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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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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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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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Review: Halo 3 (Campaign)

Three years and a new console after Halo 2’s campaign came to an anti-climactic close, Halo 3 arrived. Having been thoroughly unimpressed by the ending of Halo 2 and not particularly enamoured with its campaign in general, I wasn’t in a rush to pick up Halo 3. Sure, I know that most people swore by the multiplayer in the first […]

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Review: Halo 2 (Campaign)

Incredibly unpopular opinion time: I’m not a fan of the Halo campaign. Though there’s some absolutely stunning set pieces, a number of brilliantly wide open battles and really groundbreaking enemy AI that still stands out as impressive even today, there are so many issues with the way the narrative is handled and the level design of more than a few […]

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Review: Fractured Minds

As someone with numerous mental health problems myself, I was initially a bit anxious about playing Fractured Minds. It looked pretty creepy and I really struggle to deal with horror games – especially when they’re laser focused on mental health issues that I already have difficulty dealing with. Thankfully, though it doesn’t deal with these issues in an ‘easy’ or […]

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Review: Gears 5

Though Gears of War 4 wasn’t without issues – as I noted in my review – it was an extremely satisfying game with a story that finally hit the right tone and shook off the Michael Bay-isms that had plagued the series from the beginning. Though the story felt like it ended abruptly, the final scene was a masterclass in […]

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Review: Gears of War 3

Despite the fact that I played through the original Gears of War back when it was first released in 2006, I was never a fan. The gameplay felt way too linear and predictable, the story was full of unintentionally hilarious moments that were supposed to be badass (not to mention the smirk inducing, accidental homoeroticism), the visuals – while technically […]

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Game Pass Adventures

It’s been a big week for Game Pass, with Yakuza 0, Kingdom Hearts III and Two Point Hospital all released on the service. However, I’ve had limited gaming time and – if you’ve been reading my reviews regularly, you’ll know this already – my attention has still been mostly fixed on Jurassic World: Evolution, specifically the DLC campaigns that I’m […]

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Opinion: Xbox Series X Features

I must be psychic. Just a day before the Xbox Series X specs and features announcement, I was bemoaning the laziness of remasters – now here we are with the knowledge that first party (and third party, if the publisher chooses) games will essentially be forward compatible on Xbox One, meaning that you will be able to purchase a game […]

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XBox Series X

Well, that was a surprise, wasn’t it? Last night, during The Game Awards 2019, Microsoft unveiled their next gen Xbox (previously codenamed Project Scarlett) – and the name has also […]

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Weekly Round Up

Hello readers! Hard to believe, but it’s December already – and just over three weeks until Christmas. Scary! Speaking of the terrifying passage of time, somehow another week has passed – which means another seven articles to round up for your perusal. Dungeon Dreams First up was a look at the very promising ‘roguelike romance JRPG’, Dungeon Dreams, the final […]