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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 »

The Rising Cost of Add-Ons and DLC

The Rising Cost of Add-Ons and DLC

Somewhere along the line, we lost faith as gamers that we were getting all that we paid for. Downloadable Content (DLC) has become a sticking point for many consumers who believe part of the game they paid for has been held back so the publisher/developer can milk some more heard earned coin from your digital pocket. T... Read More »

Destiny – Two Weeks On

Destiny – Two Weeks On

It’s been two weeks since Destiny burst forth into our lives and a week since the scores of reviews had their say on its confusing story and absolute beauty. So how have we all got on since we took our critical hats off and got down to playing the game for ourselves? Well, frankly, excellently frustrating. That w... Read More »

Drink’n Games – Mr. Gimmick!

Drink’n Games – Mr. Gimmick!

Welcome to Drink’n Games! A new 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 o... Read More »

The Evolution Of Remote Play

The Evolution Of Remote Play

Gaming on the move has evolved a lot over the years. With handheld consoles from the Gameboy to the PSP we’ve seen triumphs, we’ve seen disasters, and we’ve seen the mobile phone gaming platform burst upon the scene thanks to the iPhone and Android. Yet even with all these gaming options there’s been one area whi... Read More »

My Love Affair with Bungie

My Love Affair with Bungie

If you are reading this then it means you aren’t playing Destiny at this moment. Which is fine. Maybe you’re at work and haven’t received it yet. Or maybe Bungie’s new outing and its first in the next-generation sphere isn’t for you. Which is also fine. I however need to confess my love fo... Read More »

Destiny – By The Numbers

Destiny – By The Numbers

So it’s almost upon us, that time we’ve been waiting for since E3 2013. The time when Destiny comes to us and the Traveller will occupy our time solidly for the next 3-4 months. So how many of us are actually waiting for that? And what is the deal with the numbers behind it? Let’s have a little run do... Read More »

Christopher Brookmyre’s Bedlam – Let’s Play

Christopher Brookmyre’s Bedlam – Let’s Play

Yesterday, we previewed Christopher Brookmyre’s Bedlam, the early access Steam game by author Christopher Brookmyre and RedBedlam. Today we bring you something a little extra. Sean has recorded a whole first level play through of Bedlam on his Mac… That’s right, Mac. So regardless of your computing choice, ... Read More »

Christopher Brookmyre’s Bedlam – Preview

Christopher Brookmyre’s Bedlam – Preview

I had heard about Christopher Brookmyre’s Bedlam before I went to Gamescom. I am a writer, I write and as such I end up following the printed prose form and its news. So to hear that a book and a game had been created by the Scottish author, I was naturally intrigued. I’d also been hankering for something f... Read More »

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