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Looking Back On Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell has undoubtedly been one of Ubisoft's greater successes, but they went dark on it for a long time, too long...

Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far (Part 3) – Let’s Get...

We're finally nearing the end of our Kingdom Hearts journey but let's take a little break here to talk about DiZ, at least before...

Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far (Part 385/2)

Welcome to Part 2 of our Kingdom Hearts plot summary. First off, let's look at Kingdom Hearts 385/2 Days. From here on I'll be...

Kingdom Hearts: The Story So Far (Part 1) – Where It...

The next chapter in the Kingdom Hearts saga will be coming soon, probably. We can expect to see it some time this year so...

Come on and Slam, and Welcome to the Jam: 21 Years...

Twenty-one years ago, we were all graced by a film, the likes of which had hardly been seen before. It was polarizing: many loved...

Switching Over to the Antique Plates: Putt-Putt Turns 25

Earlier this month, on September 9, Putt-Putt the car and his game series turned 25. Although the friendly little purple car doesn’t actually wear...
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7 Things No Man’s Sky Got Right

We're coming up on a year since No Man's Sky was released and looking back, it's almost impossible not to focus on the negatives....
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The Nintendo 64 Turns 20 Today

The Nintendo 64 was not the first handheld or console I ever owned. I probably, albeit unconsciously, competed for the longest GameBoy gaming session marathon on the planet. Pokémon Red and Blue dominated my younger years, but then the N64 happened.
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The PS Vita Turns Five Years Old Today!

Today marks the fifth birthday for Sony’s handheld console the PlayStation Vita. Released five years ago back in 2012 it was a move by Sony to bring the level of games seen on the likes of the PlayStation 3 to the handheld market.
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A Look Back on 2016’s Biggest Stories in Gaming

2016 might not have been the best year. In fact, that's probably not an unfair statement at all, with a relatively lacklustre slate of...
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I’m Super Late to the Current-Gen Party, But It’s Totally Worth...

It's now been a year since I manned up and bought a PS4, yes I'm late to the party. But has it worked out or has it been a complete bust? I guess you'll have to keep reading to find out, won't you?
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Vampire: The Masquerade – Tokyo “School’s Out”

Welcome to Tokyo, but not the Tokyo you know so well. This is Tokyo as seen in the World of Darkness Tabletop RolePlaying (RP)...
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Why Hitman’s Episodic Release was Perfect

We've seen episodic releases before with games like The Walking Dead or Life is Strange, but Hitman is the first time we've seen a...
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Risk & Reward: A Brief History of Dark Souls

With Dark Souls III on it's way in the west in a few weeks, what better than a look into the infinite depth of the challenging series. A suspicious glance at just how From Software managed to become one of the most lauded developers in recent years due to the risk they took releasing a game that was far removed from our comfort zones in modern age gaming consisting of two minute checkpoints, infinite saves and on-rails action, that it could have failed severely. What is it that has drawn over eight and a half million gamers to launch themselves into the punishing worlds of Dark Souls and slog their way to the end, just to go back and do it all again in new game plus? The answer is simple: Risk equals reward...
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Escap3: The Binding of Isaac

Welcome to the second episode of Escap3, a series focusing on the benefits of escapism in gaming and the games that offer the most...

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