Aven ColonyFirst-look preview by Damien King

We've had some hands-on time with Mothership's upcoming spacetown builder, Aven Colony, and it leaves a great first impression. Releasing later this month, the game puts you in the shoes of an intrepid colony commander, leading the construction and development of progressively more complex and demanding outposts on the planet of Aven Prime. Sitting somewhere between Sim City and Anno 2070, Aven Colony tasks you across a variety of colonies across the planet, each bri... read more »

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Tyranny Review

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Tyranny Review

A refreshingly different take on RPGs where you step into the shoes of the bad guy.

Modern western RPGs have surged in popularity over the past decade; rich stories, complex grey morality, and beautifully crafted worlds have come together as the genre matures. Now Obsidian throw th... read more

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Overwatch: Sombra Reveal

Ultra HD screenshots of Sombra in action.

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MOBAs: Where to start?

We'll look at the major MOBAs and see how they compare on learning curves, variety, and playstyles.

MOBAs are generally portrayed as difficult and unforgiving to new players, with steep learning curves and a large array of items to equip your character with in-game. We'll look at the major titles an... read more

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RIVE Review

Prepare yourself for non-stop action and unrelenting difficulty.

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Batman Ep. 3: "New World Order" Review

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First Look: The 'WizDish'

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Review: Resident Evil: HD

A classic reborn with beautiful, striking visuals and fluid gameplay.

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First Look: Airships: Conquer the Skies

Build the pixel airship of your dreams and light up the heavens.

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Nintendo continue their tradition of unusual console designs with the Nintendo Switch.

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First Look: In Celebration of Violence

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GoNNER Review

The world of GoNNER is vibrant, challenging, and frantic, but it creates a certain atmosphere that people will keep coming back to even hours after completion. That is, if they manage to complete it.

GoNNER, where The Binding of Isaac meets Spelunky in a vague world filled with all kinds of baddies. The game is self proclaimed as a challenging roguelike, and that's where it doesn't miss a single... read more

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Thumper Review

The rhythm action of Amplitude meets the blistering speeds of Wipeout in this punishingly tough rhythm title.

This is the Dark Souls of rhythm games. Imagine taking a track-based rhythm like Amplitude or AudioSurf and ramping up the speed to the insane velocity of Wipeout on its infamous Phantom class, a... read more

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Viking Squad Review

Embrace your inner viking in this spirited brawler.

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Mafia III: The Latest Frame-Rate Faux Pas

Lamenting the current state of PC ports and broken AAA releases.

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Dark Souls 3 Review

The universe that Dark Souls 3 provides is a challenging game that sticks to the same formula as previous entries, but it doesn't quite have the charm as those before it. Dark Souls 3, on its own, is a fantastic game that deserves as much credit as it can. But, in a series as acclaimed as Souls, it's hard not to want more than what was offered.

The world of Lothric is one filled with things of nightmares, creations that will fight you tooth-and-nail, epic sceneries, and even more epic boss battles. While Dark Souls 3 and its world are still... read more

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Replayability: DOOM

ID's stunning reboot of their legendary franchise gets a second look.

I can't stop thinking about DOOM. Not the originals, the new one. ID's reboot of the legendary granddaddy of the FPS genre is unquestionably my favourite game of the year so far. If you'd have told me... read more