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  • 5 of the Best Ultrawide Monitors to Buy in 2017

    Whilst some might think that we are heading in a direction of compact hardware, monitors still have the upper hand against built in displays, find our top 5 choice of ultrawide monitors below: Acer Predator X34 A solidly built gaming monitor from one of the most popular electronics corporations, which also has a sleek design, it is still standing strong against its competitors. With 100% sRGB coverage and a whopping 34-inch curved monitor, it can effortlessly immerse you in the gaming universe. Best for: Gaming Display The Acer Predator X34 is a 34-inch monitor with an aspect ratio of 21:9 and a magnificent IPS panel. The resolution sits at 3440 x 1440 and it has SRGB 100% colour support. G-Sync…

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  • 3 Top Retro RPGs That Are Still Worth Playing

    RPG stands for role-playing game, a popular genre that has been around since the birth of the console. You play the role of one or more characters, and usually advance through a narrative, developing skills and leveling up as you progress. RPGs are still going strong, and many are released on popular consoles today, but what makes the genre so special for fans is that the older classics are still just as playable as they were 20 years ago. RPGs never relied on trends or dull action alone. The best games are driven by timeless narratives, endless tactics and addictive gameplay. We could have chosen any number of titles, but here are 3 retro RPGS that are still worth playing: Fallout…

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  • IGMC Interview: The Dink of Half-Off Hero

    Who are you and what are you working on? I’m The Dink. I mean, that’s my internet name anyway. You can call me Joe. I always have a project in mind but right now I’m primarily a student with a nearly full-time job so that keeps me busy and mostly unable to pursue my hobbies/enjoyment/dreams.     What is Half-Off Hero? It’s my entry for the IGMC this year! It’s an Adventure, Visual Novel, RPG, with a comedic storyline. At least I’ve been told it’s funny? Humor is subjective and all that. Of course, it’s more than that too I think. I tried to do something different with the game I would make for IGMC 2015 and while it’s different…

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  • 5 Addictive (FREE) Online Games to Play When Your Bored

    It has become easier than ever to load up a free game when you’re bored and kill some time. Whether it’s on our smartphones or a flash game online, there are thousands. Literally, thousands. With that in mind, how do you go about choosing the best? It all comes down to personal preference. Despite tons of ‘top 100’ lists, there is no clear winner. In this post, we’re looking at some of the most addictive and devilishly brilliant free online games out there. They are the ones that we continuously turn to when we’re bored. Even after years, or decades in some cases, they still stand strong. Without further ado, let’s take a look at our favourites. Doom – The…

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  • Command & Conquer (2013) Preview

    Fans of the Command & Conquer series certainly have something to celebrate as the latest installment is about to be released, sometime this fall, actually.  What’s more, this game will mark something of a return to the franchises roots in terms of gameplay, which is something that will undoubtedly excite more than a few die-hard proponents of its unique strategic action. If you’re completely unfamiliar with C&C, you should know that the series has always been about real-time strategy, placing you at the helm of a range of forces and then lets you figure out a way to achieve your goals.  This time around you won’t just be commanding armies and military forces however, you’ll also need to collect resources…

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  • NBA 2k12 Review

    Sports games are judged not only on on how they rank against their competing franchises, but also how their footprints compare to those left by last year’s version.  Nothing fundamental or game-changing (besides a player lockout) happened to the game of basketball between 2011 and 2012, and NBA 2k11 was a pretty solid game with a lot going for it.  Do you really need to spend sixty bucks all over again on this year’s basketball game?  In a word: yes.  In terms of functionally converting dollars to fun, even stacked up against last year’s edition, 2k12 is worth it. NBA 2k12 is not an easy game, to be sure.  It’s not quite the Falcon 4.0 of sports games, but the…

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  • Anno 2070 Review

    Oooooooh.  Shiny.  Sorry, don’t mind me; the Anno series tends to have that effect on me.  These games sure are pretty.  And Anno 2070, taking place as it does in the not-too-distant-future, is outstandingly beautiful.  Besides having plenty of pretty sci-fi buildings to look at – the squeaky-clean, curvaceous skyscrapers of the Ecos, or the delightfully dingy, smoke-spewing factories of the Technos – Anno 2070 lets you build anywhere you like, including under the gorgeously rendered water.  Sorry, I drooled a little there. Although, it’s worth pointing out here and now that style over substance in city-building/resource-expansion games does not make for winners.  Of all the SimCity titles, SC2000 remains a personal favorite, and arguably the highest-regarded of the series,…

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  • WWE ’12 Review

    Awwww yeah. That, in case you didn’t know, is the required lead-in for any review about a wrestling game this year.  Don’t trust any review that doesn’t start that way.  Awwww, hell yeah. WWE-style wrestling is about one thing, and this is equally important to understand if you’re a developer as it is if you’re a wrestling fan:  it’s about putting on a good show.  It’s not really about pulling off elbow drops, clotheslines, and Koronco busters.  It’s about letting the audience taste the pain and anticipate the swelling tide of violence.  Everyone knows that wrestling isn’t real, it’s pure theatrics.  And when you play a game that puts you in the ring, it’s not just about winning.  It’s about…

