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DeckManiacs – Boost MTG Box Reviews

by Nick Hancheton 28/10/2015
I’ve got something to admit. I was never the biggest fan of boxes due to their random natures and, quite often, high price point for little in return. Few have interested me enough to look at them twice, largely due to never being able to guarantee the gear that you receive. DeckManiacs.com, as their name implies, […]

Confessions of a Tech Addict

by Nick Hancheton 08/09/2015
I can’t help myself. I look at something, I imagine the possibilities how that wonderful piece of technology can change my life for the better, and I convince myself that I need it. Granted, these urges often only last for a few days but regardless, if I gave in within that time period I’d be in serious […]

Dragon Ball Xenoverse Review

by Nick Hancheton 24/02/2015
Dragon Ball games often carry a “been there done that” feeling with them. They’ve often rehashed the same story that everyone is used to, being the Freiza, Cell and Buu saga’s, and then maybe throwing in a movie or two for good measure. You know what to expect in regards to story, and that can definitely […]

The Evolution of the JRPG: Then and Now

by Nick Hancheton 29/12/2014
(Note: This article refers mostly to the Final Fantasy series for examples but the vast majority of points are relevant for all titles early on in the JRPG genre.) The Japanese RPGs of yesteryear and very much dead and buried. Turn-based battles are, for the most part, a thing of the past. Random battles are occasionally […]

Square-Enix Debut English Voice Actors for Final Fantasy XV

by Nick Hancheton 16/12/2014
Voice acting can often make or break a game and this is especially true for RPG’s. This genre, arguably more than any other, has to be able to tell a compelling story about intriguing, multi-dimensional characters and only a superb voice actor such as Nolan North, Troy Baker and Liam O’Brien to name a few, can […]

Bayonetta 2 Review

by Nick Hancheton 01/11/2014
The original Bayonetta, released on both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, was a huge success in both eastern and western markets, launching in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Not only was it a commercial success, but a huge surprise on how brilliant the game was as a whole. Platinum Games always fully deliver on each masterpiece they […]

Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward Expansion Announced

by Nick Hancheton 20/10/2014
Square Enix have announced the first expansion to the hugely popular Final Fantasy MMO, Final Fantasy XIV. Game Director Naoki Yoshida (Yoshi-P to the community) announced the new expansion during his keynote speech at their first Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest in Las Vegas (18-19 October 2014), giving fans small glimpses into what will be included. […]

Tales of Xillia 2 Review – Welcome back to Elympios

by Nick Hancheton 03/09/2014
The Tales series, originating back in 1995 for the SNES, is a series that has continued to provide beautiful worlds, an exciting and extravagant cast of characters, and mesmerising stories. The franchise first presented itself to me in the latter part of 2004, with the Tales of Symphonia Gamecube title and, since then, has personally continued to stand […]

Post-Gamescom Pre-Order Increase Figures Revealed

by Nick Hancheton 22/08/2014
The hugely successful Cologne-based Gamescom has come and gone, leaving a copious amount of impatient gamers in its wake, hungry for entertainment and millions of polygons. Whilst Sony and Microsoft held their own conferences within the early part of the week, Nintendo let their previously announced games do the talking for them, showing off heavy […]

Fish playing Street Fighter is now a thing

by Nick Hancheton 20/08/2014
Ever wanted to watch a Fish hadouken? Well, now you can… Kind of. In the recent trend of watching fish play games, started by Fish Plays Pokémon, the latest game to continue this is Fish Plays Street Fighter. Yeah, really. It sounds absolutely ridiculous but, even though I’m not the biggest Street Fighter fan out […]