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Nintendon’t use product placement

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014

The Miiverse is a boundless landscape of fun activities; ranging from the discussion of the games you love, fan art and even the Dafoeverse. However the Miiverse has it’s...

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Interviews

Watch out for Black Ice this winter

Posted by on Nov 22, 2013

Cold out, innit? That’s winter for you. Well, that, and the festive debt Christmas cheerfully plummets us into. You need to keep an eye out for black ice, too; the...

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Articles

Heart&Slash: hands-on preview

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014

While Kickstarter is mostly known for sequels to games that weren’t commercially successful enough for publishers’ demands or studios who can’t get funding, there...

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Reviews

Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom – Review

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014

Format: PS3 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Sony Developer: Magenta Software Players: 1-4 Site: http://invizimals.eu.playstation.com/en_GB/home/ Brian Blessed 10/10. But in all...

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Battlefield 4: New Year catch-up review

Battlefield 4: New Year catch-up review

Jan 14, 2014

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), PS3, 360, PC, Xbox One Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: EA Developer: DICE Players: 1(offline), 2-24 (online, 360/PS3), 2-64 (online, PS4/PC/Xbox One) Site: http://www.battlefield.com/uk/ A surprisingly touching emotional epic, Battlefield 4 is the tale of a soldier at war with himself. Exemplifying the hidden poverty of America,...

Tiny Brains: review

Tiny Brains: review

Jan 10, 2014

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), PS3, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: 505 Games Developer: Spearhead Games Players: 1-4 (offline and online) Site: http://www.spearheadgames.ca/projects/ Tiny Brains is a co-op puzzle game featuring a mad scientist who has created genetically modified life forms called the Tiny Brains, from a group of colourful rodents. This...

Contrast: New Year catch-up review

Contrast: New Year catch-up review

Jan 8, 2014

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), PS3, 360, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Compulsion Games Developer: Compulsion Games Players: 1 Site: http://contrastgame.com/ Contrast is, perhaps, a victim of fortune. When DriveClub was inexplicably pulled from the PS4 launch schedule and thrown several months forward into 2014, something had to replace the scaled-down...

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX: New Year catch-up review

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX: New Year catch-up review

Jan 7, 2014

Format: PS3 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Square Enix Players: 1 Site: http://www.kingdomhearts.com/hd15remix/home/index.php Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX features three titles: Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories, and Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days, which is actually just the cinematics of that game remastered...

Copies of Dale North’s Dragon Fantasy Book II soundtrack can now be swapped for money

Copies of Dale North’s Dragon Fantasy Book II soundtrack can now be swapped for money

Jan 7, 2014

The game itself may have produced wildly varying opinions amongst the handful of critics who reviewed it, but what of Dragon Fantasy Book II’s soundtrack? Well now, if you have ten US dollars (or your local equivalent) to spare, you can listen to it as much as you like and decide for yourself. The OST comes from one Dale North. If Mr North’s name...

The Walking Dead Season Two: episode one review

The Walking Dead Season Two: episode one review

Jan 6, 2014

Format: PC (version reviewed), Mac, Vita, iOS, 360, PS3 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Telltale Games Developer: Telltale Games Players: 1 Site: http://www.telltalegames.com/walkingdead/ Sequels! Almost all games have them and Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead is no exception. If you haven’t played the first season, then stop reading this review. Buy the...

Critical Talk Episode 13: Scum and Villainy

Critical Talk Episode 13: Scum and Villainy

Dec 30, 2013

Surprise, Critical Talk still exists, unlike dinosaurs as far as we know! Fearless leader Luke Kemp returns with a wit sharper than the majority of your kitchen cutlery, as does ex-writer Stephen Kelly and his brother ex-writer Bryan. Lastly there is Seán Prideaux himself, a man who has never appeared on Critical Talk and dislikes Shadow of the Colossus. These...

Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse: Episode One – review

Broken Sword: The Serpent’s Curse: Episode One – review

Dec 20, 2013

Format: PC (version reviewed), Mac, Linux, Vita, iOS, Android Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Revolution Software Developer: Revolution Software Players: 1 Site: http://www.revolution.co.uk/games/bs5/ Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse has a pretty high set of expectations to meet, what with the high bar that the first two adventures set. Then again...