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I have mixed feelings about Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

And trust me, I didn’t think I’d ever have mixed feelings about a¬†Crash Team Racing remaster! Don’t get me wrong, the first emotion I felt when I heard that Crash Team Racing was being remade was excitement. Although I haven’t played the game since the age of 12, I remember being spellbound as a child. In fact I don’t think […]

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The Nintendo Creators Programme is closing

Brace yourselves for some terrible news – Nintendo is closing down the Nintendo Creators Programme. A beacon of light that once represented hope in the darkness has been extinguished; never again will we know the true meaning of peace and freedom. And now, a bit less sarcastically, some news about what Nintendo is replacing the Creators Programme with ūüėČ The […]

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How to prevent the next Sonic game from sucking

I’m fairly sure that the question of ‘how to prevent the next¬†Sonic the Hedgehog¬†game from sucking’ is one that causes many sleepless nights in Tokyo, and indeed lots of flip-chart paper. And before anyone gets offended, when I talk about the next Sonic game¬†I’m not referring to the upcoming¬†Team Sonic Racing¬†from Sumo Digital. I mean, yes it is technically a¬†Sonic¬†title, […]

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Fallout 76 bugs: Bethesda addresses key issues

I wouldn’t want to be the Betheseda community manager right now. As you may have heard, the studio’s latest game¬†Fallout 76¬†launched a couple of weeks ago (after a slightly controversial beta period) and instantly gamers discovered a slew of serious bugs and other glitches that were tarnishing their game experiences. If anything was going to echo the mood of a […]

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has leaked

With less than two weeks to go until the release of the hotly-anticipated¬†Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it would appear that a number of super-lucky fans have managed to get hold of the game early. Nintendo isn’t actually too bothered about this. It considers ‘no publicity to be bad publicity’ and has allowed the subsequent YouTube videos to remain, hoping that […]

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Tomb Raider III is 20 years old!

Man,¬†Tomb Raider III¬†is a hard game! I was a very young, innocent raider when I first played Lara Croft’s third globe-trotting adventure, and I was in awe of its zany colours, its soundtrack, its storyline, its environments, its weapons… and Croft Manor! Never before had it looked so lush. But when I tried to scramble my way to the end […]

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What is the No Man’s Sky: Visions update?

I really respect¬†No Man’s Sky. I’ve always said it’s a game that I will defend to anyone, and if you’re one of the people who didn’t feel as though you were getting good value for money when it launched in 2016, I think it’s fair to say that the developer Hello Games has more than made up for it since. […]

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Pok√©mon: Let’s Go is getting review bombed

You know the score: if a major franchise does something you don’t like, the respectable thing is to take to the internet and to do everything within your power to make sure it suffers and BURNS. That’s how most problems get solved, right? The latest victim of the webosphere’s pitchforks is the newest entry in the Pok√©mon¬†series: Pok√©mon: Let’s Go, […]

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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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Pok√©mon Let’s Go reviews: Is it any good?

There are still a couple of days to go before the latest Pok√©mon titles¬†Pok√©mon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!¬†and Pok√©mon: 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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Pok√©mon 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¬†Pok√©mon 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 […]