Category Archives : Games


Games Review: FIFA 13 (Xbox 360)

“Predictable unpredictability”. That’s what FIFA Lead Producer, David Rutter, picked out as the defining feature of FIFA 13 when we interviewed him back in May. It’s got to be difficult for the EA teams working on annual titles like FIFA to give punters something to justify the yearly outlay but, whilst 13 may not be […]

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Game Review: FIFA Street

If there’s one sport franchise that was well overdue a reboot, it was FIFA Street. The original game, released in 2005, and it’s subsequent titles weren’t really taken seriously and they were quite cartoonish. The past five years has seen a major shift in football games with the rise of FIFA as the dominant, accurate […]

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Game Review: SSX

The goal of SSX – EA Canada’s reimagining of the much-adored snowboarding sugar-trip – is simple: get to the bottom of the mountain either faster than your competitors, or with more trick points than your competitors. It’s unapologetically direct. The gamer is let loose on an open world from the beginning, with no grander objective […]


A Humble Voxatron Debut

You have a day left to get the latest Humble Bundle offer. As per usual it started off with one independent game (with Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac and Linux versions of each game), this time its “Voxatron Alpha” by Lexaloffle Games. You don’t actually buy the game to get the game. Humble Bundle is a […]


Uncharted 3 : Drakes Deception – Preview

We have all been there, you love something with all your heart but alas you had reached the end, and yes while the terms you parted on were friends who deeply cared for each other, but perhaps it is time to move on. Yes the next couple of months will be spent looking at photos […]


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Do Over: Mortal Kombat 3

For as long as there have been violent video games, there have been hand-wringing numpties complaining about them. From the days of running down pixels pedestrians in Death Race, our moral guardians have been foretelling the end of childhood as we know it, predicting that reverence for one’s elders will be replaced by a lawless […]


Game Review: Old World Blues (Fallout: New Vegas)

People are strange when you’re a gamer. They presume that video games are inherently strange, and that the people who play them have skewed priorities and half-shot receptors and retarded attention spans and bad skin. I generally – loudly – rail against this notion. Video games are no stranger than novels or movies, their aficionados […]

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Do Over: Paperboy

Video games are not just for children. One might expect that every lost nunky knows that, these days, but there’s a surprising amount of supercilious arses that won’t admit it. Firstly, games have become very rapidly more sophisticated – imagine Pong aficionados, back in the ‘70s, getting an eyeful of something like Red Dead Redemption […]

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