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Mario Kart 8

The Joy of Mario Kart Online

Who’d have thought it? It’s taken a little time, too long to be frank, but Nintendo have finally released a game with a rock-solid, brilliant online multiplayer component. Mario Kart 8 is a revelation and...
E3 2014

Is E3 still relevant?

On the surface this year’s E3 seemed to be no different to in previous years. Games were revealed, demos playable, release dates announced, and swag was given out. The main difference separating it from last...
Tomodachi Life

Tomodachi Life Review

Apologies for the lack of updates this week, but it’s been all go round here. I’ve just returned from a short holiday to Hawaii, with the singer Morrissey. When I got back, I was straight onto the stage...
E3 2009 Daily

Remembering my first E3

It was at E3 2009 that Microsoft unveiled the first iteration of Kinect, then named Project Natal. At the time, Nintendo was on the crest of a wave and continued investment...
Xbox One vs PlayStation 4

A Look Back at E3 2013

E3 is almost upon us; the most important entry in the videogame calendar, and whilst this year will not be as momentous as last year it will still be important nonetheless. We think of E3 as being the place...
Okami

The Death of the Demo

Back when gaming magazines ruled the games journalism space you would often receive a free gift with your purchase of a videogames publication. That free gift, more often than not, would be a demo...
ps-vita-rear-touch-2

What next for the PlayStation Vita?

The PlayStation Vita is not a huge sales success, but does that mean it's not a console to treasure? The PlayStation Vita is in a curious place right now. Recent sales figures are concerning, with a paltry...
inFAMOUS Second Son

Late to the Party: Infamous Second Son

Infamous Second Son has long been the flag bearer for the PlayStation 4’s AAA credentials. A title that promised an early glimpse of the platform's capabilities when put to work by a top-tier first-party...