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Dave Siddall

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

Capcom set to release more HD Remasters


Like a fart in an elevator, remastered games are going no where, according to Capcom at least. The publisher of the Resident Evil and Street Fighter franchises have recently announced they plan to follow up the successful remastering of the original Resident Evil with more remasters of past favourites. During a recent financial briefing, the Japanese publisher announced, “HD remasters of our catalogue hit titles will ...

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What happened to Motion Controls?


Christmas 2006, my family and I crowded around the TV after the turkey had been picked clean and watched in amazement as my little brother flailed his arms around hitting tennis balls, and throwing bowling balls, he was having a temper tantrum because I had taken over his brand new Nintendo Wii. It was the first time me or any ...

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UK government pledges to give more funding to game developers.


Last week British people voted in the general election to select their Prime Minister for the next half a decade. Despite debates about a second term being governed by a coalition between two political parties, the Conservative party won out right allowing David Cameron to remain in power. Meanwhile in Scotland, on the back of last years failed attempt to ...

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Bargain Bucket: Driveclub Re-Review


That time of year is nearly upon us, the desolate summer months where triple A gaming stops for its vacation and gamers are left with a dark void to fill as they shy away from the sunshine. As the gaming release schedule becomes less packed I have cast an eye back to the games I missed over the last year. ...

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Is MGS 5: The Phantom Pain the last game Konami will release?


From the late eighties and throughout the nineties and noughties, there was always one constant in the console gaming world, Konami. They regularly released games and were ever present in the gaming market. The Metal Gear Solid series was a massive success for them and for an extended period they monopolized the soccer video game scene with the International Superstar Soccer (ISS) ...

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood Review

The Old Blood Review

A standalone digital download, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is a prequel to last year’s sleeper hit, Wolfenstein: The New Order. Available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, the game currently retails at, $19.99 (£14.99/19.99€). The game sees you regain control of professional Nazi killer, B.J.  Blazkowicz, as he stealth’s, shoots and maims his way through the dystopia of the Nazi ...

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GOG releases DRM-free alternative to Steam

GOG Galaxy Steam Rival

Today, CD Projekt Red, the developers behind the much anticipated, Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (due for release later this month), released their beta alternative to Valve’s Steam. Named GOG Galaxy it plans to offer PC gamers an alternative platform to purchase games, and best yet, they are all DRM-free. PC gaming is monopolised by Steam, with EA’s Origin and Ubisoft’s uPlay offering little competition over the ...

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Bloodborne Review – Prepare to die, again.


Bloodborne, like its spiritual predecessor, Dark Souls has forced itself into my consciousness, occupying my every waking minute and dreams. Going to sleep after being bested by a boss only to wake up with a new tactic evokes emotions and feelings rarely created by games. Like Dark Souls before it, Bloodborne does a great job of drawing you into its ...

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Will Steam eventually bring back paid mods?


Last week, Steam brought in a controversial new design to their Steam Workshop. They chose to begin charging for the mods available for Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, one the most modded games on Steam. This lead to huge fan backlash, and a few days later Valve went back on their decision, stating, “We think this made us miss the mark pretty ...

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