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Could Sony Learn A Thing Or Two From Microsoft And PUBG

It’s difficult to argue that Sony hasn’t outperformed Microsoft this console generation with Xbox One lagging behind PS4 in terms of sales and players, but there is something that PS4 players are missing out on, and that’s early access gaming. Never has that been more relevant than now, with the phenomenon that is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds […]

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January Games Release Schedule

We hope you had wonderful and new year, and that you’ve suitably recovered from the all the over-eating, drinking and family fun, and now we’ve got a whole new year of awesome games to look forward to. If you have a wad of Christmas money burning a hole in your pocket, it’s here’s what’s coming […]

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Happy 20th Birthday Grand Theft Auto

It will make some people feel very old to learn that Grand Theft Auto is 20 years old. Fun though it was, few would have imagined that that the top down original – created by Dave Jones, the man behind Lemmings – would go on to become one of the biggest franchises in main stream […]

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Loot Boxes To Be Banned Under Gambling Regulations?

There’s been plenty of furore recently regarding the sudden proliferation of loot boxes in major games. We moaned about it last week, and since then it’s been confirmed that player progress in Battlefront 2 will be entirely based around loot box transactions rather than in game achievements. EA got plenty of good press when it […]

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Loot Boxes… Loot Boxes Everywhere!

Loot boxes are fast becoming one of the most contentious subjects in gaming. At best they’re a cheap way to artificially add longevity to games by forcing players to grind until they randomly get the bonuses they want. At worst they’re cynically designed to sting players for real money via micro transactions for items that […]