Teaching an old gamer new tricks

January 26, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Posted in Gaming Article | Leave a comment
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The gaming industry is trying its best to reach out to expanded audiences and direct lucrative markets to its biggest core franchises, by making them more accessible to newcomers or diverting advertising spend into alternative channels. But has this been successful? How do casual or lapsed gamers really feel about Halo, Zelda and Final Fantasy? As a little experiment I thought I’d try introducing friends and family members to some of my favourite core games and see how they reacted when left on their own with them, with no prompting by myself and no help with controls, instruction, terminology etc.

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Death Tank review

April 25, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Posted in Game Review, Xbox 360 Review | Leave a comment
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Death Tank was one of my favourite multiplayer games in my GCSE year at school – only second to Goldeneye. I couldn’t believe my luck when I stumbled upon this remake on XBLA.

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Fallout 3 review

April 25, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Posted in Game Review, Xbox 360 Review | Leave a comment
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Fallout 3 on the Xbox 360 – did you think it was a stunning update to the classic series? I hadn’t played a Fallout game for nearly ten years but still had good memories of Fallout 2.

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Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts

April 24, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Posted in Game Review, Xbox 360 Review | Leave a comment
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Rare have been responsible for some of gaming’s most beloved franchises and Banjo-Kazooie is certainly one of their better efforts. The new direction taken for this sequel on the Xbox 360 has caused a bit of a stir amongst faithful fans, but are they right to be concerned?

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