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TheIndieJar: Biome Preview

TheIndieJar: Biome Preview

Imagine Populous’ slices of land, rolling hills, water and trees and stuff. Cool, now imagine that but with Proteus’ “for it’s own sake ’cause it’s fun and pretty” attitude. That’s a pretty good idea of what it’s like to play Biome. You may know what biomes are from Minecraft a... Read More »

Guild Wars 2′s First Living World Season In Review

Guild Wars 2′s First Living World Season In Review

Time waits for no Tyrian it would seem. Mere days after wrapping up the first season of their Living World arc for Guild Wars 2, ArenaNet are busy revealing the next update in the works, and bidding farewell to a narrative that has stretched over the best part of a year. But before Season One heads off into the sunset,... Read More »

TheIndieJar: Salvaged Preview

TheIndieJar: Salvaged Preview

One of the main attractions at Rezzed Expo this year had to be Alien: Isolation. It has scare-your-pants-off, evil stuff going on. If you are a coward like myself and would rather send other mortals off to die, Salvaged by Opposable Games might be up your street. Command a squad through the space ship, instead of yours... Read More »

April 2014 Video Game Release Dates

April 2014 Video Game Release Dates

APRIL FOOLS… oh, wait. That’s done already. This month we’re blessed with The Elder Scrolls Online – for people who didn’t get enough enjoyment out of the 100+ hours you can lose to Skyrim. We also have Goat Simulator… if you like tongues. AND a new episode of The Wolf Among Us. We&#... Read More »

The Problem With Next Generation

The Problem With Next Generation

If, like me, you’re the kind of person who struggles to bite your tongue when you hear a strong opinion, you probably keep the internet at arm’s length most of the time. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve had to remind myself that reading opinions on Twitter is completely optional, and ... Read More »

A Look Back At Spyro The Dragon

A Look Back At Spyro The Dragon

Long before Activision’s Skylanders, back even before the Xbox was a twinkle in Microsoft’s eye, a purple dragon named Spyro entered gamer’s living rooms in a platforming romp, which proved to be cute and totally addictive. It was the year 1998 and a developer named Insomniac Games hit us with a Plays... Read More »

Is Now The Time For Virtual Reality?

Is Now The Time For Virtual Reality?

Virtual Reality – a technology that brings several images to mind. Thanks to films, comics and even songs, we’ve been talking about the possibilities of this wondrous idea for decades. We’ve seen the technology used in gaming over the years, although not as successfully as one might have hoped. Now af... Read More »

RollerCoaster Tycoon – 15th Birthday

RollerCoaster Tycoon – 15th Birthday

The point of this piece is to look back on a game that I have incredibly fond memories of. In fact, I have nothing but praise for this game. But I’m actually going to start this with something very recent: Tumblr. There is a meme somewhere out there about the creative genius that RollerCoaster Tycoon provided, which I ... Read More »

Metal Gear Solid: Where Are We?

Metal Gear Solid: Where Are We?

With arguably the most exciting series throughout the Playstation legacy making its debut on the latest generation of consoles this week, it seems rather appropriate we at TheGameJar, bring you all up to speed with how the story of Metal Gear Solid has/is panning out thus far… It all started in 1964 – at the heig... Read More »

Missing the Obvious: Limited World

Missing the Obvious: Limited World

Open world games are a fundamental part of modern video gaming. The technology exists now that vast, incredible, imaginative worlds that a player can explore and find lots of completely ingenious things hidden in every nook and every cranny can be created. But to quote a line from Star Trek (movie number six if you’re ... Read More »

Far Cry’s 10th Birthday

Far Cry’s 10th Birthday

It’s unassuming launch in 2004 proved to be quite a big deal. Far Cry was here, and it’s the best looking PC game ever. You also needed top of the line hardware to get it running it’s best, thus cementing Crytek’s reputation of needing to upgrade everything in your computer anytime they released a game. Their tradition... Read More »

Weekend Entertainment – Free To Play

Weekend Entertainment – Free To Play

In the wake of the ever steaming juggernaut of Dota 2, Valve effectively hammers the nail in the coffin of Gordon Freeman and can probably forget about single player all together. Many gamers fear it, yet it’s one of the most talked about and played games in the world. Competitions for the game are held around the glob... Read More »

TheIndieJar: Luftrausers Review

TheIndieJar: Luftrausers Review

There was a game a while back called Altitude that had 2D plane combat in multiplayer servers. It was really good and I spent many hours shooting missiles at the bombers and doing fancy tricks to avoid other players. Luftrausers is the single player that I wish Altitude had. Score attacking, massive explosions and scre... Read More »

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Why NBA 2K14 Is Not a Sports Game – It’s An RPG

Why NBA 2K14 Is Not a Sports Game – It’s An RPG

Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, Skyrim, and NBA 2K14. Can you spot the odd one out? If you think you can then I’m here to tell you that you’re wrong  – there is no odd one out in that list of videogames. I’m going to convince you that NBA 2K14 can solidly be classed as an RPG – not a sports game. Are you ready? Natur... Read More »

The Real BAFTA Winners

The Real BAFTA Winners

Last week, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts bestowed some its bronze-faced trophies to the gaming industry and the people behind some of the best selling games of the past year. Namely Grand Theft Auto 5 and The Last of Us. But in my purely observational opinion, whilst they won the trophies, they weren’... Read More »

Tango Down! Where has the new Rainbow Six game gone?

Tango Down! Where has the new Rainbow Six game gone?

On November 4th 2011, Rainbow Six fans all over the world were given an early Christmas present. Fearing a leak was about to blow their cover, Ubisoft released an announcement trailer revealing that the latest instalment of the series was in production, causing fans of the squad-based shooter (including myself) to wet ... Read More »

Weekend Entertainment: The Art of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Weekend Entertainment: The Art of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Author: Martin Robinson Publisher: Titan Books ISBN: 9781781168950   The Lords of Shadow saga was a decent turning point in the Castlevania franchise. Consisting of two main titles, and a spin-off entitled Mirror of Fate – which bridged the gap between the two games – it was a reboot that told the origin tales of ... Read More »

TheIndieJar: 10 Second Ninja Review

TheIndieJar: 10 Second Ninja Review

10 Second Ninja (available on Steam, £6.99, Dan Pearce/Mastertronic) is frustrating as hell. Stressful at times even. I’m almost certain I’ll never truly master it. It makes me hate my own stupid middle-aged hands. It might also be the best game I’ve played in the first eight weeks of 2014. From Dan P... Read More »

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