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  • Is this the Game of Thrones video game we all so desperately crave?

    Game of Thrones was always going to get a video game spin-off sometime in the future and we first heard of this possibility in 2013. Thanks to it’s mega television success and cultural buzz, the literary series has become something of a social phenomenon. But we weren’t expecting to see it for quite a while. Over the weekend, some lovely bloke tweeted an album of screenshots purportedly taken from Telltale’s upcoming George R.R. Martin inspired title. The independent digital publisher has previously created episodic games based on The Walking Dead, the Borderlands series and a the comic book series Fables. This...

  • Round 1, fight: our top 10 MAME fighting games of all time

    Depending on your gaming preferences you will either feel a slight chill of excitement when hearing the word MAME or perhaps you’ll be wrinkling your brow in confusion. My personal proclivities tend towards the former, as I have a deep and abiding love for retro games. There are times when I love nothing more than firing up an emulator and playing a game from my childhood. Yup, we’re talking old school Eighties and Nineties games played on an emulator or Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME). The emulator was first released in 1997, but it now supports over seven thousand games. Honestly, there...

  • The Future of Mass Effect: BioWare reveals all on N7 Day

    N7 Day takes place each year on 7 November. It is an annual event that celebrates one of gaming’s greatest franchises, the Mass Effect trilogy. Even though it fittingly takes place on 7 Nov, N7 actually refers to a military rank in the Mass Effect universe. It is a rank given to those marines who have graduated from the Interplanetary Combatives Training (ICT) program and it is regarded as one of the most respected ranks in the in-game world. The “N” refers to the special forces of the Alliance Military (The Good Guys) and the 7 refers to the highest...

  • Overwatch and the WoW film: 9 awesome things that happened at BlizzCon 2014

    A lot has happened in the gaming world over the last few days. This weekend saw thousands of night elves, orcs, ogres, paladins and the lot descend on Anaheim, California. From Warcraft, StarCraft 2 and Blizzard’s new franchise to Hearthstone and freakin’ Metallica, we wrapped up some of the best news BlizzCon 2014 for you below. StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void got unleashed As the case is every year at BlizzCon, a new addition to the epic StarCraft 2 Real-Time Strategy franchise was introduced. While the previous two StarCraft 2 editions gave you control of the Terran and the Zerg, Legacy of...

  • PlayStation Plus games of November (PS4) review: digging, crying, escaping

    The chatter on the internet when November’s free PlayStation Plus games were announced was fairly hostile. Users moaned about the games but when I heard what was being released — Escape Plan, The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth and SteamWorld Dig are three excellent games, all for the price of nothing at all (if you don’t count the PSN subscription fee). While all have been out for quite some time, they’re now free on PSN so, how do they still hold up? The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth Let’s begin with the strongest game of the trio, and perhaps one of the best Rouge-like adventures...

  • 4K resolution ‘GTA IV’ rides the uncanny valley

    Modders make bad games better and sometimes, they make good games even greater. Case in point: this 4K redo of the blandest Grand Theft Auto, GTA 4. Smarty-pants modder darkdeus offers us images and video of his 4K GTA IV PC modification, as part of the Simple ENB package. The trailer and images are absolutely incredible and prove that with a lot of work and effort, a bland game can look like a title that competes with today’s graphics. Of special note are the cars, which approach Driveclub levels of realism. But then again, the streets look fantastic, as well as the water effects....

  • Destiny’s ‘Fate Of All Fools’ exotic rifle belongs to one player alone, thanks to Bungie

    There’s nothing quite like a fuzzy Friday feel-good story to set up the weekend. Bungie, creators of all things Halo and Destiny, has given one special gamer the yet-to-be-released Fate Of All Fools exotic scout rifle. Yes, effectively the god of all long-range weapons. Although the rifle will only be featured in a much later DLC for the wider world to enjoy, Bungie has decided that this particular move means more to the gamer in question than most. He is now the only chap in the Destiny universe to lay claim to the weapon. But is this some marketing gimmick Bungie’s pulling?...

  • A call to rehab: 5 addictive video games series you know and love

    “Am I addicted to video games?” This is a question that serious gamers probably know all too well. Have you ever had to get up early for work the next day but stayed up gaming until three in the morning? Has your family or partner ever made multiple attempts to make you cut down on your gaming? Has anyone ever suggested that you seek professional help? If your answer is yes then you will surely be familiar with some of the titles named on this list. Now, before some of you tear me apart because your favourite game is not on this...

  • New Far Cry 4 story trailer proves that we’re born to be wild

    Far Cry 4 launches fairly soon, 18 November to be accurate. And the best way to get hyped up about any game has to be through an official launch trailer. From what’s happening here, we can see that Far Cry 4 is going to be a heck of a lot more epic than the previous entry in the series. The trailer quickly shows us hero Ajay Ghale who’s come back home to Kryat to scatter his mother’s ashes. The problem though, is that Ajay’s old hometown has now been overtaken by a despotic dictator, King Pagan Min. This trailer is fairly...

  • Rockstar confirms GTA V First Person Mode with chaotic kickass new video

    If you thought you were excited for GTA V before, wait until you feast your face on this new video. First-person mode is something not associated with the GTA series, but my, it has been needing it — not because GTA is useless fun either. Since gaming has evolved, and the power of consoles has increased exponentially, first-person mode is the perfect way to immerse the gamer in the chaos — exactly what any GTA fan wants. GTA is really a drunk-on-freedom FPS in hiding. The video blurb highlights the new additions and features available on GTA V and GTA Online: …a new targeting...