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    • Getting fit with Tech #1: Why the UP24 can change your life

      Getting fit with Tech #1: Why the UP24 can change your life

      by Adam Libonatti-Roche , 08 July 2014

      If all it takes is a small bracelet and a bit of technical know-how to change your life, why has it taken so long for someone to get it right? [read more]

    • App Review: Kiwanuka

      App Review: Kiwanuka

      by Chris Taylor, 16 May 2014

      Lemmings is one of the first games I ever remember playing; it might even be the first. I remember sitting at the family computer in my Dad's bedroom trying to guide those little critters through the levels. [read more]

    • LSTN Headphones

      LSTN Headphones

      by Tarynn Law, 15 April 2014

      So, you're in the market for some new, good quality headphones. You don't want Beats by Dre, who have essentially become the tank top wearing EDM bro of the headphones world, and you're not looking to drop over $350 for a pair of over-ears from Bose or Sennheiser because, I mean, we all have budgets. That's where LSTN Headphones come in. [read more]

    • Football Manager 2014

      Football Manager 2014

      by Kris De Souza, 31 October 2013

      For years Football Manager has ruined relationships, hindered coursework and caused sleepless nights as people have wrestled with formations, training regimes and contract negotiations. I myself am a Crystal Palace fan so this year’s edition is one that excites me more than most because we were promoted to the English top flight last year. So, I threw caution to the wind and took charge of my beloved Eagles and set off on a week long journey into the world of Football Manager 2014. [read more]

    • Pokémon X & Y

      Pokémon X & Y

      by Ryuki Akira, 24 October 2013

      There are just so many things that have been done right in Pokémon X & Y, from the implementation of new features, a fully functioning online mode that actually works, graphics, improved mechanics that retain the old style of the series while improving on it - all of it results in an impressive game. [read more]

    • HP Slate 7

      HP Slate 7

      by Oobah Arthur Paul Butler, 23 October 2013

      The HP Slate 7 is an affordable, access-level piece of kit, which could have been stranded between Google's Nexus and Tesco's recently-launched Hudl quite precariously. Yet it has quite honestly carved a unique space in the marketplace. Wherever HP has injected time and effort: the audio system, bundle apps, dual cameras, it enthrals. [read more]

    • Beyond: Two Souls

      Beyond: Two Souls

      by Ed Williams, 18 October 2013

      First thing's first: if you didn't like Heavy Rain, Quantic Dream's divisive 2010 foray into cinematic QTE gaming, then you needn't read any more of this review. You aren't going to like Beyond: Two Souls. Everyone else, come with me. [read more]

    • Foul Play

      Foul Play

      by Campbell Miller, 17 October 2013

      If you want some fun, throwaway, co-op gameplay with a sense of humour and a lovely twist on the side-scrolling beat-em-up genre, you could do a lot worse than Foul Play. It won't get any standing ovations, but in the bar afterwards you'll probably say it was pretty good. [read more]

    • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

      The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

      by Ryuki Akira, 16 October 2013

      The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker</em> was first released on the Nintendo GameCube back in 2003. 10 years on, Nintendo has re-released it with an HD coat of polish. Has the game stood the test of time? [read more]

    • Grand Theft Auto V

      Grand Theft Auto V

      by Ed Williams, 03 October 2013

      As a game, Grand Theft Auto V is a lot of fun, in spite of its flaws. While we do think it deserves a spot in 2013's game of the year lists, we don't think enough has been done to secure it a top spot. [read more]

    • Killzone Mercenary

      Killzone Mercenary

      by Ryuki Akira, 30 September 2013

      Instead of following the well trodden path of mini-vignettes inspired by a larger game, Killzone: Mercenary offers its own ‘large’ game to players, giving them a fantastic experience worthy of a non-portable console. [read more]

    • Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

      Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

      by Timothy Mobbs, 13 September 2013

      A Machine For Pigs is every inch the successor to The Dark Descent as your protagonist journeys towards the rotten core of a sinister world and, in turn, their own damaged psyche. It is a shame that the aforementioned brilliant gameplay mechanics have been dropped but this streamlining of the Amnesia experience is, on balance, an overwhelmingly positive change. [read more]

    • Outlast

      Outlast

      by Ryuki Akira, 04 September 2013

      I don’t go into a game or film automatically expecting to be scared anymore. I thank this to being masochistically curious with horror films and videogames. Outlast Scared me. [read more]

    • Pikmin 3

      Pikmin 3

      by Ryuki Akira, 03 September 2013

      It’s been almost 9 years since the last Pikmin game and it feels like an eternity. With the last two debuting on the Nintendo Gamecube, it was about time that Pikmin 3 saw a release on Nintendo’s latest flagship console, the Wii U. [read more]

    • The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

      The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

      by D.S Wadeson, 29 August 2013

      The X-COM universe is an engaging one that doesn't take itself too seriously and 2k Marin have crafted an enjoyable core experience. It's just unfortunate that much like the alien technology the Bureau comes to rely on, this is a game that's been retro-fitted, salvaged and hobbled together. [read more]

    • Killer Is Dead

      Killer Is Dead

      by Ed Williams, 29 August 2013

      An incredibly fun game, marred by a slightly repetitive control scheme and creepy side missions that, while not integral to the game, made this reviewer feel a bit like a bad uncle. [read more]

    • Tales Of Xillia

      Tales Of Xillia

      by Ed Williams, 20 August 2013

      If you live and breathe JRPGs, you're going to be in your element with Tales Of Xillia. It wastes no time taking the player straight to the heat of the action, and has all the bells and whistles you've come to expect from the Tales Of series. [read more]

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