Gaming

The best retro online games

While online gaming can provide us with the latest hi-tech spills and thrills in the palm of our hand, there’s still something comforting about old-fashioned retro gaming. But thankfully, we can enjoy the benefits of both worlds with some of these top retro games that you can enjoy on your latest smartphone or tablet.

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UK government backs ‘Olympics for eSports’ proposals

Competitive gaming has seen huge growth in recent years as tournaments selling out major arenas across the world. Experts are now predicting that the revenues within the industry could hit close to half a billion dollars by the end of this year. Such unbelievable growth has now even lead to the UK government backing calls for an Olympic style tournament under the eGames brand, …

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Review: Marvel: Contest Of Champions

For some time now, Injustice: Gods Among Us has reigned as the chief collaborative superhero game for app players. Using a range of DC Comics heroes and villains in a card collecting/brawler system, the game makes for a great experience for those who simply enjoy seeing all of their comic heroes in one place. There are certain ordinary pitfalls, such …

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Pro LoL team Invictus, donates winnings to Chinese earthquake victims

How about a nice feel good story to wrap up Friday? Invictus, one of the biggest names in the professional League of Legends world, has donated its winnings at a recent tournament to the earthquake relief effort in China: some £30,000. Invictus faced tough opposition this week when it took on favourites World Elite in the finals of the Chinese …

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Need a hand in Resident Evil 6?

Resident Evil 6 has landed and so has its official strategy guide from Brady Games. While not everyone is the kind of person to make use of such a thing, completionists will find it handy as it includes details on all the items, maps of all the areas, information on weapons and even guides on beating the game, area by area …

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Make Something Unreal 2013 Launches

Epic Games’ long running Make Something Unreal competition has launched once again, this time putting up for grabs a free Unreal Engine 4 license to the team that is able to produce the best game using the free version of Unreal Engine 3. At first it’s all about the pitch. Epic will accept a theorised version of each team’s game …

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HumbleBundle 6 Available for Purchase

The latest edition of the Humble Bundle – number six for those that are counting – is now available, offering the usual array of top indi titles for a pay-what-you-want price. The games available this time around, include Dustforge, Rochard, Shatter, S.P.A.Z, Torchlight and if you pay over the average – which currently sits at a paltry $5.74 – you’ll …

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Gears of War 3, Duke Nuke’m Forever Gameplay

One of the more fun parts of Gadget Show Live 2011 this year was playing some of the latest games. Here’s us in action checking out two of the most hotly anticipated titles of 2011; Duke Nuke’m Forever and Gears of War 3. Gears of War 3 Available for play at the Gears Stand was this multiplayer level, though unfortuantely …

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Ooh Shiny – Why DLC is treating gamers like idiots

I have a problem with Downloadable Content. I've got to get it out there, it's one of my biggest bug bears. What once was a developer wanting to increase the life of it's hard worked on product, has now become a pursuit of another revenue stream, a way to milk more cash from already strapped gamers. Titbits and additives, another map, another hat, a prettier weapon, all things that are now charged for in what has become abbreviated and boiled down to one thing: DLC. Now I don't want this to divulge into some anti-authoritarian, “it's all about the MAN... man” article. I have no problem with big business doing what they do best, making money. At the moment it's what makes our world turn and while triple A titles might not make up the best of games, there certainly are some good ones amongst the tripe. That said, I very much dislike the current trend in gaming, PC and Console, where instead of being given a game in all its glory, things are withheld, with extras charged for.

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