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Push Me Pull You

“Argh,” I think as I watch the game trailer, “I can’t look away.” My brain doesn’t quite know what to make of the images on screen. Pink sausage shaped bodies writhe and twirl around each other. On each end of the bodies is a human head, in a similar vein to CatDog. And yet the game itself is pretty innocuous. If they were going for innuendos, they’re buri...

WipEout: Omega Collection

To be honest, I came into this as a Wipeout newb. But everyone I brought in to experience this with me seemed to say, “Oh yeah, I know this game.” So WipEout was a significant addition to the PlayStation line-up in 1995. With its anti-gravity races (slightly akin to podracing in Star Wars) and high octane soundtrack, it’s no wonder it carved itself a spot in a lot of gamers’...

LocoRoco Remastered

In eye-bleeding colours and unrelenting song that will either have you really annoyed or singing along, LocoRoco Remastered is now on PS4! So what is a “LocoRoco”? It’s a round jelly-like creature that has the ability to roll, jump and split or merge itself. Apparently it also really cares for the planet and that’s why it needs to traverse through over 40 different lands co...

PaRappa the Rapper Remastered

Many years ago, a little 2D dog burst on to the PlayStation scene bringing one of the earliest games of the music and rhythm genre. It featured addictive songs and funky characters including a flower, a chicken and an onion. I remembered PaRappa the Rapper to be one of the most-played games in a party setting, even though it was only single player, because my friends and I so enjoyed rapping along...

Styx: Shards of Darkness

When it comes to a stealth game, Cyanide Studios has put together a combination of elements that from the get-go feels surprisingly intuitive and believable. In this follow-up from the first Styx game you play a smart-mouthed goblin assassin who has a few tricks up his sleeve when it comes to getting what he wants in this dark fantasy world. Fortunately, if you’ve never played a stealth game...

February 2017: Geek News

2016 was a great year for gaming. So what’s next? What exciting things does 2017 have in store for us? Jaz, Di and Laura update you on many tasty things including the Nintendo Switch, Resident Evil 7, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Overwatch, Gravity Rush 2, Rocketbirds 2, Orwell, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Phew. And our camera operator Nick has a field day with drones and lens flar...

The Nintendo Switch!

To our utter most excitement, Di and I were invited to check out the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo’s new, quirky console. Our adventure began as we walked cautiously into the fancy lobby of a hotel. We didn’t really know where to go, but after a bit of searching we found a sign that said, “Nintendo. Level 10. Get key from Reception.” After acquiring a key, we entered the elevat...

The Many Facets of Monaco

Saskia, Di and Jaz settle in to try out Monaco!

Why DotA 2 Eats N00bs for Breakfast

In considering a review for one of the most highly-successful (and possibly most hated) games in MOBA history, I scrapped that idea. Almost every gamer already has an opinion of DotA 2. And to be fair, no one is really wrong. Ask any gamer what DotA is and you’ll usually get one of the following responses: 1) “I tried it for awhile and just couldn’t get into it.” 2) “...

There’s Poop in My Soup Review

It’s got an intriguing title but is a turdfest enough to make a good game? That’s what I’m about to find out as I load it up, making sure that I’m offline on Steam to avoid snide messages from my gaming friends. The game is simple – so simple in fact that the developers don’t even bother telling you what the controls are before launching you into the first level...

So many games, too much to do!

I remember when Skyrim came out. It was massive and beautiful and basically the next level in open world gaming. Fallout was popular, and Dragon Age II had just come out as well. But there weren’t many other games with the same scale and beauty of Skyrim. It could take a whole hour in real time to travel from one side of the map to the other. Nowadays open world seems to be the way games are going...

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