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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…

Top 5 Gaming Destinations We'd like to visit

5 Video Game Destinations We’d Love to Visit on Holiday

February 10, 2015 | by Ryan Dean

As we recover from a dry-January that probably went south, or a particularly aggressive bout of mid-term exams, our collective British thoughts turn to one thing: holidays. The idea of that big summer getaway is one of those things that gets us through these dreary winter months; whether it’s an escape to the countryside, a “lads” holiday with all shots included, or a trip to Thailand to “find yourself”…

Final Fantasy XIV's Top 5 Awesome Dungeons

Final Fantasy XIV’s Top 5 Awesome Dungeons

February 9, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

Can you judge an MMO by the quality of its instances? Well, kind of. Obviously the usual MMO staples have to be taken into account, like do they have guild support? Is the world well designed and fun to explore? Is the story and lore worth sifting through? Thankfully, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn already nails these points, and with its fast-paced hotbar based…

The Awkward Marriage of eSports and X-Games

The Awkward Marriage of eSports and X-Games

February 4, 2015 | by Vince Shuley

A couple of weeks ago my now-hometown of Whistler, Canada celebrated a victory. Simon d’Artois, a 23 year-old local freestyle skier, had won the gold medal for the Superpipe event at the Winter X-Games in Aspen, Colorado and was the first male Canadian to do so…

Do we need DLC?

Do We Need DLC?

January 27, 2015 | by Ryan Dean

With pretty much every release on the market offering some sort of additional content at a price, DLC is rapidly becoming one of the most profitable areas of the gaming industry. The question is though, do we really need it?…

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…