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Opinion: Nintendo Direct

So after months, if not years, of speculation regarding a collection of more modern Mario titles than we’re used to seeing, it was finally revealed in yesterday’s Nintendo Direct, which was also a celebration of the 35th Anniversary of seminal video game Super Mario Bros. Containing Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy, it’s coming very soon […]

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Happy Birthday GoldenEye 007!

Today marks the 23rd anniversary of the release of one of the most important console first person shooters of all time. It’s hard to express exactly how much of an impact Rare’s N64-exclusive movie tie-in had at the time of its release; perhaps it’s even more remarkable due to its status as a licensed title that was released two years […]

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Review: Not Not – A Brain Buster

Available now on: Switch (version played), Android & iOS I’ve always been incredibly quick to inform people when they’ve committed the ultimate sin: using a double negative. Though correction can often be met with bafflement and the offender still going on to use phrases such as ‘I didn’t say nothing’ when they mean the complete opposite, it’s something I’m unable […]

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Preview: Lands of Raynar

Though light on footage or shots of in-game action. the recently announced Lands of Raynar looks and sounds very promising indeed. Billed as a unique hybrid of RTS and RPG, Lands of Raynar is due to be released in 2022 on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X. According to the press release, Lands of Raynar will feature an intriguing storyline, […]

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Review: One Line Coloring

Available: 21st August 2020 on Steam, Switch, iOS and Android There’s something to be said for smaller scale games with a laser focus on just a few brilliantly refined and compelling mechanics. One Line Coloring is a game of this nature; essentially, all you do is trace lines around different patterns – not unlike a dot-to-dot puzzle – attempting to […]

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Comment: Next Generation Nerves?

Here we are, supposedly just a few months away from the launch of PS5 and Xbox One Series X – yet there’s still no indication of what price they’re going to launch at or any similar details for the games that will be accompanying each console’s launch. I’ve never known anything like this in my 40ish years of gaming; usually, […]

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Review: Destroy All Humans! (2020)

When the original Destroy All Humans! was released way back in 2005, it was a real breath of fresh air. It was packed full of humour and endless references to pop culture, as well as real world conspiracy theories and political figures. It even featured actual footage from what was, at one stage, regularly named as the worst film of […]

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Kickstarter: Sniper Elite – The Board Game

I was late to the party with Rebellion’s hugely popular, long-running Sniper Elite series. The first one I played was Sniper Elite 3; I was immediately blown away by the open nature of each stage and the huge variety on offer with which to cause gory, sometimes painfully detailed, chaos. The Sniper Elite games see players cast as – spoiler […]

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Review: Bombfest

Available on: PC, PS4, Switch & Xbox One Though I’ve seen many gamers in recent years lament the decline of couch multiplayer titles in the last few console generations – growing up, as we did, with games such as Bomberman, Mario Kart, Goldeneye and more – it’s clear that they’re missing out on some fantastic experiences that have been available […]

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Kickstarter: Fallen City Brawl

With games such as Streets of Rage 4 bringing the classic, arcade style scrolling beat ’em up back into our living rooms – not to mention countless other examples in recent years, such as Double Dragon Neon and reissues such as the incredible Capcom Beat ‘Em Up Bundle – it seems that the love and nostalgia for the genre is […]

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Mobile Game Review: WallBang

Available now on Google Play As I’ve mentioned before in several articles where I’ve taken a look at mobile games, it’s an area which is often maligned and misunderstood. The most popular and well known games – not to mention the games which make their developers an awful lot of money – tend to be ones that are pick up […]

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Review: Donut County

I find myself increasingly bored by big scale, so-called triple-A open world collectathons in which the entire experience is diluted by endless icons dotted around gargantuan, intimidating maps. Most of what you end up doing in so many big open world games these days just ends up feeling like completely pointless busywork, there to pad out the running time of […]

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Game Pass: New for August

Perhaps it’s just me, but Game Pass has felt fairly quiet for a little while. It’s certainly not a bad thing; there’s an incredible volume of games that I’ve yet to even touch, so it’s good to get a bit of a breather and try to catch up with some titles every now and then. Yesterday’s announcement of what’s coming […]