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Thimbleweed Park is coming to Switch!

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017

We *checks notes* really liked *checks notes again* Thimblewood Thimbleweed Park the hottest new point and click adventure game developed by Terrible Toybox. Terrible Toybox is...

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Interviews

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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Articles

Monster Hunter World: hands-on preview

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017

When the doors opened on day one of Tokyo Game Show, I ran straight for the Capcom booth and the Monster Hunter World demo. It had been a last minute decision, but it turned out to...

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Reviews

Semispheres: review

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017

Format: Switch (version reviewed), PS4, Xbox One, Vita, PC Unleashed: Out Now (Switch, PC, PS4), October (Vita), “Q4” (Xbox One) Publisher: Vivid Helix Inc Developer:...

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Monster Hunter World: hands-on preview

Monster Hunter World: hands-on preview

Sep 23, 2017

When the doors opened on day one of Tokyo Game Show, I ran straight for the Capcom booth and the Monster Hunter World demo. It had been a last minute decision, but it turned out to be a good one. It was perhaps the most in-demand demo of this year’s show, and I was able to try it twice, in both multi and single-player. I’m a lapsed monster hunter. I briefly...

Semispheres: review

Semispheres: review

Sep 22, 2017

Format: Switch (version reviewed), PS4, Xbox One, Vita, PC Unleashed: Out Now (Switch, PC, PS4), October (Vita), “Q4” (Xbox One) Publisher: Vivid Helix Inc Developer: Vivid Helix Inc Players: 1 Site: http://semispher.es/ Game code provided by PR Nintendo have enjoyed great success with the Switch, the console regularly selling out; and they have...

Beach Buggy Racing: Nintendo Switch review

Beach Buggy Racing: Nintendo Switch review

Sep 21, 2017

Format: Switch Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Vector Unit Developer: Vector Unit Players: 1-4 (offline only) Site: http://www.vectorunit.com/beach-buggy-racing/ Game code provided by the developer Do you like beaches? Do you like buggies? Do you like racing? Then pay attention! Beach Buggy Racing may not feature many of the eponymous sand-traversing...

Grumpy Gurevitz: Microsoft could outflank Sony (with Nintendo’s help)

Grumpy Gurevitz: Microsoft could outflank Sony (with Nintendo’s help)

Sep 19, 2017

Yes, you read that right. With Nintendo’s help, Microsoft could outflank Sony. Right now, Sony has a commanding lead when it comes to the home console market. Sure, when it comes to the USA, Microsoft are still there in the thick of it. They are making great strides in parts of the UK but, truth be told, Europe has abandoned the Xbox One and Japan never gave...

Thimbleweed Park is coming to Switch!

Thimbleweed Park is coming to Switch!

Sep 13, 2017

We *checks notes* really liked *checks notes again* Thimblewood Thimbleweed Park the hottest new point and click adventure game developed by Terrible Toybox. Terrible Toybox is headed up by one of the creators of Monkey Island! No not the one that knows Jack Black! The other one! No not the one that shares a name with an author who specialises in the...

X-Morph: Defense – review

X-Morph: Defense – review

Sep 13, 2017

Format: PC (version reviewed), Xbox One, PS4 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: EXOR Studios Developer: EXOR Studios Players: 1-2 Site: http://www.xmorphdefense.com/ Game code provided by PR X-Morph: Defense reminds us of a few other games. It’s a little like Anomaly: Warzone Earth (or at least the one where you’re the bad guys) and a little...

Warriors All-Stars: review

Warriors All-Stars: review

Sep 10, 2017

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), Vita, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Koei Tecmo Developer: Omega Force Players: 1 Site: http://www.koeitecmoamerica.com/warriorsallstars/ Game code provided by the publisher Warriors All-Stars is the latest hack and slash game from Koei Tecmo, and is a crossover based on the popular Warriors series. It features a cast of...

Bannerman: review

Bannerman: review

Sep 6, 2017

Format: PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Armitage Games Developer: Armitage Games Players: 1 Site: http://bannermangame.com/index.htm Game code provided by the developer Bannerman, Bannerman, does whatever a banner can. Flaps in wind, flies in breeze, as your army’s brought to its knees. Look out! Here comes...