My chicken’s pissed at me, and I don’t know why

Goddamnit Mr CluckCluck. Why can’t you be more like Mumblemoof the cow, she’s perpetually happy with me.

So is the dog, and he sleeps outside in the rain!

You have an entire house to yourself and a metric tonne of food, yet in the 3 seasons I’ve owned you, you’ve laid 1 egg!? Read More

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Top 10 enemy rosters 

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I THINK the bad guys contribute more to making a game fun than the protagonist does.

Each enemy you come across is its own individual miniature challenge. Some have mere moments to make a lasting impression so it is important that they have something to make them memorable.

Currently there are too many games that rely on waves of faceless grunts for you to chew on. Instead, whenever some ugly bastard stomps into the fray, you should be thinking “oh hello, it’s one of THOSE guys“, not “oh it’s another guy.Read More

Future of Switch gaming

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You don’t go to Nintendo for power.

The main issue many take up with the Nintendo Switch is it’s lack of graphical grunt. Yet anyone citing this as the reason never to get one is missing the point.

Nintendo have not been in the power race since the PSOne’s disc drive knocked them down.

Instead they have innovated and honed down their products.

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Pokémon game generations – ranked

I know few people with the same opinion on this one.

The problem with Pokemon games is that you never forget your first.

Starting out on that adventure, knowing there are hundreds of these critters to catch and a massive world to catch them in is a pretty unique feeling; especially for a kid doing it for the first time.

After that, the games feel like good knock-offs of your prized memories, especially since they have such similar formulas.

So here, I have tried to remove the rose-tinted glasses and be as unbiased as possible.

It should also be noted, remakes are bundled with originals as to where they appear on this list.

I will reference them, but since they are essentially the same game, they can be associated with the placement I give their original counterparts. Read More

Prey: 9 new game tips

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Prey is jam packed with interesting mechanics and FPS quirks, reminiscent of Bioshock, Portal, Half-Life and Arkane Studios’ other big title, Dishonored.

Getting to know them all takes a long time so here’s a basic guide to get you on your feet in the opening hours on Talos 1.

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War gets August release date

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SEQUEL to the stellar action RPG, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Shadow of War has been announced by Warner Bros.

Shadow of Mordor won over 50 awards, including the BAFTA for Game Design.

Developed by Monolith Productions, Middle-earth: Shadow of War sees the return of protagonists Talion and Celebrimbor, who must now forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron.

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First Dragon Quest XI footage

FINALLY, here’s a look at Dragon Quest XI.

I’ve been waiting for a full size Dragon Quest on a home console since VIII.

Ni no Kuni scratched the itch a bit but this is what it’s all about. A solid single player experience and mahoosive world to stroll around in.

Now should I get it on PS4 or Switch?

Dragon Quest VIII shouldn’t be on 3DS

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DRAGON Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is my favourite JRPG.

The art style is beautiful, the story is sweeping, battling is basic but addictive, the world is huge and the sound track is sublime.

I cannot hide my excitement for the 3DS release, but I am also quite disappointed  it is not a home console remake. Read More