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REVIEW: As close to perfect a cinematic game experience as we’re ever likely to see?

POSTED IN:  by Colin O'Donnell, Nov 1, 2011 at 17:08 EST
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Uncharted 2: Among thieves, along with Super Mario Galaxy, was easily one of the best games I've played this generation, if not ever. Both understood their goals and pulled them off almost perfectly. So with the third Uncharted game, Naughty Dog seriously had its work cut out... More »

REVIEW: Sony and Team Ico put an end to cynical remake cash-ins

POSTED IN:  by Colin O'Donnell, Sep 28, 2011 at 04:05 EST
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Ico and Shadow of the Colossus are the latest to join the ever growing HD re-release circuit. I have, so far at least, been generally cynical of the re-do trend; although it's allowing people to experience previous gen titles they may have missed, the general choice of what gets the re-release and what's included seems to be a tad random. More »

REVIEW: Dead Island – the trailer was awesome, but is the final game any good?

POSTED IN:  by Adam Doree, Sep 5, 2011 at 03:03 EST
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Well, it's alright. It's certainly not terrible, but it's definitely not great. I decided to give Dead Island a go because the original trailer was so powerful and successful in promoting the game's announcement that I was curious to see if the actual game could possibly live up to the expectations it set. More »

Please make more of this awesome Portal movie

POSTED IN:  by Adam Doree, Aug 24, 2011 at 07:03 EST
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It’s no secret that everyone loves Portal, and that Portal 2 stands a good chance of being the game of 2011 in my humble view. But could a movie like this help bring the concept that makes Portal unique to a bigger audience? More »

Console Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown shows that Sega still cares

POSTED IN:  by Adam Doree, Aug 23, 2011 at 09:04 EST
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I don’t have my finger on the pulse of what’s going on at Sega Japan like I once did, which made this morning’s news that a new version of Virtua Fighter is coming to Xbox Live and PSN a very welcome surprise. More »

Nintendo screwed? PlayStation past it? Apple unstoppable? Gaming in 2011 is one helluva show

POSTED IN:  by Liam Riley, Aug 18, 2011 at 14:11 EST
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The videogames industry is uncertain at the best of times, reacting to the ebb and flow of changing gamer tastes, economic circumstances and expiring consumer trends.  Traditional console cycles last around five years, yet the only new console announced at this year’s E3 was Nintendo’s Wii U, a machine that seems to be jack of all trades, master of we don’t know what.  More »