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August in Gaming

Today a young man playing video games realised that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a ...
 
 
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Rocket Recap: First Half of 2013

Here we are, at the end of July, 2013. What a year it’s been so far, hasn’t it? With huge titles such as Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite and The Last of Us wreaking havoc on our wallets, there’s a wide array of...
 

 
 
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PAX 2013: Hands on with MOGA

UPDATE 30/07/2013: We’ve received an official statement from Mike about MOGA’s stance on developing for other mobile operating systems. While he’s “thrilled and excited to hear about Apple’s announ...
 
 
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Killzone: Mercenary Preview

Rarely is the transition from home consoles to portable devices ever smooth, and too often is the end result weighed down by the stigma of “why did they bother?”. Seriously. More often not, attempts to strip console...
 

 
 
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Interview with Dynasty Warriors Series Director – Atsushi Miyauchi

This interview was contributed by Jeremy Jastrzab, freelance writer. Despite a history of not being that particularly well received and generally being seen as a joke of a game, the Dynasty Warriors franchise continues to ploug...
 
 
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Rain Preview

Some of the most successful indie games over the years have employed unconventional methods of storytelling to great effect. Titles such as Limbo and Journey may contain few plot elements, but their adventures are largely playe...
 

 
 
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Preview: Watch Dogs

Rocket Chainsaw recently had the chance to take an early look at Ubisoft’s promising new action-adventure game, Watch Dogs. Rather than showing off the game’s main missions, Ubisoft’s demo focused on the side ...
 
 
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E3 2013: A Link Between Worlds Preview

The Legend of Zelda series needs few introductions. As is the case with Mario, the series long standing history and flagship status is iconic with the Nintendo brand and revered among fans. With a library spanning over a quarte...
 

 
 
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E3 2013 Preview: Super Mario 3D World

Gamers who’ve been waiting for a brand new Mario title to justify the purchase of a Wii U have something cool, and unusual, to expect in Super Mario 3D World. It’s not quite a console-defining experience as Super Mario 64, Supe...
 
 
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E3 2013: Driveclub Preview

It could almost be considered a tradition to pad the launch line-up of a new home console with at least one racing title. Sometimes it’s a new franchise, sometimes old, usually Ridge Racer. Ridge Racer, it would seem, has...
 

 
 
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E3 2013: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Preview

Call of Duty and FIFA aren’t the only annual franchise. Ubisoft has their own, and it’s called Assassin’s Creed. You may have heard of it. Unlike the home console based Assassin’s Creeds we’ve seen...
 
 
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Frostbite 3: Next Generation Game Engine

As the next generation of home consoles looms, one of the most exciting prospects for tech enthusiasts is what rendering technologies these platforms will shepherd in the form of next generation game engines. While most game en...
 

 
 
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July in Gaming

Last month had a ton of stuff going on. July?  Not so much, unless you’re a Nintendo or PC fan. While the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 fronts are pretty quiet, Wii U owners will be delighted with Pikmin 3 and New Super Luig...
 
 
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Video Feature: A look at Diggs Nightcrawler

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E3 2013: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Preview

Crucify me if you will, but I wasn’t a Castlevania fan before the Lords of Shadow reboot. It earned the ire of some fans due to the fact that it dispensed with much of what made Castlevania, well… Castlevania – 2D gameplay, exp...
 
 
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E3 2013: Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 Preview

When I talk soccer games with my mates (which comes up more often than I’m ever prepared for), I’ve noticed slowly but surely a turn in the tide of conversation. For the last few years, FIFA has more or less had a stranglehold ...
 

 
 
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E3 2013: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Preview

Out of the many, many games I had the chance to get my grubby paws on at E3 2013, none were more surprising than Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z. I have more than a passing familiarity with the series, having played the first two in the ...
 
 
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E3 2013: Rocket Chainsaw’s Best of E3 Awards

E3 2013 came. And now E3 2013 is gone. You lived it at home, and we lived it from the show floor. There was much to see, do, and smell, but only the very best were worth immortalising on this here website. And so it is with gre...