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“Battles Of Kyrat” Is Far Cry 4’s PVP Mode

Kevin McLennan October 31, 2014 0
“Battles Of Kyrat” Is Far Cry 4’s PVP Mode

Far Cry 4's newly announced "Battles of Kyrat" PVP mode will consist of 5v5 round-based matches with 2 different factions over 10 different maps and 3 different modes; Outpost, Demon Mask and Propaganda.

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Time Anomalies And Celebrity Co-op In Assassin’s Creed Unity’s New Trailers

Kevin McLennan October 31, 2014 0
Time Anomalies And Celebrity Co-op In Assassin’s Creed Unity’s New Trailers

So you thought Assassin's Creed Unity was going to be one of those games that tried to be serious and easy to follow did you? Well, think again because Ubisoft have just released two brand new trailers that throw all that out the window.

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Call of Duty Live Action Trailer Reminds Me Off….Half-Life 2?

Chris Evans October 30, 2014 0
Call of Duty Live Action Trailer Reminds Me Off….Half-Life 2?

The all new Call of Duty sub-series, Advanced Warfare lands next Tuesday (or Monday if you have a super-special Day Zero edition), and as is the way with the modern gaming world, we've already had the launch trailer. All that is left is the wonders of the live action video. Hit the break to see Taylor Kitsch and Emily Ratajkowski (who and who?) fight through Lagos in 2059 with some scenes that remind me of Half-Life 2.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity Trailer Explores Revlutionary Paris

Kevin McLennan October 27, 2014 0
Assassin’s Creed Unity Trailer Explores Revlutionary Paris

The latest Assassin's Creed Unity trailer shows an open world Paris with much more to offer than any of the previous games. Among new activities you can now complete co-op heist missions with friends, embark on fleshed out side quests such as murder mysteries and treasure hunt in the streets and on the rooftops of 18th century Paris.

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Geralt’s Still Chasing Girls In New Witcher 3 Cinematic Trailer

Kevin McLennan October 26, 2014 0
Geralt’s Still Chasing Girls In New Witcher 3 Cinematic Trailer

Yennefer, the immensely powerful sorceress and one time love interest of Geralt is on the run. From what or to what we do not yet know, but her journey is very dangerous and requires quick thinking and determination merely to survive. Geralt the Witcher has not given up hope of once again finding Yennefer and pursues her through this harsh environment with the help of his mentor Vesemir.

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Our Week in Games – Week 102

The Reticule October 26, 2014 0
Our Week in Games – Week 102

It is a Sunday, and that means it is time for another edition of Our Week in Games here at Reticule Towers. Earlier this week Steph wrote a great piece about the variety of Wii U controllers which will be something that comes into greater focus when Super Smash Bros. comes out closer to Christmas. GameCube pad, Wii U GamePad or Pro Controller? Choices choices.

While you ponder that, and decide whether you will be buying a Wii U, I want you to watch the video below from Matt Lees about Destiny. It clocks in at just over twenty-minutes, but it is a must watch for anyone who wonders about the mechanics in the game.

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Advanced Warfare Gets Advanced Launch Trailer

Chris Evans October 21, 2014 0
Advanced Warfare Gets Advanced Launch Trailer

How can a game which is still two weeks from release have a launch trailer? Simply by being advanced and getting things done in the here and now. Of course I am talking about Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare which is out in just a couple of weeks. Have I pre-ordered it yet? Well no because I'm looking after my finances after a few months filled with joyous spending. But I definitely want to check it out, especially the basketball-esque Uplink multiplayer mode.

The new trailer is after the break, are you excited?

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Iron Fisticle – The Verdict

Chris Evans October 21, 2014 0
Iron Fisticle – The Verdict

In the run up to EGX at the end of September, I received several press releases pertaining to a game known as Iron Fisticle. I didn’t even open the messages for some reason, but the name stuck in the back of my mind. Roll on to EGX and on my first night, I attended an indie game show and tell evening in the local O’Neill’s. Lo, what did I find? The friendly chaps from Curve Digital showing off the aforementioned title, Iron Fisticle. I immediately raced over and gave it a blast while later in the evening, after bumping into ex-Reticule writer Ben Borthwick, we gave it a blast in co-op. Since returning from London, I’ve been playing this delightful twin-stick shooter when opportunity arises.

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The Wii U has a controller problem (it’s just not the one you’re thinking of)

Stephanie Woor October 20, 2014 0
The Wii U has a controller problem (it’s just not the one you’re thinking of)

The Wii U Gamepad: Love it or hate it, at least you’re sure when you’re supposed to be using it.

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Train Simulator 2015 – The Verdict

Chris Evans October 20, 2014 0
Train Simulator 2015 – The Verdict

It was around this time last year that I took my first steps into the Train Simulator franchise with this review. At the end of the Verdict, I said that I had to differentiate it in my mind from most games as it is a pure blood simulator without many of the 'gamey' elements that you find in something like European Truck Simulator or Farming Simulator. A year has passed since then, the game has been updated, and I am taking the opportunity to deliver a Verdict on the new version.

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Our Week in Games – Week 101

Chris Evans October 19, 2014 0
Our Week in Games – Week 101

Welcome to another edition of Our Week in Games here at Reticule Towers. It has been an interesting week as we figure out what, if any, response we will have to the ongoing ‘Gate’ incident that is taking place within gaming culture. We have decided that on some occasions, it is better to stay away from the fire rather than stick our hands in it. I will say this though; there are numerous sides to the initial argument over journalistic ethics and whether websites should cover cultural issues beyond just posting the latest AAA FPS trailer. The sad fact is, that room for any reasonable debate on these topics has been destroyed by a very vocal minority who have taken things to awful extremes. Our last comment on the ‘Gate’ incident will be this – take a look at this Eurogamer piece which which states that We cannot let this become gaming culture and the fact that the abbreviation of post-game phrase, Good Game (GG) will never quite sound the same again. I also wonder how the retail site GamersGate has been coping in the midst of all this nonsense. With that, we resume normal service with Our Week in Games.

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Are You Dog Enough?

Nick Wheeler October 18, 2014 0
Are You Dog Enough?

Being a dog seems like it would be pretty fun. Plenty of exercise and treats, no bills to worry about, not to mention hanging out of the car window with your tongue hanging out. Of course, for some dogs there's the whole 'stopping criminals' and 'saving children from burning buildings' to worry about, but on the whole, life as a dog seems pretty neat.

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The Risks and Rewards Of Coming Out

Nick Wheeler October 17, 2014 0
The Risks and Rewards Of Coming Out

Being a heterosexual male in my thirties, married and with children, I've never had to experience coming out to anyone. At this point in my life it's fairly unlikely I'll ever need to, but this week thanks to Nicky Case I've experienced what an enormous impact it can have on someone's life.

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Destiny – The Verdict

Chris Evans October 16, 2014 0
Destiny – The Verdict

A month after Destiny launched, and I finally getting around to writing my Verdict. Why has it taken me so long? If you cast your mind back to when Steve and myself shared our thoughts on the game, I made the argument that Destiny is much more of an MMO than a normal game, and that as with any MMO, you need to give it time to mature before taking a critical look at it.

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Our Week in Games – Week 100

The Reticule October 12, 2014 0
Our Week in Games – Week 100

Our Week in Games has reached the 100th normal edition (not counting crazy Christmas or E3 ones), so we decided to share some thoughts on what this Sunday adventure that we call OWIG means to us and what our highlights from the past editions has been. The first edition was way back in July 2012, and I for one am just happy that we have kept this going all this time. On to another 100!

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