Author: Paul Izod

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Beta Available Now First on PlayStation4 System

The start of the highly-anticipated Call of Duty®: Black Ops IIImultiplayer beta has arrived on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Beginning today, PS4™ system owners worldwide who obtained a beta access code for the Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer beta will experience Treyarch’s new multiplayer gameplay first hand. New maps, modes, specialists, weapon customizations and more, including gameplay progression and the all-new momentum-based, chained movement system will be available for play through Sunday, Aug. 23, with other platforms to follow. Players are encouraged to submit their Beta feedback, directly to the studio team, at https://activision.allegiancetech.com/cgi-bin/qwebcorporate.dll?idx=ET2VTC. As the Beta continues, the Treyarch blog will provide updates as events unfold. Read more …

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Konami LaserScope – Gaming Fail

The games industry is a young industry, in the grand scheme of things, and like any of us it has a few moments in its past where it will look back and cringe with embarrassment. Our Gaming Fail series celebrates all these aberrations for what they are; glorious failures; gaming follies of the grandest order.

As part of the series we’ve covered some pretty flawed concepts; from the banality of the photographic “fun” of the Gameboy Camera to the frankly painful idea of using your eyebrows to play games with the Atari Mindlink.

Today’s entry, however, is flawed in its own very special way. Read more …

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Google Cardboard – The £3 Oculus Rift

We’ve all heard about the Oculus Rift; the headset that promises to truly deliver a full Virtual Reality experience, dropping the player into a computer-generated world and letting them experience the world first-hand.

The tech has garnered a lot of coverage in the industry over the last few years, including a great deal of discussion regarding the shipping of the pre-ordered hardware. Read more …

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The Witcher 3 Made Me Humble

It tends to be quite rare that you, as a gamer, come upon the occasion that your pre-conceptions are proven to be wholly wrong, insofar as a game you’ve written off is concerned at any rate…

Let’s face it, if you’ve decided that a game isn’t going to be any good, you’re unlikely to pick it up and play it are you? I don’t know about you, but I tend to avoid paying upwards of £50 for something I actively expect to be rubbish.

Why’s this relevant? Well it just so happens that I didn’t have high hopes for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Indeed, I had virtually no expectations, as I’d written it of completely… Read more …

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Xbox One Needs To Come Of Age In 2015

It’s been nearly 18 months since the release of the Xbox One; just think about that for a second. It’s quite a long time, when you get down to it. The Xbox 360 had a lifespan of around 9 years, so by that reckoning we’re, what, 16% (or just under 1/6th for the fractionally-minded) of the way through this generation, if that longevity continues to this one.

That’s actually quite a way down the console’s lifespan, whichever way you look at it… Read more …