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Jason The Greek: The Ladies of Lemnos – Developer Q&A

Kristian Fosh aims to continue the current point ‘n’ click adventure revival with Jason The Greek: The Ladies of Lemnos, a colourful and light-hearted caper inspired by Monkey Island, Discworld and other adventure games of yore. There’s also an influence behind it that you may not expect –...

Revisiting Deadly Premonition’s Greenvale

With next-gen consoles about to be released to the masses, now seems to be the perfect time to talk about one of my favourite games of the current generation: Deadly Premonition. I came to Deadly Premonition the same way most people did, after being directed to YouTube videos...

Five gaming guilty pleasures

We’re all guilty of something, but rather than fill these hallowed pages with our sinful confessions we’re instead going to share our top five gaming guilty pleasures. All of the games below faced a harsh critical reception upon release, but despite their faults they aren’t entirely without merit…no...

The diversity of developers’ black sheep

With game budgets forever rising and big name franchises more important than ever, the days of versatile development studios are slowly coming to an end. The guys at Beenox must know how this feels – after working with various brands across different genres they’re now single handedly in...

Five ideas for the next Animal Crossing

Every Nintendo format from the N64 onwards has received an Animal Crossing game, so it stands to reason that the series will appear on Wii U at some point. Here are five ideas we’d like to see in the future. Metal Detectors The museum has always been Animal...

Picking the brains of Survivalist Games

Earlier today we reviewed Shelter, a mobile game that puts a twist on the survival genre by blending turn-based card battles with tower defence elements. Industry veteran Chris Roberts was kind enough share some words regarding the game’s development, and also the future of the series. Shelter was...

The achievement revolution will be televised

One of the more unusual stories to break after the Xbox One reveal was that Microsoft has patented the ability to unlock achievements by watching TV. One obvious use is as an incentive to tune into certain shows and films. It’s not an idea that’s massively new –...

The history of fast food freebies

We could start this article by sharing our views on the morality of luring children into fast food resultants via free toys, but then we remembered our tagline: “finding the fun”. That subject would be precisely no fun at all to discuss. One, believe it or not, allowed...

Ten games not fit for Brits

Regional taste and brand recognition are the reasons for the ten games below not being released in the UK. It certainly doesn’t have anything to do with the games in question being a little too odd – this is the country that gave the world Little Britain, Fawlty...

THQ’s WWE games – Smackdown and out

If you’re a wrestling fan, there’s a good chance you could be a thirteen year old boy. Coincidentally, THQ’s WWE SmackDown! series has been dominating the wrestling videogame scene for just over thirteen years. So THQ’s WWE games could be all you’ve ever known, virtual wrestling-wise, if you...