Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

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There is a lot of debate as to whether the one game per year mentality harms or benefits a games franchise. It seems to work for Call of Duty and FIFA but there seems to be grounds for discussion about whether Ubisoft should – or even are able to – bring out a new Assassin’s… Read more »

Tomb Raider

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In the wake of the movement known henceforth as ChristopherNolanism it seems that every man and his dog wants to make a dark and gritty reboot of their IP. It most cases this turns out to be poorly-written pulp fiction neo-noir rubbish with subdued, muddy graphics and the art direction of a 14-year old emo… Read more »

Hitman Absolution

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We’ve been waiting since 2006 for a new Hitman game. Rather than trouncing out another homogenised sequel, IO have taken their time to craft a sequel worthy of their name. Taking as much from community and fan feedback as they have from newly-available technology, Hitman Absoluteion is not only the best Hitman game yet, it’s… Read more »

Assassin’s Creed III

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Another year, another Assassin’s Creed game. One of the most common concerns of the Assassin’s Creed franchise is that a game a year is a very tough job to pull off – and the added worry of making each game sufficiently different is the first thing on ever gamer’s mind. Based on my opinions of… Read more »

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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We are now embarking on the most critical phase of the gaming year – Quarter Four. Traditionally this is the time of year that all the big studios release their big-budget blockbusters, just in time for the mad buying rush that is the holiday season. True to form in the next twelve weeks we have… Read more »

Carmageddon Funsize (iOS)

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Stainless’ mobile port of the original Carmageddon may not look as pretty as other games currently topping the charts on iOS but what it does bring is a genuinely entertaining, challenging and unique game to the platform. Older gamers will be drawn to a franchise they remember and younger gamers may get their first taste… Read more »

Darksiders II

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The latest in Vigil / THQ’s apocalyptic action franchise delivers a predictable mélange of action, narrative and gameplay with a few kinks in the story along the way. Whilst the game itself is physically much larger than its younger sibling, the sequel ultimately delivers less to the gamer and is sorrowfully another banal sequel to… Read more »

local multiplayer is still relevant

Online vs. Local Multiplayer

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The second bout of Game Show discussions takes place between Matty B and Raff and this time opens up debate as to whether multiplayer is better online or locally. Matty is in bold this time around. As I’m a proponent for all things old-school, I prefer local multiplayer. Some of my favourite memories are of… Read more »