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Xbox One – How Opinions Can Change!

Xbox One – How Opinions Can Change!

I can still remember when Microsoft announced the Xbox One. Their ideas behind games having a licence locked to the console, trying to do away with the used games market and making digital the way to go. I was furious, if I could burn their ideas I would have done. Outraged, I made my mind up their and then. This gener... Read More »

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

This week is wrestling week at TheGameJar. Which means we’ve asked all our writers to share memories of wrestling games past and present. Today, Andy has taken a trip back through many games to look at the most electrifying man in sports entertainment… The Rock! (You might want to read this article with the video... Read More »

Gaming Memories – WWF Raw

Gaming Memories – WWF Raw

This week is wrestling week at TheGameJar. Which means we’ve asked all our writers to share memories of wrestling games past and present. Today, Tim has taken a look back to the 16-Bit era of gaming to see if WWF Raw had got any easier in twenty years. Really, it’s fair to say I only know about wrestling because ... Read More »

Wrestling – A Battle of Genres

Wrestling – A Battle of Genres

This week is wrestling week at TheGameJar. Which means we’ve asked all our writers to share memories of wrestling games past and present. Today, Mick takes a look at the age old question: Are wrestling games fighting games, or are they sports games? It’s a Battle of Genres! It’s Wrestlemania season again, so I’m ... Read More »

WWE Network – Review

WWE Network – Review

This week is wrestling week at TheGameJar. Which means we’ve asked all our writers to share memories of wrestling games past and present. Today, instead of a game, Sean looks at an app which is making a lot of noise and gaining a lot of subscribers. The WWE Network app certainly has made a big impact since finally rele... Read More »

Gaming Memories: WWF Smackdown

Gaming Memories: WWF Smackdown

This week is wrestling week at TheGameJar. Which means we’ve asked all our writers to share memories of wrestling games past and present. To start with, here’s Paul looking at a game that really did change the face of wrestling games. So this week sees the mighty WWE holding the biggest wrestling event of t... Read More »

Mortal Kombat X – Interview with Hans Lo

Mortal Kombat X – Interview with Hans Lo

The last time I saw and played Mortal Kombat X was back in August at Gamescom. Then we had a great little sneak peek and play with new character Cassie Cage, the daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade. Last week, more was announced as the story mode revealed multiple characters in a story set 25 years after the events... Read More »

EA Access: A Mid-Term Report

EA Access: A Mid-Term Report

Seven months almost to the day, EA took the bold step of releasing the EA Access service on Xbox One, offering discounts on EA digital purchases, early access trials of soon-to-be-released titles, and full games for you to download. The surprise announcement, coupled with the slightly cobbled-together nature of the ser... Read More »

Titan Souls – Hands On Preview

Titan Souls – Hands On Preview

Titan Souls is a very interesting game by three man team Acid Nerve and is being published by Devolver Digital. What started originally as a game jam project between friends has grown up somewhat and will make its debut on PC, PS Vita and PS4 in April. The premise is simple. Boss battles. The game is a series of boss b... Read More »

Gaming Memories: Spider-Man Part One

Gaming Memories: Spider-Man Part One

Super hero games tend to be rather hit or miss. Some rise to the challenge and blow me away. Others fade into the distance a memory best forgotten. There’s one character though, which has been a part of the gaming world since I can remember. A character that has been recreated on the video screen hundreds of times with... Read More »

Interview – War For The Overworld

Interview – War For The Overworld

War For The Overworld is a new isometric, real time dungeon strategy game by Subterranean Games. A Kickstarter funded project, the game may seem like a very familiar one but this group of super fans are working to make a new game that is better than the one that drew them towards the project in the first place. Sean sp... Read More »

The Graphics Conundrum – Opinion

The Graphics Conundrum – Opinion

I’ve noticed a lot recently that there seems to be a lot of stock put on a games graphics. I’ve seen people on Twitter and sometimes Facebook express their anger that a developer has dared to not make a game run at 60fps. Or there are times when people have made PC mods for games to make them “look better” or “lo... Read More »

360 Retro Reload – The Darkness

360 Retro Reload – The Darkness

The Good - Interesting and decent story The Bad - Having to shoot out all the lights in a room can get boring Next up on my list is none other than the first person shooter The Darkness. Not to be mistaken with the band cause that could be awkward and the rest of this article would make no sense whatsoever. Can’t have ... Read More »

Remembering the Sega Mega Drive

Remembering the Sega Mega Drive

I know as a writer about games that I should avoid pinning my colours to any particular flag, especially in the current climate, but I’m declaring it here and now – I’ve always rooted for Sega. So, as you can imagine, I’ve been particularly saddened by recent events at the once-upon-a-time behemoth. In light of t... Read More »

360 Retro Reload – Shadows of the Damned

360 Retro Reload – Shadows of the Damned

The Good – The comedy can be amusing and is a good way to break up the horror a bit The Bad – Lack of replayability other than to beat it at a higher difficulty Next up on my Retro Reload list is the psychological horror/comedy Shadow of the Damned. Who thought that those two genres could be mixed so well? ... Read More »

Rise of The Figures!

Rise of The Figures!

In 2011 Activision took a bold gamble by combining toys with video games in a totally new way. It also marked the return of Spyro The Dragon in Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure. The premise was a fairly simple one. Using NFC technology you would buy collectable figures and place the figure onto a platform, which when conn... Read More »

How Video Games Tackle My Misanthropy

How Video Games Tackle My Misanthropy

The closest words I could find to describe myself in regards to this article was ‘misanthrope’ and ‘nihilistic’, and yet that’s still not entirely accurate. Technology has progressed to a level that can propagate genuine fear in the human psyche. Not the ‘50s sci-fi death robots or the ‘70s Bond movie machines-of-destr... Read More »

TheGameJar Awards: 2014 – YOU DECIDE!

TheGameJar Awards: 2014 – YOU DECIDE!

The title says it all ladies and gentlemen. Through two weeks of messaging, talking and editorial brain churning, TheGameJar crew have narrowed down their choices for TheGameJar Awards 2014. There are ten categories and this includes the obvious and the not so obvious choices. You may disagree with some of them. Please... Read More »

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