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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 »

What’s Next For Resident Evil?

What’s Next For Resident Evil?

Resident Evil has been mentioned quite a lot recently. In the normal run up to Halloween and when any survival horror game is released, the game of PlayStations past is invoked as if grand royalty has entered this panicky jump-ridden realm. It has also come up because of The Evil Within, a game that our writer Andy rev... Read More »

Are too many games broken on release? Discuss!

Are too many games broken on release? Discuss!

Broken games aren’t anything new, although it does seem that we have had a glut of them in recent months. Assassin’s Creed Unity looks set to join the post-development woe befalling Halo’s Master Chief Collection and DriveClub. But has it always been this way for games to be released with problems? In a word, yes. Sadl... Read More »

Ten Spooky Facts About Left 4 Dead

Ten Spooky Facts About Left 4 Dead

With ol’ All Hallows Eve well and truly past, we thought it was a great idea keep the scary vibe going and do a spooky top ten facts. I’m not a massive horror fan to be honest, yet one game always finds me going back for more. Its a great horror survival game and I can’t wait for a third chapter. I’m talking abou... Read More »

Drink’n Games HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR: New Ghostbusters II

Drink’n Games HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR: New Ghostbusters II

Welcome to Drink’n Games! A semi-regular-ish feature wherein our intrepid American correspondent and all around snobby jerk Tim tries pairing a beer he’s never tried with a game he loves, under a set of completely arbitrary rules, and records the results for both scientific study and the entertainment of YOU, our... Read More »

The Game Jar’s Scariest Gaming Moments

The Game Jar’s Scariest Gaming Moments

We don’t get scared. None of us do… Ok, well we might actually get a bit scared, especially when it comes to video games. So, given that it is Halloween, we’ve asked out writers to give us a moment of their gaming life when they experienced their scariest moment in video games. There’s no red rings of... Read More »

The Greys – Of Zombies and Internal Growth

The Greys – Of Zombies and Internal Growth

The folders of the vast electronic void that are labelled “video games” have been a bit rubbish to traverse lately, right? Some might say it has been horrible and disheartening to even open your own Twitter feed. “Why”, then, “do I dedicate so much of my time and thought whilst subjecting myself to a thrifty lifestyle ... Read More »

LEGO Batman 3 Beyond Gotham – Interview with Matt Ellison

LEGO Batman 3 Beyond Gotham – Interview with Matt Ellison

On this day of DC Universe fun, we got a second interview in as many months with TT Games about LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. This time, Sean got some extended time to sit down with producer Matt Ellison from TT Games to talk about all the new things we’ve seen. We’ve just seen a lovely demo of the game, includin... Read More »

Revisting DC Universe Online

Revisting DC Universe Online

A couple of years ago, I was lucky enough to be asked to review Sony’s and DC’s new Massively Multiplayer Online game, DC Universe. I was quite impressed yet, as with most MMO’s, I found my interest quickly waning. Thus my subscription duly ran out and it sat upon my shelf collecting dust.  It has now changed to a Free... Read More »

Drink’n Games: Splatterhouse 2

Drink’n Games: Splatterhouse 2

Welcome to Drink’n Games! A semi-regular-ish feature wherein our intrepid American correspondent and all around snobby jerk Tim tries pairing a beer he’s never tried with a game he loves, under a set of completely arbitrary rules, and records the results for both scientific study and the entertainment of YOU, our belov... Read More »

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