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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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Review: Agents of Mayhem

As Agents of Mayhem begins, you’re treated to a Saturday morning kids’ cartoon starring the titular Agents and leap straight into a tutorial to confront the evil Doctor Babylon. And then the...

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Review: The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II

Van Helsing is back, Katarina is back, and you'd be forgiven for thinking it was literally more of the same. It is - sort of - but Van Helsing II makes a...

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First Impressions: Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun

It's not very often that when I play a videogame these days, I am blown away. But that's what happened as I started to play Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. I...

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August’s Free Games Preview

It’s August which means that the summer gaming lull is fully upon us, although you’d be forgiven for not donning the straw hats and string vests just yet given the amount of...

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Review: Perception

In Perception, you play as Cassie, a blind heroine who needs to unpick the mysteries of an abandoned house which is haunting her dreams. She isn’t afraid of the dark - the...

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Review: Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure

90s platformers had their fair share of iconic characters - plumbers, apes, robot rabbits, geckos… all some sort of human figure or anthropomorphic creature. I can’t recall any which based their main...

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July’s Free Games Preview

Summer's pretty much here now, so there should be plenty of time for some free gaming! Not a bad month for free games for July, let’s break it down:   Until Dawn...

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Review: Super Rude Bear

Rude Bear is hanging out in East London. He’s a bit of a ‘gangsta’, hanging out with his mates, Rad Boar and Robed Bird when a wizard kidnaps him and whisks him...

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