Game Review: Out There

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Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on extraordinary mobile space adventure Out There, out now on Android and iOS (reviewed). Deep space exploration, an easy to learn inventory management system, and a well written text adventure all mixed together with a score-based mechanic and social media integration, are all a part of what makes this iOs/Android space odyssey game amazing... Read More

Feature: How Playing Online Games Can Help You Relax

Guest writer Debbie Fletcher looks at a few ways on how games can reduce stress levels. Some people see online games as a waste of time but in reality they can be a great part of your day. Taking the time to play a game can help you to relax and put any stresses behind you. Fun Fun games such as mecca bingo can really brighten up a dull day. Take some time to inject that little... Read More

Game Review: Fable Anniversary

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Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on remastered RPG title Fable Anniversary, out now on Xbox 360. It’s been ten years since Fable graced the first Xbox console, with its slightly over-hyped fantasy action-RPG experience going on to spawn two sequels, a Kinect title and an Xbox Live Arcade game. While Fable II succeeded on improving on the original, the series fell apart... Read More

3 Ways Sony Can (And Should) Improve The PS4 This Year

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Sony has had one of its best console launches with the PS4 and experienced a solid all-round start to the console’s lifecycle. But now that the dust has settled and the excitement has died down, it’s time to look to how they are going to improve the platform in the long run – and what they should reveal come this year’s E3. Backwards Compatibility One of... Read More

Game Review: OlliOlli

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Jonathan Szafran delivers his verdict on fast, furious and fun skateboarding sim OliiOlli, available on the digital store for PS Vita. There is a trailer for OlliOlli that states that players should try not to slam on their face in the game – before slyly adding that they will slam on their face. Is OlliOlli tough? It is, but not as punishing as games like Dark Souls and... Read More

3 Unsung Xbox One Games That Should Definitely Be On Your Radar

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Sure – Xbox fans are salivating over thoughts of a new Halo game and Respawn’s Titanfall coming this year. But there are a number of other excellent-looking games on the horizon for Microsoft’s new home console that may well get overlooked. Jonathan Szafran takes a look at three highly promising titles to keep a keen eye on. Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare When... Read More

Ken Levine Wishes He Could “Take Back” Original BioShock Endings

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BioShock is often cited as one of the greatest video games of recent years – but creator Ken Levine claims he has serious regrets over the way he concluded his dystopian saga. Writing in the new February edition of GQ Magazine, the acclaimed designer mulls over the issue of moral choice in gaming by saying it works best as a natural process based on player actions, rather... Read More

Top Five Games Of 2013

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From stellar sequels to innovative originals, this year has seen the release of some truly stunning games. With 2014 now just around the corner, FMV’s five resident gaming writers each pick out their favourite title of the year – and explain why they were so bowled over…   BioShock Infinite Selected by Mark Butler Few games truly stay with you long after the... Read More

Opinion: Top 3 PS4 Launch Games

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The PlayStation 4 launched in the U.S. on November 15, and having attended the midnight event at my local Gamestop I duly brought home Sony’s newest home console. For those who have not have had a chance to go hands-on with the PS4, let me be the first to tell you that this machine is a beast – and I cannot wait to see what developers have in the the pipeline for it.... Read More

Opinion: The BioShock Game I Want To Play

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Somewhat disappointed by the first installment of Burial At Sea, long-time BioShock enthusiast Mark Butler argues the case for a more thorough, original exploration of Rapture at its height. As someone who was completely blown away by BioShock Infinite – and who owes my current devotion to the gaming medium pretty much entirely to Ken Levine’s breathtaking original... Read More