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Satoru Iwata dies at 55

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015

You already know this. But we can not let it pass without comment. Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata sadly passed away on Saturday 11th July 2015, at the age of 55. Iwata...

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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

Rocksteady should go Beyond with Batman

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015

The Arkham series of Batman games vary from very good to Origins and, although the PC version of Knight is awful, it’s still meant to be a half decent game if the console...

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Reviews

Way of the Samurai 4: review

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015

Format: PC (version reviewed), PS3 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Ghostlight LTD (PC), XSEED Games (PS3) Developer: ACQUIRE Corp. Players: 1 Site: www.wayofthesamurai4.com Game...

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Way of the Samurai 4: review

Way of the Samurai 4: review

Jul 28, 2015

Format: PC (version reviewed), PS3 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Ghostlight LTD (PC), XSEED Games (PS3) Developer: ACQUIRE Corp. Players: 1 Site: www.wayofthesamurai4.com Game code provided by the publisher Way of the Samurai 4 is perfectly imperfect and straddles the line between being so bad it’s good and incredibly good but poorly executed. It’s a...

The Art of Rocksteady’s Batman: book review

The Art of Rocksteady’s Batman: book review

Jul 22, 2015

The Art of Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum, Arkham City & Arkham Knight Daniel Wallace and Rocksteady Studios Published by Abrams £25 Book provided by the publisher Rocksteady’s Arkham trilogy may be finished, but it’s not going away any time soon. Not only is there a season pass for Arkham Knight (which costs as much as – or more...

The Escapists: review

The Escapists: review

Jul 21, 2015

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), PC, Xbox One Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Team 17 Developer: Mouldy Toof Studios Players: 1 Site: escapistgame.com Game code provided by the publisher We remember fondly playing The Great Escape on the humble old ZX Spectrum many moons ago. The isometric adventure which tasked you with escaping from a German prisoner of war...

Rocksteady should go Beyond with Batman

Rocksteady should go Beyond with Batman

Jul 20, 2015

The Arkham series of Batman games vary from very good to Origins and, although the PC version of Knight is awful, it’s still meant to be a half decent game if the console reviews are anything to go by. But, Batman is getting a little worn out and Arkham is hopefully finished. It’d be nice for more Batman games to come out but they’d need to be...

Tales from the Borderlands – Episode 3: review

Tales from the Borderlands – Episode 3: review

Jul 15, 2015

Format: PC (version reviewed), OS X, iOS, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Vita Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Telltale Games Developer: Telltale Games Players: 1 Site: https://www.telltalegames.com/talesfromtheborderlands/ Game code provided by the publisher Whilst it may not quite be hitting the standards of Valve time, Tales from the Borderlands Episode 3...

Resident Evil Revelations: Official Complete Works – book review

Resident Evil Revelations: Official Complete Works – book review

Jul 14, 2015

Book provided by the publisher You’ve got to feel sorry for the artists and designers that put untold hours into their craft for horror games. Especially those that design the enemies, and especially those that design the enemies in Resident Evil games. Why? Because when a monster appears in such a game, the average reaction is not “Why, I must admire...

Satoru Iwata dies at 55

Satoru Iwata dies at 55

Jul 13, 2015

You already know this. But we can not let it pass without comment. Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata sadly passed away on Saturday 11th July 2015, at the age of 55. Iwata began his career at HAL Laboratory as a programmer, where he worked on games such as Balloon Fight, and oversaw titles such as Earthbound and Kirby. Nintendo offered him a role in 2000...

Meet your games machine’s new best friend, Prif

Meet your games machine’s new best friend, Prif

Jul 8, 2015

Have you been with Critical Gamer long enough to remember Steven Gurevitz? He gave lots of quality writing in his time with us but, a little over two years ago, he left to join the clan of Gioteck. Even though he moved on from there this year, we’ll happily assert that Gioteck make some great products, and you should totally consider them for your next...