Author: Drew Pontikis

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What Do Your Gaming Habits Say About You?

Many of you will not be familiar with the term ‘Big Data’, so let me give you a crash course on the hottest potato to hit the data analytical industry since the Experian credit report. You, whoever you are or however careful you think you are, are ridiculously careless with your digital profile. Everything you look at, everything you research; everything you accidentally click on is noted, stored and more often than not sold on to the highest bidder to get a better understanding of you as a person. You may have seen recently an in depth review of Facebook’s terms and conditions, one of which is whilst signed in to Facebook, you give them permission to harvest data on your browser history. Facebook offers an amazing amount of information on you to someone who is looking to assess you as a potential customer, and big business is slowly waking up to that fact. Read more …

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Forza Horizon 2 Car Line Up Announced

The first one hundred cars set to appear in Forza Horizon 2 have been announced. All of the cars have been built from the ground up for this generation, taking full advantage of the power of Xbox One and Forza Horizon 2′s dynamic weather and wide-open world, including new features such as functioning windshield wipers, working headlights and interior lights, and dynamic dirt-mapping. Read more …

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Next Gen Gaming – What Did You Expect?!

Woo I bought an Xbone! Woo I bought a PS4! Woo I bought a Wii U (said no one). The next generation has been around for a while now, but a lot of people are feeling a bit short changed. If the grievance extended only as far as ‘there’s no games!’ then that would be understandable, but it’s been much more than that. There’s a significant amount of anger still being levied at Microsoft by the Sony cheerleaders, although quite why they feel the need to get so worked up over the fact that someone hasn’t chosen to buy the same console as they have when it has absolutely no impact on them whatsoever is a continual source of facepalm. Whilst the Xbox fan boys have had little choice to keep quiet, timidly waiting for Microsoft to drop their next bollock and embarrass themselves yet again; even those still trying to kid on that Titanfall is the most awesome thing to happen since first person shooters since Hitler invaded Poland have grown weary of being ignored. All the while, the PC fraternity have sniggered at the pettiness of the console underclasses and gone back to programming macros into Warcraft and not having girlfriends. Read more …

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Sniper Elite 3 – Review

I have a bit of a quandary when it comes the third person shooters, as I’m always slightly nervous about them but for the life of me can’t think why. It’s not the quality of games; the Gears of War series and Ghost Recon: Future solider have shown themselves to be truly fine examples of the breed. Is it the camera angle? I occasionally get motion sickness with some FPS titles but never an issue in the third person. Is it that I’m just a COD fanboy and anything not made by Infinity Ward or Acitivision can suck balls? No, definitely not that because I suck at Call of Duty. With all this in mind, I chose to be brave and have a go at the latest release from Rebellion Developments and 505 Games; Sniper Elite 3. Read more …

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Frantic FC – App Review

I’ve talked before about how as a mobile gamer you are hard pushed to find anything better than Football Manager Handheld if you are looking for a handheld football management game. It’s easy to see why and it goes beyond the clue in the title; it’s just so much better than any of the alternatives. I have tried countless pretenders, but all have fallen short. Interestingly, having picked up Frantic FC by C8apps I have found that there is actually an alternative to SEGA’s pint-sized behemoth, and it’s not in the way that you might think. Read more …