Best fighting games of the generation, Part 3: Tekken 7 – Reader’s Feature

Tekken 7 – it’s a knockout A reader moves onto Dead Or Alive 6 and Tekken 7 as he dissects the best, and worst, fighting games of the last few years. Before we get to Tekken I just want to briefly touch on Dead Or Alive 6. I won’t go into much detail, as it’s not worth the bother. Which is a shame as there were encouraging signs that this would be the time when Team Ninja took things seriously. Turns out that the only thing they were serious about…

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Weekend Hot Topic, part 2: Video game dream sequels

Usually this would be the opportunity to pine after a Rival Schools 3 (Project Justice) or Power Stone 3, or heavens forbid (see what I did there?) an actual honest-to-goodness Shenmue III! But no. This time I’ll go for a well-established franchise. That said, the prospect of a sequel is not set in stone… Ever since those dearly missed Dreamcast days, where in my opinion a golden age of innovation of fighting games began with the advent of Soulcalibur. Now, I have moaned aplenty about the lack of structural innovation…

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The problem with Super Mario Odyssey – Reader’s Feature

Super Mario Odyssey – the worst 3D Mario? As reader explores why he was disappointed by the most recent 3D Mario, and why he doesn’t think it’s a patch on Super Mario Galaxy. There is no better demonstration of an all-time classic then the failure of developers either to surpass or equal it. This, more than graphics, mimesis, storyline, character or complexity, is the measure of why to this day Tetris is still regarded one of the best video games of all time. There are more complex and, with the…

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The 8 best Batman games ever made – Reader’s Feature

Batman: Arkham Knight – controversially not on the list Just in time for Batman Day, a reader lists their favourite Dark Knight-related video games, from the 1989 film tie-in to Arkham Asylum. I have to admit that I am the sort of nerd that already knew it was Batman Day this weekend and so while some have been surprised by the news of free Batman games and a rumoured Fortnite crossover it’s exactly the sort of thing I would’ve expected. And so, I like to think that makes me perfectly…

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How I became a fan of Sonic The Hedgehog – Reader’s Feature

Sonic The Hedgehog – coming soon to a cinema near you A reader details his history with Sega’s mascot and why he thinks Sonic Mania is the best entry in the franchise since the Mega Drive days. Sonic The Hedgehog is one of those games that managed to take the entire world by storm and even today is a recognised name by many and most gamers. The entire series will certainly grow past 150+ games and even today it is still producing great games like Sonic Mania. I first got…

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Weekend Hot Topic, part 1: Video game dream sequels

I would like a true sequel to the original Devil May Cry! *** Spoilers ahead for Devil May Cry 5! *** I know there’s been a lot of sequels to it, I’ve played them all (the only one I’ve failed to complete is the woeful Devil May Cry 2!) and although the combat is vastly improved in the later games (especially 3, this year’s 5, and even Ninja Theory’s reboot) I just don’t love them the way I still adore the very first game. Playing the fifth game earlier this…

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Ghost Recon Breakpoint release date, PC, open beta and all you need to know

Anyone fancy laps? (Picture: Ubisoft) Ubisoft’s latest Tom Clancy game is Ghost Recon Breakpoint, a follow-up to Wildlands, but what exactly do we know about it? Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint is an online tactical shooting video game developed by Ubisoft Paris and published by Ubisoft. Set on a fictional island called Auroa, you take control of Lieutenant Colonel Anthony ‘Nomad’ Perryman, a special forces operative tasked with investigating disturbing rumours involving Skell technology – a military contractor based on Auroa. Here is everything we know about Ghost Recon Breakpoint.…

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Epic Games Store paid £8.38 million for Control exclusivity

Epic Games Store – competing with Steam is not cheat After signing up dozens of titles as Epic Games Store exclusives we finally know exactly how much it costs to prize a game away from Steam. The controversy over Epic Games signing up PC games so that they only appear on their store, and not Steam, has been going on for months and has seen some truly disgusting behaviour from gamers – and some less than sensible comments from Epic themselves. But up until now it’s never been clear exactly…

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Get Zelda: Link’s Awakening for free when you buy a Switch Lite

A rare Nintendo bargain Currys PC World has a great offer for anyone looking to get the new Switch model and a copy of the new Zelda at the same time. It’s clearly no coincidence that the Switch Lite and Zelda: Link’s Awakening are coming out on the same day: one is a new, cheaper, portable-only version of the Switch and the other is a remake of one of the best portable games ever made. We thought very highly of Link’s Awakening in our review and were equally impressed by…

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint open beta starts next week on consoles and PC

Will you be joining in? (Picture: Ubisoft) Ubisoft has been pretty tight-lipped about their latest game, but now everyone can try it first hand with an open beta coming later this month. The Ghost Recon: Breakpoint open beta will start Thursday, 26 September and last until Sunday, 29 September – a week before the game’s official launch on 4 October. There has already been an invite-only closed beta, which happened earlier this month, but everyone will be able to play this next one on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.…

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