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Mario Kart 8 Update: 200cc Mode!

You may not have heard (though let’s face it, you probably did…) but Mario Kart 8 got an update today. Normally these updates are small patches, fixing a bug here and there, but today’s update was different; Today’s update added a new 200cc mode.

Nintendo finally did it. They made Mario Kart even crazier than it already was.
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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – The best MH so far?

Developer: Capcom

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Monster Hunter has long been a series close to my heart, ever since I discovered the series with Monster Hunter Freedom on the PSP. The series has made its home on a variety of consoles, and now resides on Nintendo’s consoles.

Released in February 2015, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (MH4U) is the newest addition to the franchise and can only be found on the Nintendo 3DS. Since release day, I’ve sank over 200 hours into the game and feel now is the perfect time to write a review. Continue reading

The Crew – An ambitious take on the racing genre

Developer: Ubisoft

Platform: Xbox One (version reviewed), Xbox 360, PS4 & PC

For the gamer in me, most of 2014 was spent yearning for the release of The Crew. I’ve never been one for racing games, however the concept instantly drew me in and ultimately made The Crew my most hyped for game of the year, if not this generation as a whole.

Following delay after delay, The Crew was finally let loose on the world at the start of December 2014, and traversing its enormous world has been an experience like none other so far. Continue reading

New Super Mario Bros. U: Not quite new, but still great.

Back when I first purchased my Wii U, New Super Mario Bros. U was the very first game I played – making it my very first experience with the 8th generation of home console video gaming. So why I’ve only just decided to review it is beyond me.

Released in November 2012, New Super Mario Bros. U (NSMBU) is the latest entry in the “two-dimensional” side-scrolling Mario platforming series. The following August, NSMBU received an expansion pack/DLC in the form of New Super Luigi U which was released in celebration of Nintendo’s Year of Luigi.

I’ve yet to actually give New Super Luigi U a proper play-through, so until I do this review will solely focus on the standalone NSMBU title.

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Mini Review – Halo: Spartan Assault (Xbox One)

This review contains minor spoilers for Halo 3. It’s an old game sure, but I’m just being safe.

Developer: 343 Industries

Platform: Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows & Windows Mobile

To many gamers, the name “Halo” is synonymous with the First Person Shooter (FPS) genre. Ask just about any gamer what their favourite FPS series is and they’ll probably say Halo.

Spartan Assault, however, is not an FPS. Originally released as an exclusive for the Window 8 mobile phone operating system, Microsoft brought the game over to the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC several months later.

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Mario Kart 8 Box Art

Mario Kart 8: A must buy for any Wii U owner

Developer: Nintendo EAD

Platform: Wii U

Although technically the eleventh entry to the series, if you count the three arcade games developed by Namco, Mario Kart 8 is the latest in the hugely successful Mario Kart series and was recently released exclusively for the Nintendo Wii U system.

This latest entry brings with it all of the features of the previous games, whilst also introducing a few new things.

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Jet Set Radio Box Art

Retrospective: Jet Set Radio

Every now and then I like to dig out older video games to quench my nostalgia, in this new series I plan to look back, talk about and review these old gems. Hopefully you, as the readers, will enjoy.

Developer: Smilebit

Platform: Dreamcast

I don’t know about you, but I like old things. In fact, not just like – I love old things; bare in mind I use the word “old” quite affectionately. Old music, old films and, especially, old videogames – you name it, and I probably prefer it to the modern day equivalent. I am quite the advocate of nostalgia.

Every now and then nostalgia gets the better of me and I get the urge to play something old. Most recently, it made me dig out my Dreamcast and stick in Jet Set Radio – as the title of this post probably suggested – and it got me wanting to not just play the game but even talk about it too. So that’s exactly what I’m going to do.

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