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Gaming Really Is Making You Thick… Brained!

Gaming Really Is Making You Thick… Brained! 0

Mention video games to a parent and you’re likely to hear something along the lines of it warping children’s brains, desensitising them, and making them fat; except the Wii of course, you can bowl on that! But whilst consoling may be making generations a little bit thicker set, research has shown it could also be(…)

Five Things You Need To Know About Pro Gaming

Five Things You Need To Know About Pro Gaming 0

While many of us stick to gaming as a purely recreational activity, some players out there make it their living. Pro gaming is a serious industry and one that gives fans and gamers alike the chance to step things up a gear. The rise of social aspects and online multi-player features in modern gaming has(…)

The Elder Scrolls Online: Early Access Impressions

The Elder Scrolls Online: Early Access Impressions 0

It wasn’t until I got off the boat at Davon’s Watch that I realized how far I had come. In an attempt to become fully immersed in the universe, I have always played as a Dark Elf in the Elder Scrolls games and, despite the centuries in between the respective storylines, I imagined them all(…)

LUFTRAUSERS Review

LUFTRAUSERS Review 1

Bullet hell is such a special place. Flying into this Indie golden age, Dutch developer Vlambeer’s newest title, LUFTRAUSERS, brings us back to the time when aerial dominance dominated the gaming landscape. Taking command of a small airplane over a vast ocean, LUFTRAUSERS tasks you with destroying as many enemies as you can before you(…)

The Rise Of eSports Betting

The Rise Of eSports Betting 0

eSports have risen hugely over the last few years growing from its humble online beginnings in the early 1990’s to a professional industry that sees thousands of gamers, and millions watching, particularly in the USA. Professional gaming is still relatively new to the world compared to the more traditional sports, with them not being recognised(…)

Game Review: South Park — The Stick of Truth

Game Review: South Park — The Stick of Truth 0

Not so quiet mountain town. The love affair between South Park and video games has been a one-way street so far. While creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have given us episodes based on everything from Guitar Hero to Pokemon and Tiger Woods PGA Tour, the games industry has given them…Chef’s Luv Shack. All that(…)

Game Review: Thief

Game Review: Thief 0

Kleptomanic Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat – Thief is not a bad game. It’s entertaining and satisfying as hell to plan out and pull off the perfect heist. Yes, Thief does a lot right, and that’s why it’s so maddening that it takes so many shortcuts and delivers an(…)

Video: “Hollow Lullaby” trailer for Dark Souls II,

Video: “Hollow Lullaby” trailer for Dark Souls II, 0

Namco Bandai and From Software dropped a quick trailer on our laps today for Dark Souls II. It’s hard to believe Dark Souls is three years old already, but Dark Souls II comes out next month, and it looks like it’s going to be both pretty and pretty challenging. From the developer: Dark Souls II(…)

Thief launch trailer is quite spooky

Thief launch trailer is quite spooky 0

Square Enix’s reboot of the Thief franchise comes out next week, but one last trailer gives you a look at some of its more supernatural elements and intriguing characters you’ll meet. Ghosts, shadows, and a lot of sneaking around are sure to await you regardless of how you decide to play this stealthy adventure. We’ve(…)

New trailer shows off Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD’s added features

New trailer shows off Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD’s added features 0

Final Fantasy X and X-2 aren’t just getting a graphics overhaul when their remastered editions launch next month. These two games will also come with new content highlighted in the trailer above. Expect re-arranged background music, trophies, cross-save compatibility, new Dress Spheres, and over 20 hours of content never released in the North American version.(…)

BioShock developer Irrational Games laying off employees, changing focus

BioShock developer Irrational Games laying off employees, changing focus 0

Irrational Games, developer of the BioShock franchise, is cutting its team down to a team of 15, co-founder Ken Levine revealed today. “Seventeen years is a long time to do any job, even the best one. And working with the incredible team at Irrational Games is indeed the best job I’ve ever had. While I’m(…)

The Last of Us: Left Behind review

The Last of Us: Left Behind review 0

Let’s Go to the Mall Fair warning, this review is full of spoilers for The Last of Us, the American Dreams comic and the Left Behind DLC It would be easy to not care about  the characters and events of Left Behind, the first DLC for Naughty Dog’s fantastic 2013 release The Last of Us(…)

VIDEO: Lord of the Fallen first gameplay footage released

VIDEO: Lord of the Fallen first gameplay footage released 0

CI Games recently sent us their first gameplay video of their upcoming RPG, Lords of the Fallen. It’s seven minutes long, so grab the popcorn and soda and check it out: The game has been under development since 2011, so there’s a lot riding on it. The game’s combat engine appears to combine elements of(…)

New, Immersive Gaming Experience with “Sinister”

New, Immersive Gaming Experience with “Sinister” 0

Haptics returns to PC gaming with Tivitas Interactive’s upcoming gaming device, Sinister. Sinister uses ViviTouch HD haptic feedback and interchangeable elements to let gamers create a personalized experience. Sinister provides the usual advantages of a console controller, while maintaining the precision of a mouse/keyboard combo. The device offers full customization, adjustable ergonomic support, true analog(…)

SimCity to get an offline mode

SimCity to get an offline mode 0

Almost a year after its initial release, the creators of SimCity are giving the game an offline mode allowing players to load and save their cities without being connected to the internet. Yes, Offline is coming as a free download with Update 10 to all SimCity players,” wrote Maxis Emeryville studio general manager Patrick Buechner on the SimCity blog.(…)

Boston indies pick up NAVGTR nominations

Boston indies pick up NAVGTR nominations 0

Five games featured in the 2013 Boston Festival of Indie Games have made the list of nominated titles for the 13th annual NAVGTR awards. Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, Jungle Rumble, Propinquity, High Strangeness, and Depression Quest were the games nominated for awards in Best Sound, Original Dramatic Score, and others. Additional small budget nominees include Antichamber, The StanleyParable,(…)