Category Archives: Games

Plants Vs Zombies 2 Review

Inexpliciably, Plants Vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time is on my list of most anticipated games of 2013. A game in which the storyline revolves around a crazy hobo travelling through time to find a taco. Well, maybe not inexplicably, as Plants Vs. Zombies was one of the biggest hits of 2009 and was a …

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Marvel Heroes Review

Recently I’ve reviewed a couple of big-name free-to-play games for http://www.novastreamgames.net/ The Marvel universe is one that is conductive to quality games. From the revered Marvel vs. Capcom fighting series to co-op action RPG X-Men Legends and the brutal X-Men Origins: Wolverine (a game with the rare distinction of being better than the film it’s based …

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Tribes: Ascend Review

This year has seen a large number of free-to-play shooters launch, I’ve spend some time with one of the more exciting titles – a new addition to the popular Tribes series. What’s The Deal? Tribes: Ascend is a multi-player FPS from Hi-Rez Studios, known for Sci-fi MMO Global Agenda, which embraces the long-standing series’ roots …

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Learn To Stop Worrying and Love the Game

Hell hath no fury like a gamer scorned. With his keyboard for weapon, the mighty online warrior lets loose a flurry of barbs on the object of his derision, holding nothing back. It’s not enough to dislike a game; it has to be ‘the most disgusting game that I’ve even seen’ (Metacritic user on Modern …

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The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

This article can also been seen at http://www.weekendnotes.com/geek-pride-day/ Give me a few more cents in ad revenue. It’s a Thursday night, a night when many young adults decide to head to their favourite nightspot and paint the town red. Me? I’m glued to my computer monitor, wearing my Killer7 t-shirt (Google it), entranced by Skyrim, the …

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The Simpsons Arcade Review

What’s The Deal? In 1991, when The Simpsons were starting to hit their stride, the first (and arguably best) video game based on the family that puts the ‘fun’ in dysfunctional was released in arcades in the form of a co-op beat ‘em up. Many quarters were spent. It is now 2012, The Simpsons is …

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The big red arrow of nostalgia

By reading many a article on gaming websites and listening to people wax lyrical about the past, I have noticed many things about gamers and gaming. One of which is the misty-eyed way old-school 2d beat ’em ups are discussed. It’s like the glue that held together the childhood of most 80s babies that still …

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Sequels and Standalones

The medium of video games is one with many sequels and franchises, perhaps more than any other medium. Almost every game you see is a sequel, prequel, reboot, remake or spin-off of some kind. Which is fine by me. The core of most games is essentially repetitive so it had better be good. And gamers …

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Indie Platformers

Through recent Steam sales (those joy givers/money stealers) and the second edition of the Humble Indie Bundle (games + charity = a great cause to take part in), I have acquired a great deal of indie developed PC games. Independently developed games are a great source of fresh gameplay ideas and art styles, so I …

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Borderlands Review

What’s The Deal? You and up to three mates are bounty hunters in an open world who shoot stuff and loot things with lots of different guns. Lots and lots of guns. I should  mention now that even though the game is focused on co-op, I played the game mostly on my own on the …

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