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New Releases this week | Aug 26th – Sep 1st 2013

A great week for releases with something for everyone. The featured game for this week is none other than Final Fantasy XIV Online. Will the MMO impress or will we be choking the Chocobo this time next week in a fit of rage? Only time will tell.

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Video Game Soundtracks: The Difference Between Iconic and Forgotten

Think about every game that has ever been argued as "the best game ever." Games like The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time, Chrono Trigger, Shadow Of The Colossus, Bioshock, and Uncharted to name a few. Now think about the lunchroom arguments you had with all your friends, concerning which is truly the best and what your reasoning was.

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“Grand Theft Auto Killing” Is Justification, Narrative for Morons

It makes for a wonderful story, doesn't it? A poor innocent child, excited to play on his PlayStation 3 console, puts in his copy of Grand Theft Auto IV and suddenly becomes a crazed lunatic. He reaches for his grandparent's gun - which happens to be loaded and in an easily accessible place - and then he moves into the other room, shooting her through the head.

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New Releases this week | Aug 19th – Aug 25th 2013

Excellent week this week for releases with two high profile games coming out in the next 7 days. Other releases include a couple 2D fighters and an 80s remake.

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Antonick VS EA Outcome: Justified or Greedy?

After losing the rights to NCAA and a lawsuit to former college football player Sam Keller, EA takes another legal and financial loss with the ruling of the Antonick v. EA case. Robin Antonick, programmer of the original Madden for MS-DOS, Commodore, and Apple II, signed a contract with EA stating he would be paid royalties for any game derivative of the original Madden. According to Antonick, EA broke contract and refused to pay royalties for games release between 1990 and 1996.

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Is Self Publishing the Revolution the Industry Needs?

When computer games were first created in the late seventies, they were created by only a couple of people. Technology, at the time, only allowed these first games to be extremely simple. There were no real distribution methods and so people had to resort to, in some cases, heading down to their local computer store with a bag full of cassettes, selling directly to the manager in hopes of getting their game available to purchase.

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New Releases this week | Aug 12th – Aug 18th 2013

Not a great week for releases but a week which brings much variety and contrast. two Disney games, two horror games, a couple HD remakes and of course Payday 2 are just some of what you will find coming out in the next 7 days.

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Summer 2013 has seen some of the Worst Games Ever

While most people are still jumping up and down after playing The Last of Us, I've had the pleasure of spending much of the last few months playing some of the worst games ever made. I really wish I was stretching things, even a little bit, but if you've been paying attention, this summer really has been terrible for gamers.

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New Releases this week | Aug 5th – Aug 11th 2013

The summer drought has come and gone if this week's releases are any indication. The upcoming 7 days are rife with new releases particularly for PlayStation.

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Retailers helped kill the Wii U – It could happen with the PS4 and Xbox One Too

ASDA have announced that they will no longer be stocking Wii U units in stores, nor will they stock games or accessories. To those of you who didn't buy a Wii U at launch, this might be news. To the rest of us, it's been a long, slow, predictable road with only one conclusion. And the worst thing? The small amount of shelf space, the complete lack of display, the mixed interest... it could easily all happen again when the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One release at the end of this year.

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