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The Reticule Turns 10 – My Evergreen Gaming Series

The Reticule Turns 10 – My Evergreen Gaming Series

One of the joys, and horrors, of Steam, is the way it so neatly provides you with a playing time counter for each game in your Steam Library. Joys as you realise how much entertainment you have reaped for your £40. Horrors as you realise how much time you have lost after spending that £40. I’ve just flicked through all of the titles I could find in one particular series on Steam, and found that I have played 817 hours…

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The Reticule Turns 10 – The Broadband Revolution

The Reticule Turns 10 – The Broadband Revolution

As I thought about what to write for our feature on the biggest moments in the industry over the last decade, I started to write about how the rise of super-fast internet, and realised it deserved an article for itself. So here we are. The biggest, most important thing to hit the games industry over the last decade has been the rise and rise of super-fast internet access. Back in 2008, Ofcom reported that UK customers on a broadband deal…

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The Reticule Turns 10 – An Introduction

The Reticule Turns 10 – An Introduction

In a little over a week, The Reticule turns 10! Yes, on the 5th November 2008 The Reticule was launched with a bang. Well, considering we started out on the 5th November, that day of gunpowder, treason and plot, we probably should have started out with something more emphatic than just a small “Hi world” post. Oh, the joys of youth!

The EGX 2018 Report – General Thoughts

The EGX 2018 Report – General Thoughts

In a change from The Reticule’s usual EGX Programming, I’m going to break my reports down into a few different posts in order to give various games more exposure than they might usually get with my old Daily Reports. Let’s get right to it with some general musing on the show…

Rainbow Six: Siege, As Good As Ever

Rainbow Six: Siege, As Good As Ever

Time flies by, it really does, and it’s scary how fast it goes sometimes. I’ve been dipping back in and out of Rainbow Six: Siege in recent weeks, and was thinking that the game must be two years old by now. But lo, I looked back at my in-depth thoughts on the game, and realised that it was released in 2015, and is a few short months away from its third anniversary. And yet, it’s as good as it ever has been.

Madden NFL 19, and Why I Got Origin Access Premier

Madden NFL 19, and Why I Got Origin Access Premier

It either escaped my attention, or I entirely forgot about it, but EA had announced at E3 that Madden NFL 19 was going to be bestowed with the honour of being released on the PC, along with the two powerhouses from Sony and Microsoft. It was only the other week, when I saw PCGamesN reporting on the release of the game, that I signed into Origin for the first time in months, and saw Madden ready to be purchased. What did I…

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Valve’s Steam Troubles – Years in the Making

Valve’s Steam Troubles – Years in the Making

Steam, it’s not the be-all and end-all of the PC gaming market. It might have over 125 million users, with 16 million active right now, but other storefronts are out there. There is Uplay and Origin from the AAA publishers, with itch.io and Humble Bundle targeting the indie markets. Users have lots of choice now for where they buy their games, but we can’t deny Steam stands at the top of the pile. Despite its numerical supremacy, Valve’s little baby isn’t having…

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Fortnite – The Colourblind Friendly Battle Royale

Fortnite – The Colourblind Friendly Battle Royale

I suffer from colourblindness on the red-green spectrum. While my exact classification was never confirmed as a youngster, I think I tend to lean towards deuteranopia.While games are becoming better at catering to us colourblind folk, Fortnite offers an interesting take on how to approach the problem.

Exploring the Metro

Exploring the Metro

Back in the dark days of 2010, a little game from the Ukraine was released. A game which, for a number of reasons, I stopped playing pretty quickly. It was scary, it ran appallingly on my machine, and I felt the combat wasn’t up to much. Since then, it sat on my Steam account, always installed, but never touched, until I went back in last weekend. The game? Metro: 2033.

A Return Journey to Finding a Real Rally Game

A Return Journey to Finding a Real Rally Game

Many moons ago, back in 2011, I went on a journey to try and find a real rally game to dive into and spend some time with. Seven years ago, my quest to find a rally game that I could really enjoy ending up taking me back to 1996 and the classic, Network Q RAC Rally Championship, complete with the classic 36 miler, Pundershaw. We have come a long way since the dark days of 2011 where the only rally…

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The Big(ish) List of 2018 Indies

The Big(ish) List of 2018 Indies

Every once in a while, one of us here at Reticule Towers takes the decision to take a look at some games coming out in the year ahead. Sometimes we might talk about, AAA, others indie. This time, I’ve picked a few indies that are on the horizon. Hit the break to read more…