Black Friday UK 2017 | Carl’s helpful guide on navigating this year’s video game deals

It’s that time of year again, where consumers brace themselves for a torrent of deals both online and on the high street. I am of course talking about Black Friday, and so I’ve brought back my helpful buying guide to this year’s retail event, as navigating all the flash deals and (hopefully) ridiculous bargains can […]

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Why Fortnite Battle Royale has won me over

It all happened so fast, or at least my racing heart made it feel like it. The safe area had just shrunk down to cover a small hill I was standing upon, with a small ridge below where the last remaining opponent was hiding behind a tree. Low on ammo and knowing the safe area […]

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Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Review | Nazi-Stomping Simulator 2017

The well-received Wolfenstein: The New Order (and its standalone expansion The Old Blood) were always going to be a tough act to follow. The journey of B.J. Blazkowicz as he fought his way through the alternate Nazi-filled timeline was an absolute riot, finding the right balance between its slick style and the crude brutality of […]

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ECHO Review | Hitting the right tone

Stealth games (and the notorious “stealth section” in other titles, ugh) are mostly based on patterns and how the player overcomes them. Learning the patrol paths, knowing if and when to throw down a distraction, syncing movement to stay out of sight – mastering each means you’ll be able to make your way through, or […]

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Divinity: Original Sin 2 Review – A Divine Gift

The follow-up to Divinity: Original Sin was always going to have a mountain of expectation to climb. Despite all the bugs present at launch and a lacklustre main narrative, it was widely regarded as one of the best RPGs of recent years. It delivered on its promise of marrying isometric turned-based strategy with the freedom […]

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Subsurface Circular Review | Short Circuit

I’ve always had a fascination with AI’s throughout mainstream media. SkyNet, Lt. Data, GLaDOS, even Roy Batty (What? He DOES count) – there’s just something about the different perceptions on created intelligence and how humanity responds to them. It’s part of the reason I was so intrigued by the latest title from Bithell Games, Subsurface […]

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Dauntless Tip & Tricks | A beginner’s guide to behemoth slaying

The Closed Beta for Dauntless kicks off later today, unleashing a new wave of slayers into the Shattered Isles. So, to help make their first steps be as painless as possible, I’ve put together a few helpful tips to ensure they are ready to take down the behemoths, and not end up as a puddle […]

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Dauntless Alpha Impressions | A behemoth undertaking

The following statement may be sacrilege to some, but over the last few years I’ve had great fun doing co-op Dark Souls. While there’s a sense of achievement going it alone, I really believe there’s nothing quite like sharing the experience with a friend. Be it the exhilaration of defeating a boss and/or murderous invader, […]

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Destiny 2 PC Beta Impressions | Light at the end of the tunnel?

Despite its flaws and missed potential, I did enjoy Destiny. For two years, it was my go-to game on the PS4 thanks to its drop-in nature, excellent gun play, and loot-based progression. Yes, the story was awful (aside from The Taken King where they remembered they had Nathan Fillion’s voice at their disposal), the open […]

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Dishonored 2 Review | Out from the shadows

There were a number of times during my Dishonored 2 playthrough where I just stopped in my tracks, taking in the juxtaposed world around me instead of sneaking around it. One such moment occurred when I hid around a corner, intent on listening to two street performers singing of Karnaca’s lost glory and current misery. […]

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