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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...

The worst games to launch alongside Nintendo consoles

The Switch’s launch line-up may have been slim, but at least there wasn’t a ‘day one dud’ lurking alongside the likes of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Bomberman R. Damning praise, we know, but there’s truth in those words. Previous Nintendo consoles haven’t been quite as fortunate...

EA and Nintendo’s forgotten GameCube partnerships

It’s a little-known fact that Nintendo granted both EA and Activision reduced GameCube licensing costs. It was a resoundingly proactive move from Nintendo: around ten years ago the two publishers released big-budget, heavily promoted, titles on almost a monthly basis. If you’ve ever wondered why such games as...