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Review: The Banner Saga Complete Pack + Survival Mode

The Banner Saga is a turn-based strategy game but is as much about the story as the strategy here. In fact, it's arguably primarily about the story and you (certainly early...

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April’s Free Games Preview

Summer drought isn't quite on us yet, but thankfully whether you're gaming on a PS3, PS4, Vita or XBox there are enough free games to get us through Easter at least. This...

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Review: Yooka-Laylee

Yooka-Laylee was a surprise hit on Kickstarter. Out of nowhere seemingly came this blast from the past and it captured the hearts of many. Yooka-Laylee makes no excuses – it's more than...

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Feature: Fighting With My Honour

Most of my online competition has come from first-person-shooters. Either solo or with a team of friends, we’ll drop in and shoot, explode, capture objectives in an often sea of chaos against...

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Review: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

An action RPG, The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing makes its way to console nearly four years later after being originally released on Steam in 2013. Starring as the son of Van...

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March’s Free Games Preview

An interesting selection of games to ease you into longer days and warmer temperatures. The Switch makes its debut too (but no news on when the free game goes live), so let's see...

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Review: Yakuza 0

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I've never thought about joining the Yakuza. Through playing years of GTA, it always sort of glorified a life of crime. Sure, it's dirty and violent, but boy you can live like...

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February 2017’s Free Games Preview

It's the last month of free games before Nintendo joins the fray with the Switch (although you only have the game for a month but that's another issues), and there are some...

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January’s Free Games Preview

A selection of free games this month to hopefully remind people that all is not lost, and 2017 will be a happier year than 2016 (which was a tough one, and ranked...

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Review: Beasts of Balance

Beasts of Balance is a physical game which is linked to a digital world. Not in the way that Skylanders or Lego Dimensions is - as most of the gameplay takes place...

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Review: Monster Jam – Crush It

Who doesn't love monster trucks? I don't really hear much about them anymore yet I often think about how cool it would be to have one and just drive over traffic. I...

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Review: Big Buck Hunter Arcade

Videogames and shooting things go hand in hand. Shooting animals though is often frowned upon in most games - there's either a penalty or no benefit in shooting them. Big Buck Hunter...

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Review: Pixel Gear VR

Pixel Gear is one of the early PSVR titles to cash in on the human desire to shoot things in a virtual world. But foregoing the issue of navigating in VR in...

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Review: Weeping Doll

The horror genre is fast becoming the type of game best suited to VR in my opinion. And I say that in terms of suitability rather than personal preference - they are...

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Review: Mafia 3

Lincoln Clay. You may not know the name but it is synonymous with the history of New Bordeaux. An orphan who was adopted by the black mob, returns home from the Vietnam...

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November’s Free Games Preview

Well it's nearly Christmas, so here are some warm up games for the holiday season. Some are great, some are ok, and some are utterly bonkers. One things in common? They're all...

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Review: Battlezone

When I first played an incarnation of Battlezone it was on the original GameBoy on a games collection cartridge. I remember thinking how cool it was back then, and it's funny how...

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Review: Ace Banana

Imagine if you had a load of bananas. And now imagine that a horde of monkeys are trying to get your bananas and steal them for themselves. What would you do? Shoot...

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Review: Mantis Burn Racing

I saw a trailer for Mantis Burn Racing a while ago and it looked like great fun. The trailer was raucous, load, there was rock music, exciting and fast paced racing. I...

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