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Top 10 New Horror Games of 2020

Horror games are great stuff. They get you all tense and nervous, and are as close as you can get to a horror movie. The best part of all of this is that you are deeply involved in the action on the screen. It’s a great way to spend time, and the horror game market…
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Ten Best DS Games Of All Time

Nintendo DS console - image credit Nintendo The Nintendo DS is a much-loved machine. It has been responsible for the first gaming experiences for most of the people we know, and the console is still very much a gaming favourite. Of course, it can’t possibly compete with the bigger consoles for graphics and sound, but…
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Most Anticipated Games of 2020

Most anticipated games of 2020 When it comes to gaming, 2020 is going to be an interesting year. There is plenty to look forward to, and also one or two games that are real ‘events’. Cyberpunk 2077 We think this one really does count as an ‘event’ game. When it was introduced at E3 2019…
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PS4 versus XBox One versus Switch

Gaming technology has now jumped right out of the box it was in just five years ago. With the release of the XBox One and the PS4, everything changed. Amazing graphics, superb sound and bigger and better games make the two consoles the main choice for any avid gamer. But then the Nintendo Switch came…
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Have Sonic Team lost their touch?

While Sonic the Hedgehog may have popped up in various styles of gaming over the years, the team behind his escapades is generally kept the same. This means that the Sonic Team of in-house developers has been responsible for nearly every misstep and ill-advised ‘new direction’ that the character has been involved in. We can’t…
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Retro versus Remake

We’re a nostalgic bunch, us gamers. If we were able to get into a time machine and jump back to when our favourite games were created, we would most definitely would. Time makes changes, and that means that technology is much better than it used to be. This could mean that development teams find out…
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The Pros and Cons of Backward Compatibility

There have been plenty of advances in gaming technology in recent years, but one of the most exciting is that of backward compatibility. Here, players can buy a new version of a console and still play some of the games that were on the older, less technologically proficient console. This is perhaps most welcome in…
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What Makes A Game A Cult Game?

What makes a game a cult game? Sometimes, that question can seem easy to answer. If a game sells millions it’s no cult. It’s mass appeal stuff. However, some cult games seem to defy all attempts to understand the success they have. They’re just different and they have a loyal fanbase that behaves a little…
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What is backwards compatibility? How important is it?

This concept has really been one for heated discussion in recent times. Many people embrace backward compatibility, because it allows them to play their favourite games on a newer console. Some people hate it because it never quite works out for their favourite games. In other words, it’s a bit of a decisive issue. However,…
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Are Video Games Better Than TV?

We’re going to start right out with a ‘yes’ on that one. But we’re a little biased. Within the last ten years, with higher production quality on all the big event games out there, games have become more and more like professional TV and movie productions. They have voice actors who are actually celebrated real…
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How Video Games Reduce Stress

If you’re a gamer, you will know how video games can actually help take the pressure off a challenging day at work. The opportunity to load up a game and get rid of your frustrations by shooting some bad guys or completing a level is one that all gamers will welcome with open arms. We…
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10 Outdated Misconceptions About Gamers

We all know that gamers are misunderstood. It’s part of the deal, and generally rests upon a few areas that non-gamers seem to think are part of a gaming life. That’s why when non-gamers say we never leave our homes and would rather spend time in darkness with a screen for company, we just laugh.…
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The Pros and Cons of Rebooting a Series

We’re guessing you’ve seen a ‘reboot’ film. Look at the release schedule for the big movie studios and we can guarantee there will be at least one reboot on the cards. Rebooting a movie often involves taking the basic storyline of the original (or an exact copy) and then populating the movie with a young,…
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Retail Versus Digital Purchases

Anyone who plays video games these days knows that there are more options than ever before when it comes to buying them. It is no longer the case that gamers have to go to a physical store to buy games. And many gamers have collections that are entirely digital, downloaded from an online marketplace like…
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10 Common Misconceptions Non-Gamers Make about Gamers

