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In search of the Xbox 360’s rarest game

Roughly a year ago we donned our detective garb and tracked down the Wii U’s rarest game. Relying on completed eBay listings and such, we eventually concluded that BigBen’s shooting gallery Cocoto Magic Circus 2 was by far the obscurest release, commanding over £100 (at the time). As...

Claybook – Game Preview impressions

Thanks to featuring some delightfully playful tech, first impressions of this physics-based puzzler are incredibly positive. You’re presented with a sandbox filled entirely with squidgy clay, which can be manipulated by carving into objects, adding new blocks, and deforming surroundings to create slopes and other means of reaching...

The story of WWE and our ill-fated YouTube channel

YouTube in 2007 was remarkably different to the YouTube of today. The ink was still yet to dry on the Google takeover contract, and the term ‘YouTube Celebrity’ was yet to be bandied about – the likes of PewDiePie, JonTron, Markiplier and others were still to make their...

2017: Five games you may have missed

This year commenced in the best possible fashion. Unusually for the quiet season of spring, we received several highly acclaimed hits in quick succession. Things settled down in the run-up to summer, leading to what has been a sporadic winter. A few quality titles, the usual solid but...

Is Call of Duty 2 worth playing today?

Call of Duty 2 and Guitar Hero 2 have more in common than having the same publisher. Both represent their respective franchises before being propelled into the big leagues. Once Activision realised their potential, both received bigger budgets and sizeable marketing pushes. Although this isn’t necessarily a bad...

A SEGA Forever wishlist

The SEGA Forever service launched a fortnight ago, although to be brutally honest it isn’t much of a “service” at present. The concept is sound enough. Play classic SEGA games on your mobile device, either for free with adverts between stages, or with adverts removed for a £1.99...

More Xbox One trials with achievements

Because the natural passage of time has occurred, we’re taking another look at Xbox One game trials with achievements. Gamerscore for gratis – who could possibly resist? Most of the trials detailed below offer an hour of play before prompting you to head to the Xbox One store...

E3 2017: Six top picks

It could be argued that most, if not all, of the big-name publishers played it safe at E3 by sticking to their franchises and annual outings. Even so, this year’s expo could become one for the ages. The big boys bought out their biggest guns, resulting in an...