• EGX 2014: Calvino Noir

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    The 1001-Up.com team had the pleasure of attending this year’s EGX event at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London last weekend. It wasn’t all about the big-name AAA releases though: there were plenty of creative indie titles to experience and some lovely developers to chat to. We’ll be running a series of previews on those we enjoyed the most, and first up is Calvino Noir by Dan Walters.

  • EGX 2014: Mortal Kombat X

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    You’ve probably been able to tell from my other articles on Mortal Kombat X that I’m really quite excited for it. That was before I had a chance to get my hands on a build of the game so was making my judgement on the various videos and other promos floating around the web. That all changed at EGX where I was not only able to spend a decent amount of time with the game but also ...

  • Best of EGX 2014: too much!

    1001-Up - - 5 readers - EGX was good this year, despite the ground floor feeling like a glorified theme park for the most part. The games on show were excellent and developers (where available) engaging and willing to discuss their projects. It makes the task of choosing a ‘best of’ particularly difficult as there were so many stand out moments during my time there that narrowing it down to just one a real challenge.
  • Best of EGX 2014: Cosplay

    1001-Up - - 6 readers - As is tradition after the 1001-Up.com team visit a gaming event we each reveal our ‘best of‘ where we talk about our favourite aspect. Today it’s my turn to reveal my favourite part of EGX 2014 which is the fantastic cosplay we snapped during our three days at the expo. While I enjoyed playing the latest video game offerings, especially The Evil Within, not even the highly antic ...
  • Close-Up: Afro Samurai 2

    1001-Up - - 3 readers - Following on from our article on Afro Samurai 2 earlier in the year, we were given the opportunity to pose a few questions Redacted Studios. Who were we to turn down a chance with the ‘undisputed leader in dynamic dismemberment’ when it presented itself? The original Afro Samurai title was met with a mixed response with most commentators saying that while it looked great, it was ...
  • EGX 2014: Congo: The Game

    1001-Up - - 7 readers - Congo: The Game caught me off-guard a little. It was the last game I played at EGX 2014 and I’m glad I stumbled on it. The premise is relatively simple: the players (up to a maximum of four) are stranded in the Congo and must scavenge what they can to stay alive. This is because the jungle is swarming with killer beasts lurking in the darkness just waiting to feast on your bones.

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  • EGX 2014: Assassin’s Creed: Unity

    …Lazy. That’s the word I would use to sum up Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity offering at EGX 2014, especially when compared to their other stands. Far Cry 4? Playable. Assassin’s Creed: Rogue? Playable. Trials Fusion? Playable and running a competition. Assassin’s Creed: Unity? Hands-off gameplay demo. First there was a queue, where a Ubisoft’s…

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