Eurogamer Expo 2013 – Batman: Arkham Origins

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Gravelly voiced slightly gothic hero? Check. Maniacal super villain with Janet Street-Porter’s teeth? Check. Improbably over-muscled bemasked super villain? Check. Belt laden with enough unlikely gadgets to make Sam Fisher cry with the unfairness of it all? Check.

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FTL: Faster Than Light – Review

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My engine room is on fire, a brave, lone engi- a cybernetic alien member of my crew- struggles to douse the flames. His two human crew mates are too busy trying to get my ship’s weapons back online to help. My shields are holding for the moment, absorbing most of the incoming fire from the pirate ship I’m fighting, but the odd laser burst finds its way through- one such burst crashes into the engine room, disabling the engines, igniting more fires and further injuring my already singed engi. Continue reading

Eurogamer Expo 2012 – Halo 4

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Halo 4 was my first point of call at Eurogamer, as much a result of my own anticipation as the desire to maximise the early access ticket and beat the inevitable queues. Teasers, screenshots and videos have long since been available from the 343 studios marketing machine, building up a feverish expectation concerning the new Halo offering – a new enemy, a new story and new weapons (toys!) to flesh out a fresh game starring the coolest gravelly voiced protagonist since Solid Snake. Continue reading

Eurogamer Expo 2012 – Assassin’s Creed 3

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Hat’s off to Ubisoft for allowing what I consider to be one the best thought out demo opportunities of the entire expo. Everyone who wanted to got to play an entire mission, taking as much time as they want. Continue reading

Spec Ops: The Line – Review

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The old saying goes ‘The road to hell is paved with good intentions’ – one the applies to the story of Spec Ops: The Line, and perhaps to a lesser degree, the game itself. Those of you who are avid listeners of the Monkey Tail podcast will no doubt recall my generally positive comments on the game- rightly given, but a more thorough review will expose several flaws that should be taken into consideration before parting with your hard earned cash… Continue reading

A Secret Shame

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I have a guilty look about me at the moment. A guilt that stems from gaming. Oh, not anything caused by my exploits on Battlefield 3 or Skyrim- they’re normal games- my triumphs and lows are there, plain to see. No, it’s not my X360 causing the hot flush of self recrimination, it’s my laptop. No, not for that reason either, thank you… Continue reading