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#ThrowbackThursday | BioShock.

As BioShock Infinite is just around the corner I thought I would take a journey back to the year 2007 when the BioShock first started..
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#ThrowbackThursday: Metal Gear Solid Twin Snakes.

In 1998 gaming outlook on gaming changed forever, they weren't just looked upon as just a time burner, they were perceived as art with cinematic values, much like a movie. Metal Gear Solid changed how games were made buy telling stories with a serious cinematic edge with legit credits and voice actors although at the time Kojima made up the names of the actors in the original version of the game because he did not know if it was supportted by the screen actor's guild. Want to know a little more? Read on!
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The Evolution of the Xbox Dashboard

This post is a refreshed version of a post we created in 2012, also taking a look back at the dashboards of the Xbox...
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A Power Rangers Fan Theory

If you spend too much time on the internet like me you usually come across fan wikis and my favourite of all is the Power Ranger one. I love the richness and in depth information fans of a product put into these articles, the haven of trivia and cool bits of information they tend to hold.
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Assassin’s Creed – A Brief History.

With Assassin's Creed 3 only four days away I thought I would take it upon myself to give you a brief history of the...
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#ThrowbackThursday. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask has a Marmite presence in the gaming world because people either love it or hate it. In my opinion it’s one of my favourite games in the Zelda series because of its dark subject matter, setting, and unlikely villain.
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#ThrowbackThursday – Spider-Man 2 (Video Game)

I've chosen this particular game for a number of reasons; It brings back childhood memories like it really was just yesterday, It turns out...
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Even Microsoft is Taking on Snapchat with New App WindUp

Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging app, got its fame by offering its users the ability to send picture messages to friends that would disappear into oblivion after a certain amount of seconds. At first we didn't think it'd take off and would just be full of people sending.. private images to each other, but it seems to have been adopted as more of a private messaging app for younger teens who feel that apps like Facebook have their parents watching over their shoulders. Since the apps success, Facebook and Instagram have all tried to create their own apps, and now Microsoft is on the case too with their new WindUp app.
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#FlashbackFriday | Crash Bandicoot

This weeks #ThrowbackThursday / #FlashbackFriday is one of my favourite PlayStation games from the mid 90s and that my friends is Crash Bandicoot. Originally...
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#ThrowbackThursday – Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup

Yo yo! It's that time of the week again, #ThrowBackThursday is here once more. And today it's a childhood special. So Grab your wand and broom you young wizard and witches, because we're going back to Hogwarts! Harry Potter was a massive part of a lot of peoples lives whether it was the books, the films or the mediocre tie-in games, Harry and Co. were very much present in a lot of childhood's...
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#ThrowbackThursday | Theme Park

One of my all time favourite games as a kid was Theme Park on PlayStation One. It was my first introduction to the 'Tycoon' style of games, but added humour and a more light hearted take on the genre.
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The History of The Metal Gear Series.

As Metal Gear Rising is due out next month and the fact that we've seen twenty five years of the Metal Gear franchise I...
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#ThrowbackThursday – Call of Duty 3

This weeks #ThrowbackThursday is more of a light step back, but in my defense 2006 seems a lifetime ago. Call of Duty 3, came...
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#ThrowbackThurday Killer Instinct (SNES).

The new Killer Instinct was announced a few weeks ago at Microsoft's E3 press conference, I am so excited that I wanted to take a journey back in time to magical land of the 90's, which was the golden age of video gaming consoles and PC's alike. So lets start at 1995: This game originally was conceived for the N64 when at the time it was still in it's prototype under the name Ultra 64, but it did not come out on the console because it was delayed so many times until eventually it ended up on the SNES and the graphics were not as good as the arcade version. But it did not stop it from being an excellent game.
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#ThrowbackThursday: The Firemen.

Now there have been a lot of genres throughout the gaming industry, knights saving princesses, aliens invade earth, and the old classic "you are the only one that can stop that evil guy", to name but a few. Now when it’s comes to terms of originality for games, The Firemen, just might have been given a ribbon and a pat on the back. The Firemen? With a name like that surely you play as a couple of guys with the power of flames, right? Well reader, you’re wrong. You just play as a fire fighter, fighting fires.

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