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Multiplication Games – Learning By Fun

Maths is one of the hardest things a young child has to learn. It is the cornerstone of most understanding of the modern world – logic, science and, today, computers. That’s why it’s more important than ever to make sure your child has a firm knowledge of mathematical principles. Without it, they’re going to be at a disadvantage. And that’s truer than ever. Yes, with a phone in your pocket at all times, it might be tempting to think there’s…

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Getting To Grips with Far Cry 6

You’re new to Far Cry 6, to the Far Cry series or to video games entirely. There’s a huge island to explore and strange people trying to kill you. Where do you go? What do you do? Despite having a lot of guidance for new players, Far Cry 6 isn’t the easiest game to get to grips with. So for newbies to the title, series or genre, we have put together a simple guide to help ease you into things.…

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Alan Wake Remastered Review

There are some games that breathe atmosphere, although arguably not nearly enough. It’s really more of a film or book thing, and yet occasionally a title comes along and surprises you. Alan Wake was one of those titles in 2010 - and its remaster remains impressed 11 years later.

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Bluepoint is an Odd Sony Purchase

In a way Bluepoint makes perfect sense as a Sony purchase. But beyond the surface, it brings up questions about just where the studio will go from here. Best know for remakes and remasters, Bluepoint doesn’t really have an identity of its own. The work it does is incredible – the Metal Gear Solid Collection on Xbox Series X is the only way to play. The Demon’s Souls and Shadow of the Colossus games were perfect. And, indeed, they have…

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Xuan Yuan Sword 7 Review

Xuan Yuan Sword 7 is one of those games that gets whispered about amongst diehard Action RPG fans. Nobody in the mainstream knows it, but those that do KNOW IT. It has an epic story built around Chinese mythology and history, decent combat and pretty enough graphics as to not be off-putting. It has occasionally hilarious translation and story elements that come from nowhere and disappear as quickly. There are long walks with few saves. And yet it’s still time…

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From Table To Tablet: The Changing Face of Gambling

In the bad old days, you had to travel to gamble. Thankfully those days are long gone and you’re today able to gamble however you want from anywhere in the world on your tablet.  Thanks to the rise of mobile phones and tablets, you can access a casino anywhere in the world. Gone are the days where you had to travel to enjoy your favourite games. This has resulted in a massive boom for the gambling industry. But other than…

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Netflix Joins the Acquisition Party – And the Big Players Need to Watch Out

If your next bet on a video game studio acquisition was Netflix, you must be some kind of wizard. But here we are – that’s exactly what has happened. Media giant Netflix has purchased Night School, the studio behind the Oxenfree and its upcoming sequel. Sean Krankel, of Night School Studio, said: “Night School wants to stretch our narrative and design aspirations across distinctive, original games with heart. “Netflix gives film, TV, and now game makers ...

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Aladdin Vs Aladdin – The Ultimate Multiplat Face-Off

Back in the 90s there was one multiplat face-off that rattled school yards around the world – Aladdin. It’s a shame Digital Foundry wasn’t around… The SNES version and Mega Drive/Genesis versions were completely different games. Forget measuring the difference between 1440p and 1880p – this was two very different but still excellent games. Both versions of the game will be included in a new release on the Disney classics pack, alongside The Jungle ...

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One Year On: Bethesda and Microsoft

It’s probably one of the biggest announcements the gaming industry has ever seen. Microsoft had bought Bethesda, and the full impact of that announcement still hasn’t been felt. One of the biggest PlayStation exclusives of the year is a Microsoft game. That’s pretty funny. Starfield will be exclusive when it’s finally available, and that’s pretty cool too. But as of today the immediate effects have not been felt. With one major ...

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N64 Games We Want from Switch Online

Rumour has it that Switch Online is getting an upgrade. As part of that upgrade you’ll be able to play N64 games. It should’ve been here long before, but now it could happen we won’t quibble… The Nintendo 64 was an incredible console. As someone who has played a lot of retro games lately, I’m constantly stagged by just how much nicer looking the N64 games are today than their PlayStation counterparts. Ocarina of Time feels much ...

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