James Mapley

Space Dandy Episode 3 Impressions

QT – $100, Floor Tiger – $200, Being a Dandy in space – Priceless Space☆Dandy Episode 3 – Occasionally, Even the Deceiver is Deceived, Baby Getting into my list of favourite anime is no easy task. Unless a series turns out to be something truly special it is going to need some serious character depth and a gripping plot to be in with a chance of rubbing shoulders with such ...

Annihilate Your Friends in New Loadout Gamemode

As of the time I am writing this article, it is just under 9 days until Edge of Reality’s new free-to-play online slugfest Loadout is officially launched on PC. Since its early access began back in May 2013, Loadout has been experimenting with a lot of different game modes and the latest one to be announced is Annihilation. Annihilation mode takes elements from the objective based gameplay p...

Upcoming Livestream Reveals Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Patch Content

Today, it was revealed that there will be a livestream on Saturday 25th January that will detail upcoming features in the long awaited 2.2 patch for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. The broadcast will feature the director/producer, Naoki Yoshida, as well as several key members of the development team who will explain what is to come in the next PC patch. Upcoming features include: – The Co...

Lost Yeti Review

Lost Yeti Developer: Neutronized Publisher: Neutronized Platforms: iPhone (Reviewed), iPad, iPod Touch Release Date: 15th January 2014 Price: AUS/US$0.99, £0.99 – Available Here Overview Here in Europe, winter has come in full force and it would seem that Italian based indie developer, Neutronized Games, have caught the winter chill. Plunging you right into the heart of a snow covered, mount...

SpellForce 2 Comes to an End in ‘Demons of the Past’

Austria-based game publisher, Nordic Games, announced today that the final expansion to the RTS/RPG crossover game, SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars, is now available in both boxed and digital format for PC. Despite the release being delayed from its original October 2013 target, long time fans of the SpellForce saga will finally have the chance to dive back into the land of Eo in this new, standalone ad...

Space Dandy Episode 2 Impressions

Space☆Dandy Episode 2 – The Search for the Phantom Space Ramen, Baby Oh boy, what a week of anime it has been. Last week, I was adamant that Space Dandy would be the anime that blew us all away this winter season, but now that the competition has had a chance to reveal itself, I could find myself eating my words very soon. Every single one of my winter picks had a fantastic first episode, ev...

Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD Released Today

Fans of Assassin’s Creed who are desperate for something to scratch the itch left by Black Flag should be overjoyed today because they finally have an excuse to don the white hood once again. Retire the Jolly Roger and dock on the shores of America once again as we revisit the world of Assassins Creed Liberation. Earlier today, Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD is n...

KyoAni to Animate ‘Amagi Brilliant Park’

Going against everything that I criticised them for in 2013, Kyoto Animation surprised a lot of people today by announcing that they would be animating ‘Amagi Brilliant Park’. Not only is this light novel not one of the winners of an honourable mention in the Kyoto Animation Awards, but it doesn’t seem to be selling itself on the back of a gimmick whatsoever. From what little we ...

SimCity Finally Allowing Offline Play

Last year Simcity made waves by releasing with a feature that meant that it always had to be online, sparking a torrent of arguments discussing the relevance of DRM in games that are heavily single player orientated. Combine this with the unbelievable amount of server issues people faced upon release and it is no surprise that the SimCity controversy sticks in my mind as freshly as the Phil Fish s...

Rail Racing Review

Rail Racing Developer: Polarbit Publisher: Polarbit Platforms: iPhone (Reviewed), iPad, Android Release Date: 9th January 2014 Price: $0.99, £0.69 – Available Here Overview One of my fondest childhood memories is playing with a scalextric kit with my dad, shooting miniature model cars around a dusty old track until they eventually lost grip and went shooting across the room. The problem that...

Rambo The Video Game ‘Machine of War’ Trailer Released

Rambo is one of those classic 80’s movie series that can’t be remade as a video game with just a lifelike main character – You’re going to need blood, fire, explosions, a badass headband and most importantly guns… Lots of guns. Reef Entertainment, the makers of the upcoming Rambo The Video Game, seem to know this better than anybody and their latest trailer proves it,...

Team Mentality – The Anonymity Effect

Trolls. We’ve all seen them, we all feed them, and intentionally or unintentionally, we have probably all been them at some point. Ever since the first badly-dressed gamer from the 70’s altered the size of their paddle in pong, there have always been people who will grief, cheat, and exploit game mechanics to have fun. Nowadays, with the inclusion of multiplayer in so many titles, thes...

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