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Editor’s Blog: Three Weeks, Not Much Gaming – Blame the Cycling

Chris Evans July 25, 2015 0
Editor’s Blog: Three Weeks, Not Much Gaming – Blame the Cycling

In a normal week, I struggle these days to devote heaps of time to playing games. Between work, spending time with my girlfriend, socialising and watching some of the great TV that's out there at the moment, there really isn't enough time in the day. But these past three weeks have been even more challenging for finding gaming time.

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Renegade X – The Final Beta

Chris Evans July 11, 2015 0
Renegade X – The Final Beta

There was a time before The Reticule was born when I tried my hand at running a Command and Conquer fansite, it was called cncnation.net and last a couple of years, at least until my enthusiasm for the series was destroyed by the falling standards of Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars and Red Alert 3. But I was always fascinated by the dedicated modding communities that were out there, and one of the biggest is nearing final release.

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Left foot…right foot…left foot…right foot.

Nick Wheeler July 5, 2015 0
Left foot…right foot…left foot…right foot.

My feet plant methodically into the dull, featureless sand as I count off each footstep. Three... four... five... Every few seconds I glance down at a small magnetic compass that shows me the direction of home. I'm not sure how far I've come, or how far I have left to walk. Thirteen...fourteen...fifteen. I'm in the middle of a minefield, and I'm probably going to die.

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Feeling Feelings In Gone Home

Nick Wheeler July 2, 2015 0
Feeling Feelings In Gone Home

If you want a game about the past, you need look no further than Gone Home. I'm not talking about the past with swords and kings, or the past with Nazis, or the past with Romans. No, that's not the past, that's just stuff that happened a long time ago. This is the real past, a past I can remember.

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The Great Swindle Begins July 28th

Chris Evans June 28, 2015 0
The Great Swindle Begins July 28th

The Great Swindle of the title of this post isn't some kind of Great British Bake off, not at all. I'm talking about something equally as British, that is the game known as The Swindle (official site) from Size Five Games which has a release date of July 28th set. That's a month from today for those sleeping in the back.

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Post-E3 Ramblings – Dishonored 2

Chris Evans June 28, 2015 0
Post-E3 Ramblings – Dishonored 2

It seems like most of the big reveals took place before the actual E3 event this year. The new Doom had a (tiny) trailer, XCOM 2 was revealed and so was Fallout 4. Then there was the case of Dishonored 2 which was accidentally revealed during a Twitch stream before E3 kicked off. My thoughts on Dishonored 2? Hit the break.

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Back to Football Manager 2015

Chris Evans June 28, 2015 0
Back to Football Manager 2015

When I reviewed Football Manager 2015 way back last November, I came away without being drawn in like usual. That was largely down to the poor match engine, but the tinkering around the edges hadn't capture the imagination. But recently I've been delving back in...

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Five Things I Want To See in Splatoon

Chris Evans June 14, 2015 0
Five Things I Want To See in Splatoon

I picked up Splatoon on launch weekend, and I've been coming back to it for a quick blast of inky action most days since then. It is a very well crafted game, not a surprise as it comes from the Nintendo EAD team that created the Wii's major hit, Wii Sports, and one of the few Wii U titles to really make use of the GamePad, Nintendo Land.

It really is a wonderful slice of new IP from one of Nintendo's best internal teams, but there are a few things I wouldn't mind seeing from it. I don't normally write lists like this, but here we go...

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Europa Universalis IV Gets Common Sense

Chris Evans June 9, 2015 0
Europa Universalis IV Gets Common Sense

Paradox's grand strategy game Europa Universalis IV is one of those games which keeps on giving with the new Common Sense expansion coming today along with a massive update to the base game which fundamentally changes how siege warfare works. It looks like a great set of free and paid-for changes. There's even a video to show off what Paradox have been up to!

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The Wizarding World of Magicka 2

Chris Evans June 8, 2015 0
The Wizarding World of Magicka 2

When the friendly PR contact for Paradox Interactive got in touch regarding Magicka 2 I jumped at the chance of getting hold of a review code. On the PS4.

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X-Com 2: Trailer Break-Down

Jon Armer June 1, 2015 0
X-Com 2: Trailer Break-Down

Ok, I promised you a trailer break-down for X-COM 2, and here it is…. you (didn’t) asked for it…  

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News: X-COM 2 announced

Jon Armer June 1, 2015 0
News: X-COM 2 announced

Well would you look at that. We all suspected that Firaxis would be working on a Sequel to the superlative X-Com: Enemy Unknown, so I guess the announcement of the sequel shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Needless to say, I’m giddy with excitement. Jump to the cut for more you lucky lucky people!

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The Trouble with Daggers

Chris Evans May 23, 2015 0
The Trouble with Daggers

Last weekend ended up being a Diablo-fest on the PS4, having not played the game for ages, I was keen to see how the various updates had impacted on it...and of course to take a peak at the totally non-existent Cow Level. After gorging myself on Diablo, I felt that I needed a different RPG-fix to finish off the weekend...Dragon Age: Inquisition was promptly booted up.

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News- Doom: Teaser Trailer

Jon Armer May 19, 2015 0
News-  Doom: Teaser Trailer

Oh my. It’s Doom. This is THE game that cemented my gaming and FPS love, and they’ve released a teaser trailer. It’s less than 3 seconds of footage, half of which are arguably cutscene, but I’m squeeing like a schoolgirl.

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Don’t Give Up On Project CARS

Chris Evans May 18, 2015 0
Don’t Give Up On Project CARS

Have you picked up Project CARS this past week, looking forward to a racer which can challenge the hegemony of Gran Turismo and Forza? Have you started to play with a gamepad and found everything extremely frustrating to drive? Have no fear and don't give up on it just yet. This is my tale.

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