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Jake Wilson

A musician and composer who occasionally likes writing about video games...

Umbrella Corps Releases in May

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Capcom has announced a Resident Evil themed online multiplayer shooter entitled ‘Umbrella Corps.‘ Built in Unity, the game will focus on competitive team based matches (up to six players) and features a single player mode called ‘The Experiment’ for players who want to familiarise themselves with the controls and systems of Umbrella Corps. It is described as a “coliseum style ...

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Yakuza 5 – Review

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Publisher: SEGA Developer: SEGA Platforms: Playstation 3 Yakuza 5 is a fighting/driving/hunting/dancing/karaoke simulation/action-RPG game by SEGA. The Yakuza series, (known as Ryu Ga Gotoku in Japan) which has won excellence awards in its home country with practically every new release, is basically the Grand Theft Auto of Japanese gaming. Yakuza 5 was originally released in December 2012 but Western audiences ...

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Oculus Rift Pre-Orders Priced at $599

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Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset kickstarted by Oculus VR over 3 years ago, is now available for pre-order. The Oculus Rift release date is set for March, but for people who didn’t order immediately after the pre-orders became available, the shipping date has been updated to May. As for the price, the Rift headset will set you back $599…yes, ...

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Brad Fuller – Atari Composer Passes Away

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Brad Fuller, the man who was director of audio at Atari for more than a decade, has passed away. Fuller was responsible for the soundtracks of such classic games as Tetris, Marble Madness & Millipede. He was also responsible for some of the iconic sound design coming from Atari since he joined the company in 1982. He worked on a ...

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Shadow Hearts Creator Working on New Project

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Shadow Hearts creator Matsuzo Machida has revealed to Italian website ‘Geek Gamer‘ that he is currently working on a new game. Machida could not go in to details about the new game but it seems that it will be a new IP completely but when Geek Gamer inquired whether a continuation of Shadow Hearts could be a possibility some time ...

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Star Wars Episode I – The Retro Perspective

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In the second part of our Star Wars game binge we take a look at Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace for the Playstation 1. A remarkable game, but whether that’s in a good way, or bad, we’ll leave that to you. Joining me again is 3D artist Tom and Star Wars Episode I veteran Luke. I hope you ...

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Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void – Review

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Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment Developer: Blizzard Entertainment Platforms: PC Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void is the second and final standalone expansion in Blizzard’s Starcraft II Trilogy. Though, to call it an expansion simply does not do this game justice. While at first myself and many other players may have felt short-changed at the copy/paste nature of the game’s mechanics from the ...

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Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Coming to PS4

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Level 5 have finally announced their next console game. It’s Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom and it’s coming exclusively to Playstation 4. The game was announced during the PlayStation Experience 2015 and features a brand new cast of characters. Some bad news and some good news. Studio Ghibli will not be returning from the first Ni No Kuni to ...

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Konami Prevented Hideo Kojima From Attending The Game Awards

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Yesterday, Los Angeles hosted a video game awards ceremony, The Game Awards 2015. Though Hideo Kojima was on the advisory board, he was not able to make it to the show due to some rather strange circumstances. On the night of the show The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley took to the stage and said: “Mr. Kojima had every intention ...

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Final Fantasy XV Now Playable From Start to Finish

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A post on the official forums from Kitade, one of the game’s programmers, has revealed that Final Fantasy XV can now be played from beginning to end. Essentially, nearly 10 years after its announcement at e3 2006 as Final Fantasy Versus XIII, the game is out of pre-beta. Additionally, the first half of the game is finished “with the quality ...

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