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The Nostromo. Photo: Alien: Isolation @Flickr

Review: Alien Isolation

For a very long time I’ve wondered whether there was a game developer out there capable of doing the Alien franchise justice. ...

Photo: unity3d.com

When you go down to the woods today, you’re in for an axe wound to the face

I'm sitting in an aeroplane, my son Jimmy by my side. It’s oddly quiet at the moment but I don't make much ...

Photo: Carlos Hergueta @Flickr

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 ...

The Nostromo. Photo: Alien: Isolation @Flickr

Review: Alien Isolation

Posted on Nov 30, 2014 1
Photo: unity3d.com

When you go down to the woods today,

Posted on Nov 30, 2014 2
Photo: Carlos Hergueta @Flickr

Assassins Creed Rogue: The Sainsbury's Basics of Video

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 3
The Nostromo. Photo: Alien: Isolation @Flickr

Review: Alien Isolation

Despite the critcised length of the game, Alien Isolation is another success for Alien franchise fans

Photo: unity3d.com

When you go down to the woods today, you’re in for an axe wound to the face

Patch Scales dices with death in the cannibalistic confines of The Forest

"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

Photo: Carlos Hergueta @Flickr

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

Photo: Tayla Lyell @Flickr

Shovel Knight – Strike the Earth!

Josh Goldie found Shovel Knight to be short but sweet

Photo: Més Digital @Flickr

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

Photo: hendrixson @Flickr

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

Photo: EA SPORTS FIFA @Flickr

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