30/11/2017

☆ Ten Minute Taster - Hand Of Fate 2 - PS4 ☆ #PS4

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"A mix of tabletop card games, Dungeons & Dragons and some real time Arkham style combat brings you a video game that you just got to sample for yourself....

Step into the world of Hand Of Fate 2 with me and i'll guarantee you wont want to leave!"

See My Review Of Hand Of Fate 2 


 
"STAY FROSTY!"

29/11/2017

☆ Review: Hand Of Fate 2 "Roll them bones" ☆ #GameDev #IndieGame #IndieDev

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Hand Of Fate 2 - PS4

When I was growing up in the 80’s and 90’s I would often visit my friend Lee’s house to play video games on his SEGA Master System.

For some reason, we played a lot of World Cup ITALIA 90 which was an awful game but nonetheless held our attention for countless afternoons after school.

Whilst playing on Lee’s Master System we would have to play in Lee’s brother’s bedroom as he had the only TV upstairs.

It was whilst in Lee’s brother’s bedroom that I discovered something called Dungeons & Dragons.

28/11/2017

☆ Review: Inmates - "Come on baby, light my match" ☆ #GameDev #IndieGame

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Inmates - PC
Iceberg Interactive has published some great video games over the years, Conarium, Starpoint Gemini: Warlords, Darkness Within, The Lost Crown (and hopefully, one day before I wither away and turn to dust, its sequel Blackenrock) and many others. 

Inmates is the newest release from the publisher and whilst it does have nice moments, a great tagline and a very moody atmosphere, it isn’t up there at the tip of Iceberg’s catalogue.

27/11/2017

☆ Review: Greedy Guns "An absolute MUST for fans of local co-op, you don’t like it? Talk to the hand!" ☆ #GameDev

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Greedy Guns - PC

I make no secret of my love for co-operative video games, growing up in the 80’s and 90’s and having a younger brother; co-operative games have been a huge part of my personal gaming history. 

I’ve played truly great local co-op games over the last few years, games that were fine in single-player mode but elevated immeasurably when played in local co-op. 

Games such as Hunted, Rainbow Six: Vegas, Dead Nation, Mother Russia Bleeds, Broforce, Crimsonland and 7 Days to Die spring to mind as recent titles I’ve played through and I’m sure there are many more that I’ve missed. 

26/11/2017

☆ My Favourite Video Game Idle Animations ☆ #Retrogaming

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"If you want to see Commander Keen do a 'moonie' then you've come to the right place my friends!"

25/11/2017

☆ Check Out The NEW NI NO KUNI II : REVENANT KINGDOM Trailer! ☆

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"I love the look of this video game, it's got my attention right now!"

24/11/2017

☆ Rocket Ranger Blasts Onto It'sVery Own Collector's Edition! ☆ #Retrogaming #DosGames #Amiga

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Rocket Ranger Gets It's Own

Extended Collector´s Edition  release!

 

Here's some cool news for you all....
Rocket Ranger is out in a physical collectors edition version!

23/11/2017

☆ Review: Super Mario Odyssey "You Can Almost Go Home Again" ☆ #MarioOdyssey

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Much like the great traveller Odysseus, who spent so many years from home, I have also been on a long journey back to that place. No, not Ithaca—for me, the Mushroom Kingdom, and my passion for exploration. I just finished my first of what will be many playthroughs, and I did not want it to end.
Nintendo wanted to send their hero on a far-reaching adventure as he sought to reclaim his bride—again, like in Homer’s Odyssey—and some will boil it down to an attractive looking collect-a-thon—attempting to separate pieces of a wholly blended experience—but for me it was a joyous epic that came close to recapturing more than just what I could throw my hat on.
Mario’s next great video game experience is here, and it is time to dive into the craziness, moustache first.

22/11/2017

☆ Ticket to Ride: First Journey - Ten Minute Taster ☆

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"So, let me just tell you a secret, Ticket To Ride 1st Journey is my video games guilty pleasure. 

It's a kids game with bags of charm based on the more grown up version but I absolutely love this version. 

