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January 2012: The Month of Gaming Spin-offs

January 2012: The Month of Gaming Spin-offs

Well here we are, another year and another release schedule. If I was 2012 I would be concerned right now; 2011 is a tough act to follow, as far as video games goes. January is always a tough month, straight after the Christmas release window when so many great titles are released. However, it is a prime buying window. People ... Read More »

Five Signs That Batman’s a Manic Depressive

Five Signs That Batman's a Manic Depressive

***MASSIVE SPOILERS BELOW!!*** Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. Two of the best-selling games over the last few years, starring the world’s greatest detective, trained to the absolute limits of physical human perfection. But both games also have us worrying for the Dark Knight. We’ve suffered from mania (it’s no fun kids, trust us), and we can see the signs. There ... Read More »

The Five Best Gaming Jokes in the Latest Simpsons Episode

The Simpsons, The Food Wife - Guts of War II

Our opinion of The Simpsons? It’s certainly waned an awful lot since the twelfth season, but we can forgive it. We grew up with it, it helped shape our generation, and it’s a cartoon for God sakes – put the pitchforks down… We still watch it, but more in the sense that we feel a duty to, like visiting an ... Read More »

Five Books That Would Make Great Video Games

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Award-winning author Christopher Fowler, writing for CVG today, asks why more books aren’t turned into video games, citing them as an excellent source of inspiration. Fowler says: “Imagine a game of JG Ballard’s ‘High Rise’ in which the residents of a tower block go to war with one another. Imagine a game of MR James’ ‘Casting The Runes’, in which ... Read More »

The Five Best Gliding Power Ups in Gaming

The Five Best Gliding Power Ups in Gaming

We went skydiving at the weekend. And bungie jumping. It was dead brill. But as soon as it was over we raced back in front of the TV, shut the curtains and whacked on some of our favourite games (we’re addicted, you see). So, with the taste of flies still in our mouths, we decided to take flight in some ... Read More »

The Five Greatest Games Inspired by Movies

The Five Greatest Games Inspired by Movies

Movies and games are usually the epitome of the chalk and cheese philosophy, especially when a Hollywood director decides to use a game as their inspiration. The end result is usually a multi-million dollar mile-high pile of shite. But when the shoe is on the other foot, and games borrow ideas from the big screen, the final package can be ... Read More »

Our Five Hopes for Silent Hill: Downpour

Our Five Hopes for Silent Hill: Downpour

Anyone who knows me will know what a huge Silent Hill nut I am. Also, anyone who knows me will know how upset I am at the series’ decline after Silent Hill 3. Well, I didn’t mind Silent Hill 4: The Room too much – but I only finished it once. It didn’t have anything like the hook the first ... Read More »

The Worst Spiderman Video Games in Existence

The Worst Spiderman Video Games in Existence

There’s so much to look forward to at the moment – Brink, L.A. Noire and more. But over the weekend we came across our PS2 with Spider-Man 2 still inside. We gave it a whirl and had some immense fun. It still offers a fantastic feeling, climbing up some huge buildings and taking a leap of faith before swinging to ... Read More »

Our Five Favourite Game Over Screens

Our Five Favourite Game Over Screens

“Bah, I’ve just died. But look at the effort the developers have put into that game over screen! It’s amazing!! Now I don’t feel so bad about being a fat, shitty waste of space, spending all my summer hours getting only the pastiest skin and failing miserably at life!” Now let’s be honest, that could be any one of us ... Read More »

The Five Best Bitch Fights in Gaming

The Five Best Bitch Fights in Gaming

Is there anything more hypnotic than watching two girls duking it out, Paul McKenna aside? If there is we’ve yet to find it. Fortunately for us, the gaming world is full of girl-on-girl grudge matches that always take it one step too far. Whether it’s a blood feud, vengeance or intense rivalry, the claws always come out when these lassies ... Read More »

Five Other Things That Made Gamers Violently Sick

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So, you’ve invested in a 3DS, and now you can’t keep away from the toilet bowl. After spending five minutes on Pilotwings Resort, you’re compelled to dash to the WC and vomit up your lunch, uncontrollably spazzing on the floor until your parents find you and get straight on the phone to The Daily Mail. OK, so that’s a slight ... Read More »

The Five Quirkiest Unlockable Characters of All Time

Resident Evil 2 - Tofu

There’s one thing that’s changed in the gaming climate as the years have rolled by, and that’s the ability to unlock a really daft character. To us, it’s a sign of games taking themselves far too seriously these days. Where’s the love, developers? A new skin or character can add a lot more hours to a title through sheer camp ... Read More »

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