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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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Get Stats, Kill Demons – Taking a Look at Kyle873’s Doom...

As I mentioned during my thoughts on the DOOM reboot's reveal at E3, I've been a huge fan of the series for most of my life, thanks in no small part to the plethora of amazing maps and modifications the community have been creating for over 20 years. New and interesting tweaks to the game that helped popularise the FPS are still coming out almost every day.
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Escap3: Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls

This short series of features is centered on the use of gaming as a form of escapism. Some may argue that all games can be used in this way, but none so much as a few titles that really suck you into their worlds, lore and style of gaming. I'll be covering a few of the titles that have been amazingly helpful in the face of crises over the span of my life and hopefully, give some insight into why they're so therapeutic in the first place.

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