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E3 2015: Microsoft Liveblog

Posted by Simon on June 15, 2015
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Microsoft have much to prove this year. The PS4 has a clear lead thanks to Sony’s emphasis on games, and now new Microsoft boss Phil Spencer has to try and reverse that trend. Tune in live with me now to find out if they succeed!

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E3 2015: Bethesda Wrap-Up

Posted by Simon on June 14, 2015
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Bethesda kicked off the E3 shows with a few known announcements and a couple of tasty surprises. Here they all are.

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Incoming: E3 2015!

Posted by Simon on June 14, 2015
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It’s that time again.

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Fly Through Every WipEout Track In Your Browser

Posted by Simon on April 20, 2015
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The first WipEout was solely responsible for elevating Sony’s first PlayStation from potentially being just another kiddy toy to a genuinely cool piece of kit. The pulsing soundtrack and revolutionary 3D courses marked the start of many lifelong gaming obsessions, curves and accelerator twitches quickly etching into happy minds.

If any of this is giving you an excited glow, then Dominic Szablewski is your new best friend. Diving into the source files (which he’s documented here), he’s put each of the original’s tracks into a format that allows you to experience them in your browser. To sweeten the deal, you can even view the ships and logos designed by The Designers Republic, and play the soundtrack underneath.

This might actually qualify as The Best Thing Ever. Relive those glory days here.

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Activision Uses Captain America To Sell Call Of Duty To The Chinese

Posted by Simon on January 12, 2015
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Call Of Duty Online is a free-to-play China-exclusive version of the mega franchise trailored specifically for its first (official) foray into their new, recently legalised, videogame market. Here’s the trailer – see if you can spot anyone familiar:

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Did You Buy A Wii U This Year? You May Have Free Digital Deluxe eShop Credit Waiting For You

Posted by Simon on December 15, 2014
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Just like I did.

Remember the promotion Nintendo ran at the beginning of the year, where (after buying a WiiU) any purchase from their eShop would earn you points? Well, if you have been happily buying the odd title for it, there’s a good chance you have some eShop credit waiting for you.

But you have to hurry a little.

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Next Year’s Broken Assassin’s Creed Game Will Be Victory

Posted by Simon on December 03, 2014
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Just in case you were wondering, Ubisoft will be following up the broken Assassin’s Creed Unity – a game so utterly unfinished that they decided to give whole games away to pacify those that had bought the Season Pass – and the newly-released broken arcade racer The Crewwhich has a day-one patch to enable players to, you know, join a Crew, but is still plagued by intermittent, progress-wiping connection failures – with a new broken Assassin’s Creed, this time subtitled Victory, set in Victorian London.

It’s quite the scoop by Kotaku, and one that Ubisoft is none too happy about. The new location could actually be exciting if we didn’t already know that it will likely carry the same crunching problems and tired gameplay requirements.

If you’re still interested in this drained franchise, head over to the full article on Kotaku to discover all of Victory‘s new secrets. Like a grappling hook. And train-top combat. Yay.

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Just Cause 3? Just Cause 3! JUST CAUSE 3

Posted by Simon on November 12, 2014
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It’s finally real and official: Just Cause 3 is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One next year and, contrary to earlier rumours, it will be a full-price release with zero micro-transaction bullshit tying it down.

Boom.

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The Opening of Bayonetta 2 Is Perfect

Posted by Simon on October 27, 2014
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There is an annoying tendency for over-explanation at the beginning of games.

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The End Of Productivity: Minecraft And Nidhogg Are Out On PS Vita Today

Posted by Simon on October 14, 2014
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If you have the wonderbox that is Sony’s PlayStation Vita, today is a very good day for you. Just don’t plan to get much done for the rest of this month.

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Buy Deep Under The Sky With Money Or Art

Posted by Simon on October 09, 2014
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The makers of Incredipede and Pineapple Smash Crew, Colin Northway and Rich Edwards, have thrown a line to the many, many people who love games but maybe don’t have much disposable income.

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Star Wars Battle Pod: ARE YOU F**KING KIDDING ME

Posted by Simon on October 08, 2014
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STOP. STOP.

WAIT.

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PlayStation Plus and Xbox Games With Gold: October’s Free Games

Posted by Simon on October 08, 2014
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It’s Free (with subscription) Games time again. Let’s see what goodies are being thrown at our feet this month.

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Why I’ve Stopped Playing Destiny

Posted by Simon on September 30, 2014
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Maybe you read my review. Maybe you took the message – that it’s all about the finely-tuned shooting and the loot rather than story progression – and bought a copy to experience it yourself. Maybe you’re enjoying it as much as I was. It was going so well up to a point, but following a few moments of realisation, it’s sat dormant in my hard drive for a week.

So, what changed?

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Destiny: Bang, Zoom, Eventually To The Moon

Posted by Simon on September 14, 2014
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Bungie’s Destiny is the biggest game of the year so far and apparently the highest-selling day one digital console release ever, but how does the actual game hold up against the massive expectations?

Well, if you’re a fan of Halo‘s tight gunplay, then you’ll be in heaven. However, if you’re expecting the kind of intense single-player narrative from Bungie’s days with Master Chief, then it may leave you wanting. But this is one of Destiny‘s main tricks; wide, open and full of excitement, it invites you to find your own stories.

And what stories they can be.

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