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EGX Hands-On: Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma

A few of my favourite things in the world are Samuel L Jackson, anime and old samurai movies. So, when I first watched Afro Samurai, I was in heaven. The game was also (despite some minor foibles) a bloody brilliant adaptation and well worth checking out if you can still find it.  So, when I found…

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EGX Hands-On: The Weaponographist

I have something of a love-hate relationship with Roguelikes. I love them, but they bloody hate me. At EGX Rezzed I got to have a couple goes on a game that will no doubt have me just giving it one more try until the sun comes up the following week, when it launches next month,…

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EGX Hands-On: Carmageddon Reincarnation

It’s back! It’s been a bloody long time coming, but after all these years, the grand-daddy of controversial games, Carmageddon, has returned, and has been reincarnated (so to speak) for the modern age. At EGX Rezzed, I got to sit down and take the latest build of Carmageddon: Reincarnation for a spin, and there’s good news…

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EGX Hands-On: De Mambo

Last week at EGX REZZED I was lucky enough to get hands on time with The Dangerous Kitchen’s debut game – De Mambo. Currently in development for PC, PS4 and Vita, the easiest way I can describe the game is Break Out meets Smash Bros, if Smash Bros were made for the SNES. But if I’m…

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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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EGX Hands-On Preview: MachiaVillain

We’re such fans of haunted-house-based horror movies that we won’t go within a hundred miles of a native American burial ground. Thankfully, this hasn’t been much of a problem in the UK. But that obsession did lead us to check out the pre-alpha build of MachiaVillain set up by Wild Factor, and we’re very glad…

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EGX Hands-On Preview: Tembo the Badass Elephant

EGX gave us the opportunity to be among the first people to play GameFreak’s newest venture, Tembo the Badass Elephant and we jumped at the chance, if only under the mistaken impression that it had some relation to Howard Hill’s 1951 cult documentary. It didn’t, but regardless of that, we weren’t disappointed. What we got…

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Fort Meow Coming Soon

No sooner had we reviewed Indie publisher Surprise Attack Games‘ latest offering, Oscura: Lost Light, than we received word of their latest project, courtesy of Upper Class Walrus; a physics based, puzzle adventure called Fort Meow. And initially we were skeptical, because we’re generally not the kind of guys to get excited over games based…

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Life is Strange Preview: Dawson’s Leap

A few months ago, the kind folks over at Square Enix recognised that us poor game journos needed a break from the neon nightmare that EGX became after a few hours, so invited us round the corner to a quaint old pub for a quick pint and a look at Dontnod’s (the blokes that made…