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Blood Bowl 2 Review – Slightly More Violent than Rugby

Blood Bowl 2 review

Disclosure: the author was given a copy of the game by Evolve PR for the purpose of this review Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Developer: Cyanide Studios Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 (review platform) Six turns into the first half. Four fouls, two players knocked out, three dead. It was going to be a good match… Blood Bowl 2 is less ...

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The Last Guardian Here On PS4 At Last

The Last Guardian

It’s finally here: Sony came out of the gates swinging with an actual gameplay trailer for the almost perpetually absent The Last Guardian, a Team ICO game, and spiritual successor to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. The game, which was announced back in 2007 for the PlayStation 3, was feared by many to be stuck firmly within the depths ...

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Microsoft Announces Elite Controller For Xbox One

Microsoft Elite Controller

During their E3 press conference today, Microsoft revealed a new piece of hardware for their Xbox One and Windows 10 platforms, referred to as the Elite Controller. It appears to be a re-imagining of the standard Xbox One controller, with a focus on increased accuracy and customizable parts, from changing the sensitivity of the sticks and triggers, to swapping out ...

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Dark Souls 3 Revealed at Microsoft’s E3 Conference


In an apparent attempt to preempt Sony’s hold on the Souls series, Microsoft revealed a trailer for Dark Souls III during their conference today. The reveal consisted only of a cinematic, but contained a number of images that could hint at the direction the third installment in the series is taking, including a procession of decrepit, hooded figures moving slowly ...

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Review – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

The Witcher 3 Geralt

Developer: CD Projekt RED Publisher: CD Projekt RED Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC (review platform) These days, you’d be hard pressed to take a cautious step into the wasteland of AAA gaming without treading on something that tries to position itself as new and exciting. All the while, simultaneously drawing on numerous hackneyed clichés to maintain mass market appeal. Preview material ...

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Review – Etherium


Disclosure: The author of this article was given a code for the game through Evolve PR for the purpose of this review Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Developer: Tindalos Interactive Platforms: PC Despite its once proud status as a staple of PC gaming, the Real-Time Strategy genre has seen itself fall out of the limelight in recent years, and has been ...

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Evolve Review – Like Hide and Go Seek, but with Giant Monsters


Developer: Turtle Rock Studios Publisher: 2K Games Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 (review platform), Xbox One Most of us probably remember the days and nights we spent, whether with friends or strangers, playing Left 4 Dead and its sequel. Hunting zombies, trying to survive, and sticking together, with the knowledge that moving too far away from our companions would spell certain, gruesome death. ...

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Metal Gear Rising 2 Teased at Taipei Game Show?


Well, this came out of nowhere. Blink and you’ll miss it: at exactly two hours, forty-six minutes, and thirty-nine seconds into the TGS livestream, we get a glimpse of a large number 2, in the same typography used for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Most of you probably know MGR as a spin-off of Metal Gear Solid developed by Platinum Games. ...

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A Look Forward: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate


Monster Hunter has always been a series that never fails to get people excited. And with the release of the New Nintendo 3DS XL (and subsequently Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate) now less than a month away, a lot of you are probably dying to hear more about the new features for the next major release in the series. I’ve been a ...

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Gamesnosh Interviews – Yanderedev (Yandere Simulator)

Yandere Simulator

Some of you may recognize Yanderedev from his posts around the web, but I recently had the chance to sit down with him and talk about his incredibly unique project Yandere Simulator, a game that promises to be equal parts hilarious and horrifying. GN – First of all, I’d like to say thanks for taking the time to be here and answer some ...

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