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Puddles! Why it’s okay to criticise the Spider-Man graphics

Okay, “criticise” might be too harsh a word. Analyse? Scrutinise? Twitterise? You may not be aware, but something of a debate has been taking place on the webosphere after a series of screenshots from the upcoming Spider-Man title found their way online, probably from slightly mischievous review sources who have early access to the game. Anyway, the eagle-eyed, never-forgetting surfers […]

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Is the Super Mario Party release destined to fail?

Nintendo’s in a good place right now. 2018’s jam-packed launch schedule is strong and is generating considerable buzz across the webosphere, with gamers hotly anticipating such titles as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu / Eevee! And yet despite all this, there appears to be one game that has been planted at the bottom of the priority pile. Why has […]

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2018 game releases: Top tips for managing your wallet

2018 game releases! There are many still to come. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a video game schedule quite so intense or jam-packed, at least not in terms of the major franchises being represented. Over the next four months, we can expect… Marvel’s Spider-Man – September 7 Shadow of the Tomb Raider – September 14 Life is Strange […]

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Is the Fortnite craze harming your child?

No, the Fortnite craze probably isn’t harming your child. Actually, I can’t believe that I’ve allowed myself to be sucked into this discussion of click-bait proportions, but I read an article today that tickled me. It was from the Birmingham Mail and the headline read: “Parents urged to keep kids off Fortnite – here’s 20 ways to do it.” Urged! Kids! Keep […]

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Cyberpunk 2077: Why all the hype?

Cyberpunk 2077 has been in the public consciousness for quite some time now. Indeed, the title has gained an almost mythical status in the gaming community given that, until recently, so little was known about it, other than the fact that it’s an adaptation of the tabletop game Cyberpunk 2020 and that it’s of the cyberpunk genre (spoilers.) However, at this year’s E3 […]

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5 reasons to love No Man’s Sky

With a major new No Man’s Sky update about to launch on the PlayStation, PC and Xbox, the game about infinite exploration in a procedurally-generated universe is suddenly the hot topic de jour. Indeed, creator Sean Murray has recently given a candid (and fascinating) interview to Eurogamer, which I recommend you read. Much of the No Man’s Sky debate tends to centre […]