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    • Why Far Cry 2 Is Still The Best In The Series

      By Marsh Davies on November 20th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. You shouldn’t always give people what they want. This is focus testing’s fatal flaw. It’s also the reason that Far Cry 2 – a game which doesn’t give you what you want and slaps you for asking – is the best game in the series by far. It isn’t the most fun to play, I’ll grant you that, but then fun isn’t really its end goal.

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    • Wot I Think: Dragon Age – Inquisition

      By Adam Smith on November 17th, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Dragon Age: Inquisition might just be my favourite game released this year. Considering my expectations and relationship with recent BioWare games, that’s about as likely as Saturday night’s soggy kebab being my favourite meal of the year. I’ve spent almost sixty hours uncovering as much of Inquisition’s enormous open world an ...

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    • Not Fade Away: How Dragon Age Origins Got Evil Right

      By Matt Lees on November 17th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. The difficulty with explaining why Dragon Age: Origins was super-duper top dog stuff is that on a surface level it was all a bit boring. Nasty creatures are coming to destroy your green, faintly damp-looking world! You’ve got to save the realm, perhaps because prophecies? Prophecies might be a thing, I suppose.

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  • Gallery Trip: Tate Worlds’ Minecraft Map

    … By Philippa Warr on November 28th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. I have made more progress on my cup of tea in the last five minutes than I have in clicking on the Tate Worlds download link for an André Derain Minecraft map. The map forms part of a Tate project which sees artworks from its collection inspire Minecraft worlds and experiences. The reason…

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  • A Ranger In Far Cry 4 – Part Two: Elephant Fishing

    … By John Walker on November 28th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. I’m attempting to play Far Cry 4 without using any guns. Because maiming people with arrows is noble. It began here. To live the ranger lifestyle, it’s essential that I forage for my own food. And by “food” I mean “animal skins”, and by “forage” I mean “slice off”. My fashionable outer garments…

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  • Hands On: The Curious Expedition

    … By Adam Smith on November 28th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. The Curious Expedition is a breezy, bright and endearing game about small groups of explorers who head into the unknown to seek golden pyramids and other wonders, natural and man-made. There have been comparisons to FTL, which are understandable but not entirely appropriate. While many…

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  • Dragon Age: The Ferelden Scrolls #6 – Pockets

    … By Alec Meer on November 28th, 2014 at 3:00 pm. Continuing a Dragon Age: Inquisition diary. Spoilers once again. The kleptomania’s out of control. In any new location, my first activity is to raid the place. Sure, sure, I’m the Herald of Andraste, I’m here to rescue you, blah blah, but first – what’s in your cupboards? There’s also a special…

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  • The Flare Path: Is Lost For Words

    … and observations today. Londoners in the single-player pampering Wings Over Flanders Fields now sport bleary eyes and hunted looks. On Monday Gothas and Zeppelins arrived over the British capital courtesy of an expansion pack that also introduced aircraft self-shadowing, flightier flight, flightier foes, inkier nights and chalkier Cliffs of Dover. Does…

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  • On The Evolution And Development Of Mech Games

    … became faster and more streamlined. Less mechanical and more organic. The mechs in Cyber-Troopers Virtual-On were much slower and heavier than in its sequel: Oratorio Tangram. The Virtual-On series is unique to this trend in that following Oratan, the developers would seek to slow the game down and kill some of the mobility in order for the game…

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  • Week in Tech: Desktop Vs Laptop, Kinda

    … By Jeremy Laird on November 27th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Sometimes, the numbers aren’t enough. When you compare what the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M looks like on paper with what it will actually do stuffed into a laptop PC, grudgingly you concede this is one of those times. Nvidia’s latest graphics chip for laptops looked good at launch, but a few…

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  • Diary: Seven Days Of Dying In 7 Days To Die

    … By Brendan Caldwell on November 27th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. I am wandering down an empty road in a snowy, forested landscape and rustling through every pile of rubbish I see discarded in the gutter. Behind me, in the distance, I can still hear the groans. When I started playing 7 Days To Die, I was sceptical. The crudeness of the graphics…

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  • Have You Played… Proun?

    … and you’ll hit three-hundred-and-eighty-two indie games trying something interesting today. The PC had long been home to formalist racing games when Proun arrived, and with clarity and panache (and a ball) it threw the doors open to everyone. Proun is and was enormously pretty too – dialing back everything to abstracted minimalism, then making what…

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  • Dragon Age: The Ferelden Scrolls #5 – Politics

    … By Alec Meer on November 27th, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Continuing a Dragon Age: Inquisition diary. Pretty heavy spoilers in this one, probably. It’s not easy, being a member of a magical class that most of the world is convinced will destroy it. It’s also not easy being a member of a race who like demons and have, in the eyes of some, a culture…

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  • MARRYING MR DARCY- THE PRIDE AND PREJUDICE BOARD GAME: INTERVIEW WITH ERIKA SVANOE

    … a good time and good experience. That being said, I have more game design ideas in my head and a few prototypes I’m working on, so we’ll see if this carries through into my other designs.” Svanoe shared which character from Pride and Prejudice she relates to the most. “While I desperately wish I was as clever, witty, and charming as Elizabeth…

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  • Dote Night: Looking Backwards At Progress

    … By Philippa Warr on November 26th, 2014 at 9:00 pm. Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na’Vi’s Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. Towards the end of November most games…

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  • Bioshock Through The Looking Glass

    … By Rich Stanton on November 26th, 2014 at 7:00 pm. The contemporary big-budget FPS has a few different strains: blood-n-guts military settings a la Call of Duty, open-world environments like Far Cry, and high-concept dystopias. Outside of open-world most of these styles were first codified in the 1990s, and FPS games then and now share…

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  • Impressions: Rust’s New Version

    … By Matthew Cox on November 26th, 2014 at 5:00 pm. As of last month, developers Facepunch (headed by Garry Newman of Garry’s Mod fame) declared that what was previously known as ‘Experimental Mode’ is now the definitive version of Rust. It now launches by default on Steam, with an option to play on the old ‘Legacy’ servers instead if you’re…

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  • Bullet Dodging: A Ranger In Far Cry 4 – Part One

    … By John Walker on November 26th, 2014 at 3:00 pm. How to approach Far Cry 4? Having loved so much about the previous entry into the sprawling series, there’s the temptation to just dive in and play like a kid at a swimming pool, but that’s already nicely covered by Graham’s review. So I need an angle. But what angle? There are a few…

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