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    The Top 5 Gaming Disappointments of 2015

    Not many people were disappointed in the failure that was Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5. It’s hard to disappoint fans when we expect failure. Before we can be disappointed, first we have to believe in the product that you’re selling to us. Below is not a list the worst games of 2015, but 5 games […] More

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    ‘Kingdom Hearts 2.8’ + ‘Kingdom Hearts III” flourish with footage in new trailer

    When the announcement that Kingdom Hearts II.8 would be our next KH title rather than the log awaited Kingdom Hearts III, fans were understandably upset. As the tenth Kingdom Hearts title to be released since KHII, long regarded as the best installment of the series, II.8 arrived as yet another in a staggeringly long parade of games that stood in the way of the one […] More

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    Open Source #34: ‘Fallout 4’, ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ and Looking Ahead to 2016

    This week on Open Source, John discusses his time playing Fallout 4 – disappointing entry or stellar sequel? Also: what’s the reason behind Rise of the Tomb Raider‘s lacklustre sales – Microsoft exclusivity or simply a hectic release window? And what does 2016 hold for gamers, both good and bad? Thanks for listening! Follow Tariq on Twitter Follow […] More

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    NXPress #30: A look back at ‘Goldeneye 007’

    GoldenEye 007 was originally conceived as an on-rails shooter inspired by Sega’s Virtual Cop, before being redesigned as a free-roaming shooter. Highly revered by gamers worldwide, GoldenEye 007 is often credited with kick-starting the first-person shooter craze on consoles and if not for GoldenEye, a franchise like Call of Duty might never have been. This […] More

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    ‘Divinity: Original Sin’ improves on the formula

    Divinity: Original Sin is a fantasy role-playing game developed by Larian Studios and published by Focus Home Entertainment. It has a single player campaign, but, and this is something I believe is missing from many games these days, it also has the ability to play local multiplayer. In addition, it allows you to choose your ‘style’ of adventure. Are you more focused on story and exploration? Try ‘Explorer’ mode. Like combat? Choose the ‘Classic’ mode. Looking for something more hardcore? Take the challenge of one death with the ‘Tactician’ mode. Finally, the ‘Honour’ mode caters to the MOST hardcore of fans, combining the ‘Classic’ mode with the ‘Tactician’ mode. More

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    ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ finds its true strength in its multiplayer

    Halo 2 and Halo 5: Guardians have a lot in common. Both have split narrative campaigns. Halo 2’s boasted the return of Master Chief and gave fresh perspective by allowing players to play as the Arbiter, previously a Covenant enemy. Halo 5 has players playing as Master Chief and his Blue Team, while following the path of Spartan Locke and Fireteam Osiris who’ve been tasked to track him down. Both games feature strong player versus player arena multiplayer modes, which went on to shape the future of the series in the case of 2, and is certain to do so again in the case of 5. More

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    ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ Open Beta Impressions

    The open beta for DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront is currently available for download on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The beta will last 5 days (ending October 12th), and includes 2 different multiplayer modes, as well as a singleplayer/co-op mode. The first multiplayer mode is called ‘Drop Zone’, it’s an 8 vs 8 mode with […] More

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    ‘NHL 16’: From pretender to contender

    NHL 16 Developed by EA Canada Published by EA Sports Available on PS4, Xbox One EA’s previous venture onto the frozen pond wasn’t an outing to remember, as they attempted to cater to both last-gen and current-gen consoles, but ended up satisfying neither audience. NHL 15 suffered from a severe lack of content and the […] More

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