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Destiny – Our Thoughts

The Reticule September 22, 2014 0
Destiny – Our Thoughts

There is a game known as Destiny which launched recently on the consoles, but unfortunately not on the PC. It is an MMO-FPS-RPG and also a single-player FPS-RPG. There are competitive multiplayer FPS elements thrown in for good measure. Destiny then, what are our thoughts?

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Our Week in Games – Week 97

Chris Evans September 21, 2014 0
Our Week in Games – Week 97

The most interesting aspect of the past week was a little video from nVidia where they achieve two things. They manage to show off their new Maxwell and VXGI technology and they also debunked some of the conspiracy theories surrounding the moon landings. The video (after the break) is slightly heavy on the tech-talk, but is also filled with some lovely footage of nVidia's version of the moon landing along with some wonderful footage and photos of the real event. Great stuff.

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The Evil Within Gets New Trailer At Tokyo Game Show

Kevin McLennan September 20, 2014 1
The Evil Within Gets New Trailer At Tokyo Game Show

Horror games. You either love them, or you hate them. Me, personally I love them. That intense feeling you get that at any moment something... anything could happen, it really makes my arms tingle with adrenaline. Undoubtedly I will jump out my seat at any slight sign of movement, any noise, or even at my own shadow, but that's what makes horror games fun. The Evil Within looks like a horror game that I would enjoy a lot.

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News Galore – Final Fantasy XIII, XIV, XV and Type-0

Chris Evans September 20, 2014 3
News Galore – Final Fantasy XIII, XIV, XV and Type-0

Back in the days of the first PlayStation, I stumbled across an unknown (to me) game called Final Fantasy VIII and I went on to spend many many hours playing this deep RPG on my little grey box. A few years later Final Fantasy IX appeared, and again I spent many an hour working my way through the four discs loaded with wonderful content. Sadly, I didn't touch any other Final Fantasy games until I took a very brief diversion with Final Fantasy XIII on the Xbox 360, but for whatever reason, I didn't play more than a couple of hours.

Now though, I am starting to look at the series with fresh eyes thanks to a whole host of news and new trailers that emerged from the Tokyo Game Show this past week.

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The Simulation Game Catch Up – Trains, Farms and Trucks

Chris Evans September 20, 2014 0
The Simulation Game Catch Up – Trains, Farms and Trucks

I was going to name this round-up 'The Sim Game Catch Up', but I thought that might scare people into thinking I was bringing news of some unknown expansions to The Sims 4. Fear not, as although EA will probably announce some expansions for The Sims soon, this news round-up is focused on a different kind of simulation game. The Sims is great fun, that is for sure, but it doesn't match the joys of driving a train, farming some fields or driving a truck around Europe. Read on fine soul for The Simulation Game Catch Up.

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Cloud Chamber – The Verdict

Steven Fulton September 19, 2014 0
Cloud Chamber – The Verdict

Let’s get this out of the way at the start – Cloud Chamber isn’t really a game. You know when people watch a video clip or a trailer and pick apart all the little nuances of the imagery? Or turn the volume up real loud listening for hidden clues in the vague crackle of a badly distorted audio file? Or trying to hit the pause button just when a flash-frame image pops up? And then discuss findings and theories in various forums and social media sites? No, me neither. But they do exist, and would feel right at home playing this. I, on the other hand, was seriously out of my depth…

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Wasteland 2: Early impressions

Jon Armer September 17, 2014 0
Wasteland 2: Early impressions

A post nuclear apocalyptic wasteland. Sound familiar? It’s a theme that has been quite literally nuked to death, left to fester, and then played on. Fortunately though, Wasteland 2 is the successor to one of THE original post apocalyptic games. Hit the break to find out my early impressions of the Early Access build.

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Our Week in Games – Week 96

Chris Evans September 12, 2014 1
Our Week in Games – Week 96

I’ve been away most of the past week and I seem to have avoided any new games journalism scandals. In fact, nothing too controversial has happened apart from Apple announcing their new devices. Destiny was released of course, and we will have some words in the coming weeks. For now, on with Our Week in Games.

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Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition – The Verdict

Chris Evans September 8, 2014 0
Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition – The Verdict

When Diablo III came out on PC, I played it and thoroughly enjoyed it. When Reaper of Souls came out, I played it and thought that it refined and improved the game a hell of a lot. There have been further updates to the PC version recently which have added ladders. I haven’t checked out the latest set of PC updates, but that is because I’ve been busy with the Ultimate Evil Edition which came out on the new-gen consoles a few weeks ago.

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Our Week in Games – Week 95

Chris Evans September 7, 2014 0
Our Week in Games – Week 95

Welcome to another Our Week in Games here at The Reticule Towers. I think the biggest news of the past week was the confirmation that Samsung and Oculus are working together to develop the Gear VR, an Oculus-like headset that can be used with Samsung’s Note 4. I haven’t tried an Oculus yet, but while I can see the attraction of using a VR headset when playing on a PC or a console…I don’t see the attraction of using it with a mobile device. That might just be me, what does everyone think about VR? Once you’ve thought about that, hit the break to check out Our Week in Games.

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Trains, Planes and Fishing Reels – The Dovetail Games Interview

Chris Evans September 5, 2014 0
Trains, Planes and Fishing Reels – The Dovetail Games Interview

I've touched on the upcoming work from Dovetail Games a few times in recent months as they transition towards releasing Train Simulator 2015, establishing links with Microsoft and their flight simulator games while also spreading their wings into the fishing game scene. It has been a big change in focus for a company who used to hone in solely on the Train Simulator franchise, and I wanted to find out more about what was going on. I was able to have a chat with Doug McConkey, the brand director at Dovetail Games, about the new games and the change in focus of the company. Hit the break to find out more.

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Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms Receives Early Access Update

Chris Evans September 4, 2014 0
Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms Receives Early Access Update

I gave Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms a quick whirl in June and was quietly impressed. It certainly lacked the gravitas and free-flow of other action-RPGs like Diablo III, but there was promise. It might have improved since then, and the latest update sounds good.

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Pathologic – Remake Detailed and Kickstarter Launched

Chris Evans September 4, 2014 0
Pathologic – Remake Detailed and Kickstarter Launched

Back in 2006, a little game from largely unknown Russian developers, Ice-Pick Lodge was released to largely middling reviews. It wasn't until 2008 when Quinns wrote his amazing exploration of the game on Rock, Paper, Shotgun that I heard about the game. That game was, of course, Pathologic, a title which has long claimed something of a cult status amongst certain elements of the gaming world.

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Goblin Assassins in Styx: Master of Shadows

Chris Evans September 4, 2014 0
Goblin Assassins in Styx: Master of Shadows

Have you ever wanted to re-live your Assassin's Creed fantasies as a Goblin? I don't suppose many of you would, and that is fairly normal. However, once you take a peak at the new trailer for Styx: Master of Shadows, you might, just might, start to dream those Gobliny dreams.

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Assetto Corsa Hot Lap Challenge – Nurburgring

Chris Evans September 3, 2014 1
Assetto Corsa Hot Lap Challenge – Nurburgring

I entirely failed to find a good screenshot of my last Assetto Corsa Hot Lap Challenge, so I decided to grab the above nice pic from the developers. It is a pretty game for sure, and while it might not quite have the stunning visuals that Project CARS has, I much prefer the racing in Corsa.

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