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Our Week in Games – Happy Easter

Chris Evans April 20, 2014 0
Our Week in Games – Happy Easter

It is a light hearted Our Week in Games on this Easter Sunday, everyone is busy with their families so it might be a bit quiet. I wish everyone a Happy Egg Day!

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Dragons and Titans: The Verdict

Jon Armer April 16, 2014 0
Dragons and Titans: The Verdict

I've been playing the new MOBA 'Dragons and Titans' by PlanOfAttack, and here's what I think.

It's not as good as DOTA.

Now that's out the way we can look at the title in more detail. You play a dragon rider of sorts who's tasked with protecting a village from various types of attack.

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Our Week in Games – Week 78

Chris Evans April 13, 2014 2
Our Week in Games – Week 78

I was saved from scrambling to come up with an introduction with the announcement of Civilization: Beyond Earth which is coming this 'Fall' according to the American terminology. The spiritual successor to Alpha Centauri, perhaps the most highly praised 4X game is sure to attract a lot of attention before release, and fortunately PC Gamer have a massive interview with the team covering factions, the planet and more. Well worth a read while the first trailer can be found after the break along with our team's contributions for Our Week in Games.

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SCS Tease American Truck Simulator – New Screens Inbound

Chris Evans April 12, 2014 0
SCS Tease American Truck Simulator – New Screens Inbound

The team behind Euro Truck Simulator 2 have been busy recently working on update 1.9 and some new Mercedes trucks. More enticingly, they have been working quietly on American Truck Simulator and this weekend revealed a few early images from the game.

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Videos Galore – Wolfenstein, Watch Dogs and More!

Chris Evans April 11, 2014 0
Videos Galore – Wolfenstein, Watch Dogs and More!

If you want to go to just one place to find embedded videos for all of the latest games, then you've found the right place as this evening, I bring videos for Wolfenstein, Watch Dogs and more! What are you waiting for? Hit the break to check out some new(ish) videos with differing levels of editorialisation.

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SanctuaryRPG – A Vengeful Brotato

Steven Fulton April 10, 2014 0
SanctuaryRPG – A Vengeful Brotato

Zork. TerraFirmA. Nethack. The kind of games that conjure up memories of squinting at “@” symbols convincing yourself it was a rat, or possibly an ogre. I spent a fair amount of time within their strangely compelling grasp in my younger days, and more recently thanks to the madness of Dwarf Fortress. SanctuaryRPG is not like these games. It is an RPG, and its visuals are all ASCII code, smooshed together to look like mountains and monsters and silver keys. But that’s where the similarity ends. It also includes the word “Brotato” for some reason, which is kinda awesome.

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Editor’s Blog – Where have the BIG moments gone?

Chris Evans April 8, 2014 1
Editor’s Blog – Where have the BIG moments gone?

This past weekend was WrestleMania, the grandaddy of them all, the showcase of the immortals and an event which had a few BIG moments and (spoiler alert), the biggest of all was the moment Brock Lesnar pinned The Undertaker, a legend who had been previously undefeated in 21 WrestleMania matches.

It was a shocking moment, it left me gob-smacked and the arena in New Orleans dumbfounded. Where are those moments in games these days?

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Our Week in Games – Week 77

Chris Evans April 6, 2014 0
Our Week in Games – Week 77

I don't know what has been going on in the gaming world this month really, I honestly don't know where the time has gone. It seems like only yesterday that I was travelling back from Progress Wrestling in Camden Town, yet in reality a whole week has gone by.

If there is one thing that caught my eye, it was the unveiling of the Football Manager Classic 2014 bundle for the Vita. I sold my Vita last year to ex-Reticule writer Mark Reece, but now I feel like I made a foolhardy decision. Regardless, on with Our Week in Games.

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Gaming Crowdfunding Weekly – Kodama, Prodigy, Cosmochoria, Bear Simulator

Stephanie Woor April 4, 2014 0
Gaming Crowdfunding Weekly – Kodama, Prodigy, Cosmochoria, Bear Simulator

Back from rehabilitation, Gaming Crowdfunding Weekly cleans up its act and gets back to what really matters: underfunded puzzle platformers like Kodama, collectible miniatures making the transition to video games with Prodigy, fart-propelled naked spacemen in Cosmochoria and “Skyrim with bears” in Bear Simulator.

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The Indie Gaming Roundup – Death in Cadlewood, Warside and Divinity: Original Sin

Chris Evans April 4, 2014 0
The Indie Gaming Roundup – Death in Cadlewood, Warside and Divinity: Original Sin

I don't know where the time has got to this week, it is already Friday and I realise that I've entirely neglected to write about some fairly cool indie game news that has appeared in the past few days. This isn't quite a Crowdfunding Weekly, even though one game has just landed itself on Kickstarter, rather a just a quick rundown on a handful of indie games of all flavours. Hit the break for word on Death in Candlewood, Warside and Divinity: Original Sin.

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Early Access – Frozen Endzone

Patrick Reckitt April 3, 2014 0
Early Access – Frozen Endzone

Frozen Endzone is a simple game. You have a team of players. They have a team of players. You both have endzones. There is one ball. All you have to do is get the ball from one end of the pitch to the other, throwing, passing, tackling, and generally ensuring that the other team doesn’t get their dirty mitts on your precious ball. It’s a simple team-based ball game, just like your school used to make you play (with 200% less mud).

As always, there is just one little catch.

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Our Week In Games – Week 76

Kevin McLennan March 30, 2014 0
Our Week In Games – Week 76

Big news this week as Facebook buy out Oculus for $2 billion dollars while everyone simultaneously scratches their heads in bemusement and wonders if they can get refunds on their Kickstarter donations.

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Gaming Crowdfunding Weekly – Dead Synchronicity, Duelyst, Chaos Reborn, The Red Solstice, Bizenghast

Kevin McLennan March 28, 2014 0
Gaming Crowdfunding Weekly – Dead Synchronicity, Duelyst, Chaos Reborn, The Red Solstice, Bizenghast

With so many indie developers and so much opportunity these days to fund your project in various ways, it's important to stick out amongst the crowd, have some individuality and above all provide a pitch that shows quality and professionalism, so for this weeks pick I have been looking for just that. Admittedly I have already been following three of these games through development but the others show just as much promise.

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The 2014 Trailer Of The Year Award Goes To…

Nick Wheeler March 27, 2014 0
The 2014 Trailer Of The Year Award Goes To…

That's right ladies and gentlemen, the 2014 Trailer of the Year award has been issued early this year. You can all pack up and stop making trailers for the rest of the year because quite frankly there is absolutely no way anyone can top Coffee Stain Studios' beautiful, evocative riff on 2011's Dead Island trailer.

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Blackguards – The Verdict

Chris Evans March 27, 2014 0
Blackguards – The Verdict

I would normally start the introduction to a review of a game like this by writing about how I don't normally get along with turn-based RPGs. This time though, I will say that Blackguards is from an RPG system we've had issues with in the past. You see, Blackguards comes from the same lineage as Drakensang which Steve Peacock played in 2009. Both are based on The Dark Eye, a German challenger to the Dungeons and Dragons series.

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