Posts By Mat Growcott


Solid Snake might just be coming back to Smash Bros

There's a few familiar Smash Brothers characters that have so far been mysteriously missing from the roster of the 3DS and Wii U outings of the game, but Metal Gear's Solid Snake isn't one of them. While definitely a popular character, the consensus amongst fans has been that he probably won't make a comeback, because why would he? Snake hasn't been in his own game on a Nintendo platform in years, and there's no sign that that's going to change. Don't get rid ...

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The Witcher Film in Development, Oscar-Nominated Animator Involved

Although there's already been a film based on the book, there hasn't been a Witcher film since the video games propelled the IP to international acclaim. That's going to change over the next year or so, with news out of the Polish Film Institute that Oscar nominated animator Tomasz BagiƄski is working on an adaptation.

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Phil Fish Disappears off Twitter… Again

Phil Fish, developer of Fez and angry social media person, has deleted his Twitter account... again. The last time was because of video game journalists apparently not respecting him enough, and this latest is probably linked to the Zoe Quinn incident, of which he placed himself right slap bang in the centre. Whether it's an attempt to deprive us all of access to his greatness, or if he'd just genuinely had enough of being pulled through the wringer, is ...

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Obsidian Looking for Character Designer on Time Travel MMORPG?

Obsidian have posted an advertisement looking for an experienced character designer for an MMORPG they're working on. Although the job description doesn't give much in the way of information, it does say that the art design is "highly stylized," so expect something a little unusual. There's also potential good news for fans of time travel.

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All the Controversy and, still, very few people are playing Depression Quest

The human race enjoys a good bit of drama, which is why the allegations against Zoe Quinn and the cast of the Usual Suspects is crashing internet forums and causing controversy up and down. The game at the heart of all this, Depression Quest, is still relatively ignored, despite tens of thousands of people obsessing over its creator.

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Diablo 3 PS4 Preload Available Now

The pre-load is now available for Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls on PlayStation 4. If you've pre-ordered, you can go ahead and download the title before it unlocks at release early tomorrow morning. The plus side to this is that we've also found out how much you can expect to have to download between now and then too.

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Would you Sand Down your New-Gen Consoles?

There's a new fad starting to gain traction. You take your shiny plastic electronic devices, sand them down and leave them looking like brushed aluminium. It's not an unpleasant change, but one that could be so easily screwed up. Here's the question: would you risk taking sand paper to your brand new PlayStation 4 or Xbox One?

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Tomb Raider Writer Attacked over Xbox Exclusivity

While many of us were far from happy about Microsoft's "acquisition" of Rise of the Tomb Raider, some took it further than others. That's the problem with having such ready access to people via the internet: it's not difficult to hunt them down and attack them when something they're involved with becomes controversial, even if the person being attacked had nothing to do with the decision. That's what happened yesterday with Tomb Raider and Rhianna Pratchett.

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Introducing the X-Com Inspired Cowboy RPG, Hard West

There aren't enough games set in the Wild West, and yet almost every single one that makes it to release is hailed as the best thing since Buffalo Bill said "let's take all this hardship and violence and turn it into a family friendly show." Hard West, developed by CreativeForge Games, is the next big game to tackle the topic, and it looks like it's going to continue the tradition of knocking our collective socks off.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider’s Exclusivity will Kill the Franchise

Tomb Raider was a heavy hitter once, a long time ago. The first three games are almost synonymous with PlayStation nostalgia, but that was years ago and the time since has been filled with mediocre sequels and disappointing attempts of modernizing the franchise. Tomb Raider, the second reboot for the first lady of gaming, was a step in the right direction, but today’s announcement that its sequel will be “100% exclusive” to Xbox One is going ...

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