It has been just under a decade since the last Thief title came out, and some would argue even longer since the last 'good' Thief game. In that time the stealth genre has bust wide open. There have been five Splinter Cell Games, over six Metal Gear titles, a new…
These days, collectibles are everywhere you look in gaming. Whether they’re coins, monsters or audio tapes, you’d be hard pressed to find a title that doesn’t feature collectible items in some shape or form. While in many cases they are a welcome addition to the game experience, as the years…
Blind-siding many, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor has raised quite a few eye-brows. Not just because it is a different angle on what we have come to expect from a Lord of the Rings game, or LotR in general, but also because it looks remarkably like Assassin's Creed. Free-running across rooftops…
Do you remember back in the original PlayStation days when we were graced with the presence of Resident Evil? This survival horror gem took us by surprise and made us hide behind our blankets more often than any scary movie. As the series continued we kept playing and we kept…
2013 was a great year for games. Or was it? Over the holiday period that is largely how I felt. I was unsure whether the last 12 months had really been as amazing as when I first sat down to play all of the games I thought were brilliant, innovative,…
Over the last few years, the notion of buying a game has changed. It used to be that if you wanted a game you would go to a store and pick it up knowing that the product you have bought would work. Whilst any bugs that did creep through could…
If you have been anywhere near the internet in the last few months you may have heard that Pokémon X and Y introduced a new controversial mechanic, Mega Evolution. This allowed fully evolved Pokémon to further evolve and (potentially) get more powerful in the process. From the get-go, this mechanic…
Nintendo may have not had the best year in 2013 with many fans giving up on the company due to its lack of games, thus resulting in poor sales and negative feedback. This year however could be a different story. Nintendo actually have a good set of games coming out…
During playing the opening hours of Stoic's The Banner Saga during our preview, I fell in love. The art direction looks almost effortlessly beautiful and the world had my immediate attention. It shied away from fantasy cliché, with no frozen dwarves, elves or goblins in sight. That was what I…
Cast your mind back to 2007. Ask any gamer from around that time what console it was they owned between PS3 and 360, and the majority will probably answer with Xbox 360. Having been released earlier, at a lower price and with often better versions of multiplatform games, the 360…
These days it seems that social issues are sky high on everybody's agenda, even in the world of gaming. While the list of topics is pretty extensive, one of the most common subjects people take issue with is human representation, or misrepresentation, to be precise. From stereotypical or sexualised depictions…
Recently the internet has been exploding over the news of games developer King, creators of Candy Crush, has filed the words ’Candy’ and ‘Saga’ as trademarked. This has affected many other games including the newly released The Banner Saga, who King has filed a Notice of Opposition against. King’s practices…
So far we have covered the good and the sticky, now we move on to the bad. Specifically, the “Overturning Pokémon”, Malamar. This is one scary creature, in more ways than one, and here's why. Malamar Inkay was a Pokémon leaked long before Pokémon X and Y came out but,…
When you think about horror in space there are many different franchises that can be brought up, but there is one license that deserves a great game on the current generation of consoles as well as PC. That is the Alien franchise. Recently, it has suffered huge blows with video…
With all the drama that's transpired around Nintendo recently, it could be enough to make some fans worry. Whether it's their falling sales forecast, questions over leadership, or price issues with the Wii U, everything seems to be slowly but surely sinking. In spite of all these problems, I still…
We enter round two of the Theros block with more 'god like' spoils. Theros introduced some interesting cards and the return of the Scry mechanic, but what does the new Born of the Gods set have in store? As we await the full list of released cards, some have already…
Last time we looked at the Gloopy Dragon, Goodra, and now we now turn our eyes to…food? More specifically, one of the new Fairy-type Pokémon introduced in this new generation, the Meringue Pokémon, Slurpuff. But what, I hear you say, will this strange looking fairy be able to do in…
Microtransactions: the lurking force in video games that are becoming ever more popular and working their way into industry titles, something that some gamers increasing feel can ruin the future of gaming. Microtransactions first became popular on mobile gaming apps, with those such as Candy Crush and even Angry Birds…
Earlier this week Vince Zampella of Respawn announced that the maximum player count for Titanfall would be 6v6, and it instantly stoked a blazing fire across the internet. In almost no time at all negative comments were posted in droves, with players angry about the reveal, crying out for change,…
 The latest Wii U title by Nintendo, Super Mario 3D World has, hidden within it's launch title a option to place the original Mario Bros. NES Edition but as his taller brother Luigi. This a lovely nod to the second place mascot in Nintendo's line up and is just perhaps a little sign that…
Today, Konami released a special monster showcase for the Noble Knight archetype. In this article they used examples of cards you could Xyz summon, including Diamond Dire Wolf. According to hardcore fans (who just so happened to get a screen grab), the code for the wolf card is different as…