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Amy Hennig, whose Uncharted 4 work was scrapped, to be presented with BAFTA award

Posted by on May 24, 2016

Those of you who read our Uncharted 4 review – yes, both of you – will remember that we made brief mention of the rumours of Hennig being forced out of Uncharted 4’s...

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Interviews

Do you have (a) Minutes? Red Phantom Games interview

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015

RPG is a great videogame acronym. It stands for Role Playing Game, Rocket Propelled Grenade, and – as of fairly recently – Red Phantom Games. This particular RPG is a...

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Articles

The games journalism cult of personality

Posted by on May 21, 2016

Hello boys and girls. I’d like to tell you a story. It’s a story of joy and sadness; of oppression and freedom; of regression and progress; of human beings. Are you...

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Reviews

Uncharted 4: review

Posted by on May 19, 2016

Format: PS4 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Developer: Naughty Dog Players: 1 (offline), 2-10 (online) Site: http://www.unchartedthegame.com/en-gb/ Game...

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Amy Hennig, whose Uncharted 4 work was scrapped, to be presented with BAFTA award

Amy Hennig, whose Uncharted 4 work was scrapped, to be presented with BAFTA award

May 24, 2016

Those of you who read our Uncharted 4 review – yes, both of you – will remember that we made brief mention of the rumours of Hennig being forced out of Uncharted 4’s development, and of the original script bearing little relation to the one that made it to retail. Later on, we also said that “there’s no such thing as an Oscar-worthy Uncharted...

The games journalism cult of personality

The games journalism cult of personality

May 21, 2016

Hello boys and girls. I’d like to tell you a story. It’s a story of joy and sadness; of oppression and freedom; of regression and progress; of human beings. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. Once upon a time, the internet was new. It was slow, and expensive, and nobody really understood exactly what it was. The prospect of online...

Uncharted 4: review

Uncharted 4: review

May 19, 2016

Format: PS4 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Developer: Naughty Dog Players: 1 (offline), 2-10 (online) Site: http://www.unchartedthegame.com/en-gb/ Game purchased by reviewer Easy to forget now, but things were looking ropey for Uncharted 4 at one point. Amy Hennig left, amid rumours of being forced out by The Last Of Us daddies...

Worms W.M.D. hooks new trailer and infographic

Worms W.M.D. hooks new trailer and infographic

May 19, 2016

When you stop to think about it, there aren’t many long-standing game franchises left around; or at least, not many that aren’t now pale and shameful ghosts of their former selves. Worms, which first wriggled onto the scene via the Amiga back in 1995, continues its stroll through the 21st Century with Worms W.M.D, due for release “later this...

Gang Beasts Online: hands-on

Gang Beasts Online: hands-on

May 16, 2016

While multiplayer brawler Gang Beasts has enjoyed success in the living room since its Early Access release in 2014, fans have been clamouring for a way to throw their more physically distant friends into meat grinders and off oil rigs via an online mode. Boneloaf have finally begun to implement such functionality in Gang Beasts Online Beta, and we’ve had...

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter extensive PS4 footage

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter extensive PS4 footage

May 13, 2016

Sherlock Holmes is no stranger to the world of games but, as you’ll see if you watch the video above, Frogwares are doing something a bit different with him this time around. We get a very good idea of what to expect here actually because, in addition to the PR-friendly commentary, we get over ten minutes of actual gameplay footage. No thirty seconds of...

Project CARS GOTY Edition: review

Project CARS GOTY Edition: review

May 11, 2016

Format: Xbox One (version reviewed), PS4, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Bandai Namco Developer: Slightly Mad Studios Players: 1 (offline), 2-16 (online) Site: http://www.projectcarsgame.com/ Game code provided by the publisher Project CARS is on a mission to keep it real. Not in a ‘middle aged man trying to appropriate outdated street...

Yo-Kai Watch: review

Yo-Kai Watch: review

May 9, 2016

Format: 3DS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Level-5 Players: 1 Site: http://yo-kai.nintendo.com/ Game code provided by the publisher Yo-kai are ordinarily invisible creatures, and the eponymous Yo-kai watch is needed in order to detect and reveal them. The game is often mentioned in the same breath as Pokémon and, while it’s an...