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Broforce preview

Broforce Preview

October 17, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

It’s a safe assumption that if you’re a fan of video games, you’re probably a fan of classic action movies. Guns, explosions, a splash of gore… You could probably label these attributes to almost every blockbuster action film and first person shooter game in the last 20 years…

Why I Chose Wii U

Why Wii U Was The Only Option (The Late Adopter’s Opinion)

October 8, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

I’ve been a PC gamer exclusively for about four years now. Not because I consider myself a member of gaming’s Master Race or anything, I just needed a new PC in 2010 for my burgeoning business as photojournalist and instead of picking up a Macbook like every other “artist” in the western world…

Project Titan

Blizzard Cancels Project Titan

October 1, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

The clandestine MMO that Blizzard Entertainment were so good at keeping quiet about has officially been abandoned, left to rot at the bottom of the digital ocean…

5 best fake gamers on tv

The 5 Best Fake Gamers on TV

September 19, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

We all know that fictional television shows about gamers generally suck, often resorting to outdated mainstream perceptions and terrible cliches. I could only ever get through a couple of episodes of The Guild or Video Game High School before…

minecraft

Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5 Billion

September 17, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

The rumours and memes on the internet are true… Microsoft is paying more for Minecraft and its parent company Mojang than Facebook paid for the Oculus Rift. $2.5 billion? That’s a lot of 8-bit blocks…

Shovel Knight review

Shovel Knight Review

September 12, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

I launched into Shovel Knight with some pretty hefty expectations given the buzz about it being one of the standout indie titles of 2014. Catchy chiptunes, uber-hard platform mechanics, old school rescue-the-princess storyline re-imagined with shovels instead of swords…

Secret Ponchos preview

Secret Ponchos Preview

August 27, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

Do you believe in love at first sight? I mean, let me ask that question more specifically… Have you ever fallen in love with a game the first time you saw the trailer?…

Video Games the movie review

Video Games: The Movie Review

August 15, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

Making a documentary on any subject, let alone video games, isn’t easy. It requires a lot of research, finding the right people for in-depth interviews and has a painstakingly long editing process. In 2012 James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot released their tour de force Indie Game: The Movie…

Top 10 Video Game Sequels

Top 10 Video Game Sequels

August 13, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

There are two different kinds of sequels: one is a soulless cash in on the original (too many examples to list here), the other is a honed masterpiece that the creators should have nailed in the first place…