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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 – Star Wars Pod Racer Revenge.

You may of heard of a small film franchise called Star Wars. It's been out for a few years and there's a few people who like it. This film franchise has lead to an astonishing amount of games, some I've owned and loved, some I probably didn't know existed. But there was one Star Wars game that stood out even years after playing it, Pod Racer Revenge...
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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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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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#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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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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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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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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#ThrowbackThursday: Super Mario World.

Ah the Super Nintendo, who does love this game console? well, maybe if you were a SEGA fan boy you won't, but still if you did own a SNES I have no doubt that you owned this title as it was one of the launch title for the system. This has to be one of my favourite games for the this game console as it was one of the first games that I played when I was a child. So let's dive into one of the best Mario games of the 90's.
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#Throwback Thursday – Black and White

The murky blue depths try to pull a small child down into the never-ending waves. His parents frantically call for help but there is no one to be found. Desperation leads them to kneel and call out to the heavens, 'Please, someone help us', they cry. As they pray, way up in the stars something is born; it's a faceless entity of unimaginable power. A ruthless beast who prays upon those who wander the world maybe. Perhaps a benevolent overseer with untold scope for care and compassion. Whatever this God is, this God, is you...
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#Throwback Thursday | Defender of the Crown

Genial all-rounder and perennial Errol Flynn lookalike Wilfred of Ivanhoe. Metrosexual people's champ Wolfric the Wild. Loveable bumbler Cedric of Rotherwood. The walking penis-metaphor that is Geoffrey Longsword. The characters from Cinemaware's mid-eighties classic Defender of the Crown are, in many ways, a fine introduction to having children...
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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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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...
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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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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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