Sometimes, it can feel pretty lonely to be a gamer. You’re not always understood. People make judgements about you and they think you’re one thing when you simply aren’t. We’ve put together a list of 10 Common Misconceptions Non-Gamers Make about Gamers. We’re sure you’ve experienced them before many times. Games make you violent Of…
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A buyer’s guide to gaming for beginners

If you’re not a gamer, you most probably have one in your life, and at times it can be frustrating to purchase the right present for them on birthdays or Christmas so we built a buyer’s guide to gaming. The most obvious situation here involves parents who have children. Those children may have a games…
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The Problem With Super Mario Maker

Okay, Super Mario Maker has been around for a long while now, so it’s managed to overcome the initial gripes players had. However, it also has issues in other areas that still make it a fundamentally frustrating game to play. And while it still has millions of fans, these problems have turned it into a…
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Should SEGA move back to 2D Sonic Games?

Long-standing gamers often have ‘holy’ games that they played (most often in their youth) and enjoyed massively. The list for any gamer will be quite long, and one of the most beloved characters is Sonic the Hedgehog. He became an iconic figure pretty much after his first game was released. But his star has begun…
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Most Satisfying Achievements/Trophies to Earn

Some achievements are quite easy to get in games. At the same time, it’s true that some achievements are so difficult and complex that getting them brings an immense amount of satisfaction to the player’s journey. here's our most satisfying achievements/trophies to earn in gaming. Mile High Club This achievement belongs to Modern Warfare. It…
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Top ten lasting consequences for in-game decisions

Games are full of decisions and choices. Ever since Space Invaders, where you could choose to hide behind a shelter, or to shoot the aliens in a certain way, game shave taxed people’s brains and them think. With more sophisticated games decision became more complex. And this brought real conflict. Some games ask you to…
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Year of Final Fantasy, 2019

2019 is going to be a very interesting year for Final Fantasy fans, with the momentum Kingdom Hearts 3 had at the end of January Square is continuing its plans to port Final Fantasy games from previous generations on to mainstream consoles. With the 5 titles come this year Gamerspot are happy to say that…
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Resident Evil 2 Remake Review

When the Resident Evil 2 Remake was first announced in 2015 many fans of the series were excited. With the success of the Resident Evil HD Remaster fans were hopeful for a remake of the popular 1998 game Resident Evil 2. However excitement began to dwindle when there was no further word about the project…
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Fortnite, A Parent’s guide

If there’s one game that has scared pretty much every parent in the world over the last six months it’s Fortnite. The media has been full of it, and it's been blamed for all sorts of problems with young people. At one point, it’s lowest point we feel, it was shown to be the reason…
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Path of Exile, a Beginner’s Guide

Path of Exile is a darn good game. At the same time, it’s a deep game that rewards lots of dedication and commitment to some very detailed gameplay dynamics. As a beginner, you’ll need to get a few principles sorted before you get started. Character choice is no big deal (but the build is) Unlike…
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The most anticipated games of 2019

It’s going to be a bumper year for gaming, and if you’re able to keep up, some real gems are to be released. We thought we’d take a look at some of the biggest and most anticipated games of 2019 to be brought to players. We think you’ll be as thrilled as we are. Kingdom…
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Kingdom Hearts 3 Review

Kingdom Hearts has been a beloved RPG, Role Playing Game, series for over a decade. A collaboration between Disney and Square Enix it features worlds and characters from various Disney films and Final Fantasy games that you can interact with throughout the course of the story and even team up with some of them. While…
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When a reward isn’t worth the effort in games

When a reward isn’t worth the effort in games If you like playing video games (and we’re guessing you do) you’ll recognise the thrill that you get when you reach an achievement or manage to acquire a special in-game item. You’ve worked hard for it, and the rewards are worth it. Well, they are most…
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How video games can be used as team building exercises

Good teams are hard to find. Any office manager knows that, and they have probably already tried numerous team building exercises that allow employees to bond. These typically include an outdoor adventure centre, a hotel stay with games and quizzes, or even just taking the team out for a meal. But video games and team…
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Replayability, what is it?

