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It's six years old. For youngsters that would likely make it 'one of those old shows'. You can tell by the quality on screen...
Is 'Beat Cop' an indie winner? Or will it end up a bloody mess, cowering from the gaming mafia in a dingy alleyway.
Having aired on BBC One back in 2015, it appeared on Netflix in later that very year - but is it worth a watch?
A new(ish) crime series from the heart of Belgium upends the dry repetitiveness of the tragic cop trope - a must watch on Netflix.
Is the Lenovo Yoga Book the future of computing, or a stylish gimmick? I've spent a solid six months with this beautiful, unusual machine. Here are my impressions.
Who knew a text adventure brought out in 2017 could be so engaging! I was prepared for the worst. I'd made a run for the local supermarket before booting up Stories Untold and had filled the cupboard with feel good food. I figured if I became frustrated, I could calm myself with a velvet cupcake or a cool can of lager.
Paid titles offer the player a complete experience; one that is devoid of irritating popups encouraging the player to spend real money. I'm left wondering why anyone would pick up *free*-to-play titles.
A tale of good vs the evils of demonic PC ports - and the hero? Durante, of course! Read about XSEEDs attempts to defeat the bad PC port for 'Little King's Story' and their search for a hero to help them realise smooth framerates and solve stuttering issues.
First released in 2016 for the Playstation Vita, Neo ATLAS 1469 (developed by ARTDINK) has been ported across to PC and is now available on the ever illustrious Steam. It's a curious title; a blend of simulation, strategy and visual novel in which you manage a Portuguese Trading Company through the tumultuous waters of 15th Century Europe.
Building an environment is no easy feat. An environment is not a ‘map’, it's a lived in space. It’s an area conscious of its context, a place that understands and supports the events that occur in its space. The best environments have history, they have story, and they have character. Which is why the standout character in Dishonored 2 isn’t human, nor beast. It’s the city, Karnaca.
Hopkins doesn't talk about death in the series, but it's an important theme lurking behind all the talk of artificial intelligence. Here's my view.
2016 was a cracking year for videogames - I only wish I had time to play all of them. Here are a few I've failed to find time to appreciate.
EVeryone has gadgets nowadays - they're so commonplace and are becoming cheap enough to drop into a stocking. Most of these come under the handy/useful topic - because unnecessary gadgets are a complete waste of time and space.
Seemingly infinite freedom in intricately crafted spaces helps propel this stunning sequel beyond the reaches of it's predecessor - but it's not perfect.
The best game to come out this year - one you're never, ever going to get the chance to play.