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Griefhelm: The Verdict

Griefhelm: The Verdict

Griefhelm is a side-scrolling medieval-them-up made by Johnny Dale Lonack and published by Thorrnet Publishing. It see’s you, yes YOU dear reader, enter a series of duels in a quest to, well, erm, it’s not actually clear, but still, QUEST! During a series of battles you’ll progress, level up and achieve ultimate victory.

Does it land the kill, or are we parrying out of, erm, fun?

Let’s find out.

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Our Week in Games – Week 112

Our Week in Games – Week 112

Nvidia have found themselves in the news again with the issues surrounding the business of actually getting your hands on one of their new cards. The 3080 in particular has reportedly not had the best launch, with multiple outlets being hit by purchase bots (makes one wonder just how effective those ‘captcha’s’ are……) only for units to be appearing on auction-sites for ten-times the list price. Interestingly there do appear to be people that insane, desperate, mad invested in the tech to be willing to pay those prices. Unless of course that’s all part of the con.

It’s a shame. A number of retailers and Nvidia themselves have published press-releases stating that they are working around the clock to ensure the orders go into the hands of people who are, you know, actually going to use their cards, down to and not excluding the possibility of chasing up each order one at a time to check it’s a genuine purchase. Their dedication is admirable but I don’t envy them that job.

I suppose, when you’ve just released what is arguably the biggest step forward in graphics technology this decade, coupled with an almost unbelievably low price-tag, you can bet they’ll want to get it right.

Intros by Jon

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Dual Universe, Beta : Initial Impressions

Dual Universe, Beta : Initial Impressions

I’ve been lucky enough to gain access to Novaquarks Dual Universe Beta through the use of shadowy connections (PR reps), arcane ministrations (email) and downright subterfuge (asking politely).

It was a game I only became aware of relatively recently, but one that instantly captured my imagination. I’ve therefore been very keen to see if what appeared in my head matched the reality in any way.

So, while a full ‘review’ covering my thoughts of the Beta and where the game is going will be a week or two off still, I have nevertheless reached a point where I think I can start sharing some of my initial thoughts.

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art of rally coming September 23rd!

art of rally coming September 23rd!

I am very excited for this. In a year which is looking to be a barn stormer of racing games, art of rally is perhaps the best looking of the lot, and is certainly the one I am most excited for. The great news is that we don’t have long to wait for it to land, with the announcement trailer (hit the cut) revealing this gorgeous racer will land September 23rd.

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Adventure in Aellion Lands in Early Access

Adventure in Aellion Lands in Early Access

Charming Zelda-like Adventure in Aellion has finally made its Early Access debut, just a few short weeks after their initial plans. I’m very happy to see the team get into Early Access as I was left very impressed with the demo at EGX last year. Hit the break for a celebratory trailer and details of The Game Production Company’s upcoming plans.

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Dual Universe: Beta Release news

Dual Universe: Beta Release news

Dual Universe somehow managed to fly under my radar for a long time.

I wasn’t even aware that it was a thing until, bored one day, I was searching for upcoming space-games and it popped up on a Reddit thread as something to look at. Look at it I did, and then after I’d picked my jaw up off the floor we sent out for more info from Novaquark, the Canadian developers of the game.

It looks good…

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An Escape From Tarkov Guide, Part 8: Advanced Tactics; Combat

An Escape From Tarkov Guide, Part 8: Advanced Tactics; Combat

You’ve made it folks, well done! This is the final part of our Escape from Tarkov guide where we delve into some of the advanced tactics I use and which i’ve had great success with to ‘up’ my survival and kill rate in Tarkov.

The previous piece on looting and movement can be found here, and the first piece with links to all the others is here.

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An Escape From Tarkov Guide, Part 7: Advanced Tactics, Looting and Movement

An Escape From Tarkov Guide, Part 7: Advanced Tactics, Looting and Movement

We’re now delving into the more advanced tactics associated with playing Tarvok to a higher level. I had hoped to do this in one piece, but as ever my ambition was outdone by my need to write too much… so it’s now being split into two pieces, the first of which will cover Looting and Movement.

The previous piece on the Meta game can be found here and the first piece with the links to all the others can be found here.

Another long post this folks, so get comfortable.

So, what are advanced tactics?

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An Escape From Tarkov Guide, Part 6: The Meta Game

An Escape From Tarkov Guide, Part 6: The Meta Game

Only a few more pieces left folks, you’re doing great. Hang in there. The previous piece on the Hideout can be found here, where we go into detail on the Hideout and what it has to offer.

So, as with most games now it’s not enough to consider the game in isolation, you also need to think about the Meta Game. So how exactly do you do that in Tarkov?

Well, It’s more straightforward than you’d think.

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