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Return to Championship Manager 01/02 (16/17 Data) – Pre-Season

THE OBJECTIVE: Bring title glory back to Liverpool. THE CAVEAT: Any transfer bids must be accepted. Maybe Moreno will finally f**king leave. It should be 2001. A time of a Labour government. A time before we became 'bullies of the western world'. A time you could still smoke in pubs. And of course, a time… Continue reading Return to Championship Manager 01/02 (16/17 Data) – Pre-Season

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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Review (PS4)

The third season of Telltale’s eponymous series is possibly the most curious yet. Telltale’s approach to storytelling has become familiar over its various franchises. The outcomes more obvious and expected, almost. This latest Walking Dead instalment attempts to skirt around such expectations and take it up a notch. Like the previous entries in the series,… Continue reading The Walking Dead: A New Frontier Review (PS4)

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God of War: Ascension Review (PS3)

As mentally-scarred, borderline insane, revenge-driven, unrelenting anti-heroes go, Kratos is somehow quite an appealing character. In this already five-game series he has been pulled from pillar to post, and has hit rock bottom more times than a soap opera character. But somehow, someway, Kratos always manages to rise up. To ascend. God of War: Ascension is… Continue reading God of War: Ascension Review (PS3)

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Spider-Man: 4 Games You Must Play

Spider-Man has always been my favourite Marvel Comics character. It was Marvel UK’s US Spider-Man reprint comics that led to my love of the character 25 years ago. Spider-Man is of course one of Marvel’s most beloved creations. Over the years, Spider-Man has become more of a marketable figure outside of comic lore; this summer’s… Continue reading Spider-Man: 4 Games You Must Play

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Retroreflection #3 – Ghost in the Shell (PS1)

Developed by: Exact (now Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan) and Production I.G. What would have been deemed impossible for both the anime and movie industry 20 years ago, a Hollywood adaption of Ghost in the Shell was released. Masamune Shirow’s original manga of nearly 30 years ago is philosophical, sociological, psychological and essential reading, a feat… Continue reading Retroreflection #3 – Ghost in the Shell (PS1)

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The New Marvel vs Capcom and its ‘Infinite’ Possibilities

Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite could well be the heavyweight fighter Capcom needs, and should arguably be the flagship Japanese fighting series given its appeal of both Marvel and Street Fighter characters and the series’ competitive popularity. Back in December it was confirmed that the director of the upcoming instalment of the Marvel vs Capcom series… Continue reading The New Marvel vs Capcom and its ‘Infinite’ Possibilities

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Retroreflection #2: Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest are the world’s most famous JRPG series to date. Once respectively developed by fierce rivals Squaresoft and Enix, both tried to match each other year after year until the 2 companies merged in 2003, in order to better compete in the western market. Now some 13 years later, they certainly… Continue reading Retroreflection #2: Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime

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Retroreflection #1: Legend of the Mystical Ninja

Otherwise known as Goeman, Legend of the Mystical Ninja was actually the 2nd Goeman game in the Konami series, but the first released in the west. Considered by many a SNES classic, Mystical Ninja follows Kid Ying and Dr. Yang as they travel across native land to free an abducted princess. Now almost 25 years… Continue reading Retroreflection #1: Legend of the Mystical Ninja

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Journey into Mistwalker: Lose Yourself with a Fantasy Genius

Hironobu Sakaguchi could well be considered the Shigeru Miyamoto of JRPG videogames. He created the Final Fantasy video game series; the 'Final' meaning his final stab at making a mark on the industry 30 years ago. 4 sequels as director came after that, and also had a hand in the most revered FF titles VI… Continue reading Journey into Mistwalker: Lose Yourself with a Fantasy Genius