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  • Hyrule Warriors review (Wii U): a hack and slash masterpiece

    Hyrule Warriors, the latest release for Nintendo’s Wii U gaming console, proves that with just a little bit of faith its beloved franchises will be safe when placed in the right hands. Koei Tecmo has done a masterful job of fusing the design, story, and characters of the Zelda universe with the exciting gameplay of Dynasty Warriors. Without giving too much away, Hyrule Warriors features a typical Zelda story where the princess is kidnapped and Link is in charge of finding and rescuing her. Link discovers that a great evil has spread across the realm of Hyrule and it is up to...

  • ‘Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution’ PC review: anime fan service

    The Legend of Naruto Uzumaki continues with Cyber Connect 2’s Nacruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution, the latest installment of the Ultimate Ninja Series. It was released on 16 September, less than a year after its predecessor, Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst (damn, these titles are long). So what has changed, if anything at all? Is this really a new game or just a slightly repackaged re-release? The answers a muddy “maybe”. What’s new? “This time we’ve completely revamped the battle system,” says Hiroshi Matsuyama, President of Cyber Connect 2. So what makes Revolution different than its predecessors? Well, to...

  • 8 TV and game mashups that need to happen

    Combine popular TV shows with games and what do you get? These possible game and TV mashups. Cool TV demands an even cooler game, as a wise person, who may have been me, once said. Once upon a time Once is a special show and would be an excellent game, if Telltale Games, makers of The Wolf Among Us steps in. Once is all adventure, talking, tears and little action, so as a cell-shaded episodic game it would be an instant hit. Fargo Did anyone expect a televised version of the-best-film-of-all-time™ to be such an excellent series? Not me, and all I could...

  • Outlast Whistleblower review: frightfully good

    The horror of Mount Massive asylum is back and more terrifying than ever. Indie developers Red Barrels’ original Outlast was one of, if not the, best horror survival games that I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing. That was until I played Outlast: Whisteblower, a petrifying amalgam of fear, blood and piss-your-pants-moments. In the original Outlast you played as Miles Upshur, an investigative journalist who was tipped off about strange events and highly questionable treatment practices at Mount Massive Asylum, by an anonymous person who was simply referred to as the “Whistleblower”. In Outlast: Whistleblower, the prequel to Outlast, you play...

  • DRIVECLUB races to PS4 8 October 2014

    The excitement factor for DRIVECLUB (yes, it’s an all-caps title) now offically reaches fever pitch with a brand new trailer that not only demos the jaw-dropping graphics, but reveals the launch date as well. From 8 October 2014, PlayStation 4 gamers will get their DRIVECLUB on. Over on PlayStation.Blog, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida writes: “We planned for the game to be ready for early 2014 and are committed to delivering on our ambitious promise of creating a truly innovative, socially connected racing game. The problem with being ambitious is you have to be prepared to accept there will be challenges along...

  • ‘H1Z1′ hidden image uncovered by morse code on official teaser site

    Sony’s mystery open-world game, H1Z1 for PS4 and PC is slowly unravelling itself to us through of all things, morse code.  Its official teaser site, which paints the scene with a full moon hanging over an eerie, mountainous setting, is delicately animated save for some clouds and a single blinking light in the left hand corner. Go look. That flashing light was morse code, and one Reddit user took it upon themselves to translate it for us. It revealed a URL with this image. The rabbit hole goes deeper than that though. Reloading the home page will randomly insert the image...

  • 5 absolutely awful video game sequels

    We’ve all had the experience of playing a game, and knowing within the first five minutes that it is going to be a winner. That it’s going to change your life. That it’s something you will forever look back on and think — that game was amazing. So imagine your excitement when you see that a sequel is being made. The anticipation! You lie awake at night for hours imagining how it will look, what new characters there will be, thinking about how many hours you’re going to dedicate to playing the most amazing sequel to the most amazing game you’ve...

  • ‘South Park: The Stick of Truth’ review: fourth-grade fun

    There have been numerous games based on the South Park series. South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge, South Park Let’s go Tower Defense, South Park: Chef’s Luv Shack. None of these can compare to the latest title from South Park Digital Studios: South Park: The Stick of Truth (SPTST). Not only does it outdo the other South Park titles by far, but it firmly holds its own in the larger gaming world. Cartman, Kenny, Stan and Kyle will take you on one of the craziest adventures you’ve ever been on. You’re the new kid on the block in South Park, Colorado. The town’s...

  • ‘Flappy Bird’ creator Dong Nguyen speaks out, considers bringing it back

    Remember the Flappy Bird phenomenon earlier this year? This simple one-tap-and-survive game became an unexpected mega-hit, which eventually forced its creator, developer Dong Nguyen, to pull the game, citing that he “cannot take this anymore”. I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore. — Dong Nguyen (@dongatory) February 8, 2014   But Nguyen lives on and has dropped some enticing details about his creation and the ultimately death of Flappy Bird, as detailed by this excellent article from Rolling Stone. Nguyen, 28, is a self-professed “geek developer” living at home with...

  • Win ‘Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2′ for PS3 [competition closed]

    Update: The winner of this competition is Johan Steenkamp! Well done, we’ll be sending you a PS3 copy of the game soon. Enter the dark world of blood, swords and sorcery. In the sequel to Konami’s 2010 classic, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 continues the story of Dracula who again battles with the Devil. If that tickles your fancy, see the details below on how to win the PS3 version of the game. In Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Dracula awakens after the events of the previous title to find out that Satan is about to embark on a...