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Spotify coming to PlayStation, including free version

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015

Sony have just announced a new music streaming service called PlayStation Music, that will be launched this spring in 41 markets around the world. The new service is in partnership...

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Stoic on The Banner Saga, Kickstarter, & mobile gaming

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014

The name is extremely confusing, and probably makes you think it’s associated with Candy Crush (or so King would have you believe), but the non-idiotic amongst you will know...

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The videogame publishers’ war on consumers

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015

A somewhat sensationalist headline, perhaps, but one not entirely without truth. The games industry of 2015 is one in which consumers work to please publishers rather than the...

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Reviews

Blackguards 2: review

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015

Format: PC Unleashed: 20th January 2014 Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment Developer: Daedalic Entertainment Players: 1 Site: http://www.daedalic.de/en/game/Blackguards_2 Game...

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Spotify coming to PlayStation, including free version

Spotify coming to PlayStation, including free version

Jan 28, 2015

Sony have just announced a new music streaming service called PlayStation Music, that will be launched this spring in 41 markets around the world. The new service is in partnership with Spotify, and will bring the award-winning digital music service to the PlayStation 3 and 4, and Sony’s Xperia smartphone and tablet platforms; although it looks like the...

The videogame publishers’ war on consumers

The videogame publishers’ war on consumers

Jan 26, 2015

A somewhat sensationalist headline, perhaps, but one not entirely without truth. The games industry of 2015 is one in which consumers work to please publishers rather than the other way around, and things are only going to get worse. As with any war, there have been victories on both sides – but the publishers won an extremely important battle years ago, and...

Life Is Strange devs hosting Reddit AMA (also, a new video to watch)

Life Is Strange devs hosting Reddit AMA (also, a new video to watch)

Jan 23, 2015

Remember that Life Is Strange developer diary we posted last week? That’s another one up there! Less gameplay footage in this one yet, somehow, still very interesting. It mostly focusses on discussing the time rewind mechanic employed by the main character Max. She will for example retain the memory of everything that happened prior to her rewinding time...

Blackguards 2: review

Blackguards 2: review

Jan 21, 2015

Format: PC Unleashed: 20th January 2014 Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment Developer: Daedalic Entertainment Players: 1 Site: http://www.daedalic.de/en/game/Blackguards_2 Game code provided by the publisher We were more than happy with how Blackguards 2 was shaping up, save for a few minor hitches in the early levels of the game. Luckily, it’s still managed...

3D After Burner II: review

3D After Burner II: review

Jan 20, 2015

Format: 3DS Unleashed: Out Now (eShop) Publisher: SEGA Developer: SEGA Players: 1 Site: http://www.sega.co.uk Game code provided by the publisher That title looks a bit odd, doesn’t it? It was written that way (we presume) to avoid naming the game “After Burner II 3D”, which would of course be read by the vast majority of people as “After Burner...

Total War: Attila trailer lands ahead of February release

Total War: Attila trailer lands ahead of February release

Jan 19, 2015

The classic swords and boards horseback general simulator returns next month with Total War: Attila. To whet our appetite and give us an idea of what’s going on, SEGA have sent over a trailer to showcase The Creative Assembly’s latest efforts. None of it appears to be in-game god’s eye view or the mass battle scenes the series is known for, but the CG...

This War Child of Mine

This War Child of Mine

Jan 16, 2015

War Child is a charity that helps save the lives of children who need protection from the effects of war. So it’s quite fitting that This War of Mine developers 11 Bit Studios have teamed up with War Child to do some charity work, as they both have anti-war messages to relay. If you need an incentive to give money to charity, then don’t worry...

Download Metroid Prime Trilogy for £8.99 (screw you, eBay)

Download Metroid Prime Trilogy for £8.99 (screw you, eBay)

Jan 15, 2015

See that video up there? That’s what all the games sites have split into a dozen or so separate SEOtastic news posts. We’re not doing that at Critical Gamer; partly because we think it’s extremely cynical and disrespectful to our dear readers to needlessly plough the internet for ‘hits’ in such a way, but mostly because it’s...