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The Mirror Lied

Oh sure, P.T. came out last week during Gamescom.  I downloaded it, I enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to Silent Hills.  The teaser had oodles of atmosphere and plenty of “scary” bits, though a little less reliance on jump scares would have been preferable.  But all the time I was playing, I was thinking of a game that I enjoyed a lot more.  One that, for me, was a lot more unsettling, a damn sight less frustrating and overall more rewarding to play.  Then I realised that I’d never spoken about it in one of my articles, which simply won’t do.

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Table Top Racing Review

Sony has been lacking a truly compelling Mario Kart clone for… well, for ever. We’ve had a whole spectrum of games which have attempted to ape Nintendo’s pole position racer, from the truly awful ModNation Racers: Road Trip, to the mediocre LittleBigPlanet Karting and at the other end of the scale, the surprisingly solid Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed, which was a great early addition to the Vita’s line-up.

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P.T. Review (Silent Hills Teaser)

Hideo Kojima stole the show as Gamescom with P.T., an alleged demo for a first-person horror game on the Fox engine available for free on PSN that, once completed, revealed that Kojima and acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro would be working together on the new Silent Hill game, Silent Hills.

It was a deft move and set the internet ablaze. It turned out that ‘P.T.’ was a complete horror experience in itself and the teaser was an unconnected bonus for whoever managed to complete it. At around an hour or two in length, I’ve played and reviewed shorter horror games (Saturn 9 comes to mind). Read more …

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Microsoft Are At It Again

Honestly, this article could write itself.  All I’d need to do is copy and paste everything Microsoft has said over the past 72 hours and you’d get the gist of it.  For those of you looking for specifics, I’m referring to the whole Rise of the Tomb Raider debacle… and for those of you who were fortunate enough to avoid that particular headache, let me enlighten you.

Microsoft, Crystal Dynamics, Square-Enix and everyone involved at the high-end of developing Rise of the Tomb Raider lied to Gamescom and gamers around the world. Read more …