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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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Football Manager 2015 – It Gets Personal November 7th

Chris Evans October 12, 2014 0
Football Manager 2015 – It Gets Personal November 7th

This past week was a big one for fans of Football Manager, a documentary on the game was released in select cinemas across the UK, a release date was confirmed (November 7th for those who didn't read the title of the post) and a massive amount of new features and improvements have been revealed. Good times indeed.

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Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones – I Might Need a Wii U

Jon Armer October 11, 2014 0
Stealth Inc 2: A Game of Clones – I Might Need a Wii U

Wow. Well we get sent things, and I wasn't even aware that this title was coming (ostensibly as it's currently Wii U only), but my word does it look fun. Stealth Inc 2: a Game of Clones (see what they did there) is a metroidvania-style platform puzzler with open (2d) world aspects that make it an entirely intriguing prospect. It's also utterly gorgeous.

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Farming! Trucking! The Sim Game Update!

Chris Evans October 11, 2014 0
Farming! Trucking! The Sim Game Update!

Do you want to find out the latest news in the world of farming and trucking? If your answer is yes, then you are in the right place. All you need to do is select Read More. Go!

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Sunless Sea – The Steel Update Is Released

Chris Evans October 11, 2014 0
Sunless Sea – The Steel Update Is Released

It was back in the sunny days of the Summer that I looked at Sunless Sea, but it feels fitting that as the nights start to close in that the team at Failbetter Games release an update to the Early Access build.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity – A Preview of Sorts

Chris Evans October 8, 2014 0
Assassin’s Creed Unity – A Preview of Sorts

How fast a year (well 11 months) goes by, it feels like only yesterday that I was settling down in the dark cold months to play Assassin's Creed: Black Flag in what was a return to form for the series after some slight miss-steps. Now I look and we are just over a month away from the next big title in the series (Rogue is on a personal back-burner) and our chance to explore the streets of revolutionary Paris. Do you want some hints of what might be occurring in Unity? I've gathered some trailers after the break and shared some thoughts on the how the game is shaping up.

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New ‘The Evil Within’ Trailer Shows That Enemies Are Not Your Only Problem

Kevin McLennan October 6, 2014 0
New ‘The Evil Within’ Trailer Shows That Enemies Are Not Your Only Problem

This new trailer shows you just how devastating traps can be in The Evil Within, but also shows how you can turn them to your advantage. Some traps can be avoided and turned on enemies, others can be dismantled and used to create stronger weapons and ammo. One things for sure, you're going to need to use your head just as much as your gun to survive.

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