Category: Previews

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Sebastian’s Holiday Season Preview

It may be September, but where I live in Japan it’s still hotter than Zeus’s butthole. I’m currently sitting in my air-conditioned apartment, looking through the upcoming games release schedule, and boy am I excited.

It’s been almost a year since the new generation of consoles landed and though there have been some worthy entries on both platforms, nothing has stood out enough to me to demand an upgrade. Until now. Amazingly, despite the heat and humidity, I feel like a kid waiting for Christmas.

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Trent’s Holiday Season Preview

So Summer is coming to a close. The trees are changing. The weather is getting colder. Students everywhere are gnashing their teeth and cursing the onward progress of time as they are marched into the cold embrace of education. For me, however, it means one thing: the great gaming gluttony will soon begin! We’re almost to the holiday season and will shortly have a wide selection of games to look forward to. Truly it is a magical time. Unless you are my wallet. Then it is significantly less awesome. Sure a load of games have been delayed to next year (I’m looking at you, Batman), but there are still plenty to keep you going as the weather gets colder and going outside sounds like more and more of an insurmountable task.

So with the close of the year just around the corner, I’m checking out some of the big releases that are coming my way. These are some pretty much guaranteed purchases for me… Read more …

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Pre-Review

Get your guns and backpacks ready vault hunters! Borderlands is back this October with the Pre-Sequel. What is a Pre-Sequel I hear you asking? Simple, the game is set between the events of the first and second Borderlands games, meaning it a sequel to the first and a prequel to the second. The game is due to be released on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC on 14th October but not currently set to be released on next gen consoles. This likely means that it is intended to be a tiding over game until the unannounced, but surely in development, Borderlands 3 gets released. However that does not mean that 2K and Gearbox are resting on their laurels. They are intending for the Pre-Sequel to be the most feature heavy game yet, with a story that will appeal to casual fans but also be intriguing enough for long time fans of the series to come back for more.

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FIFA 15 Preview

A pad hits the ground with an almighty thud and a look of fury is etched upon your face. “I’m not playing again”, you proclaim, despite the fact that a decade of the same hollow promise firmly lines the path behind you. You can scarcely believe it. A joke. A farce. An outrage. Sat in silence, you glare accusingly at the screen, fixating upon that damning score. But as you contemplate the reality of your defeat and a life without FIFA, the same Duelshock that hit the ground mere moments ago, finds itself gravitating upward until it’s neatly nestling between your palms. “Fine. One more game.” Read more …

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The Next Last of Us

Some of you may already be aware, but in case you were in any doubt, it’s Summer right now.  This means two irrefutable facts: the temperature is far too high and there aren’t enough games-related things happening to write about at the moment.  I don’t want to hear any of The two may possibly be related.  Now we have even longer to wait until this situation is resolved, since Dragon Age: Inquisition has been delayed for another month or so.  I can’t even remember another upcoming game, it’s so hot.

But games are still being released.  Later this week, us Brits are going to see the release of The Last of Us: Remastered.  I loved the original and this souped-up version looks absolutely amazing, but I’m not going to be buying it. Read more …