Things To Pass Time Before Final Fantasy XV Releases
 

Things To Pass Time Before Final Fantasy XV Releases

 
Roll 6 or Die: Review – Heroes Wanted
 

Roll 6 or Die: Review

Heroes Wanted

 
Roll 6 or Die: Review – A Study In Emerald
 

Roll 6 or Die: Review

A Study In Emerald

 

REVIEW: PORTAL 2

REVIEW: PORTAL 2 

There are, by and large, two sorts of sequels in the gaming industry: sequels that publishers demand because they are guaranteed hits that will contribute to a company’s bottom line; and sequels that need to be made, that deserve to be developed, because the mechanics, characters, or design of the original game deserve to be fleshed out and appreciated to a degree and scope that the original never allowed for. Portal 2 is the latter, the game that needed to be made, and one that most gamers will want to […]

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Portal 2 Mapping Contest Announced

Portal 2 Mapping Contest Announced 

Independent Portal mapping site Thinking With Portals has teamed up with Valve to run a mapping contest for Portal 2. The top two map designs, judged in a variety of categories, will take home a Portal 2 Gift Pack including signed goodies from the game’s developers, as well as having their maps featured on Valve’s official Portal 2 website. Get mapping, test subjects. Via Portal 2 Blog

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The Paradox of Gaming Technology

The Paradox of Gaming Technology 

By RockyRan Your playable character enters a town, having been brought here due to a severe lack of important questing supplies. You move him from the town’s outskirts to the main center, looking for any sign of a store nearby. You find one in seconds, and instruct your avatar through a clicking command to move that way, open the door, and talk to the shopkeeper. He greets you with a snarky comment about your appearance, which you ignore and proceed through the conversation. A list of conversation options flashes up […]

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Game Save Manager

Game Save Manager 

Game Save Manager does what it says on the tin. It will automatically scan through your save files, back them up, and later on restore them. I would say it’s an essential download for all PC gamers. I’ve only being using it for a short while and have already fallen in love with its feature set.

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Game Maker: So You Want To Make Video Games?

Game Maker: So You Want To Make Video Games? 

For many gamers making your own games and turning your ideas into reality is a dream come true. However for many it stays as a dream. Press X or Die plans to rectify this. Over the coming weeks we will highlight some of the tools you can use to turn your ideas into working games. And maybe how to make a little cash along the way. If you feel we’ve missed any tools feel free to share with us. And any readers with knowledge of game creation we’d love to […]

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Review: Mortal Kombat

Review: Mortal Kombat 

After ten years of Mortal Kombat games that were slowly diminishing the franchise, Ed Boon and cohorts in NetherRealm Studios decided to go back to MK Basics: gore, simplicity and endless entertainment to play with friends. If you enjoyed Mortal Kombat in the ’90s you will fall in love at first round, if not then…just stop reading. This is not Tekken or Street Fighter or anything from the V.S Series, it’s Mortal Kombat so don’t expect anything drastically new to the formula. Does the game stand up on its own […]

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Minecraft Meets Medal of Honour

Minecraft Meets Medal of Honour 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past six or seven months then I’m sure you’ve heard about Minecraft, the open world, build anything sandbox game that’s become a phenomenon among gamers, even though it’s still in beta. But while thousands praise it, there are many who aren’t fans of it, myself included, mostly due to the fact that people call it a game when it’s more of a creation tool. A literal sandbox, not a video game in the modern sense. If that sounds like you then […]

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Witcher Way To Go?

Witcher Way To Go? 

There’s a lot of talk about how The Witcher deals with choices. It just so happens that Rock, Paper, Shotgun recently wrote an article on the subject. Though CD Projekt RED STUDIO deserve respect for this aspect of game design, that’s not what I’m going to talk about. While playing through the game for the first time, something happened. Something that got me thinking about RPGs in general. I offended a dwarf. Bear with me while I explain…

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Rumour: Sony PSN Downtime A Reaction To CFW

Rumour: Sony PSN Downtime A Reaction To CFW 

You’d have to be living under a rock to remain unaware of the PlayStation Network’s major downtime the past week. But regardless of your current living conditions you’d be forgiven for being none the wiser on the cause; as Sony have been very tight-lipped on the matter.

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Watch a Lengthy Review of the Open Pandora Handheld

Watch a Lengthy Review of the Open Pandora Handheld 

Youtuber Ashens has uploaded a near 50-minute long review of the Open Pandora handheld-computer. Ashens may be known to some readers for his Yahtzee-style reviews of knock-off consoles such as the Popstation and Vii, well worth watching if you haven’t.

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Early Look at Steam Overlay on Playstation

Early Look at Steam Overlay on Playstation 

Today, Valve and Sony released details on how the union of PS3 and Steam will go down when Portal 2 releases next week. And to go along with that we have a bunch of screens of the overlay in action.

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Review: Swarm

Review: Swarm 

A review for Hothead Games’ action platformer. A simple summary of the game is that you control creatures known as Swarmites and have to get them to the end of the level while trying to achieve a high score. Sounds pretty familiar, right? Well, the main difference is that you’re controlling 50 of these Swarmites all at once and you’ll find it near impossible to get through a level without a lot of them dying.

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British Academy Video Game Awards 2011

British Academy Video Game Awards 2011 

This year’s VG BAFTAs (which this is the first year I’ve noticed they’re BAVGAs) was once again hosted by the ever funny and avid gamer Dara O’Brian. He warmed up the night making quips about the magical healing properties of hiding behind a wall, suggesting the inclusion of a zombie mode to FIFA, and questioning the lack of Irish voice-acting, specifically himself, in games. The awards quickly moved on after a brief message for aid to those affected by the Japan quakes.

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So long, Video Game Trailers

So long, Video Game Trailers 

And hello to Gaikai. The game streaming service from industry veteran David Perry went live beta yesterday with a limited selection of games. The first whispers of the service surfaced around two years ago and for the longest time has been mostly silent, with streaming service OnLive taking most of the spotlight.

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Rumour: Portal 2 Achievements In The Wild

French achievement-tracking site “Success Full” have posted what appears to be the full list of Portal 2 Achievements; giving you a glimpse into the story and co-op challenge modes. In the interest of spoilers I suggest you stop reading around about now.

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