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Assassins Creed Rogue: The Sainsbury's Basics of Video Games

It was a dark and cold evening in November. I was leaving Sainsbury’s with my orange-labelled gin in one hand, with the ...

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Shovel Knight – Strike the Earth!

Long ago there were two adventurous knights called Shovel Knight and Shield Knight. They went on many adventures together and collected lots ...

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Wolf on Boom Street

Boom Street (or Fortune Street outside of Europe) is essentially Monopoly and has everything you would expect from the classic board game, from ...

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Assassins Creed Rogue: The Sainsbury's Basics of Video

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Shovel Knight – Strike the Earth!

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Wolf on Boom Street

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"Come on Nan, stop hogging the PS2..." It is hoped that these games will encourage OAPs to stay active. Photo: Robin Fensom @Flickr

New computer games could lower risk of OAPs falling

A series of computer games could help prevent OAPs from falling at home and in the community, according to the Manchester researchers who developed them

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Assassins Creed Rogue: The Sainsbury’s Basics of Video Games

James Thursfield explores how Assassins Creed Rogue is currently superior to its next-generation counterpart Assassins Creed Unity

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Shovel Knight – Strike the Earth!

Josh Goldie found Shovel Knight to be short but sweet

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Wolf on Boom Street

Josh Goldie reviews the Monopoly-inspired party game on the Wii

Photo: Tom Bruce

WOW! Make Way for the (ML)G-Unit

Many people can’t wait for the ephemeral montage parody craze to shut up, log off and die, but Tom Bruce reckons it’s here to stay. And he accepts it gladly

Photo: Empurasie

The Battle of Olympus: Emphasis on ‘Battle’

Josh Goldie looks back at an extremely difficult NES game, The Battle of Olympus. A game which tests your memory as much as it does your patience

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An Island in the Sun – Super Mario Sunshine

Marcus Winchester revisits a love-or-hate classic in Super Mario Sunshine

The Capital Wasteland. Photo: Pakoe_ @Flickr

Leaving the Vault

Matthew Cole relives the magical ten seconds of Fallout 3

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The Great FIFA Myth

James Thursfield explores how FIFA has influenced the way we perceive real football

Other arcades titles included: Fix it Felix Jr, Traverse USA, Burgertime, Blasteroids, Gorf, Robotron 2004 and Karate Champ. Photo: Lee Dyer @Flickr

PlayExpo 2014

We report on Manchester’s biggest gaming event of the year

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – The One Game to Rule Them All?

James Thursfield explores why Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is The Lord Of The Rings game fans have been waiting for.

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Which video game company should you work for?

At some point in every (slightly nerdy) person’s life, there will have been consideration of the attraction of developing their own video game or working…