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PlayStation Plus Complicated – Coming Soon

We’re happy to announce today that PlayStation Plus Complicated will be available at some point in the near future. Maybe soon. PlayStation Plus Complicated takes all the simplicity and usefulness of two of our services – PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now – and jams it together into one unwieldy, poorly named mess. The good news is you’ll get access to more games – around 400 more games to be exact. The bad news is ...

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The Most Popular Types of Games

There are so many different types of games and so little time to play them. And yet, each year they’re all getting more and more popular. Today we’re going to run down some of the most popular forms of games of all kinds in the hopes of nailing down exactly what makes each of them so crowd-pleasing. From gambling games to the nichest of the niche, we’ll be exploring what attracts attention and why. We’re not keeping too serious a…

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Grand Theft Auto 5 Tops the Charts… Again

There are things in life that are inevitable: Death, taxes and Grand Theft Auto 5. It’s a meme – a joke – and yet the titan that killed Elden Ring’s chart-topping success is Grand Theft Auto 5. It’s close enough to ten years since we wrote about the announcement of Grand Theft Auto V on this very site, and here we are writing about it again. It has launched for a new generation of consoles and it has done quite…

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Why Do Game Developers Suck So Much?

Another week, another list of publishers and developers that have been accused of treating their staff abysmally. Add in Sony and Activision – and no doubt countless others – and it feels like the industry is just awful. Sexism, racism, abuse. These companies fly flags and issue press releases when International Women’s Day rolls around, but behind closed doors hate just about everybody regardless of anything. Equal opportunities abuse ...

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The Old Man’s Guide to VTubers

At the grizzled old age of 32 sometimes I need help understanding the basics of the modern world. What is a dab? Why is TikTok a thing when it’s so obviously not a thing? And today, what the hell are vtubers? For a while now, there’s been a lot on the internet that I haven’t understood. Frankly, it’s only been getting worse. As someone who grew up in 90s chatrooms, I used to get the wild west nature of the…

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Using Promo Codes for Gambling

A clever consumer is always on the lookout for a bargain. Luckily, if you’re also in gambling, it pays to always be willing to look around. That’s not just because you might get bored of what you’re already on, although that’s true too. There’s a rich collection of casinos on the internet that can scratch any and all itches you might have. But it’s also because a lot of the powers of these casinos want your money. They want ...

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Microsoft’s Xbox Needs More Momentum

Almost two months ago Microsoft announced it was making the biggest purchase in the history of video games. Xbox is buying Activision. Then they disappeared. Call me ungrateful if you’d like. It’s a seemingly obtuse point to make: that they are both making the biggest purchase in the history of video games and being too quiet. The patient adult in me wants to accept that there are things happening behind the scenes. The obnoxious internet side of ...

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Fixing Elden Ring and its Unfathomableness

There were no 15 minutes introductory cutscenes. There’s no quest log or diary of recent dialogue. Hell, there isn’t even a Sonic the Hedghog-esque voice actor saying “previously on…” every time I load. I have no idea what’s happening in Elden Ring – and I love it. I mean, hey, I like being beaten over the head with issues as much as the next guy. I’m sure those giants I’ve killed over and over are Somalian ...

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First-person Vs Third-person Shooters

There was a time when the question of what was better, first-person or third-person shooters, wasn’t even a question. Today, it’s a muddier concept. A big part of the resurgence of third-person shooters is because of genre-bending. Cinematic games work better in third-person. There are games like 1v1.lol, that combines online building simulator and third-person action game. In 1v1, you can play online against real players, enjoy a battle royale mode ...

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Finding New Casinos in the UK

With some hobby’s when you want to find something new you can expect to shell out hundreds or even thousands of pounds. Thankfully that’s not true if your hobby is gambling. There are countless casinos online in the UK that are desperate for your custom. And most are only a few clicks away. But how do you decide exactly which casino should get your business? Luckily, finding new outlets for your hobby is much easier than it might seem when…

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