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Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The summer update

On July 28th a trailer for a new summer update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) was shared on the official Nintendo YouTube channel. To say the trailer was eagerly awaited is a bit of an understatement. The game has been huge, with players in their millions around the world finding it an exciting and…
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How To Throw A Party In Animal Crossing New Horizons

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons there is a ton of stuff to do, pretty much all the time. In fact, it is one of the most feature-packed and content-heavy titles out there right now. You’re not going to get bored, basically. However, a key element of the game is the fluid and responsive multiplayer. It’s…
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The Coolest Characters in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Animal Crossing New Horizons has been out for a little while now, and we’ve managed to get into the game and the fun world it presents us with. One of the best aspects of the gameplay experience is the characters, and how they work. We thought we would go through some of the characters in…
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All You Need To Know About Fishing In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is already a very famous and popular game. And the best thing about it is the absolute wealth of activities and game hours involved in playing. It is potentially endless in possibilities, and players are loving the variety of tasks and quests to take on. One of those activities that is…
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Animal Crossing New Horizons: Tips To Know Before You Start

While you may be chomping at the bit to get through as much of Animal Crossing: New Horizons as quickly as possible, it pays to not jump straight in. There are a few considerations and concepts you have to get your head round first if you are going to get the most out of the…
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Top Advanced Play Tips For Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a new game that already has millions of players hooked. Deeper than its predecessor, this game has plenty for people to do, as well as a real focus on levelled play. You can dip in and enjoy the game, in other words, but if you want to you can go…
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9 Little Known Animal Cross Facts

Animal Crossing is one of those games that is pretty much universally loved. It's cute graphics and even cuter gameplay mean that anyone can be charmed and addicted to the game within minutes. On top of that, it has the mighty Nintendo behind it, and that means it has a ton of marketing muscle and…
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A faulty Console? use console repair services

So we’ve all been there ether with the kids console or your own, the machine has had a good long run of life and has sadly given up the ghost. You hit the power button and via one way or another nothing happens. And worst of all it’s outside of warranty. So what do you…
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Video Games That Took Years To Develop

The world’s most popular video games right now It is proving to be an interesting year for games. So far we have seen plenty of new releases, and some incredibly well-served long-time games that get great updates and patches. Right now though, there are just a few games that are gaining enough attention and support…
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The World’s Most Popular Games Right Now

The world’s most popular video games right now It is proving to be an interesting year for games. So far we have seen plenty of new releases, and some incredibly well-served long-time games that get great updates and patches. Right now though, there are just a few games that are gaining enough attention and support…
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Are These The Weirdest Games Ever?

Are these the weirdest games ever? If all video games were the same it would be a very boring world. We rely on them to give us new and novel ways to pass the time and arresting graphics and sound that make playing games a pleasant diversion.  Every now and then though, we find a…
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8 of the Easiest Video Games Ever Made

8 of the easiest video games ever made Video games were never meant to be ridiculously hard, but sometimes you come across a game that is so incredibly easy that it beggars belief. We’ve put together a list of the eight that we thought were so easy it seemed to almost be a joke on…
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The Sims – 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know

10 things you probably didn’t know about the Sims The Sims is one of the most successful game series ever. It has become a much-loved way for people to live out second virtual lives on screen. It has also been the home of some seriously weird stuff.  For example… Your character can die of embarrassment…
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Most Frustrating (and Funny) Game Glitches Ever

Most frustrating (and funny) game glitches ever? We all know that games are not perfect. They can be near-perfect, but there will always be some aspect of the gameplay or the story or graphics that makes a very good game a frustrating affair. Even if it is a problem that bothers gamers for two minutes,…
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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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