Sep 172013
 

Mechwarrior_Online

So after many months of beta both open and closed, Mechwarrior Online is to finally to be launched in proper to the public. Displaying far more of the supposedly first person combat aspect than Mechwarrior Tactics, it’s the title fans of the video games will be most drawn to. Having undergone many changes and tweaks over an extended beta, how is the released product?

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Aug 252013
 

TheBureau_Cover

The Bureau took a long and weird trip to get to our gaming consoles this summer. At first, it started as a first-person shooter. When that brought out the outrage of the fans, Fireaxis games came out with the game we wanted – a tactical turn-based strategy from a top-down view. But The Bureau didn’t give up, and a year later we have a tactical third-person shooter which is reminiscent of a mix between last year’s successful Enemy Unknown and Mass Effect 3. Does it take the best of both worlds, or is it a hybrid child nobody wanted?

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Jul 062013
 


Once in a while there are titles people will call the worst video games ever made. Those which had high hype which failed to deliver, those which were obviously rushed and lacked development, or just those which lacked any real talent behind them.

In recent years we’ve had a slew of these from bare basics shooters seemingly squirted out overnight like Duke Nukem Forever and Aliens: Colonial Marines to the mesmerisingly badly written and poorly programmed turds like Mindjack. Special mention also goes to Steel Battalion: Heavy Armour, a good game hamstrung to the point of unplayability by Kinect. Ride To Hell: Retribution is the latest in this long line, but it’s quite possibly the worst of them all. It has Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing degrees of bad ideas, bugs, shoddy programming and sheer laziness; and might be the first to honestly be worse than that game.

Abandon all hope ye who enter here, we’ve just begun the descent into hell.

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Apr 232013
 

So yeah, this… thing. It exists. It’s also effectively a con, trying to make an additional few bucks out of gamers. You know those bargain bin films you sometimes see on shelves? The direct to DVD ones with exactly the same cover, but a different title to try and make them look like something different? Behold the video game equivalent.

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Jul 152012
 

Spec Ops: The Line, a remake of an older Playstation series developed by Yager Entertainment (the originals were done by Zombie Studios). Once upon a time, Rockstar Vancouver was in play to develop a game for the PS2, but that never saw the light of day. Yager (published by 2k Games) took an interesting approach to revamping the series, focusing mainly on the single player progression and the story (in a war game you say? Preposterous). Do they have what it takes to re-ignite the old series, or is it destined to tumble into mediocrity?

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