Forza Horizon 2

Review Posted 29|Sep by
Forza Horizon 2

Need for Speed eat your heart out...

Forza Horizon 2 bursts out of the screen with buckets of arrogance. Opening with an ASMR-inducing cutscene that puts your back up, it presents you with a lead character that’ll make you grind your teeth out. It then continues to show off for the next hour or so, with its stunning visuals, vast array of cars and its constant reminder that it wont drop the phrase 'Drivatar'.
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Destiny: The End Game

Feature Posted 26|Sep by
Destiny: The End Game

Life after level 20

I’ve got absolutely no doubt that by this point, you’ve heard about Destiny. How much you’ve heard, however, I have no idea. Assuming that some of you don’t know a great deal, I’m going to lend a helping hand. Well, David Turner is, with his initial review.
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Spintires

Review Posted 26|Sep by
Spintires

Naked trucks wrestling in mud

In 1953, French director Henri-Georges Clouzot brought The Wages of Fear to the silver screen. It was an edge-of-the seat thriller about unlucky truck drivers faced with hauling nitro-glycerine over near impossible mountain roads.

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Post-PAX Impressions: Never Alone, Ori and Paperbound

First Look Posted 25|Sep by
Post-PAX Impressions: Never Alone, Ori and Paperbound

Indie eye candy

Sometimes Chris gets so busy the rest of us start to sweat just from following him on Twitter. He dug into a LOT of games over the course of PAX Prime 2014, and over the next week or so we're going to be bringing you his impressions. For Part 5 we've got Never Alone (Kisima Ingitchuna), Ori and the Blind Forest and Paperbound...
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Post-PAX Impressions: Jacob's Ladder, Knight Squad and Miniflake

First Look Posted 23|Sep by
Post-PAX Impressions: Jacob's Ladder, Knight Squad and Miniflake

All kinds of old school

Sometimes Chris gets so busy the rest of us start to sweat just from following him on Twitter. He dug into a LOT of games over the course of PAX Prime 2014, and over the next week or so we're going to be bringing you his impressions. For Part 4 we've got Jacob's Ladder, Knight Squad and Miniflake...
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Post-PAX Impressions: Guns of Icarus Online and Hand of Fate

First Look Posted 22|Sep by
Post-PAX Impressions: Guns of Icarus Online and Hand of Fate

And airship shooter and a card game/RPG hybrid

Sometimes Chris gets so busy the rest of us start to sweat just from following him on Twitter. He dug into a LOT of games over the course of PAX Prime 2014, and over the next week or so we're going to be bringing you his impressions. For Part 3 we've got Guns of Icarus Online and Hand of Fate...
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Post-PAX Impressions: Dreadnought, Gemini and Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

First Look Posted 19|Sep by
Post-PAX Impressions: Dreadnought, Gemini and Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

Glowing orbs, spaceships and glowing spaceships

Sometimes Chris gets so busy the rest of us start to sweat just from following him on Twitter. He dug into a LOT of games over the course of PAX Prime 2014, and over the next week or so we're going to be bringing you his impressions. For Part 2: Dreadnought; Gemini and Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions...
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Destiny

Review Posted 18|Sep by
Destiny

So, IS IT the game of the year? Well?

While reading various forums and twitter feeds, one comment that seems to crop up a lot when talking about Destiny is “Is this it?”

I’ve seen it all over the place. The three words summing up people’s underwhelmed reaction to Bungie’s long-awaited return to first-person shooting. And, every time I’ve seen those words I’ve had to stop myself from doing a Phil Fish.
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Post-PAX Impressions: Chariot, Cannon Brawl, Defence Grid 2

First Look Posted 17|Sep by
Post-PAX Impressions: Chariot, Cannon Brawl, Defence Grid 2

Part 1 of... LOADS

Sometimes Chris gets so busy the rest of us start to sweat just from following him on Twitter. He dug into a LOT of games over the course of PAX Prime 2014, and over the next week or so we're going to be bringing you his impressions. First up: Cannon Brawl, Chariot and Defence Grid 2...
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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

Review Posted 12|Sep by
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution

A flying kick forward

I’ve always been a massive fan of the Ninja Storm games and Naruto in general, so when I had this new beauty flung at my face I really couldn’t resist, although part of me was also hesitant. Whilst I enjoyed the previous games in the series, they started to become a bit boring.
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Tales of Xillia 2

Review Posted 10|Sep by
Tales of Xillia 2

The bemoaning of the loaning

I'm almost entirely certain that in Game Design 101's early chapters it states that opening your game with an hour long slog through identical corridors is a big no-no. I also have it on good authority (common sense) you don't then stick the player with a debt of twenty-million in whatever your game uses for currency.
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Sierra Resurrection: Bob Loya, Activision

Interview Posted 9|Sep by
Sierra Resurrection: Bob Loya, Activision

The push into indie publishing

Sierra Entertainment was once the very pinnacle of PC game publishers. From 1980 to 2008 the name of Sierra was attributed to a vast array of amazing titles that still resonate with us today. Games such as King's Quest, SWAT, Half-life, Counter-Strike and Homeworld all sprang from Sierra. But nothing is permanent in this world, least of all in the video game industry, so it came to pass that after a series of take-overs and acquisitions in the 2000's the name Sierra faded into memory until it was eventually closed down in 2008.
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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls: Ultimate Evil Edition

Review Posted 23|Aug by
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls: Ultimate Evil Edition

Return to Sanctuary

I don't hide my love of Diablo III, I've put a few hundred hours into the PC version across multiple characters - but I never bothered picking up the expansion, primarily because when it first released I had moved on from Sanctuary to lands (and games) anew.

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Mega Coin Squad

Review Posted 22|Aug by
Mega Coin Squad

Super Mario Bros with a dash of Dark Souls

I thought I was done with 2D platforming.

A bit of an odd statement, I know. Why would someone who loves games think they are finished with an entire genre that they previously loved? Well, I’ve played too many of them recently, that’s all.

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New Games This Week: The Last of Us, Again

Regular Posted 1|Aug by
New Games This Week: The Last of Us, Again

More last than the last of the last.

This week's platter is an offering of delicious, if slightly unsatisfying light "summer salad" mix of new and regurgitated titles in Ye Olde Shoppes. Fear not though, salad dodgers - in a few weeks we'll have more on our plates than daily gaming hours can do justice.

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