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Live Action Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Trailer Released
Posted by: Sam Tree | 30 April 2019

After months of speculation, the trailer for SEGA’s live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been released.


Pokémon Go Charmander Community Day - Everything you Need to Know
Posted by: Sam Tree | 16 May 2018

Pokémon Go Community Day’s are monthly events where Niantic increases the spawn rate of a particular Pokémon, giving players the chance to catch something that might normally span very little as well as offer special moves for ‘mons evolved during the event. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the upcoming Charmander Community Day.


The Last of Us: A Picture Perfect Depiction of Boston
Posted by: Jayson Goetz | 8 March 2018

The Last of Us is known as one of the best zombie games to date. Not just for it’s over the top graphics or incredible sound depiction, but mostly for the irrevocable chills it sends down your spine. Imagine you’re fighting for your life in hyper-realistic areas during the zombie apocalypse. Meanwhile, raiders are out to take you hostage and steal your necessities to survive. Pretty intense, right?


PC Gaming versus Console Gaming: Which One Reigns Supreme?
Posted by: Adele Kruger | 16 November 2017

Ever since the 80’s, the old PC Gaming versus Console Gaming debate has divided the gaming community. Each gaming method has their merits and in the end, it’s all about personal preference.


The Watch Dogs Experience in Real Life
Posted by: Jayson Goetz | 2 November 2017

For those who don’t know, Watch Dogs is a thrill-seeking action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft. Players engage with main protagonist Aiden Pierce, a vigilante who is gifted with some serious hacking skills. As Aiden, players will be tasked with many missions that involve hacking into the city’s central operating system via smartphone. It is through Aiden’s smartphone that players can perform other tasks such as hacking into another person’s phone to steal banking information, unlock cars, and even hacking into traffic signals to cause traffic pileups.


Mario Kart's 25 Year History in One Simple Infographic
Posted by: Glacier Gaming | 30 August 2017

Super Mario Kart – lauded as one of the greatest racing games of all time – is 25 years old. Any gamer worth their salt knows the sting of being hit with a red shell as you approach the finish line. That kind of burn doesn’t go away, even after 25 years.


Venom Joins the Switch Accessory Party
Posted by: Sam Tree | 17 August 2017

Hot on the heels of Nyko’s announcement of their Nintendo Switch Charge Blocks, Venom has announced The Quad Charging Station and in-car Car Charge Kit for Nintendo’s hybrid console.


Rebellion releases details on The True History of the Strange Brigade companion book
Posted by: Daryll Marsh | 3 August 2017

Strange Brigade developer Rebellion has announced a joint venture with its publishing wing Abaddon to create The True History of the Strange Brigade, an anthology fiction paperback based on the upcoming pre-war adventure video game. Including stories by Cassandra Khaw, Gaie Sebold, Tauriq Moosa, Guy Adams and Jonathan L. Howard, The True History of the Strange Brigade is due to be published by Abaddon in January 2018.


Ten games I wish I’d never bought - Part 2: Original IPs
Posted by: Daryll Marsh | 17 June 2017

Now that I’ve exorcised the demons of bad licenced games I’ve invested in, it’s time to do the same with some of the truly rotten original IPs. Again I’ve based the list on games that I’ve personally paid for, rather than those that were bought for me by loved ones. As you’ll see, just because an idea is original, it doesn’t mean it’s good. Also, it’s interesting to note that all bar one of the games on my list are from the last two console generations. Let’s delve in with what I consider to be some of my worst monetary decisions:


Ten games I wish I’d never bought - Part 1: Licensed Games
Posted by: Daryll Marsh | 10 June 2017

Everyone has their gaming regrets, and I’ve certainly had my fair share over the years. So I thought I’d share some of the turkeys that I’ve wasted hard earned cash on. Games that I tried to love, but were completely and utterly unplayable. Now, I wanted to give an unbiased cross-section of games, so I’ve divided my top ten into licenced games and original IPs. Also in the interest of fairness, I’ve omitted any games that I didn’t buy with my own money, so birthday and Christmas presents out of the picture. Without further ado, here are the worst five licensed games that I’ve had the displeasure of playing:


Apparently The Umbrella Corporation is Still Operational in Vietnam
Posted by: Sam Tree | 5 June 2017

So apparently there is a skincare clinic in Vietnam whose logo is somewhat familiar and to those in the know, probably a little worrying considering it belongs to the Umbrella Corp.


Why the PC is the Way Forward
Posted by: Glacier Gaming | 11 March 2017

In the gaming world, the PC is considered to be the king of all, with consoles being the lords and ladies of the court; they’re great but just not quite as good as the monarchy. But what makes the PC reign supreme? It’s superior visual output and performance are a given, but there are a number of other things that the PC can do better than consoles.


Nintendo Switch UK hands-on
Posted by: Joe Perrin | 26 January 2017

I was one of those lucky enough to win entry to the UK hands-on premiere for the Nintendo Switch. Turning up there, I quickly discovered this was a less exclusive affair than the competition aspect implied, as it drew a large crowd. After waiting some time for the event to open (check-in took longer than anticipated), and walking through a small exhibit of Nintendo’s previous consoles, I got into a room where multiple games were available to try, and you would queue up to have a go – a similar arrangement to what you’d expect at EGX (or as I call it, The EGX Queuing Experience).


Top Tips to Play Better at Titanfall 2’s Multiplayer
Posted by: Glacier Gaming | 17 November 2016

Titanfall 2 can have a pretty steep learning curve if you’ve not played the original, or if you’re just starting out. It can be even worse if you opt not to play the campaign or at least the training part of the game, but don’t worry here are some tips to help you play a better game of Titanfall 2.


Interactive Movie Games - A RETROspective
Posted by: Daryll Marsh | 5 July 2016

For this month’s RETROspective, I thought I’d focus on another subject dear to my heart – interactive movie games. Ask any gamer what springs to mind when mentioning the genre, and you’ll generally hear a laundry list of negatives – grainy footage, quick-time events and linearity. These criticisms are actually the things I enjoy most about interactive movie games; I love getting caught up in the storylines and having clear objects, as I have the attention span of a hummingbird with open world games – obsessing over side missions rather than the main story, and forgetting the plot.