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

 

Guest Impressions: Final Fantasy XIII

By Rachel Fogg :DISCLAIMER-This is simply my humble impression of the JP final build, nothing more or less, things may be altered in the Widerelease of XIII. I don’t know. Game was completed with assistance with my friend.: Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, I recall about a week ago, I said I was going over to a friend’s place to OFFICIALLY play FFXIII. Well, I went, saw and played about…4 hours of the game.

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Guest Review: New Super Mario Bros. Wii

By Darrin Wright When I say “Mario,”  what do you think of? Chubby guy, overalls, 2-D platforming, right? Well, that’s pretty much this game, plus three other people on-screen at the same time. Nintendo decided to go back to the nostalgia well with New Super Mario Bros. Wii, which is the first 2D Mario game released to consoles since… well, the Super Nintendo days. In the game, you take Mario, Luigi, and two versions of Toad (a blue Toad and a yellow one) on a quest to save Princess Peach […]

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Rejoice! Borderlands Level Cap To be Raised!

Huzza! A Gearbox employee going by the name “hatTs” on the Official Gearbox Forum has confirmed that the next DLC offering will, as many had hoped for, increase the level cap, which is currently at 50. He also says that a patch is in the works to fix a myriad of glitches and bugs. After zombies and fire fight I’m interested to see what’s next for the RPG-Shooter hybrid. Hopefully the level cap raise gives us at least a good 10 levels or so. Gearbox Forum

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Guest Article: The Comical Short-sightedness of American (Gaming) Press

By Nipsen So, a while back I read a piece of writing about “The Last Guardian”, because I am a bit interested in that game. And at some point Ueda is asked: but don’t you want to make an fps-game at some point? Like everyone else is? I thought it was strange at the time, but I didn’t think anything of it. Later, I read something about Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker. And naturally, the story-telling was in focus. And I expected to read something about the setting for the game. […]

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Videogame Music recognised by Prestigious Award

The world famous (what, you’ve not heard of it?) Ivor Novello Awards will this year have a category dedicated to Video Game music. ‘Best Original Video Game Score’ will be joining current categories that include ‘Best Contemporary Song’, ‘Best Television Soundtrack’, and ‘Best Original Film Score’.

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Tesco to Offer Physical Games on Demand

UK supermarket Tesco has penned a deal with Tribeka to bring its Softwide system into Tesco stores. SoftWide is a game vending solution that authors discs on demand within a couple of minutes. You choose the game you want and it will burn it out, print out a package n pop it out the other end. This will initially be PC games, though if we’re talking new releases and decent games I’m not sure. The Tribeka site has some big names, but wether we’ll see them and not the cheap-o […]

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Guest Article: Star Trek Online Beta Impressions

By Koztah Being one of the lucky many to get into the Star Trek Online open beta, here are a set of first and second impressions. Note – this was first posted as a comment on Kotaku. Seeing as I have played more since, it’s been updated with extra content and screenshots for Press X or Die. You may consider this the Collector’s Edition of my Star Trek Online Beta experience, dear reader. I’ve also corrected a few horribly obvious misspellings since I have nothing better to do. It’s the […]

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Codemasters Almost Shut Down

Amid many studio closures over the past few years Codemasters nearly found itself on the death pile. Codemasters is one of Britians longest running game studios, founded in 1985 and creators of many gaming favourites including the prominent Colin McRea rally series. However at the end of last year it found itself nearing its end. The little accident happened when HM Revenue & Customs accidentally sent a ‘winding-up petition’, the first step in closing down a business. Had it passed they would of been forced into administration, to end up closed down or bought out buy […]

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Game in 3D on the Cheap

Not wanting to be left out by the big CES 3D hype(and cos I don’t have any rumours on the iSlate) I thought I’d teach y’all how to activate 3D for anyone gaming with a Nvidia card. This is also the first of what I hope will be several tutorials we hope to produce.

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Footage of Fortress aka ‘FFXII-2’

Some leaked tech footage of Fortress. This is belived to be from Grins work, so quite possibly nothing like what the final project will become. Fortress was originally worked on by Grin before their closure. After the closure concept art and various assets were leaked and we all got a good glimpse of this western made Final Fantasy game. The game seems to be a real time RPG, a far cry from traditional main series FF titles. My take (in no way influenced by my current game) is that it looks like a rather colourful […]

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PlayStation3 Firmware 3.15 becomes mandatory.

Eric Lempel, PSN director, popped up on the PlayStation blog today to let people know that the firmware launched in December as an optional upgrade is now mandatory. That means no playing online until you update!

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Review: Bayonetta

The title that has been teased for a over 2 years now is finally released and it ushers in a new standard for 3D action games so much so that games following in its wake will be hard pressed to surpass. Bayonetta is helmed by director Hideki Kamiya  who’s previous works include Resident Evil 2, Viewtiful Joe, Okami & Devil May Cry and PlatinumGames/Sega. The latter being the jumping off point that got this whole 3D action game thing started. It’s in that regard that Bayonetta feels like the same […]

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2009’s Most Pirated

  TorrentFreak has revealed the most pirated games of 2009, so that means it’s time to look at the charts and see what games have been downloaded the most last year.

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ModNation Racers Beta Impressions: Round Two

From what little of the it United Front Games have shown ModNation Racers appears to very similar to 2008’s LittleBigPlanet, even going as far as to use a modified version of the games catch phrase “Race, Create, Share”. Although the game features heavy character and level customization that’s really where the similarities end. ModNation Racers, like the name would would suggest is a kart racer, similar to Mario Kart games.

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Guest Review: The Hunter

By Neostarr Recently, I’d been craving a solid hunting experience that I can play from my living room. Finding one turned out to be a much more difficult task than I originally envisioned. Since the rather simplistic gameplay of the original 1997 Deer Hunter game unexpectedly became a best seller, the actual gameplay of hunting games has evolved quite slowly with many of them becoming bargain titles and cash grabs (it would be years before the games even allowed you to move around in the first person perspective). On top […]

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