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My First XCOM Campaign Is..Over

In terms of playing the game I am no further forward from my first attempt as I’ve either had no time to play it (last weekend) or haven’t been bothered (this weekend). I have put a bit of thought into how the game is structured and the interplay of resources …

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The Enemy And The Game Unknown

I’ve traded in my copy of Tomb Raider. It hadn’t held its value much due to the fact stores have recently had the game on sale, a further sign that stock isn’t shifting as well as the developers, publishers and retail outlets would like. This is a sad indictment of …

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A Survivor Is Born

Regrettably, due to some very dubious ways of measuring progress in the game I’ve finished Tomb Raider. The short answer is it’s a great game. Buy it. Play it. If you like Uncharted you should certainly play it. In my view it’s equal to the juggernaut that is Uncharted 2 …

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Lara Croft And The Realistic Veneer

To say the re-booted Tomb Raider game has been a long time coming is an understatement. It’s been so long coming that Lara Craft, the poster girl for a certain type of 3D, pulp-ish adventure hasn’t really put in a decent turn since the first PlayStation. She waited so long …

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The Non-Existent Crawford Crazy Folk

The fourth episode of The Walk Dead game was the weakest one so far. It was bound to happen eventually. There are numerous reasons for this. It fell back into the format of episode one so it didn’t feel as new and as fresh as the different approaches in episode …

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A Sad, Intense Zombie Road Trip

Last weekend I played through episode three of The Walking Dead game and there is not enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe the experience. It is brilliant, tense, intimate, traumatic and offers something different every episode. I’ve recently played episode three and it was a different experience again to …

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When Kenny Killed Larry!

Since I’d lost all enthusiasm for doing anything more ‘worthy’ or ‘productive’ with my time, and I was probably deluding myself this was the case anyway, I booted up the Xbox and played through episode 2 of The Walking Dead. If you want my view of the game then you …

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Zombie Point and Click Narrative

For a good while now I’ve been meaning to purchase games off Xbox Live Arcade. There are numerous options but I’ve always put the purchase off. Time. The fact the games have appealed but not sealed the deal. This Christmas I had some Xbox points, which focused the mind as …

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Two Guns Blazing With A Weasel

At last, the computer gaming vacuum has been filled! There as numerous games I’m considering at the moment: Torchlight 2, Lara Croft: The Guardian of Light, Mark of the Ninja and the only full priced retail game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. I nearly got XCOM yesterday, but decided to hold off …

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The Computer Gaming Vaccuum

I seem to be well and truly in a computer gaming vacuum. I’ve not really noticed this for a while, probably about a year, as certain things just aren’t practical when you’re working away. It’s true though. PC gaming continues to be something I’m not willing, though can’t be arsed …

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