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Persona Q is equal parts brilliant and awful

Persona Q is Equal Parts Brilliant and Awful

January 22, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

Persona Q: Shadows of the Labyrinth was a bit of a headscratcher for fans of the series when it was first announced. Toted as a cross between the gameplay styles of Persona and the Etrian Odyssey series, your objective is to make your way through several enormous labyrinths…

an ode to marvellous mini games

An Ode to Marvelous Mini Games

January 16, 2015 | by Vince Shuley

With so much grand content packed into games these days, some times it’s just fun to stop and smell the roses. That might be soaking up the view of a Caribbean sunset in Assassins Creed IV, pausing in the middle of Los Santos in GTA V and letting the city wash over you…

remembering video games' greatest marketing campaigns

Remembering Video Games’ Greatest Marketing Campaigns

January 15, 2015 | by Ryan Dean

Earlier this month, I wrote an article exploring episodically released games, asking in short whether they truly added something to the industry, or if they were nothing more than a cheap marketing trick cooked up by video game publishers. This got me thinking about all the ways we’ve seen games marketed in the past…

top 5 indie games of 2014

Top 5 Indie Games of 2014

January 14, 2015 | by Vince Shuley

As another year draws to a close, we all find ourselves looking back at what game experiences stood out in 2014. As Awesome Games’ unofficial indie games aficionado, I thought it would be more fun to choose my five favourite games by narrowing it down to just independent developers…

Are Sega wising up the West?

Are Sega Wising Up to the West?

January 5, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

While they’ve made some questionable business decisions over the last few years (but let’s face it, what publisher hasn’t?), it goes without saying that Sega still make brilliant games…

do episodic games really work

Do Episodic Games Really Work?

December 10, 2014 | by Ryan Dean

We’ve all been there – staring at our laptop screens, gripped as the final minutes of our favourite TV series slowly edges away. And when done right, instead of a sweet feeling of narrative satisfaction washing over us, these season finales bring about a sense of longing that can’t be satiated until the new series is released…

5 Christmas Gifts Every Gamer Has To Deal With

5 Christmas Gifts Every Gamer Has To Deal With

December 5, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

We’ve all been there; anxiously twiddling our thumbs at 5am in the morning, each tick of the clock sounding like the titanic strides of a giant, waiting for our parents or guardians to rise out of bed and bestow upon us the gift of giving once more before the year retires…