Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f 2nd (Sony PlayStation 3)

The green haired maiden lights up the dance floor again.

Mayo Chiki! Series Collection (Anime review)

Like fanservice? You'll love this.

Tengami (Nintendo Wii U)

A beautiful, emotional experience.

Friday, November 28, 2014

The games of December: Time to catch up on the backlog

List by Jim S.

December is traditionally the quietest month of all for game releases. With all the stuff that launches in November, publishers and developers kick back a little, relax, plan for the next year, and we're left to try and catch up on our backlog.

Not that we're necessarily complaining, after all, November was really big this year. And hey, there's a couple of worthy games being released this month anyway, just in case you somehow have managed to get though everything and are desperate to play something new this Christmas.

Book review: Sega Mega Drive/ Genesis: Collected Works

Review by Matt S.

I love collectible books. And that's not just because I've got my own coming next year. I love them because, for fans, a good book about their favourite hobby is a wonderful way to engage with something they love doing on a deeper level.

Last chance! Vote for your favourite games of the year, win great games!

News by Matt S.

The response to our awards voting in 2014 has been truly overwhelming, with well over 1000 entries already registered. Voting is about to close though, so if you want to be in the running to earn some great games and let us know what your favourite games of 2014 were, now is your chance!

Want something to read this weekend? Consider The Lost Worlds of Power e-book (it's free!)

News by Matt S.

If you're an old dude like me, then you'll remember Worlds of Power, a series of novelisations of classic games such as Metal Gear, Ninja Gaiden and Castlevania. These things were so bad they were truly awesome for a young kid who was in love with all things to do with games.

Review: Far Cry 4 (Sony PlayStation 4)

Review by Nick H.

Far Cry 4 is in every way a summer blockbuster movie - only it has been released at a time of year that is decidedly anything but summer. It is full of big, explosive moments and is constantly trying to outdo itself for the big, explosive moments.

Thankfully, unlike a more linear title like Call of Duty, Far Cry 4 encourages exploration, and it's the stronger for it.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Review: Chain Chronicle (Apple iPad)

Chain Chronicle ReviewReview by Matt S.

It's not often that you'll read this, but Chain Chronicle is a genuinely good mobile free-to-play game. And I don't just mean in the context of mobile games, or in comparison to other free-to-play games. Chain Chronicle is a good game in comparison to all those home console, Vita and 3DS games that are all competing for your time.

Preview: Soul Axiom (PC)

Preview by Nick H.

Soul Axiom is the latest project by Wales Interactive, the same team that brought Master Reboot. At this point it is hard to say if Soul Axiom is meant to be an actual sequel in storyline or if this is more of a spiritual successor, but the similarities between the two titles are numerous.

Gadget Review: PDP Afterglow Kral PS4 Wireless Headset

Review by Nick H.

I have got to say that one of the main draws of the Afterglow headsets is lost on me, because I really do not care for the fact they glow.

That being said, I do generally like the construction and the way they function, and the Kral PS4 Wireless Headset is yet another great example of how the PDP Afterglow series has some genuine substance to back up the flash.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Review: Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! (Sony PlayStation 3)

Review by Matt S.

Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! has been a sharp reminder to me that when it comes to fighting games, I want more than a workable combat system. Examu's semi-sequel to Arcana Heart 3 is a very workable fighting game, but unless you're a hardcore fighting game fan, I suspect you're not going to care.

Review: WWE 2K15 (Sony PlayStation 4)

Review by Nick H.

WWE 2K15 is a solid start to the next generation of wrestling action. Fans of the series from the prior generation will no doubt notice some options missing in action, but the fundamental gameplay shows enough improvement to be optimistic for the future while still offering enough content to enjoy WWE 2K15 today.

Review: Tetris Ultimate (Nintendo 3DS)

Review by Pierre-Yves L.

Tetris is the kind of game that you'll never forget your first experience playing. At first you'll ask yourself why anyone would find such a simple, basic game would be challenging or interesting. But then then pace of the game starts speeding up, and soon enough you realise that you can't keep up.

Blocks start piling up and you start panicking, making more and more elaborate mistakes. And then the dreaded words appear on the screen: Game. Over. You're frustrated and angry and naturally you start playing again to try and do better. That's Tetris, and it is back again in Tetris Ultimate to haunt your waking moments and even your dreams.

Gadget Review: Klipsch R-10B Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer

Review by Rob P.

Klipsch’s R-10B Soundbar is full of contradictions. It’s big, bold and in-your-face. It’s delicate and subtle. It’s expensive, but good value. It can be loud enough to attract complaints from the neighbours or as quiet as distant thunder. Still, there’s one fact that’s beyond debate. This thing is HUGE.

 
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