Is Die Hard Arcade as good as you remember?

Bruce Willis must have had a big influence on me in the 90s, as the Die Hard films have become a Christmas tradition, whilst the Die Hard Trilogy game kept me entertained throughout the holiday season of ’96. Another Bruce Willis tie-in I have fond memories of is Die Hard Arcade – one of the …

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Is The Simpsons Arcade Game as good as you remember?

It’s difficult to separate the memories and nostalgia of The Simpsons Arcade Game from the chlorine fumes and fizzy drinks of the swimming pool/leisure centre where I spent many an hour button bashing post-swim, but to this day the original Simpsons arcade game remains one of my fondest arcade memories, alongside Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, …

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Wegeek

Calling all London gamers

Our friends at WeGeek have started up a monthly gaming meet-up for London-based gamers. And yes there’s Dreamcast. This month’s event is being held on Friday 22nd July at Base King’s Cross, with a limited supply of tickets still available to book online. Gamers will have the chance to win prizes in Super Smash Bros, …

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Madden 15 – Review

In an effort to confuse everyone, Madden 15 is the 27th game in the Madden football series and the sequel to last year’s Madden 25 – the 25th anniversary edition which was actually the 26th game in the series (or more, if you include Madden Football 64 on the N64 which pretty much screwed up …

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Insert Destiny’s Child Pun Here

What could be this week’s UK number one? What could it possibly be? Oh, that’s right – Destiny. Bungie’s sci-fi shooter sits atop the chart for a second week. Well done Destiny. Only time – and more specifically FIFA 15 – will tell if Destiny retains the top spot next week. Three new titles entered …

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E3: Everybody loves Sony

With last year’s E3 conferences all about the new consoles, this year the games were the centrepiece. Sony were keen on showing us quite a lot of them. If E3 was a fight – and it sort of is, let’s face it – Sony once again stepped it up. Microsoft’s Xbox conference was an improvement …

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E3 UK Times – Who, When, What?

It’s that time of year again. As most of you know, somewhere in America the annual gaming expo known as E3 (pronounced “eeeeeeeh!”) is happening. Specifically in Los Angeles from June 10-12th, but what does that mean for us British folk? The big publishers are all holding press conferences to showcase their new titles today …

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Talking about MyDream

It appears voxels are in this season. California-based indie developers MyDream Interactive have recently finished their successfully funded Kickstarter campaign for MyDream, a co-operative world building game that takes inspiration from the likes of Minecraft and LittleBigPlanet. After surpassing their Kickstarter goal and receiving backing from high-profile figures such as Ultima Online creator Richard Garriott, …

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Talking about Let’s Go Camping!

Texas based indie developer├é┬áSteamburger Studios have just launched their campaign on Kickstarter to help fund the development of their colourful new camping adventure game, Let’s Go Camping! We had the chance to chat and find out more about their plans. With its beautiful, simple visuals and mix of open world exploration, monster hunting and camping, …

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EA’s Madden Super Bowl Simulation

As most Americans will know, today is Super Bowl Sunday, a day when millions of Americans sit around a giant bowl of cereal and watch American Football on TV – or Hand Egg USA as they call it over there. Each year over the last decade EA has run a simulation with the latest Madden …

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Batman

Everybody, Batman’s back, alright

We didn’t quite see it coming. Batman: Arkham Origins has knocked GTA V off the top spot in this week’s UK chart. Perhaps everyone in the world already owns a copy of Rockstar’s car theft simulator. That’s an impressive chart entry for a game that got mixed reviews, with publishers Warner Bros. putting an embargo …

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No one plays with the Bat Man

This week sees the release of a hotly anticipated bat-based sequel that has so far remained hidden in the shadows, muttering quietly in an oddly deep voice. Batman: Arkham Origins makes its way on to Xbox 360 and PS3 (and PC), alongside Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate on the PS Vita. Earlier games in the series, …

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GTA still reigns

This week’s UK chart looks quite familiar, with GTA V on top of the charts, sitting above FIFA 14. There is however a new entry at #3, in the form of Skylanders: Swap Force, Activision’s latest attempt to sell children more plastic figurines. Pokemon X and Y fall slightly to #4 and #5 respectively, showing …

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Grand Theft Auto V – Review

It took just 72 hours for Grand Theft Auto V to make more than $1 billion, recouping its massive development cost many times over and making it the fastest selling console game ever. You’re probably already playing it, enjoying the expansive world and occasional hooker killing. Which makes a review somewhat irrelevant, but let’s proceed …

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