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Review: Outward

Without realising it, recent RPGs and open world games have been holding our hands for quite some time. Subtle things like compass pointers, low-impact weather and numerous save points have become so...

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Review: Anthem

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Anthem was meant to be Bioware’s next big thing. Dubbed by onlookers as a potential Destiny-beating loot-filled shootathon with cool flying suits, expectations were extremely high. But as is often the case...

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Board Game Review: Time Breaker

As much as I love playing board games, one thing that sometimes puts me off is how long it can take to set them up. If you only want to play for...

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Board Game Review: Res Arcana

Before we start on Res Arcana in detail, let me just make something apparent. One thing I really enjoy about some games is every single play-through being a unique experience, those games...

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Review: DiRT Rally 2.0

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Twenty years ago I spent far too long in my slightly rubbish student flat putting off my uni work repeatedly for just "one more game" of what was, at the time, one...

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DiRT Rally 2.0’s Stage Degradation Explained

"Even though you can drive down the same stage a thousand times, these stages are going to present a different challenge every time." Stage degradation presents a whole new challenge in DiRT...

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Board Game Review: Pandemic Fall of Rome

I really like the Pandemic games; working to wipe out diseases or prevent Cthulhu from showing up and causing mayhem (not in the same game, in case you were wondering) is an...

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The Division 2’s Private Beta Trailer Looks Pretty Great

We really enjoyed The Diviosn, so the upcoming sequel should be right up our street as well. But for those in a hurry, the private beta is coming up. Below the video...

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Board Game Review: Carcassonne Safari

It's pretty hard not to have heard of Carcassonne before now. With its huge following, smartphone versions and multiple different games following the same basic theme there's plenty of options already out...

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Board Game Review: Tokyo Highway

Tokyo Highway is one of those games that I've always really fancied trying out. It looks so spectacular when others have shared their photos of games in progress, and when the game...

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Review: Red Dead Redemption 2

There was a time two or three hours into Red Dead Redemption 2 that I wasn't entirely sure I was going to enjoy it. The shooting didn't feel great, I wasn't too...

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Board Game Review: Magic Maze Kids

Kids versions of games can go one of two ways. Sometimes you get something which has been so watered down that you barely recognise the original, and are left wishing for something...

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Board Game Review: Santorini

Santorini has already become a bit of a hit in the board game community, so much so that it's taken quite some time for us to get our hands on a copy...

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Review: GRIP Combat Racing

There are quite a few racing games knocking around nowadays, but how many of them feature vehicles that not only go so fast they can use their epic downforce to stick to...

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Tech Review: Honor Play

As much as it bugs a lot of people, mobile gaming is massive. You only need to take a look over the shoulders of those on the train as you wander up...

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Review: Maki Stack

Stacking games are becoming ever more common, so coming up with an idea that keeps a game fresh is, I imagine, a pretty tough thing to do. Maki Stack aims to try...

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Review: Timeline – Science Museum

Quite some time ago we reviewed Timeline - British History, a card game which has players trying to decide where on an ever-growing timeline one of their event cards fits in. The...

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Red Dead Redemption Gets a Launch Trailer

Not excited about Red Dead 2? If not, why not? This open world gunslinger-em-up (it'll catch on) is the latest title from the ever-reliable Rockstar Games, and is shaping up to be...

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Review: FIFA 19

News of a new FIFA game each year is about as surprising as night following day, your first cup of morning tea going cold or Donald Trump sending a tweet that doesn't...

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