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Real-life skills from the realms of Skyrim

June 22, 2015

Fed up with your Skyrim level being under appreciated by your family and friends? If so, next time they ask what you’re getting from being an orc/cat/lizard and fighting spiders/trolls/dragons, point out a few of the skills you’ve picked up since your botched execution…. The importance of timing When you’re deep into a game, timing…

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Four awesome geeky references hidden in blockbuster movies

June 15, 2015

If you ever feel like going over your favourite film frame by frame, you’ll undoubtedly ferret out at least a couple of intentional items of weirdness.  These are in-jokes, esoteric references or just plain goofing around on the part of the film makers.  Here’s a list of four secret Easter Eggs to watch out for…

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World Video Game Hall of Fame has six awesome inductees for 2015

June 8, 2015

Beating off a host of other contenders, six video games have just been chosen to enter the World Video Game Hall of Fame for 2015.  Situated in The Strong, also known as the National Museum of Play, in Rochester, New York, there will now be a permanent exhibition to celebrate brilliance in video gaming.  This…

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Top three unbelievably ruthless acts of violence by comic characters

June 1, 2015

Death has always been a passing phase for most established comic book characters, but pre-1980’s fights rarely involved the spilling of guts or too much blood.  However, since Marvel launched its Epic Comics series in 1982, things have been getting steadily darker.  As the target demographic had shifted to adult readers, characters became more savage and…

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Four mindblowingly expensive (and maybe pointless) gadgets for the Super-Rich

May 25, 2015

When the sky’s the limit in terms of price, you can find incredible gadgets out there to cater for your every whim.  Here are four must haves for millionaires in 2015. Moon Audio Opulence – £648,000 Are you sick and tired of using your ears to hear? Course you are, that’s why Moon Audio have come up with…

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World of Warcraft shuts down 100,000 ‘cheating’ players accounts

May 18, 2015

If you’ve ever been tempted to by-pass some of the more grinding superloots of WOW by utilising a bot, you might have to rethink your tactics.  Blizzard Entertainment have recently taken the step of closing down  around 100,000 accounts for six months, all of which were using bots to further their progression through the game…

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Biggest gaming bombs of the last year

May 11, 2015

Unlike unbelievably bad films it’s almost impossible to enjoy a complex video game in an ironic way.  The worst examples are not just gratingly dull, but glitchy and unplayable.   To sort the good, the bad and the ugly, online gaming gods Metacritic hand out a number out of 100 for all new releases based on…

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Jurassic World…the story so far

May 4, 2015

It feels like eons have passed since Steven Spielberg first brought his stunning blend of animatronics and CGI to the big screen.   Twenty-two years after top tapping velociraptors and a sneezing brachiosaur and there’s a new terrible lizard in town, Indominus Rex.   According to a cleverly constructed website that’s promoting the park and film, Isla…

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Grand Theft Auto V straight to your PC

April 27, 2015

Grand Theft Auto V for the PC was released on 14th April, the action unfolds on the streets of sun-drenched Los Santos and it’s peopled by all the usual suspects.   This version has been a long time coming and expectations were high, especially after the developers, Rockstar, released a trailer on their YouTube account.   It…

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The new Smart Boy for iPhone 6….and Android devices

April 20, 2015

If you’re a fan of retro gaming and you own a smartphone, you could be in for a treat.  The latest must-have gadget is a peripheral that the developers, Hyperkin, have dubbed the Smart Boy.  In essence its job is to transform your state of the art smartphone, which may contain the most technologically advance…

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Four heroes of gaming you want on your side during an alien invasion…..

March 30, 2015

It’s rare that you get to see fear in the eyes of a gaming character, but many have experienced their greatest challenges at the hands of an alien army.  We haven’t included Ellen Ripley here because squashing aliens is basically her day job, but how would some of the gaming world’s other best know hero’s…

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