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The “Oscars” – Games of the Year 2016 Awards

2016 has been a bit of a funny year. There’s been a lot of surprises for everyone. But really games are the most important thing. This year I’ve changed the rules, because everything about 2016 has been unpredictable. I’m going to be allowing remasters in this list this time, as long as the remaster was the first time I played the game. How does that make you feel? Is this what justice feels like…? I also contributed to Rice Digital’s […]

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Gaming Diary: Hitman Spectacular – Hitman 2016, Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Contracts, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, and a Little Bit of Hitman Absolution

My, my, my, I’ve not updated this blog in a little while, but as you can tell, I’ve been a bit of a busy boy. Or should that be a busy MAN. A busy HITman, that is. My journey with the Hitman series started off with the PlayStation 2 version of Hitman: Blood Money. I made it to the fourth level, Flatline, and ended up stopping due to clunky controls and feeling like I didn’t know what was going on. […]

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Gaming Diary: Firewatch, Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments, Earthbound, Twilight Princess HD, Yakuza

Whoa. Look at that title. Someone’s living on the cusp of video gaming entertainment, and that person is me. Kinda. Well, not at all, but I feel pretty good about experiencing so much new stuff. Well, new for me. And kinda new for everyone. Kinda sorta. Firewatch is legitimately new. I bought it not long after it came out in February, but only just got around to starting it this week. It’s been very much on my radar since seeing […]

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Do I Like Racing Games Or Not? The DLC & Microtransaction Dilemna of the Modern Racer. Also Atelier Rorona Plus

I picked up Forza 5 in a recent sale after being greatly impressed by Forza Horizon 2. I didn’t shell out for the newer Forza 6, because while I like racing games, I don’t like them enough to pony up a large sum of money for them. They’re a smaller scale diversion for me, especially considering the growing issue I’ve had for them since last generation, which is their attachment to annoying DLC and microtransactions. It’s rare to pick up […]

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Gaming Diary: Hitman Beta, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Gears of War 2

This week was the kind of week that doesn’t end. So, I didn’t really have much time to play a whole load of stuff. But the stuff I did play was kinda intense, so that was good. I played the Hitman Beta. That’s the Beta for the new Hitman, which is just called Hitman. I’ve always kind of liked the Hitman games, but I’ve never been that good at them. I find the old ones a little tough to play […]

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Gaming Diary: Naruto, The Witness, Hand of Fate, Gears of War, Persona 2

This a new thing I’m doing. If I barely do anything one week, or it’s really uninteresting, I might not write about it. I’ll skip over boring stuff or whatever. Though as I work in the gaming industry you’d hope I’d have some stuff to say now and then. Which is the point of this blog I suppose! I spent a lot of this week playing Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4. I lapsed on the Manga partway through the […]

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Gears of War Ultimate Edition Review – A Bad Remaster

Besides a brief stint playing the opening of Gears of War 2 at a friend’s, and Gears of War 3 multiplayer for a bit at another friend’s (I was terrible at it), Gears of War Ultimate Edition is my first proper attempt at getting into the Gears of War series. After getting an Xbox One, it only seemed to make sense to get some Xbox exclusives under my belt, especially when buying it within the period in which I did […]

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Review – More of the Same

I loved the first Tomb Raider. Well, not the first first one, that’s actually aged very poorly, but the reboot. It reviewed well, but picked up quite a lot of criticism for being an “Uncharted” clone, which I always found a bit unfair as Uncharted was very much inspired by Tomb Raider in the first place. It’s actually great there are more third person action games like that around. It adds to the creative conversation, and should force both of […]

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The “Oscars” – Games of the Year 2015 Awards

Last year when I wrote my games of the year list I threw in some bonus awards besides the month-on-months and overall. Now, there are even more bonus awards, because if you head on over to Rice Digital me and my coworker Peter gave our picks on a variety of categories, from Most Frustrating, to Most Awe-Inspiring Moment. It’s a good read. Without going on too much, here are my normal Games of the Year awards. Just Fuck Off Already […]

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I’ve been playing a bit of Splatoon and it’s one of my favourite games of this year

Okay, so I’ve played more than “a bit of” Splatoon since getting it. But with a game that’s updated and tweaked so much by Nintendo, it’s hard to feel like it’s ever reached a point where I can look back at as a whole and feel like I can have an opinion about it. In some ways it might be fair to say Splatoon is a platform or service rather than just “a game”. It’s constantly evolving and changing (for […]

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