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Is Red Dead Redemption 2 too long?

Yes I’m going there. It’s always so much easier to nit-pick as opposed to praise, and with Red Dead Redemption 2 receiving such unanimous acclaim from every corner of the internet, I feel it’s my moral duty to chime in with my niggles about this beautifully crafted game, with which I have a complex relationship. Oof. There is no denying the […]

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate: What is Spirits Mode?

I think this blog post is going to be more for my benefit than anybody else’s! During its recent Direct, Nintendo shared some new information about the upcoming Spirits Mode that will feature in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. I say “new information” – it was technically an announcement of the worst kept secret in the video game industry, as some canny […]

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New AAA Five Nights at Freddy’s game planned

Uhh, hello. Hello, hello. Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon has revealed that a new triple AAA addition to the franchise could soon be on its way. In a lengthy blog post on Steam, the video game developer updated FNAF players on his current plans for the game series, including the interesting proposition that jump-scare fans could soon have a big […]

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Pokémon Let’s Go reviews: Is it any good?

There are still a couple of days to go before the latest Pokémon titles Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! hit the shelves, but the first reviews have started to trickle in – and thanks to the fount of all knowledge that is Metacritic, we already have some indication as to how this pocket monstering adventure is going to play […]

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Spyro Reignited Trilogy reviews: Is it any good?

Today is Tuesday 13th November which means that the Spyro Reignited Trilogy has finally arrived – along with a bunch of online opinions to help you decide whether you’d like to buy it or not. Gamers of the 90s (and possibly later) may affectionately remember the cute dragon-led platformer from the glory days of the original PlayStation, and whilst to some degree […]

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Nintendo drops Super Smash Bros. Ultimate demo

Yes, you read correctly. You can go and play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate right now! Sort of. Nintendo has just launched something called the Nintendo Switch Holiday Experience, which means that gamers in select areas can go into retail stores and play demos of some of the Switch’s hottest titles – including the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Alas, this is limited to […]

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PlayStation Classic reviews: Is it any good?

The first reviews for the PlayStation Classic have started to filter in, and they’re… mixed. Lukewarm, you might say; not unlike the reaction to the console’s announcement. For those of you who are unfamiliar, the PlayStation Classic is a miniaturised version of the original PlayStation console from 1995, which comes with 20 pre-loaded titles and a faithfully recreated PS controller […]

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Pokémon Let’s Go: Is an Eevee Tamagotchi on the way?

Tamagotchi fans rejoice – you could soon be carrying your very own Eevee around in your pocket. I have delved into the darkest depths of the internet (Twitter) and discovered some Pokémon news that will send shockwaves through the streets of Celadon City… Serebii Update: Unconfirmed sell sheet potentially reveals a special Eevee & Tamagotchi collaboration. Details @ https://t.co/gDbXkHSvkT pic.twitter.com/HnNFBFjorp — […]

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Square Enix sees net sales decline

Disclaimer: this is going to be the least mathematical financial analysis you have ever read. Enjoy! So I’m sure you’ve all lost loads of sleep poring over the finer details of Square Enix’s six month financial report(!) which appears to paint a somewhat negative monetary picture if you’re a shareholder / company exec / person who understands money. In short, Square […]

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Diablo Immortal: Three reasons to be positive

As the internet continues to reel from the controversial unveiling of the upcoming Diablo: Immortal title, I felt it was my moral duty – as a man of infuriating optimism – to weigh in with some positivity about the game that has left many people feeling sad, betrayed and angry. First, a quick recap. Diablo: Immortal was announced at the most recent Blizzcon as […]

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Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Kickstarter relaunches

Composer Peter Connelly has relaunched the Kickstarter campaign for Tomb Raider: The Dark Angel Symphony. The original Kickstarter closed last night after falling short of its £180,000 target, but fans have been thrown a lifeline with a renewed campaign, as Peter Connelly explains in his latest video… For those of you unfamiliar with the project, it’s an ambitious re-imagining of the soundtracks […]

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Is the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass worth it?

Just when you thought the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster couldn’t get much bigger, Nintendo has announced that it will be offering a batch of paid DLC post-launch, which will bring a range of new characters to the Smashverse. These brand new fighters – which are being developed from scratch – will be offered in special sets which will include one […]

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Spooky new track for Team Sonic Racing revealed

If you’re still grieving over the news that Team Sonic Racing has been delayed until May 2019, then we have a lifeline for you: a brand new circuit has been revealed, and it looks very exciting! Or, rather, it sounds very exciting, as the actual reveal is a new music track courtesy of Sonic stalwarts Jun Senoue and Tee Lopes. Have a […]

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Disappointment as PlayStation Classic games are announced

Sony has announced the full roster of PlayStation Classic games that will be bursting onto TV screens this Christmas. And it’s a tiiiiiiny bit disappointing. Actually, it’s a lot disappointing, if I’m brutally honest. Strap yourselves in. If you remember, the PlayStation Classic is a smaller, pre-loaded machine with a host of retro titles to give old school gamers the […]

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Is Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC?

If you’re a PC gamer and have been feeling a little ‘left out in the cold’ by the recent Red Dead Redemption 2 phenomenon, then you could be in luck. A crumb of comfort has been thrown – a tiny nugget of optimism, and one that I don’t fully understand, but will try my best to explain to you. The information […]

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Team Sonic Racing delayed until 2019, and why it’s a good thing

It’s official – Team Sonic Racing has been delayed until May 2019. May 21st, to be exact – an actual, definitive point in time that we can circle on our calendars, which is a huge leap forward after the non-committal “Q4 2018” that’s been haunting us for months and months. Anyway, here’s how the official Sonic account broke the news… Hey guys! […]

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The Fallout 76 beta controversy

Okay, I’m going to do my best to disentangle this one! I’m not a Fallout player but I’ve been following the coverage for the upcoming game with interest, and this week saw the first public round of Fallout 76 beta testing – an ideal opportunity for the developer Bethesda to iron out any bugs and stress-test the online servers. The original idea was for […]

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Does screen time cause depression?

Disclaimer: This is going to be the least scientific piece on depression you’ve ever read! But it is based on actual research (as in, my own life experiences.) And I’m aware that this question alone is enough to fill a whole doctorate, but I promise I shall be concise. Okay, and breathe 🙂 So I was considering writing a piece […]

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Coming soon: A gaming phone from Samsung?

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Huawei is taking on the Nintendo Switch with its Mate 20 X, we now have this curious Samsung tidbit courtesy of Softpedia News. Apparently, the South Korean firm is hard at work developing a new mobile gaming rival – one that could potentially thwart Huawei’s masterplan and consign the beloved Nintendo Switch […]

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider discount prompts backlash

Shadow of the Tomb Raider has seen a spike in negative reviews on Steam following a reduction in the game’s price. In the UK, at least, it’s now possible to achieve a whopping 47 per cent discount on the Croft Edition bundle – which includes a wallpaper, skills booster, season pass, game soundtrack, and three weapons / outfits – and as […]

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Top 5 classic Tomb Raider levels

If you’ve already beaten Shadow of the Tomb Raider and are tiring of becoming “one with the jungle,” you may be aware that Lara Croft has a whole library of past adventures for you to sink your pistols into. Before Crystal Dynamics took over the franchise in 2003, the original developer Core Design took the reins on no less than six Tomb […]