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Egg Shaped PS4? – Just what are Sony UK Teasing?

Sony have yet to show off their PS4 console, and it’s causing many to wonder just what the device will look like. That’s why a post on the UK Sony Facebook page is causing a bit of a splash with their followers. The picture shows a red egg-shaped device that looks as much like a chair from an old sci-fi program than it does a games console. This can’t possible be the PlayStation 4, can it? I have to admit,…

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Kingdom Hearts 3D Review

Kingdom Hearts is a franchise well-loved by RPG and Disney fans alike, not surprising considering its impressive blend of animation-based nostalgia and slick gameplay. The first two games were met with critical acclaim, but it was spin-off after spin-off that has caused some to abandon the series, waiting for the holy grail that is Kingdom Hearts 3. Dream Drop Distance, for the 3DS, is about the closest we’ve ever come to a full Sora-and-Co sequel, but is that ...

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Square Enix Confirm Deus Ex: Human Revolution for Wii U

Square Enix have today confirmed that Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be getting a director's cut for Wii U. The game will feature full touchpad support and MiiVerse integration, as well as directors commentaries and in-game guides. They've also fixed many of the complaints about the base game: the boss fights have been re-hauled, the combat has changed, the AI has been improved and the visuals have been built upon to make this "the best looking" version of Deus ...

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Square Enix Spring Sale: Hitman, FFVII and Sleeping Dogs £5, Tomb Raider 25% off

Square Enix are having a 75% off sale at their store, and there are plenty of great bargains to be had. Even the fantastic Tomb Raider, which has only been out a matter of weeks, has been reduced by 25% for the duration of the sale. Other must-have bargains are Hitman Absolution and Sleeping Dogs for £5 each, and the PC re-release of Final Fantasy VII is a fiver as well. Just Cause 2 can be had for £2.50, and…

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At last: Play the Best of Unleashed in Sonic Generations

It’s taken nearly a year of hard work, but the Unleashed Project mod for Sonic Generations takes the best bits from Sonic Unleashed and makes them even better. All of the day time levels have been ripped from the 360 version of the game, improved with better textures and occasional fixes and, as of yesterday, are now available for download and play in the PC version of Generations. Installation is very simple, and you won’t lose your Generation save ...

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Strategy-Hungry Gamers Pledge $40,000 to Kickstarter in 24 Hours

The turn-based strategy genre used to be a big hitter on PC and even managed to leak onto consoles occasionally. That was a long time ago though, and if you want something similar today you’ll need to be content with going with something a little older or something that’s not exactly what you want. Maybe that’s why KING Art Games are making Battle Worlds: Kronos, and why 1000 gamers hungry for a return of their favourite genre have given ...

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Review

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Review

Ocarina of Time is often touted as one of the very best games ever made. Its expert blend of adventure, puzzles and soft visuals appealed to millions in the late nineties and became one of the main reasons for investing in an N64. In the intervening years, Ocarina has been released on Gamecube, digitally for the Wii (and no doubt one day the Wii U) and, of course, on the 3DS. With a small boost in the graphical fidelity and the awesome 3D, The Legend of Zelda: ...

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SimCity, Diablo and World of Warcraft Blamed for Increase in Viruses

SimCity, Diablo III and World of Warcraft have been blamed for an increase in viruses among gamers. Some people have been turning off their firewalls and anti-virus software in an attempt to get always-on games to work, ESET have said. Lag and other online problems are causing people to hit the off button on their online security and an ESET poll has revealed the majority of people don’t realize what they’re letting themselves in for… 31% of ...

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Team Meat on Piracy: “Team Meat Shows no Loss (…) Neither Should Any Other Developer”

There’s been a great deal of talk about piracy lately, especially since the latest SimCity was released. Team Meat have always had a rather modern take on the issue, and that’s no more obvious than in Tommy Refene’s latest Tumblr post, where he talks about SimCity, about calculable loss and about how chasing pirates as though they’re missed customers are causing actual customers to lose trust in big publishers. From Tumblr: “In the ...

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More Evidence of Halo 3 PC Surfaces

The Halo 3 PC mystery has just gotten a little deeper. After Halo 3 (and its predecessors) turned up in the Steam registry, PC gamers were ready to jump at the chance to play some of the best rated FPS titles on their rigs. Microsoft shot down the idea, specifically saying that it wasn’t going to happen. So why is there an entry for Halo 3 in the latest AMD beta drivers? From the beta drivers: <profile Area=”UDX” Usage=”Halo3″ ...

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