Play Expo 2014: Wulver Blade and Wings! Remastered

First Look Posted 24|Nov by
Play Expo 2014: Wulver Blade and Wings! Remastered

Swords and planes

Play Expo is mostly a vast, playable museum of just about any retro game you could think to name. Mostly. But at the 2014 show a few new and upcoming games snuck their way in and Sausage Factory host Chris O'Regan took a bit of time out of getting misty-eyed to give some of them a try...
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Assassin's Creed: Unity

Review Posted 19|Nov by
Assassin's Creed: Unity

Taking a new-gen leap

The Assassin's Creed franchise has had an incredible run. From a lack-lustre first outing, it transformed itself in to a succession of huge and immersive must-buy games. Unity is the seventh major title in the series, and the first developed specifically for the current generation of consoles.
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EGX First Looks: The Room Three and Toryansé

First Look Posted 18|Nov by
EGX First Looks: The Room Three and Toryansé

The spooky stuff

Chris has been at it again, haunting the floor of any games show careless enough to leave an air vent accessible from the outside. Recently he was at EGX, putting his hands on any- and everything he could. Here, he reports back.


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PES 2015

Review Posted 14|Nov by
PES 2015

A flawed masterpiece

Football has always been a huge part of my life. Growing up I’d go to matches, spend every lunch break playing and talking about games endlessly with the equally obsessed.

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Football Manager 2015

Review Posted 13|Nov by
Football Manager 2015

Football's best database?

When I was a teenager I had a few small jobs, one of them was as the Manager of Blackburn Rovers. I held that job down for fifteen years, retiring with a trophy-laden cabinet and a grudge against an Icelandic winger who I nurtured from a youth into one of the best players in the world, only to see him leave on a free transfer to Chelsea.
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EGX First Looks: Rok and Spectra

First Look Posted 10|Nov by
EGX First Looks: Rok and Spectra

God jail

Chris has been at it again, haunting the floor of any games show careless enough to leave an air vent accessible from the outside. Recently he was at EGX, putting his hands on any- and everything he could. Here, he reports back.


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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Review Posted 7|Nov by
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

The future of CoD?

What if I told you there was an impressively innovative new FPS franchise boasting colours never-before-seen on the warfare palate?

That’d be pretty groovy, right? Unfortunately, I’m not here with that information. Sorry! Instead, I’m here to tell you what the deal is with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
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EGX First Looks: Lumino City, OlliOlli2, Pneuma

First Look Posted 5|Nov by
EGX First Looks: Lumino City, OlliOlli2, Pneuma

Cardboard and skateboards

Chris has been at it again, haunting the floor of any games show careless enough to leave an air vent accessible from the outside. Recently he was at EGX, putting his hands on any- and everything he could. Here, he reports back.


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Lords of the Fallen

Review Posted 31|Oct by
Lords of the Fallen

A soulful start

In my second day of playing Lords of The Fallen and I had my first rage quit. I blame this on not being able to find my spirit at the point where I last died (containing two attribute points worth of XP before running afoul of a grenade wielding demon)... It's Dark Souls all over again and despite the rage quit I couldn't be happier.
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EGX First Looks: Haunt the House, Hookball, Induction

First Look Posted 30|Oct by
EGX First Looks: Haunt the House, Hookball, Induction

Getting tough and esoteric

Chris has been at it again, haunting the floor of any games show careless enough to leave an air vent accessible from the outside. Recently he was at EGX, putting his hands on any- and everything he could. Here, he reports back.


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Bayonetta 2

Review Posted 28|Oct by
Bayonetta 2

The witch is back

At just about any point in history you probably wouldn’t be far off the mark by saying Nintendo has trouble securing good third-party support. With the Wii U that observation is a bit more apt than ever before. So it was a pleasant, if unexpected, surprise when Nintendo swooped in to fund Bayonetta 2. For all its critical acclaim, apparently underperforming sales for Platinum Games’ Bayonetta had led to progress stalling on the sequel until Nintendo stepped in. And apparently when you mix a struggling franchise with an ailing console, witchcraft happens.
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Randal's Monday

Preview Posted 27|Oct by
Randal's Monday

An ode to geekdom

It is a strange experience going into an early access/ preview build of a point and click adventure, mainly because my prior experience of going into games before they are finished involves MMOs and sandbox action games with features stripped away.

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EGX First Looks: Ether One, Even the Stars_, Futuridium

First Look Posted 24|Oct by
EGX First Looks: Ether One, Even the Stars_, Futuridium

Lost in space and mind

Chris has been at it again, haunting the floor of any games show careless enough to leave an air vent accessible from the outside. Recently he was at EGX, putting his hands on any- and everything he could. Here, he reports back.


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EGX First Looks: Affordable Space Adventure, Chaos Ride, Devouring Stars

First Look Posted 23|Oct by
EGX First Looks: Affordable Space Adventure, Chaos Ride, Devouring Stars

The sci-fi stuff

Chris has been at it again, haunting the floor of any games show careless enough to leave an air vent accessible from the outside. Recently he was at EGX, putting his hands on any- and everything he could. Here, he reports back.


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War for the Overworld

Interview Posted 21|Oct by
War for the Overworld

Subterranean Games' Lee Moon and Scott Richmond

Actors are often quoted as expressing the view that it is way more fun to play the villain as they get some of the best lines in a film. It could be argued that War for the Overworld feeds on that desire to play the bad guy, as it places the player in the role of a power-hungry dungeon lord who wants to take over the world. They're not the only one who has designs on the 'overworld', however, so the player must grow their dungeon and become supreme ruler of the underworld and overworld, which is no mean feat.
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