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Preview: Might and Magic Heroes VI – Shades of Darkness

Heroes of Might and Magic VI fans will soon be treated to a new standalone ‘extension’ to the game, entitled Shades of Darkness. We got our hands on some preview code which had a couple of maps for us to check out. Here’s a taste of what’s coming.

The Sims 3: University Life review

The first Sims 3 expansion pack of 2013 has arrived. If you played The Sims 2 University, you’ll know more or less what to expect from The Sims 3 University Life. And if you liked that expansion pack, you’ll really love this one.

Sims 3: 70s, 80s & 90s Stuff review

If you've ever played The Sims 3 and felt your Sims lacked "That '70s Show" feel, the stuff pack for you has arrived.

The Sims 3 World: Monte Vista review

The Sims is a game of add-ons. You can never have enough hairstyles, outfits or furniture. Another thing I find I cannot get enough of is worlds. Almost all of the expansion packs for The Sims 3 to date have included their own town, known as worlds on The Sims 3 online store. If you're like me and have the entire collection installed, you'll have a rather large number of towns to play in (not to mention being terribly short on hard drive space!).

LEGO The Lord of the Rings Review

Traveller’s Tales Games has made quite the reputation for themselves. They’ve been making LEGO video games of popular movies since 2005, when LEGO Star Wars was released. Each LEGO game has improved on the formula and we’ve had some gems over the years. The LEGO adaptation of The Lord of the Rings trilogy is no different. In fact, it has some new surprises up its sleeve.

Sims 3 Seasons review – Weather with you

2012 was a busy year for The Sims 3. Seasons is the third, and last expansion pack released last year and it adds some features that Sims fans have been yearning for since the base game came out in 2009: weather and…aliens.

Bad Piggies review – When pigs fly

Love Angry Birds but tired of flinging the little buggers across the screen? Perhaps you feel the green pigs have been treated unfairly? Bad Piggies gives you the chance to experience things from their point of view.

Guild Wars 2 – A Primer

If you’re already playing Guild Wars 2, this article is not going to tell you much you don’t already know. However, if you’re still on the fence about whether you should pick up this MMO, read on. I’ve highlighted some of the aspects of this game to give you a better idea of what you’ll be getting into.

The Sims 3 Supernatural review – Ghosts and Ghouls

This year has been a busy one for The Sims 3, what with 3 stuff packs, and now a second expansion pack (with another one on the way in November). Whether you’ve been collecting each and every one, or just picking up the ones that appeal to you, Supernatural is something you’ll want to investigate.

The Sims 3 Diesel Stuff Pack review – Jeans Genies

A new stuff pack has arrived for the Sims 3. This time it’s Diesel themed items. Is it a worthy addition to your collection or just a quick cash in using the popularity of a brand name?

The Sims 3: Katy Perry Sweet Treats review – Nibble this!

Pop star Katy Perry has once again teamed up with The Sims to bring you Sweet Treats, a new ‘pack’ for The Sims 3. That’s right – it’s not a ‘stuff pack’ or an ‘expansion pack’, but a ‘pack’.

FFD: What makes a gamer “hardcore”?

A comment I read this week got me thinking. People throw around terms like “hardcore gamer” like it’s got a clear definition, but does it? What makes someone a hardcore gamer as opposed to, say, a casual gamer? Is it someone who reads Lazygamer every day and then plays games until 2am every night? Or do they have to play a certain kind of game?

Bejeweled 3 review – Family Jewels

Bejeweled may, or may not be a concept you’re familiar with. I remember playing a trial Flash version way back in the day. Needless to say, it’s been a few years. So let’s start with the basics.

Bejeweled is a puzzle game featuring, you guessed, jewels. They come in a number of colours, including red, purple, yellow and green. All you have to do is match three of them and they will disappear from the board, making way for new jewels. Sound simple? Well, it is, and it isn’t. You can only move one jewel at a time, swapping it with an adjacent one. And while matching three of them is nice, matching four or more results in the creation of special jewels, which themselves can clear the board much faster by destroying nearby jewels.

Angry Birds Space review – Starship Enterprise Bacon

Those Angry Birds are back, and they’re still angry. The green pigs are also smugger than ever before. I can understand why the Birds are so livid. As if you needed an excuse to wipe those smug grins off their piggy faces, Angry Birds Space is here to fill the void. If you’re new to the Angry Birds franchise, there’s plenty of flavours available, on PC and various phones and tablets, as well as demo versions for you to try.

So far, all the Angry Birds games have followed the same premise, even though the level design has been given a certain theme, all have been based in a world with uniform gravity.

Angry Birds Space changes all that.

Kinect Star Wars – This is not the awesome game you’re looking for

So, Garth was meant to review this title, but after the first dance off, he looked ready to pull someone’s arms off (The man has standards!) -  so I decided to take over to avoid getting blood on the carpet.

Since your curiosity has brought you this far, read on to find out if the force is with Kinect Star Wars.