Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

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Another year, another Call of Duty title, and it’s about time that we really are getting something new. Hidden by the much smaller marketing budget, with no preview demos at the major expos and a press embargo on reviews until the midnight launch, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare seems to be very much a revamp… Read more »

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Exodus Wars Fractured Empire Beta

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For those of you that are unfamiliar with the Exodus Wars IP its a table top miniature based war game set in a dystopian future. In this future humanity – having banded together to colonize the stars – has been fractured by a civil war; between those who still believe in a common goal for… Read more »

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Bayonnetta 2

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It’s cards on the table time. This reviewer never actually liked the original Bayonnetta and couldn’t understand why people adored it. Whilst undeniably stylish, it was saddled with an unlikeable main character, overt and pandering objectification of the female form and instant death QTEs which came from nowhere. In every way it was a ridiculously… Read more »

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

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It may not be on the expected consoles, but another very welcome Borderlands game is just about released. This time around you are with Jack, not against, as you follow his ascent to Borderlands 2 antagonist. Rumoured and announced in quick succession in April this year  the game no longer takes place on Pandora but… Read more »

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Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

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Modern day power fantasy RPGs take their heed (at least in part) from Gygax and Arneson’s age-old pen and paper RPG, Dungeons and Dragons. There is a merovingian bloodline which can be traced between Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor and even modern hybrid RPG shooters like Borderlands, stretching way back to the original Dungeon Master’s Guide from… Read more »

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Destiny

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For all its hype, Destiny is far less innovative than you’d expect. Liberally taking a pinch of Mass Effect, a generous portion of Borderlands and a smattering of Dark Souls before mixing into the core Halo gameplay, it’s potentially a recipe for disaster. Surprisingly though, these ingredients work well together to form a surprisingly playable… Read more »

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Mario Kart 8

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then the Mario Kart series is practically blushing. So many derivative kart racers have vied for pole position but for the most part have stalled in the first lap. Oddly though, with Mario Kart 8 Nintendo seems to have become an imitator itself, clearly taking inspiration from… Read more »

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Watch Dogs

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If you read my Black Flag review last year you’ll see I ended the review with something of a positive postulation about the direction which Ubisoft Montreal are taking with their new developments. With Far Cry 4 footage slowly emerging online and the Assassin’s Creed franchise entering higher echelons you can’t blame me for my… Read more »

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Dark Souls II

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Everyone remembers their first time.  For this reviewer it was a moment born of optimism and stupidity.  Sneaking up upon a huge blue monster that was minding its own business, a quick sword slash was countered by being grabbed and quite literally consumed, followed by the soon to be familiar message ‘You Died’. For just… Read more »