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Nintendo Knitting Machine

Gaming Fail – The Nintendo Knitting Machine

The games industry has provided us with some pretty amazing stuff over the years. From gaming-on-the-go convenience of the Gameboy to the frankly all-out witchcraft of the Wii controller, gaming has conspired to inspire and amaze the public with newer and fancier technology that has pushed the boundaries of what we perceive as viable or even possible.

As part of this, gaming peripherals have been rife; from basic controllers with an extra turbo button, to full on controller systems for flight or driving games; niches have been identified and filled expertly. Read more …


I have to what?! – Manual Samuel Review

Manual Samuel is a brilliant and infuriating idea, having to consciously regulate all your autonomous bodily functions. Samuel is a spoiled rich-kid, who has to survive for 24 hours controlling his entire body manually after being on the wrong end of a deal with Death! We’ve all had them moments when we start consciously thinking about blinking, or breathing for example. But imagine having to do that constantly, for an entire day, welcome to Manual Samuel.

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Broken Age

Broken Age is a point-and-click adventure game, created by Double Fine Productions available on PlayStation 4, PC, and mobile. It follows the story of two teenagers living in different worlds, each striving to break away from the customs that rule their everyday lives. It was this story idea that drew me into Broken Age in the first place. Thankfully, I am not disappointed by the overall narrative. At its heart it is a coming of age story about learning to be your own person regardless of what others think. Weaved within that idea is another story about two seemingly different worlds colliding and unlikely friendships. The entire game works like a play with an Act 1 and an Act 2 of gameplay. And may I just say the transition between the two acts, completely blindsided me. I had to take a moment, sit back, and think ‘Woah.’

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Embracing the PS4 after claiming Xbox / PC superiority.

Some of you living in the UK may be aware that recently there was a nationwide purge of the old PS4 models in order for stores to stock and sell the new PS4 Slim and Pro models. The original (and better looking in my opinion) model was sold with a copy of Fifa 17 for only £150 making it the best deal in a long time and sending an entire nation of gamers into a frenzy. The internet exploded with sites listing these cheap bundles and people arrived en mass to snatch them up causing several sites to either fail, oversell, or both. I was successful to an extent, I was able to secure a copy online from a certain UK based videogame store with an orange logo, though unfortunately they oversold and I received the dreaded e-mail saying they could not honour my order. I then promptly called every store in my local City only to find that every single store you can imagine had the deal and promptly sold out. Fortunately for me I found one with a single copy left, then I darted into my car, gunned it to 88 and picked up my beloved new PS4. Read more …


Fallout: New Vegas – Retrospective

Following up on Fallout 3 was always going to be a tough task. The eternal question posed of any follow up to a successful title would have been in evidence: Do you change anything? The original worked right? So why change anything? But, if you don’t evolve, you’re likely to be accused of resting on your laurels and turning out a lazy sequel. The virtual catch 22 that all games developers face. Only, with Fallout: New Vegas, Bethesda’s decision was made even harder by the fact that theirs was a Fallout game.

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