Author: Russ Edney

Review: Keebles

Title: Keebles Platform: Mac, PC (reviewed) Developer: Burnt Fuse Publisher: Green Man Loaded Release date: Out now! Family Focus: Suitable for all ages – hooray! This week I’ve spent many a night tossing and turning, my mind replaying the same nightmare over and over and over again: That last Keeble… That last tiny, helpless, hairy Keeble… I couldn’t do it. I couldn’t save him… I just left the poor guy behind… The dream always starts the same: Fade up on a vibrantly coloured level full of rolling hills and deep valleys. In the background, oddly shaped trees sway lazily from side to side as bushes...

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HEX: Shards of Fate gets cool Frost Ring Arena expansion (see what I did there)

Any HEX: Shards of Fate fans out there? Yeah, I thought I heard you rummaging your cards back there… Listen up! Good news for all you (virtual) card-wielding folk out there as the upcoming update from Gameforge and HEX Entertainment seeks to introduce PvE gaming to the popular BETA, the first single player content arriving in the form of The Frost Ring Arena. Check out the icy cool trailer below! Now I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not really a huge card gaming fan, but even I’d polish off my nimble thimble in a heartbeat after that...

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Has it really been 15 years of Total War? My God…

The great Greek philosopher Aristotle once said, ‘It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace’. Well now, while his wise words may ring very true in the ears of our ancestors both past, present and in the inevitable future, I can’t yet imagine that the organisation of peace would make the best of games. (Or would it? Hmm…). Video games have long championed the act of war as a basis for gaming success, and of the vast, vast, majority of war-based games that have been released over the numerous years it is perhaps the...

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WoW Token swap-shop opens soon

Like one of those strange infomercials you see about exchanging your unwanted gold for ‘dollar dollar bills’, World of Warcraft players will now be able to trade their unwanted gold for game-time – or vice-versa – between one another courtesy of the new WoW token. If this idea’s pricked your ears and opened your eyes, listen on while I tell you everything you need to know to make money fast! utilise this nifty new item! Firstly, access the in-game shop to spend your heard-earned (real-life) coinage on a shiny new WoW Token, then sell the thing at the Auction House for...

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Team17 and Ivent Games create new dynamic duo!

Crime beware! A new dynamic duo is in town and they’re planning pack a punch! News from the spinning newspapers hurtling toward our faces reads Bulgarian indie twosome Ivent Games has partnered up with indie worm lovers (or haters, depending on how you look at it) Team17 to fight crime release a new 3D brawler titled Strength of the SWORD: ULTIMATE! Putting on his best Batman voice, Ivent Games’ Director/Artist extrordinaire Lyubomir lliev issued this statement for bad guys fans everywhere: “Wow, have we got crazy lucky! We were recently approached by Team17, who seemed quite excited about what they had heard and...

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Preview: Zombie Army Trilogy

The day was a cold one, much colder than any other. Outside, a thin layer of frost covered the ground like a bride’s veil, twinkling in the patches of sunlight that dared shine down through the grey cloud above. The wooden boards of the church, cracked and aged, creaked under our feet as we shifted our stance again, waiting, watching. To my right, Dev 2 968757987 stood gazing out a large hole in the wall on the second floor of the ruined chapel. Aiming down the barrel of his rifle he swept the horizon calmly, efficiently, much like the...

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Eyegasm alert! Final Fantasy XV screenshots released

To steal a much loved animated scientists famous line, ‘Good news everybody!’ Or to be more precise great, big, beautiful news if you’re a Final Fantasy fan. The release date for Final Fantasy Type-0 is nearly upon us, and with it a special exclusive treat in the form of a playable demo for the upcoming Final Fantasy XV: Episode Duscae. As players the world over prepare to re-enter the realm of Cloud, Lightning and of course, Chocobos, what better way for Square Enix to celebrate it’s much loved franchise with some salivating screenshots from the Duscae region itself. Prepare those eyeballs and...

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Pokemon Shuffle free release for 3DS

“A FREE Pokemon game?” I hear you cry. “Don’t make me laugh like a Lickitung!” But it’s true! Nintendo and their partners in crime over at The Pokemon Company International yesterday released a brand spanking new Pokemon game for the Nintendo 3DS family. Titled Pokemon Shuffle, it’s available to download from the Nintendo eShop right now for absolutely free. A Pokemon puzzle game, Pokemon Shuffle challenges players to Catch ’em all! using a unique, card-based attack system to wear down wild Pokemon before you toss that iconic Pokeball. Matching 3 Pokemon in a line will allow you to initiate an attack,...

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Give back to the community with GameBlast LIVE this weekend

Formula 1 fanatics, gather round your streaming screens! If you’re fed up the F1’s finished and no longer know what to do with those weird weekend days, well we’ve got a surprise for you! Courtesy of Bandai Namco Games UK, Special Effect’s 24-hour GameBlast LIVE event will be streaming brand new gameplay footage of upcoming racing title Project CARS via Twitch this weekend! If you’d like to get involved, GameBlast LIVE are goading gamers into holding their own sponsored gaming marathons between February 20th-22nd, and all money raised will be going toward helping those gamers with disabilities. Last year,...

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