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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Final Fantasy XV Review | Strength of the heart

I must admit that I ended up relating to the journey of Noctis and co. far more than I probably should have. That feeling of four friends on the open road, discovering new places and forging new memories, reminded me of my escapades from yesteryear. Sure, I’ve never travelled to far off kingdoms so one […]

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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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World of Final Fantasy Review | Gotta catch ‘em Squall

Over the last decade, Square Enix have repeated the mantra that the Final Fantasy series is one of evolution. Each instalment tries something new with its various gameplay systems, some of which have been well received and others that have, well, not. The next main entry in the series will be taking its gameplay in […]

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WWE 2K17 Review | On the ropes

I think it’s time I admitted something to you all – my name is Carl and I’m a wrestling fan. Ever since the glory days of Bret Hart I’ve appreciated the pageantry and pantomime-esque nature of it all, as larger than life characters do wondrously athletic feats and whip the crowd into a frenzy with […]

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