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Gaming Feature: Character Selection

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Loading (99%) ... the Gaming writers put forward their all-time favourite character selections:...

Preview – Nioh

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Normally, I try to avoid writing clichés when writing reviews. One of the clichés that pops up a lot in modern game critique is ‘like Dark Souls’. When it comes to Nioh,...

Review: Ratchet & Clank (2016)

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The fun is incredibly infectious to boot. I’ve spent most of my time playing this game grinning from ear to ear....

Kojima-king me crazy: the ongoing saga of the MGS wizard

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Gamescom 2014 will go down as one of the defining moments in video game history. It was at this event that was assumed to be a small indie team called 7780s Studios took to the...

Demon's Souls retrospective

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The Playstation 3 had a huge year in 2009, which saw the releases of huge games such as Assassin’s Creed II, Modern Warfare 2 and Uncharted 2. However, that year also saw the...

What I'm Playing: Danganronpa – Trigger Happy Havoc

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The visual novel genre has undergone a bit of a renaissance recently, especially with the unprecedented success they’ve found on Steam. One of my favourite visual novels,...

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe

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Last year was a very strange year for video games.  After much uncertainty and weariness as to whether the Playstation 4 and Xbox One would be a success or not, 2015 saw the two...

New challenger approaching!

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At last, we can finally get off Sakurai’s wild ride. As of February 4th, the final two pieces of downloadable content for Super Smash Brothers for Wii U and 3DS have been...

Gaming New Year's Resolutions

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Ollie Burton While I am unable to tout myself as a ‘completionist’ gamer by any means, there are certain titles from my childhood from which I enjoy mercilessly grinding every...

Mega Fan vs Giant Cynic: Bad Boys II

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Our Mega Fan, Michael Hicks, and Giant Cynic, Simon Ramshaw, battle it out over whether Bad Boys II is Michael Bae or Michael Nay...