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  • The Getaway Review

    When a game as long awaited as The Getaway finally makes it out of development hell, it’s often impossible to believe. There it is on the shelf. You can buy it. So that’s what the box art looks like. Finally, The Getaway was released on the 11th of December 2002. It was meant for the PS1, then it was meant as a PS2 launch title, and now, two ice ages later, we have it. Close to five MILLION pounds was thrown at Team Soho and The Getaway, with the intention of turning it into a proper killer revolutionary title, the last word in ‘cool’ on the PS2. Given it was in development for four years, it’s hard to comprehend what they did with their…

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  • The Predicted Future of 2015 (as told by Back to the Future)

    Ahhh yes, Back to the Future. It’s hard to believe that we are already two years past the year Marty went to the future. Remember, the year was 1985 and be blasted on to 2015 in the DeLorean Time Machine. At the time, we thought that the events and inventions that were present in this 2015 were outrageous and impossible. Yet, somehow, the producers weren’t that far off. Perhaps someone actually did pay a visit to 2015 sometime in the past. But, let’s take a look at the exact predictions we saw back in the eighties. Cubs Win World Series Although they were a year off, they hit the nail on the head with the event. Baseball fans all over…

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  • Massive Battlefield 1 Update, How it Helps You!

    Battlefield 1 has been out on the market for twenty-seven days now and already we are seeing a massive update to both the online multiplayer and single player campaign modes. This article will be a watered down version of the update considering how massive this update is, and I highly recommend reading the update notes on the Battlefield forums. Now let’s take a look at the bigger and more helpful changes. Starting with operations multiplayer one of the best updates has happened. Electronic Arts has boosted the attackers significantly. This is a good move considering how difficult capturing objectives and holding them during operations can be. In a 64 player game attackers increased from 150 to 250 while 40 player…

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  • We the Community (Part 2) – Viewers Make Streams Happen

    There are many things that go into a Twitch stream and that is not just the broadcasters job, weight lies on the viewer’s shoulders to make a good stream happen. Last time we looked at streaming on Twitch from the viewpoint of the broadcaster, now let’s look at the viewpoint of the most common person, the viewers themselves. Each viewer is unique in their own way from how they found the website to how they interact on the site, as you can tell from ShezzaSid, DeathsAbyss, and Brownerz66. All three have jobs as mods in different streams and sometimes the same and if you spot them while watching another stream take eye to them and see how they mingle with…

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  • Overlooked Gem: Mafia II

    Although I’ve been a fan of the Grand Theft Auto series since playing the original game on PlayStation, open-world crime title Mafia II wasn’t on my radar until the PlayStation 3 version appeared as a free title on Sony’s PlayStation Plus service. With no expectations, I downloaded the game and tried it, and ended up being hugely impressed with what I played, enough to delete the digital version and buy my own physical copy – because I prefer things you can see and fondle, dammit! Anyway, I was surprised that the game didn’t seem to have received much attention, hence to me its status as an overlooked gem. Developed by 2K Czech and published by 2K Games, Mafia II was…

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  • How to Conventions! The Steps You Should Take on Attending Conventions

    There are many of you out there who have been to a convention and there are many of you that have not. After reading this you’ll be ready to return to the convention seen or go to your very first one like a veteran. There are many things to do at the convention and honestly you won’t be able to get to it all, that’s why you need to plan to revisit the convention numerous times. Whether it be going to PAX to learn from your favorite developers, TwitchCon to meet your favorite streamer, or VidCon to meet your favorite YouTuber. We all have our own reasons on attending these conventions but what we do with our time is nearly…

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  • In Bloom: In Praise of Pikmin 3

    I’m sure many people would agree that being a Nintendo fan can be quite the rollercoaster ride, the long-lived Japanese company hitting lofty, admirable highs while also plummeting to head-scratching lows. Like living with a bear covered in fireworks, it’s never boring. Although Nintendo continue to make questionable decisions, it’s important to remember that they can still knock it out of the park when they put their minds to it – when Nintendo are on form, they are on form. And 2013’s Pikmin 3 is a perfect example of this, being a wonderful game which exhibits all of the charm, colour, fun, brilliant gameplay, and generally high level of polish for which the best Nintendo games are renowned. Originally announced…

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  • Reasons Why the PS4 Pro Will Attract The Majority of Gamers

    The 8th gen gaming console war kicked off back in 2013, since we’ve come to the realisation that Sony has surged ahead with sales, ultimately attracting far more gamers to the PlayStation 4. Attracting more than 40-million gamers to-date, the PS4 is sure to go down as one of the most successful consoles of all-time. However, the two juggernaut companies are ready to mix things up again, providing many consumers with another dilemma. Many used to argue the case of owning both consoles, take the PS3 and Xbox 360 as a prime example. Back then, this made plenty of sense. However, the same recommendation makes far less sense with this generation of consoles. Why? Because the speed of technology change…

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  • New to the series? Mafia 3’s Cool Backstory & History

    If you’re interested in Mafia 3, but haven’t played the first two, fear not! There isn’t much you need to know anyway, but let’s take a look. The original Mafia released back in 2002, and its sequel came out 8 years later in 2010. I loved both of the games, as did most critics at the time. Both had original characters, unique stories, though they had no obvious connections to one another. The first followed Tommy Angelo who meets with a detective, and in exchange for immunity, gives up everything he knows on his boss. The game plays through all of Tommy’s memories from start to end, learning how he joined, and why he’s leaving. It’s set during the 1930s,…

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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 quick look at just what these new consoles mean for you and take our best educated guesses as to what’s going on here. Firstly, what are they? Well the NEO and Project Scorpio are Sony and Microsoft’s attempts at selling you a new console without having to start a new console generation. The idea is that they’ll essentially be beefed…

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  • 5 Reasons Why PS VR Will be Awesome

    PlayStation VR is getting closer by the day, so we’ll soon be able to slip on that headset and find ourselves in another world… right from the comfort of our living rooms. The PSVR peripheral is really anything but; it actually feels more like an entirely new console. It will change the way that we play- and even think- about video gaming, and if it’s successful, it’s going to usher in a whole new era. We’re pretty sure it’s going to have nothing less than major success though, just because the thing is so dang cool. After seeing it in action, most people are eager to get their hands on the device and try it out themselves, and there are…

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  • The Best Simulator Cockpits for Gamers

    Modern gaming is all about realism. It’s about replicating an actual experience as closely as possible for someone sitting at home in their comfortable chair. Whether that experience is soaring among the stars in a spaceship, roaming a post-apocalyptic landscape while avoiding zombies, or rocketing through a cityscape in a racecar, the serious gamer wants to feel as if he is really there. In the case of flight or racing games, the realism of the event is easier to simulate— especially if you can afford to purchase and install your very own gaming cockpit. If you get the chance to splurge on a setup like this, here are the simulator cockpits you should think about buying. GTR Simulator GT-S-S104LBK The…

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