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10 Upcoming Games Of 2018

Here are 10 games to look forward to in 2018 and beyond. In no Particular order: God of War (2018): It looks like Kratos is going open-world in this visually impressive PS4 exclusive. Due for release on April 20th of this year, Kratos’s chains have been replaced with an axe and the game features optional environment based bosses similar to […]

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The Rise and Fall of The 3D Platformer

The birth of 3D video-games was accompanied by one of the best 3D platformers ever made; Super Mario 64–Super responsive controls, a huge world to explore and amazing level design led this game to define its genre and it arguably hasn’t been bettered since. The golden age of 3d platformers followed with titles such as Spyro, Crash Bandicoot and Sonic […]

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Nintendo Switch online service: What can we expect

Xbox ones’ game pass can be seen as the video game version of Netflix. It’s now been announced that Sea of Thieves will be the first title to appear on GamePass from launch day. So does the industry have a subscription-based, streaming future?   Nintendo has recently said the Switch’s full online service will launch this September and be priced […]

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Moon Hunters Switch Review

If I could only use one word to describe this game that word would be ambitious. This comes from the narrative, and how the game tries to create a framework of storytelling that’s guided by your decisions and actions. Moon Hunters is a roguelike RPG that emphasises story and atmosphere over gameplay itself. The game is short, only around 1 […]

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Rime Switch Review

Of all the games heavily influenced by The Legend of Zelda Rime is easily one of the best I’ve playedLegendloped by Spanish studio Tequilaworks I can see how Spanish culture and even Andalusian architecture has impacted the game. Typical whitewashed buildings and walls and an island setting let you almost hear the waves and feel the salty air as you […]

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Games That Defined The Medium

After a Justified but long break. We are (Back?) Expect More Stuff. Since the start of the video game industry, the older generation has often labelled games as a past time for angsty teenagers sitting huddled, hidden in a dark bedroom somewhere. However, after more than 35 years the medium has matured and there are now examples of video games […]

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Hidden 3DS Gems!

In general, the 3ds has a great games library (although there’s an obvious lack of FPS games). From core Nintendo titles to a wonderful line up of RPGs there’s something for gamers of all ages and tastes. But if you look past the Mario, Zelda, and Sonic titles what is there that has gone under the radar? In the handheld’s […]

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Capcom ready to switch things up?

After good sales for Ultra Street fighter 2: The Final Challengers on Switch Capcom may be about to commit to the system in a more meaningful way. Takashi Mochizuki of the Wall Street journal has recently posted on Twitter that the company is looking into releasing multiple titles on Switch. Capcom themselves have also tweeted that their Switch Street Fighter […]

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Where does the Legend of Zelda go next?

    Zelda games have traditionally been hard to define. Often referred to as ‘action adventure’ games due to the elements of exploration and combat they do also contain heavy puzzle components and other features more commonly seen in other genres. Maybe it’s partly because they are a mix of genres that the games are so good and critically acclaimed. […]

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The Resurgence of 2D Platformers

Platformers formed the basis of the video game revival after the crash that of 1983. One game that saved the industry, in particular, was the original Super Mario Bros for the NES. Super Mario Bros saved the industry almost by itself and the game went on to inspire developers throughout the 8 bit and 16-bit eras. During the 90’s platformers […]

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Metroidvania Games: Transcending Genres

  Gaming in 2017 gives consumers a lot of options. From mobile games to First Person Shooters to indie games there’s a section of the market that most people tap into at least sometimes. The most popular console games at the moment are probably FPS’s (who hasn’t played Call of Duty) and open world 3rd person games. Then there’s the […]

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Fifa Switch Preview

  So a version of FIFA has been announced for Nintendo Switch. Originally announced at Nintendo’s Switch reveal back in January will it simply be a port of the Xbox 360 version or has it really been built from the ground up for Switch? The game is missing some modes, but apparently, everyone who played it at e3 has good […]

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Metroid: Samus Returns Preview

    One major Nintendo announcement that was left out of their Spotlight Presentation was the reveal of Metroid: Samus Returns for Nintendo 3ds. Announced during the first hour of Nintendo Treehouse live at E3 2017 the game is a 2.5D remake of Metroid: The Return of Samus which originally released on the original Game Boy in 1991. The game […]

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Nintendo E3 2017 Round Up

Nintendo have gone for pre-recorded ‘direct’ style e3 presentations for the last few years now (apart from last year which was solely focused on Zelda: Breath of the Wild). This year has been no different and with a run time of only 25 minutes what kind of reaction were they expecting? To be fair it’s being followed by a treehouse […]