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REVIEW: Metroid: Samus Returns

Publisher: Nintendo Developer: MercurySteam Format Reviewed: 3DS Provided By: Purchase by Reviewer Price: £39.99/$39.99 Metroid II: Samus Returns was a product hampered by the limited technology of the Game Boy. It was small, clunky, and lacked the freedom that made Metroid famous. Over 20…

REVIEW: Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks Developer: Arkane Studios Format Reviewed: PC Provided By: Purchase by Reviewer Price: £19.99/$29.99 Dishonored: Death of the Outsider shows how a shift in theme can overhaul a game series’ design and quality. While focusing on redemption instead of revenge…

Review: Subsurface Circular

Publisher: Bithell Games Developer: Bithell Games Format Reviewed: PC Provided By: Purchase by Reviewer Price: £4.79/$5.99   Very few games make the act of conversation exciting. While many games have dialogue, they use it only to support the overall narrative or to justify…

Review: Nidhogg 2

Publisher: Messhof Developer: Messhof Format Reviewed: PC Provided By: Messhof Price: £10.99/$15.99   Nidhogg 2 combines intense high stakes combat with retro charm to create a fun local-multiplayer experience. Like gladiatorial combat, Nidhogg 2 is grotesque and challenging, with each move potentially being…

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS gets a Gamescom Tournament

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) is an Early Access phenomenon. Currently the most watched game on Twitch and the third most played on Steam, PUBG is now getting its first LAN event at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Eighty players will be competing…

ESL Changes Cheating and Match-Fitching Sanctions

ESL, an eSports organization famous for it’s Counter-Strike tournaments, has aligned its sanctions with the Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC). These sanctions came from the results an ESIC survey focused on finding the proper repercussions according to the eSport community. This also includes…

REVIEW: VALKYRIA REVOLUTION

Publisher: Sega Developer: Sega Format Reviewed: Playstation 4 Provided By: Sega Price: £34.99/$39.99   Valkyria Revolution is a game of half-measures, always providing an interesting premise, but failing in the execution. Instead of focusing on one core experience, Valkyria Revolution…

Valkyria Revolution First Impressions

Valkyria Revolution is out today. As a spin-off to the Valkyria series seen on previous consoles, Valkyria Revolution mixes turn-based and active combat in a new world. Being half-way through the game, my feelings are extremely mixed, as each triumph…

Nintendo Will Host Livestreams and Tournaments at E3 in Addition to Online Presentation

Nintendo at E3 will not just stop at video press conferences, but will also do livestreams and tournaments to show off new Nintendo software. Right after the conference Nintendo will host its Live Treehouse stream June 13 (9:30 a.m. –…

E3 2017 Press Conference Schedule

E3 comes in less than a week. During this time, companies will be announcing unheard games and giving more information to future titles. With a combination of first and third parties releasing their information to the press, consumers may want…