Matthew Parker

A lover of all things gaming, Matt is a programmer by day and a writer by night. Also big into sports, he professes to having no skill at any of them and instead mostly watches them being played.

Editorials

The Switch Won’t Replace my PS4 – It’ll Replace my Vita and 3DS

I’ve had a hard time trying to justify buying Nintendo’s new console. For a start I’ve still got tons of games to get through on my PS4 – there’s no way I’m turning my back on the library of titles that I’ve got sat underneath my TV right now and the last thing I really want to do is add…

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The Best Games Arriving This Month (March, 2017)

We’re into the month of the year already and, yet again, we have a total bevvy of new games to check out. 2017, you’re being far too generous! In fact, it’s not just new games you want to be looking out for this month because March sees the launch of new hardware. The Nintendo Switch is here this month and…

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Red Dead Redemption 2 – In GTA V’s Shadow?

Times sure have changed since the launch of Red Dead Redemption. Rockstar have gone from strength to strength since the launch of the critically acclaimed Western-themed open world title. The 360 and PS3 have been replaced and in their stead are the more powerful PS4 and Xbox One. Rockstar have also had huge success with GTA V, which continues to…

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The Best Games Arriving This Month (February, 2017)

Well everyone, it’s that weird moment of the year where it’s not quite a ‘new’ year but it’s also just ‘new’ enough that we’re still sore about those resolutions we just broke. It’s cool though, I’ll go to the gym tomorrow. Or maybe I won’t. Maybe I’ll spend even more time indoors in front of my favourite video game console…

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Nintendo Switch – Pros And Cons Of The New Console

With the announcement of a new console, I always try and be positive. When a new piece of hardware launches and it’s a success, this is a positive for everyone. People who make games and people who play them are better off thanks to healthy competition and more choice. So it’s with this mindset that I started to think about…

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Stardew Valley Review

I’ll have to admit that when I first saw screenshots of Stardew Valley last year and heard tales of how it’s a game all about farming, I had a few questions. They were; how the heck is that fun? What’s the appeal? How did this get so popular? So it was with some trepidation that I got my hands on…

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FFXV’s Story Patch Isn’t Support – It’s Finishing The Job

It’s always great to see people enjoying a game, especially when the game is an entry in a series that’s been on something of a down curve. So, with the launch of FFXV, it’s safe to say that a lot of gamers are washing the taste of FFXIII out of their mouths. Good for them. On top of this there’s…

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End Of An Era: The Best Wii U Games

With recent confirmation that production of the Wii U is to stop and the fact that everyone’s waiting for the Nintendo Switch to launch, now seems like a good time to take stock on the Wii U’s life. Sure, it didn’t set the world alight in terms of sales or in the number of games released on the platform, but…

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Nintendo Switch: Is Nintendo Getting Out Of Its Own Way?

The Nintendo Switch has finally been revealed and whilst there are tons of questions, we do know a couple of things about Nintendo’s newest console. Firstly, it’ll be a dockable machine meaning that when you’re at home it sits in its cradle and outputs images to the TV and when you want to take it with you, the device itself…

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The Top 10 of This Year’s EGX

Last week it was Eurogamer’s flagship expo, EGX, taking place in Birmingham’s NEC Arena. I think Arena is an understatement as it’s more like the size of a small town. A small town full of expensive drink, pricey food and costly everything else. Still, I wasn’t there just to go into my overdraft, I was there to see videogames. Which…

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Play it Before You Can Watch it – My Biggest Issue with E-Sports

It’s getting harder and harder to avoid the term ‘e-sports’ nowadays. Heck, you’re reading an article about the subject right now. Over the last 4 years or so e-sports has exploded in popularity and all of the glitz, glamour, money and scandal that follows ‘real’ sports is making its way into the electronic variety too. This has given the e-sports…

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Early Access Games Offer Promises, Not Guarantees

Well, it’s happened again. An early access game has managed to upset people and I figure now’s as good a time as any to take a look at just what happened and why this outrage keeps happening. I know what you’re thinking – the developers have run away with everyone’s money, they’ve missed deadlines, they’ve thrown in a bunch of…

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10 PS VR Games That Should Be Great To Experience

Whilst everyone’s getting excited about the mere idea of Virtual Reality headsets making their way into our living rooms, it’s important to realise that you’re going to need some actual games to play. Luckily for us, not only is PS VR shaping up to be a great piece of hardware but there’s also a good looking bunch of VR games…

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Game Releases: The Best Of September 2016

If you’re looking for something to buy this coming month you need look no further than the following suggestions. September sees a bunch of old classics making a welcome return as well as some new franchises that you might not have heard of before. As the nights begin to get noticeably darker,here we see some excitement for XBOX One fans, whilst…

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Gamers Don’t Realise How Games Are Made

You may have seen that a little known game called No Man’s Sky was launched recently. You may have also seen that it wasn’t quite everything people had hoped for. This is to be expected, there were some lofty targets being set and a good 24 months of hype to contend with. It was always going to be tough. However…

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XBOX Scorpio vs. PS4 Pro – Which Will Deliver the Best Overall Experience?

Over the last few months it looks as if Sony and Microsoft’s R&D departments are about as leak-proof as a sieve. Detail after detail has emerged about both the Playstation 4 NEO and Project Scorpio though none of the important details, such as what, why and how have emerged yet. So it’s with that in mind that we’ll take a…

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