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Shelter 2 – The Save Game Review

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7.5 out of 10 Good

The survival genre of video games has become synonymous with horror over the years. Zombies, mutants and all sorts of sinister abominations are the forces we’re used to battling against. But Shelter 2 is a very different kind of survival game. In it, you take on the forces of nature itself, and you don’t even do it as a human. No guns, no med packs, just the will to survive, and protect those who need you most. 

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PlayStation versions of Minecraft Mass Effect pack now available

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Rejoice, Playstation Minecraft players. Your long shared nightmare is finally over. After well over a year of waiting, the Mass Effect mash-up pack for Minecraft is finally available for purchase on all Sony platforms. Go ahead, let those tears of happiness flow. After you’ve all had a good cry, read on for the details. 

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Surprise! Dragon Age Inquisition DLC coming tomorrow. For some of us.

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Well, this was unexpected. It was pretty much guaranteed that Bioware would eventually release single player DLC for Dragon Age Inquisition. But usually, there’s a bit of a buildup. First come the rumors, then the teases, then the trailer, then finally, the DLC itself. This time, Bioware decided to skip all that and is releasing a brand new expansion tomorrow. Read on for the details.

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La-Mulana EX – The Save Game Review

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7 out of 10 Good

There are many that believe that games these days are far too easy to survive, with auto-saves and checkpoints every two minutes to ensure you never have to go back too far.  These days you don’t often get to experience the frustration of reloading a save after dying and realising that the save is from an hour and a half before. In La-Mulana EX for the PS Vita, this is exactly what can, and most likely will, happen. The difficulty in this game is such that I was not able to finish it before I wrote this, which is a […]

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Nintendo Making Mobile Games

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Nintendo have partnered with third-party publisher DeNA to create games for the mobile games market, with goals to attract 100 million users to their mobile games per day.

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Review – The Order 1886

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7 out of 10 Good

Not too long ago I wrote a prediction list for 2015, which included the probability that The Order: 1886 would be the first major fail for the year. That prediction was based solely on the massive amount of hype for the game leading up to release, not unlike Watch Dogs, which I believed may lead to the game not matching those expectations. For the most part I was right, but not due to that reason alone.

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Review – Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

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8 out of 10 Great

Dead or Alive has always split the fighting community in two. On the one hand, it’s an exciting blend of action, counters and explosive level designs. On the other….well, let’s just say Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball and just leave it at that.

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Atari Allegedly Demand Action-Shooter TxK Be Removed From PS Vita

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Action-shooter TxK, a game inspired by Tempest 2000, is no longer going to be released on PlayStation 4, PC or Android due to alleged legal conflict with Atari.

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Evolve – The Save Game Review

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8 out of 10 Great

Scary monsters and super creeps; Turtle Rock Studio‘s latest multiplayer game, Evolve, wants to know if you’re the hunter or the hunted. Set in the not-too-distant future on the otherworld, Shear, Evolve is an asymmetrical multiplayer combat game that pits four players against one. Human colonies are under threat after alien Monsters have started appearing and overrunning the planet. With colonists’ lives at stake, twelve Hunters are recruited to evacuate the planet and save as many people as possible.

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Review – Life is Strange

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9.5 out of 10 Excellent

Narratively-driven video games have enjoyed a renaissance in the last couple of years, showing the wider population that the medium can be just as effective as films, TV and books when it comes to storytelling. And it’s not a niche market: everyone from indie developers to AAA studios are releasing games with strong focus on characterisation, immersive narrative and deep exploration of relatable themes. Of course, the flip side to that is not everyone gets it right. However, Life Is Strange, a new episodic game from developer Dontnod Entertainment, gets it very right.

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