There are hundreds of games out there right now that have plenty going for them. These games have great graphics, the slickest animation and some truly immersive content. However, not every game has the one thing that developers are striving to achieve, replayability. Replayability is that magic component. If a game has it, players will…
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What is the problem with yearly releases in games?

The Problem with Fast and Multiple Game Releases Software houses have plenty of money at their disposal, but this doesn’t always mean they plough that money into making better games. In fact, some software companies may just use the money to build more games, and this often turns into a situation where games are released…
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Motion control: a look back at the good and bad

The Kinect Kinect on the XBox One is history. If anyone remembers when the XBox One was first released, it was boosted by a ton of advertising and marketing around the Kinect experience, with a focus on games that featured cute pet animals you could really cuddle and play with using motion control. [caption id="attachment_2595"…
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Are Video Games Art?

The argument that video games share some of the qualities of art, or are video games art? Has been bubbling away ever since they went next-level. By ‘next-level’ we mean the time that games started to look better than they did when the first generation Playstation and XBox machines were around. As graphics became better…
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Value for money in gaming

The gaming landscape has changed significantly over just the last few years. Now, people have their gaming experiences many different ways. Some games are paid for as titles, physical games that you buy in a store. Others are downloaded. There are also games that you can play online for free, and pay extra for certain…
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What is New Game +, Pros and Cons

New Game Plus (or NG+) is a feature that has been used on and off in the world of gaming but has now become more prominent in mainstream titles. It breathes new life into a game as well as more complexity and difficulty. There is only one way to gain a NG+ experience and that…
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Are gaming season passes a good or bad thing?

Love them or hate them? Season passes are evil. Or they could be a great way to treat players with integrity. It kind of depends on how you look at it. If you don’t mind paying money for further updates and enhancements, then they are well worth looking into. However, if you believe that games…
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Can video games be used as exercise?

This is perhaps the truly elusive aspect of development in gaming. Being able to create a game that actually promotes fitness is one thing, but being able to create a title that actually makes you fitter is a whole different ball game. However, some platforms and games do a pretty good job of helping you…
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Videogame gimmicks and how they can damage or ruin a long-lasting series

What is a Videogame gimmick? It’s a feature or addition that has been added to a beloved franchises in the sequel. This can be in the game, drive forms in Kingdom Hearts 2, or hardware that controls the game, steering wheel and peddles accessories. We’re quite used to movie franchises slowly running out of steam.…
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Nintendo’s strange choices in technical innovation

Nintendo is certainly not a brand that one associates with failure. However, they've made some strange choices in their time. The company has constantly pulled off some of the most audacious and successful moves in gaming, especially in the area of hardware. The Wii remains one of the best family-friendly machines ever. And the Super…
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Dissidia NT, The Death of Dissidia

Dissidia NT was that most beautiful of concepts: take a beloved franchise and turn it into a great little fighting game that featured the vast majority of the characters. It couldn't fail, simply because it allowed players to take the fun elements of an already legendary series (Final Fantasy) and then turn that into a…
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Soulsborne: What Makes the Series So Good?

There are a few games out there at the moment that are very much responsible for headaches, stress and frustration. And gamers love them. The ‘Soulsborne’ series of games has earned a reputation for being difficult and extremely frustrating. In other words, they’re just plain difficult to play, never mind complete. We thought we’d take…
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Technology in Gaming, it’s advancements, and how it has affected us

Technology in Gaming has come a long way since the very first home systems were developed. Back then, controllers needed to be connected by wire, and responsiveness was all about how simple the games were. The less complex a title was (think Pong on the Atari), the more ‘responsive’ the controls were. However, these days,…
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Dust: An Elysian Tail – Nintendo Switch Edition

Dust: An Elysian Tail was first released on the Xbox 360 in August 2012 as a Metroid-vania RPG and was a successful hit with many people. It has since had imports on PC and Mac as well as the Playstation 4 in the years 2013 and 2014 respectively. After a recent announcement Dust was released…
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Are Video Games Educational?

Are Video Games Educational? If you’ve been playing games for a long time then you will probably remember at some point asking your parents to buy you a game because it was educational. We all know it was a flimsy argument, but every now and then there are examples of games that come out and…
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