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Capcom Cooperation Part One

Capcom Cooperation Part One

In the beginning With the advent of the internet, it has become much easier for gamers to play with like minded people around the world. Back in the mid-nineties I experimented with various online titles and met my share of decent friendly folk, sprinkled with the odd idiot and bully. Multiplayer shooters eventually led to… Continue Reading

Red Faction Retrospective Part Two

Red Faction Retrospective Part Two

“See you at the party, Richter!” It finally took seven years before a sequel would appear to Red Faction 2. By then the first person fever had slowed considerably and in its wake came a plethora of sandboxes. Numerous titles that didn’t originate in an open world environment came to be, such as Burnout Paradise… Continue Reading

Red Faction Retrospective Part One

Red Faction Retrospective Part One

“Some couples dance, others go to Mars” For an FPS title to break free of its peers, it needs to have an original gimmick. Something that can set it above and apart from the crowd. The blood soaked DooM and Wolfenstein wasn’t afraid to ignore taboos of gaming during the delicate 90’s. Portal 1 and 2… Continue Reading

Deadfall Adventures Review

Deadfall Adventures Review

“Marion, don’t look at it. Shut your eyes, Marion. Don’t look at it, no matter what happens!” We’ve all seen the Indiana Jones films right? We all hated the forth one for bringing aliens into the mix, even though I enjoyed it. They all contain brawling, adventure and the occasional romance spun together into a… Continue Reading

Ultionus: A Tale of Petty Revenge Review

Ultionus: A Tale of Petty Revenge Review

Nostalgia splits fairly between good and evil. A familiar sight or sound from childhood can bring back treasured memories. But sometimes it’s a foul liar, full of trickery and deceit. Most of the time our youthful, inexperienced mind will be worlds away from our current life experiences. The once good times may not have been as epic… Continue Reading

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger Review

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger Review

“When a man’s got money in his pocket, he begins to appreciate peace” Why should my first person shooter have a story? Can’t I simply start the game without being spoon-fed exposition? I won’t listen to it anyway because I’m too hyped to begin the game. Even from its humble beginnings, the first person perspective… Continue Reading

They Bleed Pixels Review

They Bleed Pixels Review

“Was it not fate (whose name is also Sorrow,) That bade me pause before that garden-gate, To breath the incense of those slumbering roses?” E. A. Poe Unlike a few of my peers back in the 90’s, I personally never found myself attached to popular platform games of the day. It might have done with… Continue Reading

Super Night Riders Review

Super Night Riders Review

The open road awaits you. It’s unforgiving, yet oh so pretty Racing games have been around since the dawn of the electronic video game. From their roots as simple top down arcade games, they’ve brought heated competition whether the player races against other people or the game’s AI. As a result they’re simple, inoffensive concepts… Continue Reading

Why Should I Play… Snatcher

Why Should I Play… Snatcher

Everybody knows Hideo Kojima for creating the ground breaking Metal Gear Solid series. The game designer is famed for his titles resembling movies being that he originally aspired to become a film director. The Metal Gear series was heavily influenced by movies such as Rambo, Escape from New York as well as many others, but… Continue Reading

Why Should I Play… Adventure Island

Why Should I Play… Adventure Island

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. From blue hedgehogs to Italian plumbers and everything in between, game development brainstorming sessions have been filled with those attempting to create the next gaming icon. These rarely worked out. For every Dizzy there was a Bubsy. For every Pac Man there was a Frantic Flea. Software catalogues… Continue Reading