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Destiny – The Great Divergence

Destiny, a game backed by a $500 million development budget, is the most expensive game ever made. It was released on 9th ...

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Review: Hohokum

Hohokum is a 2D exploration game which puts you in control of a psychedelic sperm that harbours visions of cosmic worlds and ...

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Minecraft - The $2.5 Billion Cultural Phenomenon

When Markus “Notch” Persson started Minecraft in 2009 he was on his own. Minecraft began as a small and relatively unknown indie-game, ...

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Destiny – The Great Divergence

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Review: Hohokum

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 2
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Minecraft - The $2.5 Billion Cultural Phenomenon

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 3
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Destiny – The Great Divergence

Since its launch on 9th September Destiny has received “mixed” reviews from the gaming press. Does Destiny’s commercial success emphasise a shift in the balance of power within the gaming industry?

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Review: Hohokum

Does this indie title plummet or soar?

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Minecraft – The $2.5 Billion Cultural Phenomenon

On 15th September Microsoft acquired Swedish developer Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5 billion. With the departure of its creator Markus “Notch” Persson, what does this mean for the future of Minecraft?

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The Year in Games: 2014

A round-up of the biggest gaming news and releases so far.

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FIFA 15 – Is Realism Enough?

EA is set to launch FIFA 15 on 25th September. With their latest offering, is EA prioritising realism over genuine innovation?

Dark Souls II Preview

Tuan Dao braces himself for another round of punishment at the hands of Dark Souls.

King of the North Tournament

In March, Manchester will play host to the UK’s biggest student-run gaming event. The King of the North tournament has been meticulously put together by…

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Conquer YouTube with Your Console

Alasdair Preston looks at how Achievement Hunter has established itself as a dominant name in YouTube Channels

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Twitch turns Pokémon into team game

Thousands of internet users attempt to co-operate to play the beloved game, with predictable results.

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Retro Corner: Hogs of War

Kris Coombes relives the early-noughties cult classic

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Oculus Rift Preview

Is the Rift the future of gaming displays, or just a passing fad?

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How you can help cure cancer with your phone

New smartphone game lets you lend a hand in the fight to find a cure