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LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Feels the Force in April

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has a release date! The game is coming in April. Check out the new overview trailer below and then come back here for some thoughts on the game. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will be coming to the Nintendo Switch, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X on April 5th, 2022. This newest Lego Star Wars game covers all nine films in the Skywalker saga: from Phantom Menace all the way till Rise of…

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Activision Anti-Trust Talk is Wishful Thinking

“Won’t someone think of Sony?!” That has been the theme of seemingly endless articles released since the announcement that Microsoft is buying Activision.  It can only be that because, let’s face it, with even a second’s thought, this deal is not unfair or illegal. I’m talking from a corporate perspective, of course. And yet armchair lawyers across the world are calling for the deal to be stopped on the basis of, basically, hurt feelings. Anti-trust is not going to look…

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Shadow Man: Remastering a Classic

Shadow Man Remastered brings back a cult classic – successfully reviving a game that fans have been demanding gets new life for years. I hope they’re happy with what they wished for. In some preliminary research for this game, I took a quick look at some of the original reviews, and was blown away by what I saw. I remember the case, of course. It looked cool and edgy, not unlike the Blade film I’d been too young to watch.…

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How To Jump Backwards in Shadow Man Remastered

Shadow Man is back, and with him the age old question of how to beat the game’s true boss: any ledge from which you have to jump backwards. I’m kidding of course. But it is something you eventually have to do, and it’s something that’s not especially well explained. And yes, if you go searching, it won’t take long to find people who complained about this issue in the original release of this game. The good news is that it’s…

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Aery – Dreamscape Review

Fly through people’s deepest desires as a bird. And, no, Aery – Dreamscape isn’t an adult game. Because it turns out everybody’s deepest desires are things like “be a pirate”, “visit the moon” or “get out in nature”. Not a single level begins with the phrase “hey, you know that girl from Friends?” Maybe that would have been a better game – its not for me to judge – but it would have been a different game. This one is…

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PSVR2 Hasn’t Solved VRs Biggest Problem

The new PSVR2 looks very impressive on paper. Oled screens, 4k, HDR, head vibrations (which isn’t something you brag about unless it’s pretty good). But Sony’s laundry list of features may sound great on paper, but they do absolutely nothing to solve VRs biggest problem: content. And I must stress this isn’t a Sony only issue, In fact, everybody has this problem, and nobody seems overly keen to solve it. VR is a limited market, so nobody wants to create…

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2021 Was the Year of Covid – and 2022 Will Be Too

New Years is usually the time when we reflect on the past 12 months. And in the case of 2021 one word sticks out: covid. It influenced our day-to-day lives, our politics, our jobs. It impacted our video games, and it will continue to do so. Sony and Nintendo released so few mainstream games last year, while Microsoft’s biggest title came along after a year’s delay. The already barren first years of the new console generation were about as bad…

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Disney Classic Games – Jungle Book, Aladdin and The Lion King

When Disney and it’s development partners work together to bring a title to Nintendo Switch, you know it’s going to be something special, and generally, it’s happening for a fairly good reason. In 2019, The Walt Disney Company remade two of their iconic, classic animated titles into live action pictures. In 2021, they built on that game collection and added The Jungle Book. Let’s take a look. Before jumping into the Jungle Book, it’s worth noting that due to popular…

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Chorus Review

Take control of Nara on a quest to destroy the dark cult that created her. Unlock devastating weapons & mind-bending abilities in an evolution of the space-combat shooter. Along with Forsaken, her sentient starfighter, explore ancient temples, engage in zero-g combat & venture beyond waking reality. Chorus is a space combat video game played from a third-person perspective. The game’s protagonist, Nara, pilots sentient starcraft known as Forsaken. Forsaken can be armed with a variety of weapons such as missile…

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More Thoughts From Me #287: Ten Games I’m Looking Forward to In 2022

2021 is almost over and for video games its been a great year. But 2022? It looks like next year will be even better. So before we go off to Christmas and the New Year, I thought I’d talk about the ten games I’m looking forward to in 2022! Bye 2021. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Yes, its been a great year for video games. It just hasn’t been a great year for most other…

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