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Expansive Overview: Knights of Pen & Paper

INDEX How does this play? Expansive Potential Technical Issues Patch Reviews Overview Where else could you possibly hope to find the magic team of Master Splinter and Johnny 5 come together, overseeing a group of intrepid adventurers through dark and dingy caves, battling against the vilest villany this world has ever known? Knights…

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Expansive Overview Pikmin 3

HD remakes simply don’t quench the thirst for a brand new instalment of a beloved franchise. Sure, Nintendo tried their best by re-releasing Pikmin 1 and 2 on Wii, making full using of the Wii Remote instead of the standard gamepad, but if we’re all a bit honest none of…

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Expansive Overview: Hotline Miami

Hotline Miami first came out on PC  to rave reviews. Take a trip over to the website  and plastered on the homepage are 60 odd reviews with scores between 8/10 and 10/10… not bad. But the transition to handheld can be a rocky one. How does it stack up? Read on…

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Develop Conference 2013: One Man’s Journey

So this is a rather long write up of my first experience of the annual gaming nirvana that takes place in Brighton (a gaming hotspot of the UK filled with developer studios and educational institutions). I was extremely excited to attend as, for most people in the Industry, it’s a highlight…

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Expansive Overview: Gun Monkeys

Since the untimely demise of Free Radical Design, the world has seen a dearth of gun toting monkeys in video games. Now those fine chaps at Size Five Games have stepped into the breach with Gun Monkeys, a pro-gen-plat-shoot-em-up; or a procedurally-generated, 1-on-1, online platform shooter to you and me….

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Expansive Overview: Company of Heroes 2

I recently read an article suggesting that given the slew of modern military shooters, a game set during World War II would actually be a breath of fresh air.  Well, RTS giants Relic Entertainment are back, fresh air in tow, with the sequel to their 2006 critically acclaimed hit Company…

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Expansive Overview: State of Decay

Like sex, Zombies sell.  We’re obsessed with them. So it may come as no surprise that Undead Labs’ open-world zombie survival horror sold over 250,000 copies in the first 48 hours of its release and has become the second fastest selling Xbox Live Arcade title in the history of the…

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Expansive Overview: Remember Me

It’s genuinely surprising, but in 2013 there are still a very small amount of games featuring a female in the lead role. Even early in its development cycle, Remember Me faced an uphill struggle when it was being pitched to different publishers with its game protagonist, Niln. Still, it made it through…