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October 2015

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate – Hands On First Look

On Thursday I was lucky enough to have me a little go on the forthcoming Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, the next installment in the über-popular franchise from Ubisoft. All told, I got to play for around twenty minutes (10 minutes x 2, if anyone’s interested), and whilst it’s sometimes problematic to extrapolate from such a small sample, I’ma go right ahead and say it was definitely enough to get me pretty excited about the game.

The first thing that became obvious to me was that it looked fantastic. Even playing on a relatively small (and not particularly great) screen, I was extremely impressed with the quality of the graphics, and particularly with the (fairly obvious) time and effort that had gone into lovingly recreating Victorian era London. Continue reading “Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate – Hands On First Look”

Brasil Game Show 2015 – Day One Highlights

There are things that Brazil does really well, and some things it doesn’t and, generally speaking, ‘organising stuff’ has an unfortunate tendency to fall into the latter category. Even though, eg. the World Cup (for the most part) went well in the end, the general consensus was that there was a distinct element of luck in that. And, at this point, it looks very much like the Olympics could go either way.

Accordingly, my (ridiculous) levels of excitement for this year’s Brasil Game Show were, in some small way, tempered by a niggling sense of doubt and apprehension. I knew there was going to be some really cool stuff on offer Continue reading “Brasil Game Show 2015 – Day One Highlights”

Brasil Game Show 2015 – Things to Look Forward to!

Possibly due to some kind of mix-up, I’ve somehow managed to get me some tickets for the Brasil Game Show this year, and I think it’s fair to say I’m more than a little bit excited about it. For Gamers big conventions are basically our version of these “Music Festivals” whatsits that the kids seem to like so much, and for five glorious days Continue reading “Brasil Game Show 2015 – Things to Look Forward to!”

The Rising Costs of Gaming!?

Not that long ago, whenever some non-gamer type would get all judgey about how much money I, quote-unquote, “wasted” on games and stuff, I’d be more than happy to point out (at great length) how completely and utterly stupid they were being. ‘Yes’, I would say (rolling my eyes a lot for emphasis) ‘the hardware can be expensive, but after that initial outlay, games represent excellent value for money, both absolutely, and relative to other forms of entertainment’. Continue reading “The Rising Costs of Gaming!?”

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