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Batman Bundle is a Humble Triumph

Sometimes it feels like the days of extreme PC discounts is long gone – and then you see the new Batman Humble Bundle and the memories all come flooding back. For less than £8 – somewhere around $10 – you can have almost every great Batman game made in the last 15 years. And it’s well worth every penny. The bundle includes Arkham Asylum, City and Knight, as well as the often forgotten (officially) Origins. You’ll also get three Lego…

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The Sonic Games You Never Played

Christmas is nearly here and that means nostalgia. In gaming terms, that means endless pictures of 90s kids and their latest consoles – the Mega Drive or SNES. Probably while wearing Sonic the Hedgehog pyjamas. But it can also mean revisiting your old faves, and that’s exactly what me and Mrs G are up to. Along with our never ending battle with Crash 2, we’ve also decided to do a sweep of the Sonic franchise – from humble beginnings in…

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Payouts and Playing – Enjoying Gambling in the Digital Age

Gambling, like gaming, should be an enjoyable experience, but even a payout can become boring with so many options available at our fingertips. Yes, it’s true. Fifty years ago there were barely any choices for gambling unless you were to drive to a casino or betting shop. That’s why they ended up on every high street here in the UK. Today we have a different problem. People are just as frustrated as they were then, but it is no longer…

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Casino Games in Singapore

Gambling in Singapore has a long and interesting history, and it all boils down to one phrase: it’s difficult to do. So if you’re a big gambler, you’ll want to be careful where you go and how you try to gamble. Luckily, there are legal ways of gambling within the country so long as you’re happy to use very specific websites and play very specific games. Strictly Singapore Online casinos in Singapore are few and far between. That’s because for…

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Gambling With PayPal

PayPal is one of the biggest payment methods in the world, so it only makes sense that people would want to gamble using the service. There’s good news and bad news there. While it’s perfectly possible to use PayPal for slots and casinos across the web, it becomes increasingly difficult if you live in the US. But so long as gambling is legal where you live and you’re not in the US, you should be able to find casinos that…

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The GTA Trilogy Shows Publishers Are Too Cocky

When I wrote that the GTA Trilogy collection had best be good, because even Rockstar only gets one chance to majorly screw up, I worried I might be being overly sensitive. This is Rockstar we’re talking about, they’re not going to release a game that has the lowest Metacritic user score of all time. Yes, Grand Theft Auto 6 will now only sell 100 million copies instead of 155 million. Or, more likely, we’ll all be taken in by the…

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Halo Infinite – First Impressions

At long last, Microsoft’s long-awaited Xbox Series launch title is here. Halo Infinite is a year late and, in fact, arriving after Forza Horizon 5 and Psychonauts 2, but better late than never. And, actually, it has been a long time since Halo has felt this good. The multiplayer mode for Halo Infinite was shadowdropped during the Xbox 20th anniversary celebrations on Monday. Technically still a beta, it is the full release in every way except name. You ...

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Should I Mod My Mobile Phone?

Phones are getting more and more powerful, and the things they can do are only getting more impressive. But sometimes you want to go a little bit further than what the manufacturer intended. That’s when you might start asking whether modding is for you. Rooting your phone is the easiest way to gain absolute power over your device. You can do what you want with it – after all, it is your device. But if you’re considering doing it, ask…

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Unpacking Review

In a gaming landscape where bigger is better, Unpacking is something else entirely. There are no cutscenes, no sob story, no need to pretend your charming protagonist isn’t a multiple murderer. There’s just a lot of boxes. A LOT of boxes. And it’s your job to empty all those boxes. Doing so is simple, and there’s hardly any rules to where you can put something (at least up to a point). Moving house is surprisingly relaxing when you can ...

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Danger: NFTs – DLC Has Levelled Up

There’s a very important topic of conversation that is getting buried behind Digital Foundry videos, arguments about whose console loads the fastest and hype for games that probably don’t exist. NFTs are confusing, mysterious and coming to the game industry at a rate of knots. It’s time to be very afraid. Why should you be worried? Imagine the early days of DLC – horse armour and the like – and then imagine it was 100 times more ...

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