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  • Xbox Live Gold games for March includes ‘Rayman Legends’, ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘BioShock Infinite’

    There are some seriously great games coming to Xbox Live Gold in March, including the likes of Tomb Raider, BioShock Infinite and Rayman Legends. Not a bad line-up at all if you ask us. For those who have Microsoft’s Xbox One console, you’ll be getting Rayman Legends but Xbox 360 users will be getting the latter two games, that could easily take up a weekend of ravishing couch play. Read more: BioShock Infinite review: the sky’s the limit While online subscriptions are the bane of the gamer’s existence, the Xbox Live Gold subscription definitely has its benefits when taking Games with Gold’s...

  • ‘Evolve’ review: a monstrous bite of entertainment

    Music and video games have a lot in common. Take drum and bass for example: a Benga-produced track might be different from a DJ Fresh record, but they both fall into the same genre, regardless of how different they may be. It’s the same with first-person shooters. Well, mostly. Yes, yes, I know. That’s like saying all cars are the same if they have four wheels and are painted red. It’s oversimplification, but Evolve does make one wonder if all FPSes have to be one dimensional. It challenges the mold, but largely remains within a comfortable set of confines. Evolve is...

  • 5 things Nintendo got right on the New Nintendo 3DS XL

    It’s an age old question and not just for Nintendo’s last and current generation handheld consoles: is the new really better than the old? Often manufacturers launch products that aren’t exactly revolutionary, or in many cases are actually a lot worse than the product they strive to improve. While Nintendo is something of a past master at crafting handheld consoles in ways that many companies attempt to replicate, the previous generation 3DS wasn’t exactly universally loved. So, with that said, we went in search of the real jewels in the New Nintendo 3DS XL‘s crown to see what the Kyoto company really...

  • New Nintendo 3DS XL review: pry it from my cold, dead hands

    There were many things that Nintendo got right with the debut 3DS and 3DS XL systems. They were easy to hold, lasted long on a charge and had a plethora of great titles to choose from, but they also had their flaws. One of them was ashamedly highlighted in their name. While the 3D system caused more migraines than good memories, there was also a lack of control nubs modern day console gamers are used to. So the Kyoto gaming giant went back to the drawing board furiously penciling in new, refreshed ideas for its New Nintendo 3DS XL and...

  • ‘Grim Fandango Remastered’ review: it’s good to be back

    Finally, I can breathe, eat and sleep again. The gripping anticipation is over. A few weeks ago, Grim Fandango: Remastered was released and my world practically stopped for a month. Unfortunately, my prediction of presidential speeches and world celebrations was a bit off. But who cares? This is a day I have been waiting for since I heard that the critically acclaimed point-and-click adventure game will be resurrected in glorious HD. The original Grim Fandango was created by Tim Schafer while he was still working for the late LucasArts game studio, the then leaders of the adventure games genre (1998)....

  • Grifta ‘morphing gamepad’ is a customisable, modular gaming controller

    Gamepads are essential to gamers of both PC and console persuasions nowadays, providing better freedom of movement than the mouse and keyboard can provide. With that said, even the best controllers aren’t exactly geared to cater for individual styles, preferences or hand-shapes. A new Kickstarter campaign dubbed “Grifta” is out to change that. Grifta is a modular gaming controller that consists of three units — a left, a right and central connector — that can be used in unison as a complete gaming controller or separate from each other, like a fighter pilot. For the most part the Grifta aims to...

  • ‘Dying Light’ will likely get a lot more challenging come March

    Techland’s Dying Light, fit with its rage fits and extreme drop kits, has been billed as a little too easy for some. One particular chap decided that absolutely no weapons are needed to complete the game, which he duly demonstrated. But the Polish developer is about to address this issue in the best way possible: a free expansion pack dubbed “Hard Mode.” Yeah, and when something is labeled from the offset as “Hard Mode” you can imagine what impossible lengths the expansion pack to will go to kill its contenders. The mode will introduce more angry, bloodthirsty antagonists and more intense...

  • ‘Stranded Deep’ narrative review, part one: scavenge, discover, survive

    If you thought survival games were boring, think again. Wiehahn navigates the treacherous island world of Stranded Deep with the finesse of Daniel Defoe. This is Part One of a two part piece. Stranded Deep is yet another title to enter the seemingly inexhaustible genre of first-person survival games. Developed by Brisbane-based developer, Beam Team Games, Stranded Deep promises to offer a more “realistic” experience in comparison to its plethora of survival rivals. It is currently still in its alpha phase and can be found on Steam’s Early access list, where it has been comfortably sitting among the top sellers...

  • ‘Far Cry 4′ Overrun expansion pack available today for Sony, Microsoft consoles

    Ubisoft‘s Far Cry 4 has an all-new expansion pack available for previous and current-gen Sony and Microsoft systems today. The PC version however is due out tomorrow. Dubbed “Overrun“, the add-on bolts on a new vehicle, a PvP mode and even more maps, which should keep existing players even busier than they have been recently. The new vehicle introduced is a dune buggy which should introduce even more piloting fun to the mix. The new PvP mode also introduces a new dynamic to the game, as the Far Cry 4 Developer Diary notes below: Throughout the match, three designated locations will activate with...

  • ‘The Legend of Zelda’ live action TV series coming to Netflix, report suggests

    Here’s some news that die-hard Nintendo fans will either love or loathe. In a joint project between the streaming content company Netflix and the Kyoto gaming giant, The Legend of Zelda franchise could soon find its way onto television screens in the near future, but not as a game, as an original series. According to a recent report from The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo and Netflix are looking to bring a “Game of Thrones” type series to family audiences. The series plot will allegedly follow the standard adventures of protagonist Link on his usual quest to find and rescue Princess Zelda...

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