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[FILM NEWS] SDCC 2014: Warner Bros Show Off Dawn of Justice

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on Mon, Jul 28, 2014 | By Tom Lynch

During the final day of San Diego Comic-Con 2014, Warner Bros. held it’s two hour panel that soon erupted as multiple announcements were made, particularly those centred around Zack Synder’s upcoming superhero blockbuster Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. On day one of Comic-Con a profile shot in colour was revealed of Ben Affleck as Batman, but Zack Synder...

[FILM NEWS] SDCC 2014: Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers and more from Marvel’s Comic-Con panel

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on Sun, Jul 27, 2014 | By Paul Balaji

Marvel Studios had their Comic-Con panel overnight, talking about Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy. In a short video shown to the audience, writer-director James Gunn announced that Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is currently in the works and will release on July 28 2017. This is remarkably similar to the rehiring of the Russo for Captain America 3,...

[NEWS] SDCC 2014: Telltale Confirm The Walking Dead: Season Three

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on Sat, Jul 26, 2014 | By Bryan Dull

During the San Diego Comic-con yesterday, Telltale Studio founder, Kevin Bruner confirmed that there will be a third season of their popular ‘The Walking Dead’ franchise. This will add more to their already impressive game roster that is already at work on other franchises that include, ‘Tales from the Borderlands’ and ‘Game of Thrones’. There was no comment about...

[REVIEW] Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty

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on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 | By Ryan Oehrli

Allow me to be upfront with you for a second.  Oddworld: New ‘N’ Tasty was a game I had no intention of playing.  It was only through a weird turn of events that I found myself sitting in front of the TV, solving puzzles and jumping from one platform to another. I’ve been totally ignorant of this series until now. So no, I can’t compare this to Oddworld:...

[REVIEW] The Walking Dead: Season Two – Episode 4: Amid The Ruins

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on Thu, Jul 24, 2014 | By Tom Acres

Telltale’s take on The Walking Dead has been unrelentingly bleak since its inception, and Amid The Ruins – the penultimate episode of the game’s second season – extends the trend without hesitation. Increasingly dire circumstances, more difficult choices, and an evermore uneasy group dynamic result in Amid The Ruins being one of the most intense...

[NEWS] New Pre-Order Bonus Revealed for Arkham Knight

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on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 | By Tom Lynch

Courtesy of a leaked promotional advertisement from GameStop, another pre-order bonus has surfaced for Rocksteady’s conclusion to their Arkham trilogy. By pre-ordering Batman Arkham Knight at GameStop, you will not only be able to play as Joker’s crazed girlfriend Harley Quinn, but now as the ‘ruthless vigilante’ Red Hood, marking his Arkham debut....

[FEATURE] Desert Island Games – Tom L’s Games

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on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 | By Tom Lynch

Welcome to Desert Island Games. The premise is a simple one: You are to be abandoned on a desert island with nowhere to live except for a luxury villa that happens to be equipped with solar power, an unlimited usage high-speed internet connection, and every gaming device ever created. However, you are only allowed to take five games with you. Choose wisely as they will be your...

[REVIEW] Unrest

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on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 | By Jason Hernandez

A fantasy story unfolding in the often passed over setting of Ancient India, Pyrodactyl’s Unrest is an intriguing adventure that forces you to make decisions that will dramatically transform the characters and their world for better or worse… Or so, that is what I want to say. While proving themselves to have a talent for storytelling and world-building, Unrest...

[NEWS] Newbee Crowned Winners Of The International 4

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on Tue, Jul 22, 2014 | By Rob Volker

Team Newbie have been declared the winners of this year’s International competition for Dota 2, which took place in Seattle over the last couple of weeks. The victorious team will be taking home $5 million out of a total prize pool of over $10 million, averaging out to about $1 million per player excluding coaches and any other members of the faculty behind the team. The...

[FEATURE] inFamous Second Son Left Me Disappointed

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on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 | By Ryan Oehrli

A little over a week ago, some of the writers here at HSR got together and tried something new.  Meeting up via a Google Hangout, we discussed our picks for the best games of 2014 so far.  Mine was Infamous Second Son, the newest in Sucker Punch Studios’ Infamous series. I’ve had quite the experience with Second Son.  This game was THE reason I bought a PS4....

[FEATURE] Destiny Diaries Part II: Come Die With Me

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on Sun, Jul 20, 2014 | By Ian Childs

I’m a non-FPS player who finds myself in the Destiny Beta thanks to a friend at Activision, so have decided to keep a diary of my experience. In Part I I discovered I am a coward who doesn’t like being shot at, which can be a problem in games like this. Nevertheless I summoned up the courage to return to the fray… I logged back in to find my character faithfully...

[FILM REVIEW] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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on Sat, Jul 19, 2014 | By Tom Acres

2011′s Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a fantastic beginning to a thoughtful re-imagining of a beloved series, but it was also a film that promised a sequel drenched in melancholia. Genetically modified apes had broken out of their cells, humans had begun to be infected by a deadly virus, friendships had been torn apart across both species, and the relationship between...

[FEATURE] Retro Reviews: Kirby’s Dream Land

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on Sat, Jul 19, 2014 | By Ryan Oehrli

As I type this review, I’m on a family vacation of sorts.  Due to these circumstances I’ve been separated from my PS4, PS3, and slew of older game consoles.  To make sure I don’t suffer a relapse, I took the time to pack my Game Boy Advance SP and a few games.  Super Mario World, Metroid Fusion, Pokémon Blue, and Kirby’s Dream Land. After playing...