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Banjo-Threeie in All But Name – Yooka-Laylee

Posted by on May 2, 2015

Yooka-Laylee is a spiritual successor to the fondly remembered and still available 3D platformer Banjo-Kazooie series that has not seen a new game since the polarizing Banjo...

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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

My life as a gamer dad

Posted by on May 16, 2015

Having become a father just shy of four years ago, the time I get to play games has been somewhat reduced today, compared to my responsibility-free younger years. However, I still...

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Reviews

Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark: review

Posted by on May 25, 2015

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), PC, Xbox One Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Team 17 Developer: Italic Pig Players: 1 Site: http://italicpig.com/game/ Game code provided by the...

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Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark: review

Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark: review

May 25, 2015

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), PC, Xbox One Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Team 17 Developer: Italic Pig Players: 1 Site: http://italicpig.com/game/ Game code provided by the publisher It’s a common misconception that Schrödinger’s cat was meant to explain and support the fundamental ideas of quantum mechanics. In fact, Erwin Schrödinger created...

Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush: review

Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush: review

May 23, 2015

Format: Wii U Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Nintendo Developer: HAL Laboratory Players: 1-4 (offline only) Site: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Wii-U/Kirby-and-the-Rainbow-Paintbrush-893013.html Game code provided by the publisher When we first saw this game, our first thought was of the criminally ignored Ivy The Kiwi?. While Ivy is guided solely by...

Technobabylon: review

Technobabylon: review

May 21, 2015

Format: PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Wadjet Eye Games Developer: Technocrat Games Players: 1 Site: http://www.wadjeteyegames.com/games/technobabylon/ Game code provided by PR With Technobabylon, Wadjet Eye Games once again delves into the realm of science fiction, this time developed by the debuting Technocrat Games. Joining the likes of the excellent...

My life as a gamer dad

My life as a gamer dad

May 16, 2015

Having become a father just shy of four years ago, the time I get to play games has been somewhat reduced today, compared to my responsibility-free younger years. However, I still save a few hours throughout the week for my favourite hobby, and have just recently introduced my son to the delights of Nintendo’s catalogue of games on the Wii U. Seeing his...

Toren: review

Toren: review

May 12, 2015

Format: PS4, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Versus Evil Developer: Swordtales Players: 1 Site: http://toren-game.com/#/home Game code provided by PR Toren is a very heavily story-led game. It takes elements from myths such as the stories of Icarus, Sisyphus, and the tower of Babel; but people who buy The Sun needn’t feel left out, as there’s...

Shadowrun Chronicles – Boston Lockdown: review

Shadowrun Chronicles – Boston Lockdown: review

May 11, 2015

Format: PC (version reviewed), Mac Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Nordic Games Developer: Cliffhanger Productions Players: 1-4 (online only) Site: http://www.shadowrun.com/shadowrun-online/ Game code provided by the publisher Shadowrun Chronicles is an interesting, challenging game, which does some good things and some bad things. It’s also had to deal with...

Guild of Dungeoneering: Hands-on

Guild of Dungeoneering: Hands-on

May 8, 2015

Game code provided by PR Arguably, the best thing about pen and paper RPGs is the group of people you play with, closely followed by the fluid and dynamic nature of each game that builds as you go along. Whilst videogames have done a superb job of completely killing the social aspect of these games, they’ve done lots when it comes to mapping out your quest as...

Banjo-Threeie in All But Name – Yooka-Laylee

Banjo-Threeie in All But Name – Yooka-Laylee

May 2, 2015

Yooka-Laylee is a spiritual successor to the fondly remembered and still available 3D platformer Banjo-Kazooie series that has not seen a new game since the polarizing Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts. It’s being made by Ex-Rare staff at Playtonic Games and funded through Kickstarter, which has surpassed the £1,000,000 (which is $1,513,850...