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Can Hellblade save the gaming industry?

Can Hellblade Save the Gaming Industry?

March 30, 2015 | by Ryan Dean

You might be forgiven for not having heard of Hellblade; we covered it briefly back when it was announced in August last year, but since then, amidst the slew of highly-anticipated big action/adventure releases like MGSV: The Phantom Pain and Bloodborne…

Why do hard games generally make good games?

Why Do Hard Games Generally Make Good Games?

March 26, 2015 | by Ryan Dean

With From Software’s Bloodborne, the follow-up to the immensely difficult Souls series, creeping onto our consoles this week, it seems like an appropriate time to look at the bizarre correlation in our industry between difficulty and distinction…

Conker's Big Reunion deserves our support

Conker’s Big Reunion Deserves Our Support

March 24, 2015 | by Adam Vjestica

When Conker chainsawed his way through the Project Spark logo during Microsoft’s E3 conference last year, the gaming population collectively held their breath in anticipation. Had the foul-mouthed, beer-swigging squirrel finally returned?…

is there any hope for the ps vita

Is There Any Hope For The PS Vita?

March 12, 2015 | by Ryan Dean

Even though it’s been over ten years now, I can still vividly remember picking up my first PSP back in the day (and by that, I mean 2004). After having saved up countless birthday fivers from anonymous aunts and uncles…

Dipping a Toe into DOTA 2

Dipping a Toe into DOTA 2

March 9, 2015 | by Vince Shuley

After I quit World of Warcraft, I swore I would never again engage in the time suck of MMORPGs. The time commitment became too demanding to stay leveled up with the others in my guild…

Dragon's Dogma Online

Has Dragon’s Dogma Been Slain by Capcom?

March 5, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

Bloody hell, Capcom. Why must you continuously abuse your fans like this? After all the goodwill you’d been building back up with the likes of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate and Dead Rising 3’s cheeky DLC expansion, you then go and pillow smother one of your youngest, most promising franchises…

Why NightCry Could Revitalise Survival Horror

Why NightCry Could Revitalise Survival Horror

February 26, 2015 | by Joe Martin

Originality isn’t exactly rife this gen. Whether it’s HD remasters of games you’ve already played on Sony and Microsoft’s consoles or Nintendo churning what amounts to the same Mario games year after year, originality in the games industry is becoming as rare as pubic hair at a One Direction concert…

Are HD remasters harming the industry?

Are HD Remasters Harming the Industry?

February 23, 2015 | by Ryan Dean

If, like me, you grew up gaming in the 90s, then some of the releases of the last 4-5 years have probably been a strange mixture of nostalgia and disappointment; I’m talking of course about the growing number of HD remasters out there. Having grown up with the advent of Sony’s first foray into the world of consoles, the PS1, and later the globally successful PS2…