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Free To Play Film Review

March 26, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

I wasn't quite sure what to make of this when it popped up on my Steam Update News feed. Valve, one of the gaming industry's biggest hitters, has made a film...

Tekken Revolution review

Tekken Revolution Review

June 13, 2013 | by Rhys Wood

Tekken is a series that has enjoyed a great amount of critical acclaim over its past few releases, including Tekken 6 and the wonderful Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Now, announced seemingly out of...

Retro Reflections

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    Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II Retro Reflection

    July 22, 2014 | by Mike Slater

    One of many masterpieces from the (sadly) now defunct development studio at LucasArts, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II was a revelation to me...

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    Operation WinBack Retro Reflection

    July 18, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

    Now hear me out on this one. How bizarre would it be if the first ever third person cover shooter ever made was not, in fact, Western made, but instead by a small Japanese team more famous for the Dynasty Warriors franchise?...

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    Nuclear War Retro Reflection

    July 14, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

    There are certain video games from my youth that stick out in my memory. The first hours of playing Metroid and The Legend of Zelda on a brand new NES were definitely a highlight, but there were games in the late '80s and early '90s that simply perplexed me...

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    Oni Retro Reflection

    May 19, 2014 | by Jonathan Trussler

    Be warned, this retro will include extremely un-academic, thoroughly adolescent colloquialisms like “cool”, “awesome” and “bad-ass”, because Oni is the type of game that’s simply impossible to describe without using them...

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    Rez Retro Reflection

    May 7, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

    Few games perfectly define the term "cult classic" in quite the same way Rez did. What can only be described as a rhythm action shooter was originally released on the Dreamcast and PlayStation 2 in 2001, and was developed by Tetsuya Mizuguchi, now of Q Entertainment...

  • Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Retro Reflection

    Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Retro Reflection

    March 11, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

    The PlayStation 2 was a great console for JRPGs: the Wild Arms series, Persona 3 and 4, Growlanser, Tales of the Abyss, Dark Cloud 1 & 2 and (arguably) Final Fantasy X...

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    Cyber Sled Retro Reflection

    March 5, 2014 | by Illiya Vjestica

    One of the fondest memories from my childhood is the day my father unexpectedly arrived home early one wintry evening in October. He was carrying a plastic briefcase embezzled with a shiny Blockbuster logo under his arm...

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    Super Bomberman Retro Reflection

    February 28, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

    In the age of the online connectivity, local multiplayer has become an endangered species. Playing with friends used to be an excuse for a "man date" at each...

Latest Podcasts

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    E3 2014 Special

    June 11, 2014 | by Illiya Vjestica

    It's everyone's favourite time year: the summertime! And it can only mean one thing... E3 is back...

  • Mario Kart 8 Special

    Mario Kart 8 Special

    June 6, 2014 | by Illiya Vjestica

    his week on Tanooki Time it’s the Mario Kart 8 special! We’re celebrating everything that’s good with Mario’s latest karting classic. You can hear our thoughts on the gameplay, the beautiful tracks, how it works with Wii U Gamepad, the new characters and the insane live recorded soundtrack. Also, this week the Battle of the […]

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    Episode 2: The Scourge of the Gravel Voices

    May 30, 2014 | by Illiya Vjestica

    It's Tanooki Time once again! This week's episode is action packed as we discuss Rhys' recent purchase of Hatsune Miku Project Diva F

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    Episode 1: It’s Tanooki Time

    May 22, 2014 | by Illiya Vjestica

    After much deliberation, discussion and debate the Awesome Games podcast has been re-born: welcome to Tanooki Time!...

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    Valentine’s Day Special

    February 12, 2014 | by Illiya Vjestica

    Valentine’s Day Special:  We’ve decided to bring a more relaxed, calm and soothing vibe to celebrate the launch of our new site. In this special podcast episode, we’ll introduce you to two very special and honoured guests who let us in on some very personal memories from the good old age of gaming. If you’re alone […]

  • Awesome Games Podcast Episode 23

    Episode 23: Let the Games Begin

    December 10, 2013 | by Illiya Vjestica

    Episode Twenty Three: It’s time to talk about the next generation of video games as we give our thoughts on the PlayStation 4. Listen to our hands on experience with Resogun, Killzone: Shadow Fall and NBA 2K14 to name but a few. Is it just about the graphics? Or is the PlayStation 4 worth your time? We […]

  • Awesome Games TGS & Play Expo Special

    Tokyo Game Show & Play Expo Special 2013

    October 31, 2013 | by Illiya Vjestica

    Another special podcast for you lucky, lucky people! In this episode Illiya (Website Editor) and Adam (Editor-in-chief) reminisce on their journey to the land of the rising sun covering the Tokyo Game Show. We are also joined once again by Rhys (Senior Contributor) and Mike (Contributor) to discuss the sights and sounds of the Play Expo in […]

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    Awesome Games 2nd Anniversary Podcast

    August 29, 2013 | by Illiya Vjestica

    It’s our 2nd anniversary! We thought we’d celebrate this momentous day with a special pre-recorded podcast, just for you. Illiya (Website Editor), Adam (Editor-in-chief) Rhys (Senior Contributor), Vince (Senior Contributor) and Mike (Contributor) discuss what Awesome Games means to them, what games they’re looking forward to and basically put the gaming world to rights. This […]

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