Gaming

Loot boxes in video games: What are they?

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The use of loot boxes within video games has recently hit the headlines again following a huge backlash from gamers over the way Battlefield II handled the in-game loot system. In this article we switch from real physical Super Loot to investigate the world of virtual loot boxes to unearth the reasons for their huge…

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Six horror video games that are genuinely terrifying

If you’re one of the thousands who’ve downloaded the new Friday The 13th game and not yet had chance to play, here’s a list of six other excellent horror titles, which can instil a feeling of lingering dread in seconds… Dead Space The most terrifying thing about Dead Space is the behaviour and design of…

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Six of the most unforgettable deaths in gaming

Anyone who’s been playing video games for a while will have witnessed their fair share of bizarre deaths.  They might be sudden swipes from a boss, a prolonged bout with a roaming animal, or falling off a ledge you didn’t even know existed – it’s a jungle out there. Here are six of the least…

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Four excellent PC games that are totally free to play

Impressive new graphics hardware is being promised from AMD in the coming weeks, and there’s also a crop of highly desirable big name titles on the way like Star Wars Battlefront 2, but how to afford all these cool goodies?  By saving your cash in the meantime and going for free games instead of course!…

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Three obscure gaming Easter Eggs that you probably would’ve missed

We don’t tend to expect humour from our video games – mainly because we’re too busy shooting people -but occasionally there are surprisingly funny elements hidden away.   As well as the scripted humour, developers throw in a few meaningful Easter Eggs that reference other games, but spotting them isn’t always easy.  Here’s a look at…

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In this weeks gaming news; two new adventures from familiar titles…

RE7 Not a Hero – content clues arrive We’ve known for a while that the Resident Evil 7 DLC, Not a Hero, would be appearing soon, but the details were pretty sketchy.  However, that all changed this week when the CapCom Twitter account revealed that Chris Redfield will be making an appearance in the new…

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Resident Evil 7 Biohazard –Urban Horror at its finest

Capcom’s virus themed outings have unravelled in abandoned mansions, city streets and secret underground facilities.  Over the last six instalments, the game play has moved from a clunky slow-pace, to breathtakingly fast and the seventh official entry in the franchise is bigger and better than ever before.  Taking its cue from claustrophobic vintage horror fiction,…

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Buying for the geek in your life this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day doesn’t exactly inspire a gift buying bonanza amongst most geeks, not many of us are inspired by pink bows, heart shaped mugs, and cute teddies.  However, if you need to show your love in a more meaningful way, here are a few alternatives for you to consider, all available from Amazon UK: 8-Bit…

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Five awesome things to look forward to in 2017!

We’re at the end of a particularly sad year, but don’t lose heart!  There’s going to be plenty of cool things to enjoy as we get deeper into 2017. Tech will be all about VR Virtual reality has become ever more accessible over 2016 and that trend will continue into 2017.  The best examples are hugely…

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Must-have Christmas gifts for seriously dedicated gamers

When your friends and loved ones are obsessed with gaming, it’s probably best to just support their habit, even during the festive season. Here are a few gifts for serious players that’ll help to bring back a few memories or upgrade their current experience. Sony Playstation VR, around £350 If you’re really feeling generous the…

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