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Review: SUPERHOT (Xbox One, PC)

Posted by Simon on May 13, 2016
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Lukewarm.

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The Top Movies And Games of 2015, According to Simon

Posted by Simon on January 01, 2016
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Happy New Year! As you may have noticed, we had a quiet second half of the year here at Awesome Friday, but that’s not to say we weren’t busy. It’s the opposite, actually; between work, and kids, and writing an entire bloody book in November, I’ve barely had time to indulge in my twin pleasures of games and movies, let alone write about them. Looking back over the year, there are a number of titles that I wish I’d had the chance to watch and play, but I also discovered I engaged with enough entertainment to put together a list.

So, here is it: my Best Of 2015.

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

Posted by Simon on August 29, 2014
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Want some new games? Of course you do. Check out September’s offerings for the two competing subscription services.

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Gamescom 2014 Round-Up: All The News From Microsoft and Sony

Posted by Simon on August 13, 2014
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This week has seen the big names in gaming gather in Germany for the annual Gamescom conference. Though not as likely to contain the kind of news bombshells that are a basis of E3, it’s still a good opportunity for the mayor players to add detail to their upcoming rosters, and even throw in a few surprises. Also, once again Nintendo opted to not hold a conference but instead had their most recent games running in a booth to try and maintain the WiiU momentum.

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No Man’s Sky Gameplay Footage Is a Sci-Fi Dream

Posted by Simon on June 09, 2014
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You know those books you got obsessed with when you were younger – Harry Harrison, Arthur C. Clarke, any novel that had weird aliens and spaceships on the tatty covers? Well, in today’s Sony E3 conference, UK indie studio Hello Games showed off gameplay footage of No Man’s Sky and, if you loved those books, this is the game of your dreams. Take a look!

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E3 2014: Ubisoft Conference LiveBlog

Posted by Simon on June 09, 2014
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HEY YOU. Do you like Assassinating some Creed? Do you like Watching some Dogs? Do you enjoy the odd bit of Far Crying? You do? You’re in the right place. It’s time for Ubisoft’s E3 conference!

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Star Wars Battlefront Looks Delicious

Posted by Simon on June 09, 2014
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Dice used today’s E3 conference to finally show Star Wars Battlefront in all its (very early) glory. Let’s take a look!

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Uh-Oh – There Is Going To Be A New CrackDown On Xbox One

Posted by Simon on June 09, 2014
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I can resist most things. My general cynicism has now got to a point that I can ignore most hype and not fall for the usual traps. However, sometimes something comes along that even I can’t filter out, and that usually ends up with me spending money.

So. Hey. MICROSOFT HAVE JUST ANNOUNCED A NEW CRACKDOWN. Ahem. Read on for the trailer!

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Microsoft Announces Halo: Master Chief Collection

Posted by Simon on June 09, 2014
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Some potentially exciting news out of E3  – Halo 1-4, all on one disk, everything unlocked and over 100 multiplayer maps. Halo nirvana. Read on!

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E3 2014: Microsoft Conference LiveBlog

Posted by Simon on June 09, 2014
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Xbox-OneE3 Microsoft time. I think we might see some Halo. Let’s go!

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E3 2014 Schedule: LiveBlogs All The Way, Baby

Posted by Simon on June 08, 2014
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The biggest event in gaming kicks off tomorrow when E3 2014 begins its week of hyperbole, broken promises and overbearing dubstep. Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Sony will be holding their conferences on the first day, and I’ll be liveblogging every single one of them! Take note of these times and get the kettle on.

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Microsoft Announces Halo 5: Guardians

Posted by Simon on May 16, 2014
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Well then. A month before E3, Microsoft and 343 Industries have pulled the covers off the next installment in their key franchise. Due out Autumn 2015, it’s going to be a long road of promos and teasers for something that they desperately need to be a system seller.

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