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Antstream aims to bring retro gaming to a modern audience

Posted by on May 9, 2019

Antstream is a new gaming service which aims to bring a vast catalogue of retro games to PC, Mac, Xbox One and Android via streaming tech. It’s basically aiming to be a...

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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

What does your Nintendo zodiac sign say about you?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2019

2013 – The year of Luigi (Feb 14th 2013-March 18th 2014) (2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953) 2014 – The year of Donkey Kong (March 19th 2014-February 13th 2015) (2002, 1990,...

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Reviews

Playbrush: toothbrush review (yes, really)

Posted by on Aug 23, 2019

Two Playbrush units and a press account with access to all games were provided by PR for the purposes of this review.  “Wait a minute”, I hear you say (my hearing’s...

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Playbrush: toothbrush review (yes, really)

Playbrush: toothbrush review (yes, really)

Aug 23, 2019

Two Playbrush units and a press account with access to all games were provided by PR for the purposes of this review.  “Wait a minute”, I hear you say (my hearing’s pretty good). “Are you… are you reviewing a toothbrush?” No, of course not! I’m reviewing two toothbrushes. There is, of course, more to it than that. While gamification has...

Wargroove: review

Wargroove: review

Aug 6, 2019

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), Switch, Xbone, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Chucklefish Developer: Chucklefish Players: 1-4 Site: https://wargroove.com/  Game code provided by PR The PS4 may be late to the party but it is, by all accounts, a party worth turning up to at any hour. You can add our account to that, because we can confirm that...

Crash Bandicoot XL: collectible review

Crash Bandicoot XL: collectible review

Jul 18, 2019

Unit provided by PR Wouldn’t it be cool if you had your own little butler? And even cooler if that little butler was Crash Bandicoot? Well, thanks to The Cable Guy, you can have exactly that! Er, sort of. Provided all you want your little bandicoot butler to do is stand there and hold stuff for you. Now, we’re a responsible lot at Critical Gamer, so...

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet – review

Nelly Cootalot: The Fowl Fleet – review

Jul 14, 2019

Format: Switch (version reviewed), PC, iOS, Android Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Application Systems London Developer: Alasdair Beckett-King Players: Site: http://www.nellycootalot.com/  Game code provided by PR Several years ago, it seemed as though point-and-click games were on the brink of extinction. They’ve made a steady yet strong...

Sairento: review

Sairento: review

Jul 12, 2019

Format: PSVR (version reviewed), Vive, Oculus Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Perp Games Developer: Mixed Realms Players: 1 (offline), 2 (online) Site: http://www.sairentovr.com/  Game code provided by the publisher Cowboy, pirate, and ninja. The holy trinity of fantasy jobs. Sairento hopes to sate your hunger for the last one on that list via...

What does your Nintendo zodiac sign say about you?

What does your Nintendo zodiac sign say about you?

Jul 1, 2019

2013 – The year of Luigi (Feb 14th 2013-March 18th 2014) (2001, 1989, 1977, 1965, 1953) 2014 – The year of Donkey Kong (March 19th 2014-February 13th 2015) (2002, 1990, 1978, 1966, 1954) 2015 – The year of Bowser (February 14th 2015-February 13th 2016) (2003, 1991, 1979, 1967, 1955) 2016 – The year of Nabbit (February 14th 2016-February 13th...

The Sinking City: review

The Sinking City: review

Jun 29, 2019

Format: Xbone (version reviewed), PS4, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: BigBen Interactive Developer: Frogwares Players: 1 Site: https://www.thesinkingcity.com/en  Game code provided by PR The Sinking City is many things, but it is first and foremost a Sherlock Holmes game. Yeah, you heard us. No, it doesn’t have Sherlock in it, nor is it...

Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary pack: review

Guilty Gear 20th Anniversary pack: review

May 29, 2019

Format: Switch (version reviewed), PS4, PC (Guilty Gear only) Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: PQube Developer: Arc System Works Players: 1-2 (Guilty Gear offline only, GG Accent Core offline & online) Site: http://pqube.co.uk/guilty-gear-anniversary/  Game codes provided by the publisher With its intricate yet never-quite-complete storytelling,...