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  • 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 al ...

  • Best of EGX 2014: too much!

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    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 a ...
  • Close-Up: Afro Samurai 2

    1001-Up - - 4 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 ...
  • 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.
  • EGX 2014: LA Cops

    1001-Up - - 2 readers - One interesting title we found at EGX 2014 was this 1970s-style isometric shooter – which apparently I was quite good at – from the creators of Typing of the Dead: Overkill. Read on for our video interview. LA Cops takes the fast-paced action of other recent isometric shooters and adds interesting strategic elements such as door breaching, flanking and a set of six characte ...

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  • The beejezus files: the scariest games I’ve played

    … My brother-in-law once asked me: “How can a video game be scary?” He’s never played a horror before. He prefers to play strategy games and the genre in general isn’t really his thing. I, on the other hand, have had the bejeezus scared out of me by a great variety of titles. There was one jump scare in a film I saw years ago that caught me both…

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  • 24: Live Another Day (DVD & Blu-ray) Review

    … branded a terrorist for political reasons. After successfully staying dark he pops up in London to rescue his former colleague Chloe O’Brian from a CIA torture facility. It isn’t because he needs her technical skills to survive, instead he wants to infiltrate a Wikileaks style outfit she’s a part of which is his only lead in a threat against…

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  • Filmed in Supermarionation (Blu-ray) Review

    … Filmed in Supermarionation (Blu-ray) Review What is Supermarionation? Well, for starters it’s a new old word to add to auto-correct. For it’s meaning if you’ve ever watching the delights of Thunderbirds, Stingray or Captain Scarlet you already know it’s value and now it’s time for a documentary on the classic storytelling method. In the 1960′s…

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  • Video game urban legends

    … sought his revenge. 5. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind: jvk1166z.esp Legend has it that there is a sinister mod to The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind that could potentially drive a player insane. File jvk1166z.esp was originally thought to be a virus as it would freeze and corrupt all save game files when loaded, but it was soon discovered that it would…

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  • Scare-Up: Home

    … It’s that time of the year again and we’ve already been busy playing some horrors. Kim and I joined Joel and Tim for a night playing scary video games in Bristol, UK starting with this unique title by Benjamin Rivers called Home. Home is a horror game set in a pixelated world with a twist to the traditional murder mystery story, where…

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  • Five games for Halloween

    … Halloween (or Hallowe’en – I never know) is coming up on Friday. So what better way to spend it than by closing your door, ignoring the knocks and doorbell rings, and playing some video games? I would if I could but being a Dad comes first and that means trying to put two sugar-infused children to sleep at a reasonable hour. Challenge accepted…

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  • Behind the Scares: Monsters Talk

    … Every horror game has one or more monsters or ‘bad’ guys attempting to kill the players, to hunt them down and make sure they’re as scared as possible before landing the final blow. But have you ever wondered why? Why do these creatures hunt us down with such fervor? At great risk to myself, I have taken the first step to understand these beings…

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  • Scare-Up 2014: Halloween week

    … away, now can we – where’s the scary fun in that? Five Nights at Freddy’s is a chilling experience! So now you know what we’re doing for Halloween but what about you? Locking yourself up with nightmare-inducing films as your only companion? Trick-or-treating? Any other interesting plans you’d like to share with us? Let us know all about it in the comment section below. Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: chat up, entertainment, game, halloween week, horror, Scare-Up 2014, video game…

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  • EGX 2014: conclusion

    … The 1001-Up.com team had the pleasure of attending this year’s EGX at the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre in London last month, and over the past three weeks we’ve been bringing you our coverage. It’s now time to wrap it up and state our opinions of the event overall. There were a number of positives at the event last month, the biggest…

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  • 1001 Reviews: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

    …: Nintendo Developer: Capcom Release: January 2005 Platforms Available: Gameboy Advance, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS Platforms Reviewed: Nintendo 3DS Source: You can buy it for the Wii U Virtual Console (3DS version only available for 3DS Ambassador Program). Trailer: YouTube Prequel: None Sequel: The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Other 1001 title…

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  • EGX 2014: a first-timer’s thougths

    … a few upcoming games and a special presentation of Life is Strange. The slower, quieter pace of this was a welcome contrast from the all-action Earl’s Court and suited the vibe of the game they wanted to demo. Much as my overall impression of EGX was as a pop-up video game theme park, I came away having thoroughly enjoyed my time. Yes, I would have…

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  • 1001 Future: Styx: Master of Shadows

    … Styx: Master of Shadows is a fantasy-stealth game developed by Cyanide Studio. It’s a prequel to Of Orcs and Men, exploring the origin of the master thief and assassin Goblin Styx. ROUND-UP Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Developer: Cyanide Studios Release: October 2014 Platforms Available: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Platforms Reviewed: PC…

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  • Close-Up: A Light in Chorus

    … this beautiful vision of wandering through a point-world.” Are you gamers yourselves? If so, do you have any preferred genres or favourite titles? “We both play games, though since going into full time development, it’s become more of a luxury.” Eliott: “Recently some of my favourite games have been Kentucky Route Zero, FTL, Gone Home and Spy…

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  • EGX 2014: Transformers Universe

    … Before we crack on, I should declare my interest in this one. After playing the game and speaking with the Jagex Games Studio team, I explained I would be writing an article on their game and they offered me a free t-shirt. Not only did I say yes, but when asked what size I requested the biggest they had (I’m a large bloke). Turns out…

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  • Arrow Season 1-2 Combo (DVD) Review

    … Arrow Season 1-2 Combo (DVD) Review “You have failed this city” Playboy by day, vigilante by night Oliver Queen comes home to be a form of justice in the first two seasons of Arrow. In the first season we’re introduced to Oliver Queen, former trust fund playboy as he is discovered as the lone survivor on a deserted island five years after his…

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