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Stephen has been an avid gamer since the days of Amiga 500+ and often wonders why we can't go back to the good old days of long loading times and Inserting Disk 2.

2K Announces First Members of the WWE 2K17 Roster

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Earlier today, WWE Games’ Twitter account revealed the first three playable members of the roster in their upcoming WWE 2K17 game (in addition to Bill Goldberg, pictured above, the former WCW megastar who is available as a pre-order bonus). They were announced at E3 via the artwork of Rob Schamberger, long-time provider of artwork for WWE merchandise and other memorabilia. ...

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Atelier Sophie Review – Alchemist of the Mysterious Book

Atelier Sophie Review

Disclosure: the author was provided with a review code of this game by Koei Tecmo America Publisher: Koei Tecmo Developer: Gust Co. Ltd. Platform: PlayStation 3 (Japan only), PlayStation 4 (review platform), PlayStation Vita. JRPGs tend to be overlooked a lot nowadays. Beyond its niche, the genre is often considered past its prime and it’s rare to see a JRPG receive ...

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Overwatch Review – Battle Boring? Far From It

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Publisher: Activision Blizzard Developer: Blizzard Entertainment Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 (review platform), Xbox One About three weeks ago, I had zero interest in Overwatch. I knew only two things about it: that it was an online multiplayer game – already a red flag for me as someone who tends to stick to single-player games – and that there was a minor controversy ...

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Arcade-Style Shooter Tower 57 Nearing End Of Kickstarter Campaign

Tower 57 Title Card

There’s less than a week to go on the Kickstarter for Tower 57, a retro top-down shooter made by German indie developer Pixwerk. The developer is asking for €45,000 but the amount pledged currently stands at a little under €37,000. Tower 57 is a twin-stick shooter – in the same vein as classics such as Smash TV, where character movement ...

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Street Fighter V’s First Brand New Character – Necalli

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Capcom recently released a trailer introducing Necalli, the first brand new character in Street Fighter V. Necalli appears to have a very barbaric, savage fighting style, using command grabs, claw attacks and ground-pounding stomps to brutalise his opponents. His style actually appears to owe a lot to Wolverine in Capcom’s Marvel Vs Capcom series, since Necalli’s Critical Art is very ...

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Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Closes With $6.3 Million Pledged In Total

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The Shenmue 3 Kickstarter project ended today, with a grand total of $6,333,295 donated towards to the game. The long-awaited closing chapter to Yu Suzuki’s trilogy of games met its goal of $2 million within nine hours of being on Kickstarter and holds the Guinness World Record for being the fastest video game to reach one million dollars on the site. Shenmue 3 ...

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Should YOU Study Game Design?

Study Game Design

The short answer to that question is yes. Yes, you should. About a month ago, before I started writing for GamesNosh, I finished a college course studying game design. One of the things I’ve taken away from it is something that I think more fans of gaming should know; if you want to make games, it is much easier to ...

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RENOIR – 2.5D Film Noir Puzzle-Platformer, Now On Kickstarter

RENOIR

Soulbound Games, a Czech Republic-based developer, has created a Kickstarter page for RENOIR, their visually-stunning, film noir-inspired game. Described as “a story-driven 2.5D puzzle platformer”, the game stars James Renoir, a private detective struggling to uncover the story behind his own death. Looking at RENOIR’s trailer, the striking environment immediately stands out. Its visual style is reminiscent of games like ...

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Analysing the Metal Gear Solid V Gameplay Footage

Metal Gear Solid V Gameplay

On Thursday, Konami released a 40-minute long  video of Metal Gear Solid V gameplay and fans of the series were treated to a host of new features and hints of things to come. The video opens with an announcement about the inclusion of microtransactions in the game. It’s mentioned that while microtransactions are present in MGSV, everything will be open to ...

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