Milestone’s latest, WRC 3, is a game in a difficult place. It’s not a bad game by any stretch of the imagination and if anything actually kept me highly entertained for a good long while. It’s just that during that long while I was constantly comparing it to that king of the rally genre, DIRT.
And sadly for WRC it’s a comparison that does it no favours.
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Capcom are offering the opportunity for people worldwide to become immortalised in their upcoming game, Remember Me.
Two initiatives have been launched that see gamers and designers having the chance to get far more personal with their game than ever before.
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You don’t have to walk far down the dusty corridors of gaming’s recent past to stumble upon a time when fans of the video-game take on football had a wealth of choice at their feet.
It seems almost ironic that at a time when kids got their football fix from venturing into the great outdoors and kicking one about there were football games all over the place and now when more seem to shun the real thing in favour of its pixelated brother there are but two options.
And here I am about to embrace one that played a big part in my, and many other gamers distant past.
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When we finally come to draw the curtains on this most magnificent of console generations there can be no doubt a handful of games will remain synonymous with it.
Some exploded, bursting from the shadows into the forefront of our collective consciousness, Gears of War, Mass Effect. Others assaulted our senses and dragged us into the dazzling light of the HD future, Halo3, Bioshock. And some simply held the gaming world at their feet, a world eager to grab every release and pour their heart and souls into it, games like Call of Duty, like Battlefield and of course, like FIFA.
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NHL 13 then, this one could be interesting. The game and the review I mean.
Let’s face it, growing up as I did amidst the landscape of the industrial North of England where it rained a whole lot more than it snowed and Ice rinks were the domain of namby pamby kids that wanted to pirouette and twirl rather than get the hockey sticks out, it’s fair to say ice hockey is a sport that has never been a part of the masterplan for me.
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Sleeping Dogs is a sprawling open world, sandbox ‘cop ‘em up’ that takes place amid the neon lit underbelly of downtown Hong Kong and places gamers into kung-fu shoes of sociopathic police officer, Wei Shen.
Sleeping Dogs is also a game that plays exactly as I anticipated it would weeks before I even had the shining disc in my clutches. Unfortunately the only fresh thing brought to this table, is the cranium of the latest bad guy, remorselessly pummelled into the rapidly splintering piece of dining furniture by our very own Mr. Shen.
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If ever there was a decade that was crying out for a zombie apocalypse, end of days scenario, it was the 80’s.
I lived through this dayglo, shoulder pad infested era and remember it with a shudder.
The charts were infested with a brand of big toothed, cheesy pop music that seemed to have been brewed by Satan himself, everybody loved good ‘Neighbours’, yuppies crawled from their penthouse flats, ‘loadsamoney’ was spawned and, even outside of Liverpool, men had permed hair.
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November 10th 2010, now there’s a date I remember well. Not fondly I’d hasten to add, but certainly well.
For it was on this bitterly cold winters night that, hands stuffed deep into pockets, I patiently waited for the dawn of a new age of gaming.
July 24th 2012, I’m still waiting……
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I need to make an admission. It’s an admission that I’m afraid will do nothing but enhance my current level of nerdosity in the eyes of my friends, colleagues and peers (my family already know the score.)
Ahem……I’m a big fan of all things mysterious.
There, I said it. UFO’s, Nessie, Yeti’s, Bigfeet (that is the plural of Bigfoot isn’t it?), Beasts of Bodmin and other remote moorlands, ghosts, aliens, conspiracies, the successful career of Keanu Reeves, Wayne Rooney’s hairdo, the allure of plain crisps and Lego.
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