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We all know how the Call of Duty franchise works.  November comes around and one of the now three developers puts out the latest Call of Duty game.  We see many different variations of the game sold, bundled with knick knacks and other cool toys that appeal to the most hardcore of fans.  They are great side items and usually accent a part of the new main game.  But what if the gamers would rather just have the add on instead of the actual game? One of our editors, Brian, spoke yesterday about how Activision is bundling its next game … Read More »

Inside every Xbox One lurks Windows 10 – Microsoft’s all-encompassing operating system that supports the Universal Windows Platform. This means – in theory – any app that uses UWP can run on any Windows 10 device, be it PC, laptop, tablet, phone, or Xbox One. We’ve picked out a few of our favourites. VideoLAN VideoLan – or VLC – is one of the most fully featured video players around, with a support for a wide range of file formats and a whole host of tricks – like electronically boosting volume beyond 100%, useful when that atmospheric soundtrack is just a little … Read More »

It’s starting to appear like Microsoft is confident with taking shots at Sony.  In a recent interview with Albert Penello, head of product and planning  for Xbox, he has made it very clear that they are focused on what developers want with 4K but the competition is not. “I think there are a lot of caveats they’re giving customers right now around 4K. They’re talking about checkerboard rendering and up-scaling and things like that. There are just a lot of asterisks in their marketing around 4K, which is interesting because when we thought about what spec we wanted for Scorpio, … Read More »

Not every game appearing here is going to be a top class triple AAA title, No doubt most will be smaller indie games or maybe even add-on packs. Well, each week we will be dissecting the Deals With Gold Games and choosing what we feel are the best out of the bunch. So what do we feel are this week’s Deal With Gold Best Buys? This week’s Top Two are: 10 Second Ninja (save 50%) 10 SECOND NINJA X is a blisteringly fast, overwhelmingly intense action game. The nefarious Captain Greatbeard has kidnapped you and trapped your forest friends inside of … Read More »

When the Xbox One was first announced, Microsoft also provided details of a system which will change the way we play games; The Cloud. Alas, we are yet to see it at it’s full potential. Yes, the cloud has been around for quite some time now, and we have already seen it implemented in a number of ways. One, in particular has been with us since part-way through the Xbox 360’s life-cycle, allowing us to store saves in ‘the cloud’ and continue where we left off on another Xbox 360 console half way across the globe, providing you had access to the internet … Read More »

So Rise of Iron is almost 2 weeks old but thanks to long periods of content droughts guardians are already wondering what will be next.  We would like to take some time and look at the hints that have been dropped in Rise of Iron and even previous DLC’s to see where the Destiny storyline will take us next. Rise of Iron introduced to the SIVA plague that the Fallen House of Devils and their splicers harnessed and used to transform themselves into a high tech race of Fallen.  After defeating their leader and cutting off the SIVA source, SIVA … Read More »

You ever played an old game that you thought was too ahead of its time for the technology available? What if we could take previous games and juice them up a little bit? Keep the core gameplay but turn the dial up to 11… Here are some examples of games and the improvements we’d make that we’ve come up with. State of Emergency Riots are fun. At least, they are in games. Lots of independent NPCs interacting with large environments to create chaos. That was the vision for the PS2/Xbox game State of Emergency. Unfortunately, the NPCs were mostly headless … Read More »

Recently at EGX Ubisoft were exhibiting the next South Park title, the delightfully named The Fractured But Whole. While the game may have one of, if not, the most adolescently crude titles in recent video game history that shouldn’t detract from the games substance. Much like its predecessor it’s evident, even from the small amount of gameplay that you’re privy to during the demo, that the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, had a lot of involvement in the games story line. The jokes and actions of the characters are all distinctly South Park-esque. While I could spoil story … Read More »

The Little Acre is a point and click adventure created by a Dublin based Indie studio called Pewter Games Studios. We were lucky enough to spend time with this game and we were pleasantly surprised on how difficult it can be, it is a colourful cartoon side scrolling adventure with clever puzzles placed in your way, figure out the puzzle before you can continue. The Little Acre follows the story of Aidan and his daughter, Lily, set in 1950’s Ireland. After discovering clues as to the whereabouts of his missing father, Aidan begins investigating until he inadvertently finds himself transported … Read More »

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