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  • Time is on our side

    First, it touched down in mid May for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, and then on Monday of this very week on Steam, an updated, enhanced version, ...

  • Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition — ‘pulse-pounding adventure’

    In that time, the game’s developer, Blizzard, has listened to the fans and critics, and have spent its time sanding away at rough edges, removing ...

  • Grid-based game goes from witty to wicked

    Drawing inspiration from primitive (and extremely difficult) dungeon crawlers from the very early 1980s, these titles at their best balance short ...

  • Unlimited World’s fun is finite

    Unfortunately, I am unfamiliar with this world.Judging by the small burst of research I did prior to this week’s review, it does seem like the ...

  • A sloppy mess of bland shooting

    Freed from the restrictions of trying to play in the same world as the popular film series, the games concentrated on being solid shooters that ...

  • Destined for greatness

    Reason being: Bungie changed things. It was “Halo” that singlehandedly placed first-person shooters as the dominant genre of the last console ...

  • ‘Sniper Elite III’ fails to hit the mark

    It’s this love that has led me to some of my favourite fare of the last console generation. “Fuse,” “Vanquish,” “Binary Domain,” “Ghost Recon: ...

  • Valiant Hearts beat fiercely

    A father searches for his daughter’s husband; a young man is forced to leave his family and fight for a homeland he long ago left behind; a ...

  • Retro fans will dig ‘Shovel Knight’

    After more than a year since it was successfully funded on Kickstarter, Yacht Club Games’ heavily hyped “Shovel Knight” has finally broken ...

  • EA’s UFC characters amazingly smooth and lifelike

    UFC under the legendary EA Sports banner! That’s a potent mix! Gives me the goosebumps, especially since development was handled by EA Canada, ...