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Republique: Remastered Review

by Sai Mealingon 13/03/2015
When does an indie game stop being an indie game? This was a question I found myself wondering several times during my playthrough of Republique: Remastered, a full-HD PC and Mac port of the episodic mobile game from 2013. Funded by a Kickstarter campaign that almost didn’t make it, the mobile versions were a massive […]

Elder Scrolls: Online to be relaunched as Free-to-Play Tamriel Unlimited on PC, PS4 and Xbox One

by Sai Mealingon 21/01/2015
Many have tried but almost all have failed. Zenimax Online have today became the latest mainstream MMO provider to publicly admit defeat with an announcement that The Elder Scrolls: Online will be dropping it’s mandatory subscription system to make way for a free-to-play model. In an increasingly competitive marketplace it seems that only Blizzard are able […]

Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity and The Crew will not be released on Steam in the UK

by Sai Mealingon 06/11/2014
It’s almost as if Ubisoft want the PC gaming community to hate them at times. After a botched Watch Dogs port earlier this year and some frankly insane system requirements for Assassin’s Creed Unity, Ubi have opted to take a further fifty shades of piss by announcing that their latest releases will not be available […]

Review: Lone Survivor (PS4)

by Sai Mealingon 21/10/2014
If the key to survival horror is in state of the art visuals and immersion then clearly nobody has every informed indie developer Jasper Byrne of that. While the likes of The Last of Us, The Evil Within and Alien Isolation use the newest gaming hardware to keep you on the edge of your seat, […]

Review: Iron Fisticle

by Sai Mealingon 23/09/2014
If Dark Souls and Streets of Rage somehow met, knocked digital boots and gave birth to a dark spawn then the result would be Iron Fisticle. It was these kind of thoughts that I couldn’t get out of my head as I played through the latest rogue-like offering from indie publishers Curve Studios. It’s a […]

DoomZ offers a more retro route to surviving in Chenarus

by Sai Mealingon 17/09/2014
Although DayZ Standalone has managed to secure a place Steam’s top 10 sales chart almost consistently since it’s release last Christmas, complaints about the ongoing poor optimization and bugs never seem to be far away. Any criticism is quickly met with the usual ‘this is an Alpha product’ arguments from Bohemia Interactive’s community managers and producers but after months […]

#WatchDogsIV brings hacking and a familiar face to Liberty City

by Sai Mealingon 01/09/2014
Some of the pure genius in today’s game modding community never ceases to amaze me. Through sheer passion alone, they have brought My Little Pony and Zoidberg to Skyrim, groteseque zombiefied Teletubbies to Left4Dead and now Aiden Pearce to GTA IV. Despite bringing in the kind of cash that could solve the economic woes of a small country, […]

The Swapper (PlayStation) Review

by Sai Mealingon 30/07/2014
In a time when virtually anybody with the right skills and enough perseverance can make a game, indie platformers aren’t exactly in short supply. Each month, it seems as though Steam, PSN and the iOS App Store are rife with a multitude of different takes on what is possibly gaming’s most iconic genre. Finding a […]

MouseCraft Review

by Sai Mealingon 08/07/2014
For a puzzle game to be successful these days it needs to either be extremely simple and addictive or mind-bendingly original. Sadly MouseCraft fails at being either.

New Call of Duty Ghosts: Blunt Force Addon helps the series to hit an all new low

by Sai Mealingon 04/07/2014
Call of Duty: Ghosts didn’t exactly receive a hugely favourable critical response when it released last November and the newest in a far too long line of Personalisation Packs is unlikely to help the ailing series’ reputation. From this week, players who have decided to stick with the game against the odds can purchase a […]