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Steven McC is a Football Manager addict alternating between periods of painful abstinence and glorious relapse. He has also been known to enjoy games where you kill people, especially by sneaking up on them and taking them out Solid Snake style. He lives in Scotland, birthplace of the Grand Theft Auto franchise. Where did the makers get their idea for urban wastelands filled with drugs and violence?

The Best (And Most Grizzly) Ways to Commit Murder in Video Games

We all like to let our inner psychopath out to play in video games. Here are ten of the best – and by "best" we mean most psychotic – ways to commit murder in games.
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Rise of the Tomb Raider: The Making of Lara Croft

It could all have been so different. She began as a man – a hat-wearing, whip-wielding archetype dismissed by Core Design as an Indiana...

Football Manager 2016 Preview

It’s that time of the year again. Men are twitching restlessly in their armchairs, kicking imaginary footballs, dreaming of the glory to come. Ready...

Games That Changed Our Lives #8: Final Fantasy VII and VIII

Those crazy Japanese. Western culture can’t account for them. The Japanese are so bewildering that Sophia Coppola earned four Oscar nominations for a film...

RPG Tycoon: A Preview

Made by Skatanic Studios, RPG Tycoon puts the player at the head of a burgeoning kingdom and allows them to hire “heroes” to venture...

Games That Changed Our Lives: Resident Evil

Zombies are everywhere nowadays. You can’t get away from them. Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead, 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, The...

Games That Changed Our Lives #6: Donkey Kong Country

Remember when we were innocent? Think about it. Take a break from plotting the growth of your criminal empire or raising your destructive magicka...

Games That Changed Our Lives #5: Gran Turismo

We live in an era of invention and, as such, compulsively seek the new. Were someone to have stumbled ontoDragon’s Den in 1997 and...

Games That Changed Our Lives #4: Sim City

Can you think of anything more boring than Urban Planning? A friend of mine took a degree in it at university and several times...

Games That Changed Our Lives #3: Tomb Raider

Imagine a world without Lara Croft. The ridge-climbing, relic-seeking, ass-kicking English aristocrat with the curves of a genetically enhanced Page 3 model first somersaulted...

ICY Review

Developed by Rome-based independent studio Inner Void Interactive, ICY is a story-based RPG set in a world plunged into an ice age where civilisation...
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Retro Gaming: Three Classic 16-Bit Racers

The Mega Drive and SNES gave those of us old enough to remember them many gaming delights. The consoles are best known for the...

Victor Vran Review

Made by independent Bulgarian studio Haemimont Games, Victor Vran is an action RPG following a demon hunter as he attempts to free the gothic...

Games That Changed Our Lives #2: The Metal Gear Series

For better or worse we live in a world of franchises. McDonalds and Subways. Dominos and Pizza Hut. Tesco and more Tescos. A franchise...

In Praise of the Sega Saturn

The title of this article almost qualifies as an oxymoron. You know, like those advertisements on TV where banks attempt to show how caring...

Games That Changed Our Lives #1: Goldeneye 007

Nostalgia. It’s a funny thing. While your run-of-the-mill human being thinks back to summer afternoons spent in the park or on the beach, days...
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