Gaming

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I Failed Economics. But Why Do I Still Like this Game?!

Ever since Starcraft, I’ve been on the hunt for a good real-time strategy game to replace the addiction. And I may just have found it. At first, Offworld Trading Company seems more like an indie version of some educational programme trying to make economics fun. There’s no fighting involved, no ...

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Alto’s Adventure

I’m not into app games. I like keeping my phone practical with only the necessary apps installed: notepad, torch, online banking. Then, of course, my human mind decided that it was totally practical to find some sort of puzzle game, because puzzle games help stretch the brain and brain stretching is complet...

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80 Days: Feel More Cultured While Gaming

One day, I realized I hadn’t finished a single book in the entire year thus far (“thus far” being June). It was a little depressing considering I’d beaten my goal for reading the previous year. More depressing considering that out of over-confidence, I’d set my goal for this ye...

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Death Stranding Trailer Reaction

After a few hints and a poster, Death Stranding, Hideo Kojima’s first new game since his departure from Konami has been announced proper at E3 2016 – trailer and all. As is common with a Kojima trailer, the first thing we see is a quote: “To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower...

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Vermintide vs. Left 4 Dead: A Questionnaire

In amongst my social circles, every time the subject of Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide was brought up in conversation (which was a welcome change from talking about the weather), it was closely followed by some comment about it being like Left 4 Dead. To me, this is a selling point as Left 4 Dead, ...

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

My first experience of Uncharted was finding myself all beaten up in a train, and then realising the train was actually vertical and hanging off a cliff, and then nearly falling to my death from the hanging train as I tried to climb up it to safety. It was the most stressful I had ever felt in a video game ...

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Doom

Doom. The word jumped out at me from the case, screaming my inevitable fate and the chances of my surviving the next hour or so. I had absolutely no idea what I was getting into. I was told it was a horror shooter, and I hate horror games. I haven’t finished The Last of Us (another game I haven’t finished. ...

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Bonza, babe! Bonza!

Bonza, babe! Bonza! For the last week, this has become the catch-cry whenever anything good happens at home. “What’s something with an eye?” “Do you know the name of a tall building -not the Eiffel Tower, though…” “Something with silver in it?” “…BONZA!” If you like word games, Bonza is gonna get your...

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Games for Non-Gamers

I write this from personal experience. Having married one of the few guys who needs to be bribed  into playing video games, I feel like I’ve got a pretty good perspective on this. Over the years, I’ve gotten a feel for what works and what doesn’t. Despite my husband’s avid claims tha...

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Table Top Racing: World Tour Review

Ah, racing games. I grew up with Gran Turismo and World Rally Championships. I hated them because I wasn’t very good at them. Crash Team Racing, though. That was good. And now, finally, a similar game to CTR (with a similarly acronymised title) has come to the latest consoles. Table Top Racing: World Tour (...

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Zen Koi Review

Mmmm… ah… You feel the tension release as a blissful, glowing amnesia ushers your concerned grown up thoughts toward the infantile fish brain that exists deep within the pre-hominid parts of your own grey matter where an evolutionary trace of a memory of a memory is held by an indivisibly small neuron conta...

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Review

 By Geoff Gummer A while back, a friend suggested I try Star Wars, The Old Republic (http://swtor.com) as an epic, free to play RPG where I could just play verses the environment, and follow some interesting storylines. So I signed up, and this is what I found.   This game first came online in a partnership...

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