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May’s Free Games Preview

Some massive releases into April are probably taking up all your time, but if not then there’s a decent lineup this month to keep you busy - take a look and see...

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Review: TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge

‘Let’s do a motorbike racing game’ they said. ‘Oh it’s tough’ they said, ‘challenging - they’re more difficult than cars plus it’s been done’. ‘How about, rather than use existing real world...

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April’s Free Games Preview

There’s no April fools with the games this month - following on from a monster March, there is a very good selection of free games across both formats. Let’s crack on:  ...

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March’s Free Games Preview

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March already? Probably the best month for free games in recent memory although slightly dampened for PS3 and Vita owners who received the news that (next year) PS3 and Vita will be...

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Review: Aperion Cyberstorm

Twin stick shooters, once the indie smash hit and since copied, rehashed, spun-off, evolved and developed many times, it's about time that the Switch had it's own. And Aperion Cyberstorm doesn't disappoint...

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Review: UFC 3

UFC 3 is EA’s latest attempt at capturing and capitalising on the increasing popularity of mixed martial arts’ biggest brand - the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As much as I loved the previous...

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February’s Free Games Preview

The January slump ends with some free games for February - take a look at the freebies you've got this month and let us know if any take your fancy! Shadow Warrior...

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Review: Beholder: Complete Edition

As I read the pitch for Beholder I couldn’t believe I would enjoy it. You play Carl, who relocated in a city in a totalitarian state. Your job, as ordered by the...

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Review: Dynasty Feud

One would be forgiven for thinking of Dynasty Feud as simply ‘another’ Smash Bros clone, and at first glance it does look just like that - but a worse version. However, after...

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Review: Yomawari: Midnight Shadows

It’s bleak. You start off by walking into the woods to bury your dog that has died. You cry every day a note reads. What happens next is shocking and caught me...

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December’s Free Games Preview

A bit late covering the December games but there’s not a huge amount to write home about I’m afraid - guess Microsoft and Sony are expecting folks to get some big games...

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Review: Let Them Come

My experience with Let Them Come changed over time. From enjoying it, to hating it, back to enjoying it, and eventually nonplussed. It’s not terrible, but also not great, and clearly not...

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Review: Road Rage

I was a big fan of Road Rash. The Mega Drive version was my first experience, there was something so visceral about high powered bikes and smashing opponents with crowbars and pipes....

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Review: Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle

The TouHou Project is a series of bullet hell shooter games dating back to 1996. Popular in Japan, developed by a one man team, they have spawned countless sequels and have huge...

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Review: theHunter: Call of the Wild

I can hear the crunch of leaves below my feet. The wind picks up and I can hear crickets in the long grass around me. The sun is dropping as evening draws...

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Review: Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

This is a weird one to explain. Here’s the premise: sixteen students in a high school wake up, and they can’t remember anything. They are trapped in a school, and told that...

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October’s Free Games Preview

Bang smack in the middle of the gaming season, the October lineup isn’t too bad, headlined by one of the biggest games in the last few years on PS4. Gone Home (Xbox...

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Review: The Escapists 2

Escaping prison isn’t easy. Even trying to figure out how to escape isn’t that easy, let alone doing it. This is the biggest conundrum I had with Escapists 2. It was the...

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The Cooled Jets Podcast: Episode 3

Better late than never. Episode 3 discusses No Man's Sky one year after the initial release, the buzz around Hellblade and permadeath, the excellent Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun and the...

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