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Dave Siddall

A masochistic game reviewer, taking pleasure in games that beat me into submission regularly.

Does crowd-funding belong at E3?

Crowdfunding

So it happened, Shenmue 3 was finally announced, a mere 14 years since the release of Shenmue 2. Well I say announced, it was revealed during Sony’s E3 press conference that a Kickstarter campaign has started to fund the game, with a proposed 2017 release. This Kickstarter has smashed almost every record for day one funding there was, and while ...

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The Rise of the Rogue-Like

FTL

Rogue-like is a genre that has started to become more prominent in the gaming world. Rogue-like games are generally dungeon crawler style of games that are focused on high difficulty, permanent death, procedural generation of levels and RPG elements. The genre first rose to prominence in the early eighties when the game Rogue was released. This title had a basic ...

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6 Things You’re Unlikely to See at E3

E3 2015

With E3 just under a month away, I take a look at games and devices that you probably won’t see much of. 1 – The Last Guardian The Sony exclusive has been delayed repeatedly during its development. The title was originally scheduled as a PS3 release, but has since been moved to a PS4 game. The title seemed dead in ...

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Bargain Bucket: Ryse: Son of Rome – Re-Review

Ryse

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Probably a pretty good way to describe Ryse: Son of Rome in a sentence. The game is a basic God of War clone with repetitive and simple combat. There is no real enemy variation, only one set of weapons and a couple of boss fights. There are a few turret defence ...

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Rise of the Tomb Raider is a timed Xbox One exclusive

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There has been some confusion over the exclusivity deal Microsoft have over Rise of the Tomb Raider, after Xbox Australia updated a tweet from January 2015, where they stated, categorically, that the new Lara Croft game is an Xbox One exclusive, not a timed exclusive. “Not timed exclusive but exclusive,” read the Tweet. However Xbox head, Phil Spencer has since come out to deny ...

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Oculus Rift faces another legal battle against Luckey Palmer

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The highly anticipated VR headset has had its share of legal troubles over the years, but the company now face the prospect of another lawsuit as creator, Palmer Luckey is accused of, “taking confidential information he learned while working with another company and passing it off as his own.” A Hawaiian company, Total Recall Technologies, is the one to press charges against ...

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Nintendo reveals its plans for the Mobile Market

Nintendo

Earlier this year, Nintendo announced they would be entering the world of mobile and apps. Many thought this was the beginning of the end for the Japanese developer, but they have assured fans that this venture will not see them move away from the home console business. Since that announcement, Nintendo have revealed very few details about their plan to ...

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Microsoft discuss the Kinect and its future on Xbox One.

Kinect

Since my article about motion controls has been published a few days a go, Microsoft’s head of Xbox, Phil Spencer has given an interview with Edge where he discussed the Kinect and plans for the device moving forward with the Xbox One. “We’ll continue to build functionality to make it a valuable part of the ecosystem,” was Spencer’s stance was ...

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Bargain Bucket: Murdered: Soul Suspect – Re-Review

Murdered

Some games get unfairly slated by critics at the time of their release, with reviewers focusing more on technical deficiencies rather than humour, story-telling and soul. A game like Deadly Premonition which was bashed in the media at its time of original release for Xbox 360 is a prime example. The game was a clunky mess, but had a story ...

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