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Battlefield 1 Announcement – Where Was The Respect?

Battlefield 1 Announcement – Where Was The Respect?

Last night, EA and DICE revealed the, somewhat illogically named, Battlefield 1 on Twitch and all the rumours were true, the next entry in the Battlefield franchise is taking us to World War One. While we didn’t get to see any in-game action, the sizzle trailer was exciting and gave a hint towards the gameplay dynamics we will see. I can’t fault it on that front, but something gave me pause for thought during the presentation – the seeming glorification of war. It made me wonder, where was the respect?

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A Year of Horror

A Year of Horror

Nick has been talking a little bit about horror games recently, it’s made me think about my struggles with horror games, or even just mildly scary games.

It all goes back to 2004, twelve years ago and three different games. There are stories I could share about some games that have been released this decade, but I’ll leave you with these tales for now…

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Editor’s Blog – I’m a Dinosaur

Editor’s Blog – I’m a Dinosaur

The last time I wrote anything here on The Reticule, was nigh on three months ago when I delivered my Verdict on Rainbow Six: Siege. Even in the weeks before I wrote about Ubisoft’s hardcore shooter, my writing output had been limited. There’s no singular reason that I can put my finger on for why I haven’t written as much as I used it, but part of the reason is because I am a dinosaur. You read that right, I believe that I am something of a dinosaur of the gaming world these days, and by being stuck in the past, I’m losing touch with the current trends.

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Sony Need to Do More on Remote Play

Sony Need to Do More on Remote Play

You know what is great? The fact that this week, a developer known as Twisted is releasing a Remote Play app for the PC which will allow gamers to play the latest PlayStation 4 games from the comfort of their PC. It’s going to be a great bit of kit, one that I’m sure Sony will quickly challenge, but it makes me wonder where the console giant is with this?

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The Thames in AC: Syndicate Reminds Me of Something…

The Thames in AC: Syndicate Reminds Me of Something…

I’ve been greatly enjoying my adventures in Victorian London in Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate so far. Some of the game mechanics will be awfully familiar to anyone who has played any other Assassin’s Creed game, but it is the London setting that makes the game stand out. There is something about the Thames that I find strangely alluring, the movement of the boats and barges hints at a city that is truly alive. What makes the Thames stand out even more in my mind, is that it well and truly reminds me something from my childhood…

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Football Manager 2016 – I Think I’ll Pass

Football Manager 2016 – I Think I’ll Pass

Sports franchises which see a yearly release often go through peaks and troughs in quality. It should be expected when you consider the limited development time on offer, but it is an important thing not to let a trough become a slide towards mediocrity. While I don’t think Sports Interactive are in danger of allowing their Football Manager series fall into terminal decline, their latest release feel extremely half-baked.

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EXG 2015 – Day One Report

EXG 2015 – Day One Report

This year, the biggest annual gaming show in Britain has moved. No longer am I travelling down the M4 to visit EGX in Earl’s Court in London while staying in a rip-off hotel. This time, I have travelled up the M5 to the NEC in Birmingham while crashing with some family. Bit of a difference I must say, but it means that I can sit here on my netbook with a can of Strongbow and the New Zealand v Namibia match in the Rugby World Cup.

My visit this year will last until mid-afternoon Saturday. One reason for not doing the full four days is that I want to be back in Wales to watch Saturday’s massive World Cup fixture as Wales take on England. Now that I’ve bored you all to the high heavens with logistics and rugby, I’ll proceed with the my Day One report.

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Diablo 3 – Starting the New Season

Diablo 3 – Starting the New Season

When Diablo 3 first launched, I really enjoyed it and moved past a lot of criticism that came from some of the die hard Diablo fans. When Reaper of Souls came out, I again had a great time and started to dabble in the adventure mode. But it is only now, with the launch of Season 4, that I am checking out this way of playing the game that seemingly everyone else has already worked through during the previous three seasons.

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Editor’s Blog – Adventures with Windows 10 (Part One)

Editor’s Blog – Adventures with Windows 10 (Part One)

As everyone knows by now, Microsoft have released Windows 10 to an expectant public, largely eager for a new system to wipe away the horrors of Windows 8. It also faces the daunting challenge of convincing Windows 7 users that upgrading is worth their time. For me, the chance to upgrade my devices to Windows 10 gave me cause to do some small hardware tweaking. This is Part One of my Adventures with Windows 10.

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Clearing The Backlog – The Crew

Clearing The Backlog – The Crew

Take a pinch of the multitudinous number of activities found in Burnout Paradise, a slice of story (a rarity for driving games) like Driver: San Francisco and a dollop of open-world antics from Fuel. Mix those elements all together and finish off with a topping of Test Drive Unlimited and classic Ubisoft open-world traits and you are left with The Crew.

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

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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