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  • FIFA 12 Review

    Although they’ve been around practically since the invention of the video game, sports games remain a unique and curious lot.  Most video games are built in some part on the thrill of escapism, of sneaking out of our own rather boring existences and being something impossible: elite soldier; space explorer; treasure hunter; mild-mannered plumber perpetually tripping on really great mushrooms.  Most things you are in games, you are precisely because you’ll never be them in real life – you personally, or we as a species/civilization/global monoculture, lack the ability to do such things in real life.  Not so much with sports.  Sure, we can’t all be professional athletes, but you can get the meat of the experience kicking around a…

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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review

    There is a lot of contention about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on the internet.  As is not that unusual, this slick, big-budget, flashy sequel in a well-established franchise is three things at once: a) loved by professional game reviewers, b) savaged by a vocal minority of players, and c) selling extremely well as hordes of people continue to purchase and play it relentlessly. So what’s got Group B)’s knickers in a twist?  The most salient complaint: “I already own this damn game.”  They’ll readily admit to the following positives: the game looks beautiful; the game is fun; shooting computer guys continues to be fun; the game types are satisfying; the controls feel great; completely decimating the opposing team…

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  • Battlefield 3 Review

    Battlefield 3 stands out from the current crop of multiplayer FPS look-mommy-I’m-a-soldier-man by being not about you.  In most other games of this type, even games with class systems, a few good players can really unbalance a match and rocket one team to victory.  Your prowess and skill with your pretend sniper rifle, your speed in whipping out a digital illusion of an MP5 will make the difference between victory and defeat – and more importantly, whether your can knock over 20 guys in a row and unlock the next killstreak perk. Battlefield 3 has the same basic ingredients – real-world-esque battle scenarios, progressive rewards and upgrades, realistic weapons, the immersive invitation to pretend you have sweated and drilled endlessly…

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  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Review

    Based on the final JK Rowling book in the Harry Potter series, not to mention the stunning and highly critically acclaimed final two movies, you might expect Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, the game, to transport you to a mystical world filled with complex battles, exciting spells and detailed exploration of the places so beautifully created throughout the series. Unfortunately your expectations are likely to be dashed the first time you raise your metaphorical wand. Unlike the earlier games representing the earlier films, the last two titles in the series have been nothing but third person cover shooters, with different spells effectively representing different weapons. This in itself might not be a problem, but with many inaccuracies…

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  • Steel Diver Review

    Steel Diver is a very compelling submarine simulation game that makes very good use of the various 3DS attributes. Of the 18 games launched by Nintendo recently, Steel Diver is very intriguing, and has a unique hand held gaming system that can be played without 3D glasses. With competition from various smart phones and tablets, the Steel Diver is very critical for Nintendo.  It was touted as the next big thing in the 3DS world when it was unveiled for the first time at the E3 Trade Show some time back. This game has been in the making for quite some time, thus allowing the design team at Nintendo to come up with some amazing graphics. In fact, when you…

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  • Virtua Tennis 4 Review

    Reviewing tennis games can be pretty tough since there is not much that has changed during the past couple of years or so. However, Virtua Tennis 4 has come up with some interesting developments. Let us see what these are. Virtua Tennis is more of an arcade style game when compared to another tennis game like the Top Spin, which is more of a traditional variety. Virtua Tennis 4 remains true to the earlier versions. It is more focused on delivering exciting tennis action than talking about statistics and other features. Virtua Tennis 4 is a very good game to play. It is equipped with excellent controls and great animations.  The game is played at different progression levels, with each…

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  • Portal 2 Review

    Are you tired of the mindless drama that run of the mill video games present to you? If you are then you should try your hand at Portal 2. Portal 2 is one of the few games that gives the player a larger than life experience of video gaming. The setting of the game is simply amazing; no wonder the game is already a huge hit in the video game market. The initial version of the game was so captivating that at one point in it became the most popular game in the video gaming circuit. In Portal 2 there is an expanded list of characters. Each of these characters has been equipped with the skills and the wits to…

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  • SOCOM: Special Forces Review

    Today, there is a wide variety of third person shooters to choose from. These video game formats range from the really good ones to the absolutely dire ones. Currently, the third person shooter world is taken over by the Gears of War franchise. SOCOM: Special Forces is a new challenger to enter the fray. SOCOM has been around for quite sometime now, and the Special Forces is the fourth in the series. These games have been generally good and consistent. According to the developers, the fourth edition offers an all new experience by using a Play Station Move as a controller and a 32 person online multiplayer mode. Let us find out how this game works. When you start the…

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