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New Angel of Darkness details emerge

A Facebook livestream with the makers of Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness has revealed some tantalising new details about the game’s development. The stream was hosted on Saturday 16th February by Ash Kapriélov who, together with composer Peter Connelly and team, is leading the ambitious Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel campaign, which aims to produce a high-quality album of Connelly’s […]

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Farewell, The Know – and thank you!

Ah, yesterday was a sad day. Rooster Teeth’s The Know closed its doors for the last time, re-branding itself as a ‘new’ gaming channel dubbed Inside Gaming. The future looks very bright for the team – and I wish them all the best – but I can’t help feeling a bit sad that The Know as we know it is, […]

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When is Astral Chain coming out?

In the midst of an (arguably) lukewarm Switch Direct in February 2019, Nintendo did make a couple of intriguing announcements about upcoming games, not least the cyberpunk-inspired Astral Chain, which looks something like the lovechild of Final Fantasy and Cyberpunk 2077. But when is Astral Chain coming out, and will it be worth playing? Well, the first answer to that question is the 30th August 2019, […]

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The original Crash Team Racing stuns youths

Prepare to feel old. The developer of the upcoming Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled has revealed that some of its younger contributors were… bemused, when they tried their hand at the original game. For those of you who don’t know, Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is a remake of the popular Crash Team Racing game from the late 1990s. It’s a faithful ‘remastering’ of the original title […]

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Switch releases 2019: Three reasons to be excited

Wow, it seems ages since we last had a Nintendo Direct! I think the last ‘general’ one was in September 2018, as the one that followed in November was dedicated to that small indie title known as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. So, whilst we wait for something concrete from Nintendo, I thought I’d put a little something together to tide us […]

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Disney is happy with EA’s work on Star Wars

This news might sting if you were unhappy with Star Wars: Battlefront II and were hoping that someone would come along and bring balance to the Force. Disney’s CEO Bob Iger is apparently very happy with the relationship between Disney and EA, and sounded optimistic about how that relationship might play out in the future. First, some context. Iger was speaking […]

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What is Apex Legends?

Good news if you’re a battle royale fan! Another free-to-play title has landed in the gamesphere, and it’s available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Origin on PC. Titled Apex Legends, the game is set within the universe of the Titanfall franchise, although it’s not a direct sequel so prior knowledge of the IP is not essential. Which is just as well. *Googles Titanfall… […]

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Will a Resident Evil 3 remake be considered?

Sometimes you just can’t get enough blood-stained corridors and undead monstrosities (unless you’ve gone to the Winchester to wait for it all to blow over.) The remake of Resident Evil 2 has been out for mere days, but there is already speculation that Capcom might be considering a re-imagining of another classic Resident Evil title – that is, 1999’s Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, which originally […]

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Is 3D gaming on its way to the Nintendo Switch?

You may soon be able to play your Nintendo Switch like a Nintendo 3DS, if a recent patent application is to believed. Well, not that we’d have any reason to doubt a patent application, but whether anything will ever come of it is a different matter. In September 2018, Nintendo filed a patent for ‘Eye Tracking Enabled 3D Viewing,’ which […]

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Top 5 best Tomb Raider games

Yes, I’m going there! After nearly 23 years of gun-toting archaeology, Lara Croft has raided her way through no fewer than 11 canonical video game titles – and considerably more if you factor such outings as Tomb Raider Anniversary and The Curse of the Sword. For the purposes of this piece, though, I’ll be looking at all of the main ‘pillar’ releases in […]

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Is a Pokémon Red movie in the works?

With the silver screen debut of Detective Pikachu just a few months away, the current rumour mill suggests that another Pokémon epic could soon be heading to theatres. According to the team at We Got This Covered, the next ‘pocket monster’ adaptation will be a big-screen version of the beloved Gameboy title Pokémon Red. More specifically, the new movie will […]

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Sega launches Sonic Green Hill Zone candle

Apparently this is not a joke! You can now purchase a Sonic the Hedgehog collectable like no other… Specifically, a Sonic Green Hill Zone candle, courtesy of Sega. Whilst this has all the trappings of an April Fool, I can confirm that it is January, and this item is currently on sale in Sega’s online store for the slightly eye-watering […]

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Science proves that Xbox players are superior

Firstly, apologies for the somewhat click-baity title, but it was too juicy to resist! I stumbled across this news story during my daily Google Alerts skim and it seemed amusing enough for a write-up. Science, it would seem, has finally demonstrated that people who game on Xbox consoles are in fact the more talented players. Discuss. Actually, there isn’t that much […]

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Tomb Raider has arrived on the Nintendo Switch (sort of)

Great news – the original Tomb Raider game from 1996 has just been released on the Nintendo Switch! The beloved title, which was unceremoniously shunned from 2018’s PlayStation Classic console, has finally found its way onto the Nintendo handheld. It’s a bit like evolution on steroids. However, for Nintendo it’s a kick in the pants, as the release is actually borne out […]

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What are Xbox Game Pass Quests?

The gamification of a games console – who’d have thought it! Microsoft has just announced the launch of a new service connected to its Game Pass subscription for the Xbox One. Known as Xbox Game Pass Quests, the new service enables players to go on monthly gaming missions for the acquisition of points, which can then be redeemed in the […]

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The Devil May Cry 5 demo is on its way

For those of you hotly anticipating the playable Devil May Cry 5 demo, you don’t have much longer to wait. The official Twitter account has confirmed that it will be available on both the PS4 and Xbox One on Thursday, February 7th. Huge thanks to everyone who downloaded and tried out the #DMC5 Xbox One demo! As of today, it will […]

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Is Pokémon Crown the next Pokémon game?

Let’s weigh-in on some internet conspiracy theories – it’s been a while. Like many people, I’ve recently reached the end of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and whilst there appears to be a wealth of intriguing post-game content, my sights are now set on what other delights the Pokéverse can offer me in 2019. When can I get my next Pokémon […]

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What is the Mad Box console?

You’d have to be slightly mad to launch a new console in this day and age, right? Right. Slightly Mad Studios is doing just that, and it’s being dubbed the Mad Box. The news of this latest hardware development came about after the CEO of Slightly Mad, Ian Bell, took to Twitter to announce his company’s console vision. Here’s how […]

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Is a Sonic Adventure remake on the cards?

I suppose we need to be cautious about reading too much into those “off the cuff” comments that people make in interviews, but this is the internet, and I am only too happy to fan the flames of speculative discourse. Kuu! Sonic Team’s Takashi Iizuka recently gave an interview to Retro Gamer in which he spoke about the development of […]

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My favourite games of 2018

Now is the winter of our disc content! I think I played more new games in 2018 than in any other year. Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was the case for a lot of people, particularly given the barrage of new titles that assaulted players’ wallets in the later months. And to be honest, I don’t think I […]

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Top 5 Crystal Dynamics Tomb Raider levels

So for those of you who are less familiar with the segmentation of the Tomb Raider franchise, seasoned raiders usually divide the series into two camps: the Core Design titles (which comprises Tomb Raiders one through six) and the Crystal Dynamics titles (everything after 2003.) I love lists, and I’ve previously described my top five favourite levels of the ‘classic’ (Core Design) period of […]

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Kingdom Hearts 3 has leaked

The more I track video game news, the more I realise how strangely common it is for titles to leak onto the webosphere looong before their official launches. But in the case of the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3, could a new record have been set? The upcoming game from publisher Square Enix isn’t due to hit shelves until January 25th (if […]