Archive | January, 2011

A Taste of Things to Come…

January 31, 2011

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My capture card arrived today and I’ve spent the weekend trying to learn how to make stuff in Adobe After Effects so I can make my videos all professional and pretty looking. Here’s what I came up with: Now that I have finished all of my exams for this term hopefully I can start posting […]

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Hands On: Bulletstorm

January 28, 2011

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Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, PC Release Date: 22nd February 2011 Bulletstorm is a new game by Epic, best known for their Gears of War series, and People Can Fly, best known for their Painkiller series, which has tried to reinvent for the FPS to make it fun again. In the demo, which you can now […]

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PSP2 Announced!

January 27, 2011

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With the news of the 3DS bubbling around, with pre-orders being available, and with release in Japan next month, Sony thought they’d jump in and attempt to steal the limelight. By the looks of it, they have succeeded. The PSP2 or NGP (Next Generation Portable) as it is being codenamed, seems to be a very […]

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New Stuff Soon…

January 26, 2011

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Having just ordered a capture card, which unfortunately only records in Standard Definition, but only costed about £30 (student budget woo), I will soon have the ability to put videos that I record into my blog. Expect snippets from games and even some pretty video reviews in the future with cool editing and all the […]

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Review: Prinny 2

January 24, 2011

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Platform: PSP It is very unlikely you have heard of this hidden gem but by no means should you ignore it. Released, this month “Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood” is set after the events of the first game and is a spin-off to the videogame series “Disgaea”. After you saved the Netherworld from […]

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Feature: Cross Console Gaming and Exclusives

January 18, 2011

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A world where we have one console would be heavenly. No more having to decide whether to pick up the latest COD on PS3 or Xbox 360.  There is a chance that the future could be sooner than what we think. Valve just announced that if you buy Portal 2 on the PS3 you get […]

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Review: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

January 17, 2011

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I love Christmas. It’s the one time as a poor student I can expect to get a blockbuster game and waste away the many hours of holiday time I have playing it. Thankfully my family got it right this year, didn’t get me Just Dance 2, and got me the new Assassin’s Creed. Brotherhood, being […]

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Micro Review: Killzone 2

January 15, 2011

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*THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS* Are good graphics in videogames important? The short answer is no. The longer answer involves an agonising playthrough of Killzone 2. Before I start throwing hate towards this let me just say how much I love the multiplayer of this game. Its mishmash of game modes made fighting feel much more […]

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Micro Review: Portal

January 14, 2011

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Many games in recent years have unsuccessfully tried to build themselves around a single gameplay element. Fracture allowed you to raise or lower terrain and Timeshift allowed manipulation of time. Valve, being the clever boffins that they are, succeeded. Half Life 2 saw the fantastic “Gravity Gun” (or “Zero-Point Energy Field Manipulator” if you prefer) […]

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Prologue – My First Post

January 13, 2011

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Hi, a quick introduction for anybody who starts reading this blog from post #1. My name is Matthew Evans and I have a keen interest in videogames and writing about them. I’m a Law student in the University of Winchester but one day aspire to becoming a top videogame journalist. Step 1 in my journey […]

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