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Review: Umihara Kawase BaZooKa!

Available on: Switch, PS4 and PC – Version Played: Switch – Physical Versions for Switch and PS4 available from Strictly Limited As I’ve mentioned in recent reviews, local multiplayer arena games seem to be undergoing quite a renaissance recently. Umihara Kawase BaZooKa! is another to add to the list, with a sizable cast of appealingly kawaii characters and some unusual […]

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Review: Hot Shot Burn

Available from 1st October 2020 on Nintendo Switch – Published by: Forever Entertainment Local multiplayer games have been making a resurgence after a good few years in the wilderness and the Switch, with its portability and bundled Joy-Con controllers that guarantee instant two player action with so many games, is the perfect home for local multiplayer fun. Hot Shot Burn […]

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Review: Sounds of Eden

Back in the early 90s – when I was in my mid-teens – my peer group and I were having our minds expanded by all of the non-mainstream music we were discovering – we started by finding decidedly non-chart friendly alternative rock and electronic music; genres such as industrial for example. We all ended up going in different directions in […]

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Comic Book Review: Battle Special (2020)

The Battle special – or, as it seems to be called on the cover, the Battle ‘of Britain’ Special – is the latest in Rebellion’s series of specials to revive classic British comics. Battle Picture Weekly went through a number of name changes in its original run from 1975-1988, at which point it merged with Eagle. Battle Action, Battle Action […]

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FlensGameDev Creators Bundle

Celebrating the talent in the development community of Flensburg, Germany, the FlensGameDev Creators Bundle – now on itch.io – brings together fifteen different games, with a minimum cost of just $5 for the whole bundle. There’s the Centipede-esque Hummingz, which marries the classic single screen shooting action of the Atari arcade game with some brilliantly detailed and naturalistic visuals. It’s […]

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Preview: Witchery Academy

There’s an undeniable charm in the visuals of Witchery Academy, which has a very Studio Ghibli-esque feel to its wonderfully designed characters and environments. Witchery Academy is an ambitious life simulator which sees players cast as magical students with a cat companion, attending classes and learning skills such as spell casting, gardening, brewing potions, crafting and more. You’ll be able […]

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News: Xbox & Bethesda

Just a few hours ago, Xbox social media accounts – led by Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer – dropped an absolute bombshell, just 24 hours (or less, in some regions) prior to the opening of pre-orders for the next gen Xbox consoles. Microsoft have acquired ZeniMax Media, owner of Bethesda Softworks – a company which itself is made up of […]

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First Impressions: The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters

Having recently taken a look at The Coma 2: Vicious Sisters ahead of its Xbox One release, I’ve now had a chance to play it and I’m pleased to report that it’s an excellently creepy experience. I was perhaps expecting the game to be more along the lines of a visual novel with little interaction beyond the odd occasional dialogue […]

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Preview: Kholat (Limited Physical Edition – Switch)

Though previously available digitally – on PC, PS4 and Xbox One – the Switch version of horror title Kholat is receiving a limited edition physical release in the first quarter of 2021, courtesy of Red Art Games. An exploration game based on a true event known as the Dyatlov Pass incident, Kholat is a horror title narrated by none other […]

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Preview: Dash Dash World

Upcoming VR kart racing game Dash Dash World continues to look incredibly promising as it speeds towards release. The above teaser – which debuts today – features lightning fast flashes of positive feedback from many of the 5,000 beta testers who have so far been lucky enough to get their hands on the game. The bright, cartoony look gives the […]

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News: Xbox Series S & Series X

So it all started with a supposed leak on Monday night. Before we knew what was going on, we had the price for Xbox Series S, a console that had previously only been rumoured to exist. It sent shockwaves through the industry – clearly, with a price of $299/£249, Microsoft were not playing around. And mere minutes ago, we saw […]

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Kickstarter: HoverGrease

I’m always impressed by the ingenuity, tenacity and general inventiveness of small indie teams. HoverGrease – which is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter – is, almost unbelievably, the work of a two person team, Altergaze. Having already been in development for two and a half years, the team need some assistance to get the game over the finish line. The […]