Take a look at me playing badly but just scraping a DRAW!"

21/11/2017

☆ Review: Evil Genome "A Metroidvania-esque journey across a planet ripped apart by war…You may want to bring a guidebook, though" ☆ #GameDev #IndieGame

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Evil Genome - PC

Evil Genome is Metroidvania style video game from Crystal Depths Studios, whilst a solid and enjoyable futuristic action/adventure with RPG elements, it is let down by a woeful translation that could, for some be a deal-breaker.

(for me it was the only aspect of the game that stopped this from being an ‘ice cool’ recommended purchase, the Games Freezer seal of approval)

20/11/2017

☆ 21 Mini SNES Classic Reviews in 140 Characters ☆ #Retrogaming #SNES

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After playing through the 21 great video games included on the Nintendo SNES Classic I thought it would be a good idea to do 21 reviews of those great games.

It seemed like a good idea at first but then I tried condensing my thoughts into 140 characters and I regretted it instantly!

19/11/2017

☆ Mud Runners - Ten Minute Taster ☆ #PS4 #MudRunners

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"Come along with me as we get those video game logs from A to B in our Mud Runners Ten Minute Taster. You're gonna love the WINCH!"

18/11/2017

☆ MAX: The Curse Of Brotherhood - PS4 - Ten Minute Taster ☆ #GameDev #IndieGame

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Ten Minutes Of MAX Gameplay on PS4

"When you chant an ancient encantation to make your bro disappear and it works, well then this is the kind of shizzle that happens next!"

17/11/2017

☆ Review: Wulverblade "A visceral brawler with a surprising amount of brain to match the muscle" ☆ #NintendoSwitch #WulverBlade

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Wulverblade - Nintendo Switch

Wulverblade is a cinematic side-scrolling video game brawler from developer Fully Illustrated, set in 120AD during the Roman invasion of Britain; it expertly melds extremely solid gameplay with tight design and presentation whilst also being an interesting education on the era.

16/11/2017

☆ The Perfect Version Of Street Fighter ☆ #Retrogaming

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Imagine if you were to create the ultimate video game version of Street Fighter.

Just sit there and think about it for a minute...

15/11/2017

☆ Space Wars: Interstellar Empires Trailer ☆

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"I'm a bit of a space geek too so this trailer also has me excited!"

14/11/2017

☆ Pure Farming 2018’s Heroes of the Farm are out in the field ☆

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"I'm a bit of a farm geek so this Pure Farming 2018 video game trailer has me excited!"

13/11/2017

☆ Review: Numantia "Chess On The Battlefield" ☆ #GameDev #IndieGame

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Numantia - PS4

With this not normally being a video game type I get stuck into on a regular basis this was a true learning experience for me.

Couple with this the fact that these type of games rarely exist on consoles this was really untouched territory for me in the video gaming landscape of 2017.

Numantia is a strategy game that takes you back to an ancient battle that is rarely covered in history let alone in console video games.

12/11/2017

☆ Review: Morphite "To boldly go where no woman has gone before" ☆ #IndieGame #GameDev

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Morphite - Nintendo Switch

Morphite is a Casual Atmospheric FPS video game that has been released on iOS, PS4 and has now made its way to the Nintendo Switch. Whilst graphically the game may draw comparisons to No Man’s Sky, Morphite is driven more through its narrative and works out all the better for it.

Having been in development for some time, a lot of pressure seems to have been placed on Morphite, especially after the debacle that greeted No Man’s Sky upon release. I actually hadn’t been aware of the game until being sent it for review and so I had no preconceptions about its abilities.

11/11/2017

☆ My 80's Bedroom Coding Adventures! ☆ #Atari #Retrogaming

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When I got Atari XEGS video games system for Christmas around 1989 I was about 9 years old and I remember this feeling that I was a part of something futuristic. 

I had a computer with a keyboard, a cartridge slot, a light phaser and a tape deck that was living in my bedroom!

