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[PODCAST] #24: Oktoberfest

on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 | By Tom Acres

October always holds a lot of new games, and we’ve played a lot of them! Get our thoughts on FIFA 15, Forza Horizon 2, Frobisher Says, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Sunset Overdrive! Plus some yammering about Marvel’s Phase 3 plans, what’s going on in Gotham, a bit of The Babadook and a...

[REVIEW] Sunset Overdrive

on Fri, Oct 31, 2014 | By Abishek Rolands

If Naughty Dog’s transition from Crash Bandicoot to The Last of Us represented the development from childhood to adulthood of a generation of gamers, then Insomniac’s evolution from Spyro to Sunset Overdrive is going from childhood to that rebellious teenage phase.  But should the irreverent open-world shooter be taken seriously? No – and that’s the point. Sunset...

[FEATURE] The Astronomy of Minecraft

on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 | By Ian Childs

I’ve been playing a lot of Minecraft recently and something caught my attention: the sun is up during the day, the moon during the night. This might seem normal but it’s not what happens on earth, instead the moon slowly shifts it’s rising and setting hours independently of the sun, which is why it can be up during the day and hence we have solar eclipses. So what does...

[REVIEW] Fantasy Life

on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 | By Ali Gaudi

Fantasy Life is a new JRPG to arrive in Western markets, recently receiving a full translation to English which is why it took so long for the game to be released to the English-speaking audience, 2 years too long. This is due to all scripts being translated to English, presumably, the jokes akin to memes that English speakers would predominantly be familiar with. The game...

[NEWS] Destiny’s First Expansion Details Announced

on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 | By Bryan Dull

I think a lot of Destiny players need to come to terms with the fact that they are playing missions over and over again to obtain Light Armor to get to that coveted level 30. The good news is that Activision has announced their first expansion, “The Dark Below” will release December 9th. Here is the press release thanks to October 29, 2014 – Activision...

[FEATURE] Your Game Isn’t Really Yours

on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 | By Ian Childs

The idea of a game as a service isn’t a new one, but it’s one that’s becoming increasingly prevalent. The concept is that you no longer buy a game as a static object on physical media, rather that you buy a contract to play a game, but the game itself remains the property of the publishers. We’re used to this in MMOs. The world in World of Warcraft is a very different...

[NEWS] LucasArts Games Available on GOG

on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 | By Ian Childs

The news that many mid-30s gamer didn’t realise they were waiting for was officially announced at 2pm today: Lucasfilm/Disney have struck a deal with GOG that will see some of their LucasArts back catalogue re-published. Initially there are six games, but there is a promise of more to come. Those of you who don’t remember a time before FIFA and FPSes ruled the...

[FILM NEWS] Marvel Studios Lift The Lid on Phase 3

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on Tue, Oct 28, 2014 | By Paul Balaji

It’s a great time to be a comic book fan, and an even better one at that if you’re a Marvel fan. Hot on the heels of making the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer available for the masses, Marvel Studios have officially unveiled the titles of numerous films in Phase 3 of their cinematic universe, stretching all the way into 2019! Most of the titles are big announcements....

[FEATURE] High Scare Reviews – Paul’s Story

Someone's Upset
on Fri, Oct 24, 2014 | By Paul Balaji

I’ll admit, I’m a bit of a wimp. I’m scared quite easily by things in most games, to the point of putting off playing BioShock for over a year. When I did play, it was a great experience – but not one I’d like to indulge in again. No matter how creepy the splicers in that game are, my story takes place in BioShock: Infinite. Unlike the original,...

[FEATURE] Brink – Worst. Game. Ever.

on Wed, Oct 22, 2014 | By Tom Lynch

  I’ve played my fair share of first person shooters in the past, Call of Duty and Battlefield games being the ones that spring to mind. A certain first person shooter from developer Splash Damage, stands out also but for all the wrong reasons, and that game is called Brink. First of all, Brink was a game upon it’s reveal four years ago that had me super excited....

[REVIEW] The Evil Within

on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 | By Bryan Dull

It’s been almost a decade since we were treated to the highly regarded ‘Resident Evil 4’. Hailed by many as one of the best survival horror games ever made, Shinji Mikami had outdone himself with the fourth installment as he previously created the first ‘Resident Evil’ game and ‘Dino Crisis’ and changed the way we look at horror games . Now we have ‘The...

[FEATURE] The Best Three Indie Films of 2014

on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 | By Jack Crutcher

It’s definitely colder outside. There’s an unmistakable chill in the air. It can only mean one thing – winter is coming. And just like in Game Of Thrones winter is a potentially disastrous time of year. Its cold, its wet and its expensive. With winter comes Christmas, and with Christmas comes a plethora of planning and an outpouring of food and alcohol that...

[Feature] High Scare Reviews – Bryan’s Story

on Fri, Oct 17, 2014 | By Bryan Dull

*CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS* When most of us talk about horror games, our minds tend to gravitate towards the gore and the ghostly scares that gamers have been used to over the years. While these games are great for what they are, gamers have gotten older; and as the consoles have went from standard definition to high the games had to mature as well. One of the reasons I feel...

[REVIEW] In Space We Brawl

on Thu, Oct 16, 2014 | By Ryan Oehrli

With 2014 being such a slow year for gaming, many of the best titles have been indies.  As we continue to move through October – the turning point for AAA developers – games like Shadow of Mordor and the latest Smash Bros. are stealing the stage back, but is there at least one more indie worth playing in 2014? In Space We Brawl is something along the lines of...