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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...
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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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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?

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...
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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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#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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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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#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!

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...
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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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#ThrowbackThursday – StarCraft

For this weeks #ThrowbackThursday I wanted to include a game that not only shaped me as a gamer personally but something that really defined...
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History of Nintendo Home Consoles

Later this year the world will greet the next generation of games console  with the Wii U. Many reading this will dismiss Nintendo as...
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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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#ThrowbackThursday – Canis Canem Edit

Its time to rekindle the love of all those games you used to play, on whatever platform it may of been. With our new feature...
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Throwback Thursday- Banjo-Kazooie: Always in my heart!

In order to free Tootie, you must go from level to level and collect 10 jigsaw pieces (Jiggies). These jiggies are then fitted into...

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