10/11/2017

☆ Review: Project Remedium - "Ever wondered what it would feel like to be an antibiotic?" ☆ #GameDev #IndieGame

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Project Remedium is a first-person video game shooter that is developed by Atomic Jelly and published by Movie Games.


Atomic Jelly is games development studio from Poland, which was founded in 2016. Movie Games SA is a Polish company founded in 2015 by Aleksy Uchanski

09/11/2017

☆ Video Game Hardware Timelines - Nintendo: 1899 to 2017 ☆ #Retrogaming

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The grand old lady of video games is Nintendo and the history of Nintendo is something special in all gamers hearts.

This timeline shows Nintendo starting all that way back in 1899 with playing cards right up until today with their formiddable Switch console.

08/11/2017

☆ Review: The Norwood Suite "A Hotel that would have mixed reviews on TripAdvisor" ☆ #IndieGame #GameDev

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When I first read about The Norwood Suite video game, the premise of a mystery protagonist arriving at a secluded hotel to solve a mystery had more than a touch of ‘The 7th Guest’ about it.

The Norwood Suite is light years away from the 90’s Trilobyte classic (and its dodgy sequel) in a tonal sense but has a lighthearted style all of its own.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the gameplay to back up its audio and visual aesthetic.

07/11/2017

☆ The Mini Centipede Arcade Machine Has Officially Broken The Internet! ☆ #Arcade #Retrogaming

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Would you like to own a miniature replica of one of the most iconic arcade video games of all time?

This Kickstarter Campaign Has Broke The Internet!

06/11/2017

☆ The 10 Best Fighting Video Games Ever ☆ #Retrogaming #Arcade

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"Round 1 FIGHT!"

"Ten of the greatest fighting games ever assembled in one place 
with Music By Malabaster"

(Track: Steak Pie Please)

05/11/2017

☆ "The Super Nintendo Mini Has A Super Book To Go With It" ☆ @primagames #SNESMini #SNESClassic #SNES

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Those lovely people at Prima Games are constantly spoiling gamers with their awesome array of game guides and console accompaniment books.

When the NES Classic came out Prima lavished gamers with a nostalgic masterpiece which looked back at the NES Classic games with love and attention to detail. 

That book is a must in your collection if you can get your hands on one do it now! www.amazon.com

Now the SNES Classic has landed and we’re all going Super Nintendo Super Crazy the Prima Games guys have followed up the NES book with an awesome SNES book.

04/11/2017

☆ Review: Echo "A beautiful game marred by repetition" ☆ #GameDev

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Echo is a new third-person stealth-adventure video game that from the studio Ultra Ultra, a team of developers who are based in Copenhagen and formed from ex-staff of IO Interactive (Hitman series).

03/11/2017

☆ Sine Mora Ex - Ten Minute Taster - PS4 ☆ #GameDev

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"This is a beautiful looking shoot em up, so come join me as I take it for a test drive and uncover an awesome video game on the PS4!"

02/11/2017

☆ Video Game Hardware Timelines - SEGA: 1983 to 1998 ☆ #Retrogaming

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(YouTube video by TheGamerFromMars)

When you begin to dig into the SEGA console timeline you realise that the amount of consoles and add ons was an absolute mess! 

You have to give it to SEGA though, they went out with a massive bang of consoles and add ons. 

In order to try and make sense of it all I decided to write it all down and then create an illustarted timeline to show you all.

So here it is, hopefully you all enjoy!

01/11/2017

☆ Review: The Solus Project "Going Deeper Underground" ☆ #GameDev

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The Solus Project - PS4

As I tread carefully through a particularly claustrophobic cave system I begin to fear that I may become dehydrated any time soon as I can see my hydration levels drop. 

I then come across an opening area of the system and I breathe an audible sigh of relief as I spot the trickling water coming from the ceiling cracks. 

I hastily make a bee line for the water and take the time to refill my water bottle just in case I get caught short again on my next branch of exploration.

This is a typical spell of game-play in The Solus Project and it's the thing that keeps me playing to find out what is going on and how my character will fare at the end of this mission to report back my status to the mission control.