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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 – 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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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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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 – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is an absolute classic and if you have not played it where the hell have you been in the...
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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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#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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#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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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 – Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb

It's that time of the week, its another #ThrowbackThursday. This time it's everyone's Fedora wearing, whip wielding adventurer - Indiana Jones...
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#ThrowbackThursday Road Rash

For this weeks #ThrowbackThursday I'm going to re-visit one of the most notorious games of my childhood and that my friends, is Road Rash. This...
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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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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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#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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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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