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Nintendo thinking into the box

Posted by on Jan 18, 2018

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Exclusive Q&A with the Psycho Pass: Mandatory Happiness localisation team

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016

Psycho Pass is a jolly awesome two-season anime (plus one film) and, in Japan, it’s also a multiple-ending visual novel with a unique story and three new characters. We’ll soon...

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(Probably) imaginary David Cage sequels

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018

With evidence of David Cage incorporating domestic abuse into the game with predictable care and sensitivity, we’re all looking forward to Detroit: Become Human more than ever....

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Reviews

Back 2 Backlog: Battlefront II, Yakuza Kiwami, Arkham VR

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018

Back 2 Backlog is our new, irregular-in-several-senses feature where we put three mini-reviews on one page; reviews of games released over the last year or so that we didn’t...

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Nintendo thinking into the box

Nintendo thinking into the box

Jan 18, 2018

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> It’s true that young kids tend to have more fun playing with the packaging their expensive gifts come in than the gifts themselves, but now Nintendo...

Theme Hospital 2 announced but it’s not Theme Hospital 2

Theme Hospital 2 announced but it’s not Theme Hospital 2

Jan 17, 2018

SEGA Europe Ltd. and Two Point Studios have announced Two Point Hospital, which in many ways is a spiritual successor to the classic game from the 1990s, Theme Hospital. The game is being developed by industry veterans who worked on said much-loved classic, along with titles like Black and White, Theme Park, and Fable; at studios including Bullfrog, Lionhead,...

Seán’s Six Favourite Games of 2017

Seán’s Six Favourite Games of 2017

Jan 16, 2018

In the ultimate game of one-upmanship, 2016 – which was a pretty terrible year all around – has been trumped by 2017. Another god-awful year full of anguish and pain but some mostly good video games. Silver linings and all that, except they’re not really clouds, they’re more like shitstorms. Anyway, in no particular order, here are my picks for the...

Dragon Ball FighterZ public launch party & beta details

Dragon Ball FighterZ public launch party & beta details

Jan 14, 2018

Looking forward to Arc System Works’ Dragon Ball game? It does look good, doesn’t it? Quite literally. If there’s one thing you can rely on Arc for, it’s gorgeous-looking beat ’em ups. Well, if you’re quick, you can still download and play the open beta for yourself (closes January 16th at 8am). Quick, go show the world that...

(Probably) imaginary David Cage sequels

(Probably) imaginary David Cage sequels

Jan 12, 2018

With evidence of David Cage incorporating domestic abuse into the game with predictable care and sensitivity, we’re all looking forward to Detroit: Become Human more than ever. The only criticism that anybody could have of his games, surely, is that there aren’t enough of them! Fortunately, we can present to you a world-exclusive look at some sequels in the...

Nintendo Direct stuffed full of Switch announcements

Nintendo Direct stuffed full of Switch announcements

Jan 11, 2018

Nintendo have been trolling something over the last few days on social media, with many speculating that a Nintendo Direct will be happening soon. Now this very afternoon, just as everybody decided that it definitely wasn’t happening, Nintendo did release a new Direct stream, with several new announcements of what 2018 has in store for Ninty fans. Classic RPG...

Back 2 Backlog: Battlefront II, Yakuza Kiwami, Arkham VR

Back 2 Backlog: Battlefront II, Yakuza Kiwami, Arkham VR

Jan 9, 2018

Back 2 Backlog is our new, irregular-in-several-senses feature where we put three mini-reviews on one page; reviews of games released over the last year or so that we didn’t cover at the time, but that we now have an urge to say something about. Format: PS4 (version reviewed), Xbone, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: EA Developer: DICE, Motive,...

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: Xbox review

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds: Xbox review

Dec 22, 2017

: Xbox One (version reviewed), PC Unleashed: Out Now (Early Access/Game Preview) Publisher: Bluehole Developer: PUBG Corporation Players: Target 100 (online only) Site: https://www.playbattlegrounds.com/main.pu Game code provided by PR For a while, it looked like PUBG – the online shooter with an acronym 75% ABV – wouldn’t make it to consoles....