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Living in a powder keg: Battlefield 4

If you’re a fan of games where you run around cities and warzones, shooting at enemies with similarly dressed squad mates then get excited because Battlefield 4 is coming to a platform near you! I was lucky to see a live gameplay demonstration presented by David Silvermann (Global Director of International Marketing, EA) and this latest instalment of the Battlefield franchise includes more vehicles and more destruction for fans of the series, and introduces features to bring in new initiates. Built using the Frostbite 3 engine, Silvermann discussed the benefit of this in the symbiotic relationship between the engine and […]

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Review – FUSE

It has been a while since I’d anticipated a game as much as I did with FUSE. The last was Bioshock Infinite, which I’m sure many agree was worth the wait. Having the chance to play a preview of FUSE though, this anticipation was different. I had an idea of what to expect and knew what Insomniac Games hoped the game would be, so I was curious to see how it lived up to these lofty expectations.

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Review – Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

I did not purchase Donkey Kong Country Returns when it came out on the Wii. As a devout fan of the original 1994 SNES platformer, the original Donkey Kong Country already had a home on my Wii. While Retro Studios did enough to provide a good paintjob for the upgraded hardware, it came with the shortfall of the Wiimote, and this clumsy interface eventually predicted failure for the homage to one of Rare’s finest creations.

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Review – Neverwinter

Just the name Neverwinter conjures up such strong and vivid memories in most D&D lovers that it’s almost synonymous with dungeon crawling goodness. And D&D lovers are in for a treat, as that is exactly what this game is full of and at a price that most people can’t argue with – Free!

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The E3 Primer – Part One

Every year we wait, we anticipate and we speculate. But perhaps this year’s E3 expo not only holds the most secrets yet to be revealed, but also the most to lose for everyone involved.

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Kojima’s Playing for Kiefs

In Konami’s Pre-E3 press conference/commercial it was announced that Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Limb Menace Pain’s main character is going to be played by The Lost Boys’ Keifer Sutherland.  In the video, Kojima states that this Metal Gear takes place in 1984, and that means an older, jaded Snake.  This allowed him to find an actor to play the grizzled soldier with the gravitas that Sutherland is known for.  A move that apparently leaves Snake’s long-time voice actor David Hayter out in the cold.

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Review – Injustice Gods Among Us

There has been enough debate regarding the construction of narrative in video games. I understand the merit, but can’t help but think that it sometimes turns out to be a cyclic argument as to who creates meaning in video games. While some see the player engagement as a support system for the story, others believe that the gameplay itself is how a player makes meaning and the story naturally matures through the individual context of the player.

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FUSE – Hands on Preview

At a recent demonstration event put on by EA Games I was able to get some hands on time with FUSE, the latest property from Insomniac Games. Ted Price (CEO of Insomniac) introduced the game and outlined four features that the studio was proud of: the focus on co-operative gameplay, crazy weapons and blowing stuff up, the skill tree progression system and the ability to leap between characters. These features contribute to making it a stand out game in a heavily populated genre.

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Interview with Ted Price – CEO and Founder of Insomniac Games

Thanks to EA Australia, Jennifer was recently given the chance to go hands on with FUSE and interview Ted Price – Founder and CEO of Insomniac Games. They talked all things FUSE, the challenges associated with establishing a new IP, and who would win in a fight between Sparx and Clank. Check out the full interview below.

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Review – Defiance

You may have seen the show by now. You may have played the game. But what is Defiance? Put simply, it’s an ok show that might take some time to warm to, but it’s also a very confused game. Let me explain that statement before you agree or disagree, but for the record, I have enjoyed playing Defiance.

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