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Most Played – June 2022

So much for ‘Most Played’ being a monthly feature – this is our first round-up of the year. With so many new releases to cover and review, 2022 has been exceedingly busy thus far. We think we can be excused for our tardiness. During the muggy month of...

Most Played – December 2021

The team didn’t just spend the merry month of December wrapping presents, eating mince pies, and watching re-runs of vintage Christmas specials on TV – there was still time for a spot of gaming too. Serious Sam 4 – Matt Earlier this year I played through Shadow Warrior...

2021: Games You May Have Missed

One of our favourite yearly pursuits is to sit down and glance over everything the past 12 months have given us. As our eyes scroll past chart-toppers, big-budget exclusives and indie darlings, it always becomes apparent there are numerous critically acclaimed titles many have overlooked. A lack of...

2021: Christmas Gift Guide for Gamers

Our Christmas gift guide for this year (hello, by the way!) begins with something you may want to grab for yourself and admire before the big day. Hallmark has released three new Nintendo tree ornaments: Mario holding a mushroom, an authentic-looking NES controller, and Yoshi – in festive...

Games Asylum, twenty years ago today

If you were to travel back to 26th March 2001, we’d definitely recommend grabbing as many factory-sealed N64 and Dreamcast games as you can carry. If we recall, retailers were clearing out stock around this time. We certainly remember Oxford Street’s HMV having rows and rows of Dreamcast...

The Wii’s forgotten Marvel game

The mid-‘90s were a rough time for Marvel. Losing money hand over fist, the comic giant filed for bankruptcy before laying off one-third of their staff. This is the reason why dozens of Marvel games launched during this time. Desperate to stay afloat, the cost of licensing one...

The SEGA Saturn’s Last Christmas

SEGA’s decision to drop the Saturn more than a year before the UK launch of the Dreamcast – giving them little to no presence within Europe during that time – could be seen as a mercy killing. The much-maligned 32-bit system scraped through the first half of 1998...

2020: Christmas Board Game Guide

Cheese, biscuits, mulled wine, turkey and board games. All things that come to mind when you think of Christmas. But like nan drinking too much mulled wine, or cheese-based trumps, board games can go terribly wrong. Make a poor choice and you get fights over the rules, or...

2020: Games You May Have Missed

When perusing the list of games this accursed year has given us, contenders for overlooked titles were bountiful. However, and regrettably, haven’t played many for ourselves – if we were to cover them here, we’d simply be paraphrasing. So, let us give a noble salute to the eccentric...

Christmas 2020 Gift Guide for Gamers

With the ‘big day’ now just weeks away, we’ve laid out a spread of handpicked gaming goodies guaranteed to delight. Or if you simply fancy treating yourself, we aren’t ones to judge – 2020 has, frankly, been beyond tough. Cyberpunk is the talk of the town currently, and...