When big brands make love: Lego Star Wars and ‘The Force Awakens’

Randyte/ February 4, 2016/ Console Gaming, Desktop Gaming, Kids Gaming/ 0 comments

The marketing department assigned to Star Wars is probably as large as The First Order, and merchandise is a big part of Disney’s plan for galactic domination. So  it’s no real surprise we have a new Lego Star Wars game to go with the latest movie. Most serious Star Wars fans by now will have seen ‘The Force Awakens’. By

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Can XCom2 deliver the tactical brilliance of Enemy Unknown?

Randyte/ January 22, 2016/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

   XCom2 is only a couple of weeks away, and I’m tempted to make it my first major game purchase of 2015. For those not familiar with the franchise, here’s what I loved about its predecessor, ‘XCom: Enemy Unknown’.  Turn based combat suits this middle aged gamer better  As a middle aged gamer (MAG), my reflexes and coordination aren’t what

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From Test Drive to Total Recall: The visual experience of gaming

Randyte/ January 5, 2016/ Console Gaming, Desktop Gaming/ 0 comments

Gaming has changed a lot in my lifetime. One of my earliest gaming experiences was playing the original ‘Test Drive’ car game on my uncle’s PC. At the time, the Hercules graphics card was the state of the art in home computer graphics. The video below, though it’s an emulation, gives you a pretty good feel for what that experience was

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A Brave New World.

Cyberhawk117/ December 30, 2015/ Kids Gaming/ 0 comments

Daughter (Aka. Pinky Pie….Age 6.): “What game is that Dad  ?” Son (Aka. Groot..Age 3): “Who is that that guy…what he do ?” Pinky Pie: “Did you just shoot those people ?” Groot: “Are they people or robots ?” Both: “Can I have a turn ?” ME: “It’s called Destiny…he’s a guardian….yes I did shoot them….their aliens….no you can’t, this

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Star Wars Battlefront: Nothing like the stomp of an AT-AT

Randyte/ December 9, 2015/ Console Gaming, Desktop Gaming, PC Gaming/ 0 comments

   If you’re a fan of the Star Wars universe, you’ll want to check out the eye candy that is the latest Star Wars:Battlefront game. This week I finally succumbed and bought myself an XBox One. The decision to upgrade was primarily motivated by the desire to play the latest version of Star Wars Battlefront, but other titles like Forza

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Walking War Robots: Surviving Day One

Randyte/ November 17, 2015/ Mobile Gaming/ 0 comments

 There’s some experiences you never forget. Like the first time you strap yourself in to sixty tonnes of stomping steel battlemech and stride through a war town landscape with rocket fire ringing in your ears. My first serious ‘mech’ experience was an arcade based game at Timezone, back in the 90s. After a lengthy wait in line with another dozen

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