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Life Is Strange – A Reflection

Life Is Strange – A Reflection

It’s done. It’s all over. The story of Max Caulfield and her unexplained power to rewind time has come to a climax, and it was an amazing journey. Having previously covered the first episode of Life is Strange for TheGameJar, I thought I’d do a reflection on the whole series. Well, unless they do make a direct sequel b... Read More »

Star Wars: Battlefront Beta Impressions

Star Wars: Battlefront Beta Impressions

With that trailer coming out of Paris Games Week, and the internet just generally abuzz with everything Star Wars, I’ve been reflecting back on the recent Star Wars Battlefront beta and what I took away from it. Especially seeing as the first 10 hours of the game are now available to play on EA Access. Having missed th... Read More »

Drink’n Games Halloween Spooktacular – Zombies Ate My Neighbors

Drink’n Games Halloween Spooktacular – Zombies Ate My Neighbors

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 »

Are the Xbox 360 and PS3 heading for their final swan song?

Are the Xbox 360 and PS3 heading for their final swan song?

Back in August, Warner Bros called time on Mortal Kombat X’s last generation development. Although I can’t say I’m surprised by this I still know loads of people who have yet to jump on board the current generation bandwagon. This game in particular was one of the bigger titles that most of my friends were waitin... Read More »

Battleborn – Interview with Randy Varnell

Battleborn – Interview with Randy Varnell

Back at Gamescom, Sean got to check out Battleborn, the new first person shooter from Gearbox that marries elements of online play and the MOBA character style with their unique design and vision. He was recently invited to check out how the game has moved along since then and also got a chance to sit down with Randy V... Read More »

Zelda Orchestra plays on US Late Night TV

Zelda Orchestra plays on US Late Night TV

That’s right, Stephen Colbert has knocked it out of the park again by featuring, not only video games on his show, but some of the best example of video gaming. This time, he invited Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses to perform on his Late Show with Stephen Colbert programme. The move is slightly promotional as th... Read More »

Minecraft Story Mode – Interview

Minecraft Story Mode – Interview

Last week, we got to play the Minecraft Story Mode with Laura Perusco, the Creative Communication Manager from Telltale Games. You can read our review of the game here shortly. Sean Cleaver – Minecraft story mode, it’s lots of fun. It’s been worked on for quite a while. When did you first get the project germinating, h... Read More »

The Best Uses Of Licensed Music In Games

The Best Uses Of Licensed Music In Games

Licensed music has always played an important role in the video game industry. Whether it has been used in marketing for the game, or has featured in the game itself, some of the industry’s most memorable moments have come through the use of such music. We even highlighted some of this recently by looking at great orig... Read More »

Metal Gear Solid V – We Need To Talk About Quiet

Metal Gear Solid V – We Need To Talk About Quiet

  This is the second of three pieces on Metal Gear Solid V – a huge game that would have been impossible to review after 12-15 hours. You can find the first piece here, with the final review to follow next week. So, I’m now over 22 hours in. Yet I’m somehow still only at 17% completion. You definitely can’t ... Read More »

Days Out – EGX (Eurogamer Expo)

Days Out – EGX (Eurogamer Expo)

In a new, irregular series of features, TheGameJar goes and visits gaming events and lets you know whether or not they’re any good, how much of your wallet you’ll have left and if you’ll enjoy them. It’s true that the forced move from the well known and relatively easy to get to Earls Court to Birmingham was a bi... Read More »

Collectible Card Games – The Next Generation

Collectible Card Games – The Next Generation

Whilst growing up I witnessed many fads come and go. From clothes through to food there seemed to be something new every day, jumping out of the box vying for everyone’s attention. I remember the shell suits (which were highly flammable), Hero Quest, Cheetos and even the toy war between the Go-Bots and Transformers. So... Read More »

Days Out – Legends of Gaming

Days Out – Legends of Gaming

In a new, irregular series of features, TheGameJar goes and visits gaming events and lets you know whether or not they’re any good, how much of your wallet you’ll have left and if you’ll enjoy them. In some ways, I know this isn’t for me. I’m an almost middle-aged guy with no offspring, a ... Read More »

EVE’s Virtual Reality is better than your own reality

EVE’s Virtual Reality is better than your own reality

The old marketing line of that Xenomorph attacking movie is that “in space, no one can hear you scream.” One of the best things about Virtual Reality is that when you’re in space, EVERYONE can hear you scream – scream like you’re a cross between Marlon Wayans and Ariana Richards. ThereR... Read More »

Why Games Need to Ditch the Sequels and Embrace The Anthology

Why Games Need to Ditch the Sequels and Embrace The Anthology

Good news everyone! This console generation is finally coming to life! Huzzah! How, you ask? Well, for starters, there have already been some great games released. There was the ‘fifth’ Grand Theft Auto (it’s actually the 15th GTA title), that Witcher 3 seemed to get some pretty universal praise, ther... Read More »

Slash Dash – Review

Slash Dash – Review

Ninjas are the epitome of cool warriors. Real Ninjas, though, not the LEGO Cool Ninjas. I grew up with a huge fascination on these Japanese assassins and the martial arts, and swords of course, held a great mystery for me during my childhood. I fell in love with the old films such as Enter the Dragon and American Ninja... Read More »

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Tachyon Project – Review

Tachyon Project – Review

When it comes to reviewing twin-stick shooters for the site, recent luck has not been on my side. Budget title, Sixty Second Shooter, tried to do a little something different with the genre by zooming in a little on the action and introducing the idea of actual physical levels to take on, but the execution left a lot t... Read More »

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The Fall – Review

The Fall – Review

Being a fan of puzzle games, mostly because I feel like a genius when I figure out a complex puzzle, I was intrigued by The Fall. I felt I needed to finish this so I could add it to my list of puzzle games bested! The Fall was developed by Over The Moon Games and originally released in 2014 on Steam, GOG, The Humble st... Read More »

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All The Best Game Music Is On SoundCloud

All The Best Game Music Is On SoundCloud

You know this probably sounds like a self explanatory title, but if you haven’t ever heard of SoundCloud it is a streaming music site that is used by a lot of unsigned bands and DJ’s/Composers to showcase their talents. Those can be original songs, remixes, podcasts and anything in between. But it’s a... Read More »

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