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Make Up The Numbers: The Problem With Review Scores

The vast majority of reviews (not just for video games but also for films, books and albums), include some kind of numerical score. Whether...

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...

On Metal Gear Solid V, Mad Max and the Ethical Role of Reviewers

Last Tuesday saw the release of what for many will probably be the game of the year, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain....

Hands on with Homefront: The Revolution

Much like the beleaguered people of KPA-occupied America, the development of Homefront: The Revolution has gone through hell. Beginning four years ago in the hands...
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Everybody Should Just Get Over Zombies Already

Films, games, books, TV, clothing ranges, public events, themed cruises and theme parks; just like if the dead truly were to rise, there's just...

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...

Dungeon League – Early Access Review

At the video game United Nations summit, a new ambassador has walked onto the platform. His name is Dungeon League, and he's here to bring together the...
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An open love letter to Dark Souls

I was first introduced to the Dark Souls series by an old housemate who swore by the game. He explained all the complex game...

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...

Sheltered – Early Access Review

By David Haughton You know, you wait years for a survival game set in a nuclear bunker and then three come along at once. First...

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...

Leap of Fate – Early Access Preview

From the French-Canadian games company Clever Plays Studio comes their debut indie game Leap of Fate, where you play as a cyberpunk rogue in...

Can Dark Souls III be the best in the series yet?

Dark Souls holds a special place in my heart. The universe and lore, coupled with that infamously punishing gameplay, offer an experience like no...
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Nintendo 3DS: Game Boy Round-Up Part 2

In the first part of this series we showed you five of the many Nintendo Game Boy titles available to purchase in the 3DS...

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...

Top 5 GTA Missions That Will Go Down In History

By Carla Wellings You know that feeling of butterflies people often talk about? It comes around when you meet a new love, smell a tasty snack,...

This War of Mine – An Experience

This War of Mine is not glorious, nor is it satisfying. It is real. War is what makes us into the creatures we've chosen...

Nomad Fleet – Early Access Review

Scattered to the fringes of space, mankind is struggling to survive. You command a last desperate voyage to an intergalactic gate at the edge of...
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The Importance of Pacing in Games

While AAA developers treat their audience like they have the attention span of a sugar-fuelled toddler, it's the developers that know the meaning and value...
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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...

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