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  • 5 upcoming games in 2015 we can’t wait to play

    The year 2015 has brought us some phenomenal video games titles so far. We got to parkour our way through the zombie infested street of Harran in Dying Light. We saw the remastering of a classic adventure masterpiece, Grim Fandango. We took a heartfelt journey through Nibel in Ori and the Blind Forest. And let us not forget our adventures with Geralt in the plethora of awe-inspiring landscape in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. These are but a few of the amazing titles we’ve been treated to but the good times haven’t stopped rolling. We still have a few months left before 2015 waves...

  • ‘Kholat’ and ‘Her Story’ dual review: prepare to sit up all night

    Kholat and Her Story are two games that made it utterly clear to me how the gaming world craves new and fresh ideas. Both have very different approaches to game play but are connected by their mission to expand the horizons of our currently stagnating gaming landscape. Too long have we suffered and endured reboots and carbon copies. In an industry where the word saturated is only ringing more and more true, these two titles are our champions in creating unique and innovative gaming experiences. Her Story Her Story is a unique and innovative detective style game brought to you by the...

  • Monday morning rant: a childhood lost, thanks Konami

    Over the past few months, there has been a lot of buzz around Konami. A giant in the Japanese video gaming industry, the company started restructuring itself and has been slowly changing the Konami we know and love. It all started with rumours that Hideo Kojima -- creator and mind behind the Metal Gear series -- had been fired, his studio, Kojima Productions, closed down, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain would be his last game with the company. Well, all of it is true, and not to mention removing Kojima's name from the MGS V: TPP box art. Oh...

  • 5 seriously addictive and free Android games

    We all spend an inordinately large amount of time on our phones. I won't deny that I'm a big culprit here, if I'm not answering emails or browsing social media, I'm playing games on my phone. Yes I might have a problem, but it's undoubtedly exacerbated by games such as these. They're fun and incredibly addictive! While I have used iOS devices in the past, I've stuck to five seriously playable Android games for free in this piece. Some games are free for Android and other OSes, while other OS versions may include a small fee. I've been sure to note that little detail...

  • Capcom listens and is giving fans a Resident Evil 2 remake

    One of the greatest horror games of all time is getting a remake. Yes, Resident Evil 2 from Capcom will be receiving a makeover and revamp for a new generation of gamers. Fans have been begging for a Resident Evil 2 remake for years. So far Resident Evil 1 received one for the Nintendo GameCube and also a remaster for current and last generation systems. The Resident Evil remake not only updated the visuals, but tweaked gameplay, added in new enemies, and retconned some of the story to fit in with later entries. It was well received by critics and gamers...

  • ‘Cradle’ review: odd, bizarre and ultimately wonderful

    Cradle is a beautifully bizarre experience created by the Ukrainian-based indie game studio Flying Café for Semianimals (its name alone should be an indication of how this strange and creative this game is). Many of the team members have a strong background in the development of the STALKER franchise and you will clearly see the influences. Visually, it has the same desaturated look and a world where and the lines between reality and fantasy are masterfully blurred. It also boasts immersive atmospheric scores that sound like they were written by a Space Cowboy. But most of all, it also has a captivating...

  • ‘Tembo The Badass Elephant’ review: butt-stomping mayhem

    Never has an elephant been more gloriously featured in a game than the 2D-platformer title, Tembo The Badass Elephant (TTBE). I must admit that the first time I heard of this game it sounded absolutely ridiculous. After playing it, I must still admit this game is absolutely ridiculous, but in all the right ways. Everything about this game defies almost every rule in physics and challenges the very nature of reality and I love it. Tembo The Badass Elephant is brought to you by SEGA and was developed Game Freak (the same people that brought you the plethora of Pokemon games)...

  • Gamescom 2015 live blog: Blizzard unveils ‘World of Warcraft Legion’ expansion pack

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne’s gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. It's the back-end of the year and that means one thing for gamers across the world -- Gamescom. The 2015 edition will see only a handful of companies host live conferences, but some of them are incredibly important. With Sony absent, Microsoft will be showing off its new titles, hardware and deals to the German public. Electronic Arts, Call of Duty developer Treyarch and Blizzard will also get in on the fun, with other companies like Bethesda, Ubisoft...

  • Bandai Namco, Games Workshop Humble Bundles now out

    The ever popular Humble Bundle has recently launched two new bundles: one focussed on Bandai Namco and another on Games Workshop. Launched several hours ago, the Bandai Namco bundle features a range of games from the publisher. These range from the more common, such as Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ and Ridge Racer Unbound to the 'hardcore,' Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition. All of the games are only redeemable through Steam. The games are: PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX+: All You Can Eat Edition Bundle - pay more than US$1.00 Platformines - pay more than US$1.00 DeadCore - pay more than US$1.00 Ridge Racer Unbound Bundle -...

  • 6 highlights from EA’s Gamescom 2015 briefing

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne’s gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. The show floor is now open in Cologne, Germany and the public can finally sink their teeth into some of Gamescom 2015 exibitor's wares including hardware, new games and fraternizing developers no one has ever heard of. While Microsoft had a fairly positive conference last night, Electronic Arts tried to keep pace with Redmond, also hosting a briefing at E3 2015 and this week's Gamescom. It's an interesting move, but there were a few key announcements that didn't make...