel-based game has become a revolution, spawning…

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EGX Hands-On: HER STORY

There are some pretty fantastic aspects of gaming which have fallen by the wayside in recent years, and at this point nobody remembers them without wry, condescending pity or utter disdain.  Bring up Full Motion Video, and everyone remembers the horrible opening movie to Resident Evil, or the campy cringe-fests of the Command and Conquer…

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EGX Hands-On: Guild of Dungeoneering

If you’re anything like us, you’ll have memories of childhood that mainly revolve around delving into dungeons, in search of loot and glory.  Of making sure nobody was watching before flicking back a few pages in Caverns of the Snow Witch to avoid a clumsy death.  Of threatening to break that one kid’s nose if…

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MSG V – The Phantom Pain scheduled for September 1st

Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. announced today (officially this time) that the actual game of Metal Gear Solid V – The Phantom Pain will get a worldwide release on September 1st, 2015. Putting an open-world spin on the MGS series, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN offers players the chance to bungle around realistic forest environments complete with…