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Batman Reviews – Dark Souls 2

During his long career, the Batman has faced impossible odds. Being buried alive, a broken back, various death-traps and super-powered foes. But today, the Dark Knight faces his greatest challenge yet: Dark Souls 2.

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition review round-up

What’s new is old again, amirite? Tomb Raider hit shelves last year on various consoles and PC to widespread acclaim. Nearly a year later, and the game is back in action, with some new-gen shine. Here’s what the critics have to say.

Minecraft Community Post–Show me yours

Those who have been following me on twitter must now know that my kids have become obsessed with Minecraft. It’s all they seem to want to do now and I spend half my parenting life trying to get them to go outside and swim or something… I’ve become my mother.

Steam lets you be a critic

For those of you who prefer the opinions of your fellow gamers over those of professional game critics up in their ivory towers, user reviews are where its at. For many gamers, those often illegible, barely constructed sentences filled with caps and racial epithets offer greater insights in to games’ worth than those of the people who’re paid to critique. And now, those will be available on Steam.

Is it wrong to request compensation to review a product?

Recently Indiegamingmag hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons when they changed their review policy to now request a $50 payment if you want your indie game reviewed.

WWE 2K14 review round-up

In life, there are few certainties. Death, taxes and having a massively muscled behemoth clotheslining your body out of the ring, are just a few examples. Here’s what the critics have to say so far about WWE 2K14.

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Review: Playing games with my heart

All your favorite Final Fantasy characters thrown together with the magical world of Disney - so much nostalgia! The original Kingdom Hearts was released in 2002, and now it's been tarted up for an HD update. What could possibly go wrong?

Disney Infinity review round-up – To Infinity and beyond

Disney Infinity may have launched already in the good ol’ US of A, but surprisingly, few sites have actually reviewed the game. I’m forking out some of my own cash for a starter pack, so expect videos and impressions soon. If you can’t wait for my humbly influential opinion though, here’s what those other websites had to say about the game.

Is Ride to Hell: Retribution the worst game of 2013?

We’ve seen plenty of great games so far this year. The Last of Us, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Injustice, Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance again. We’ve also seen some that are downright terrible and smell like Batman & Robin. But Ride to Hell: Retribution just might be the worst of the lot.

Metacritic: Defending the Critic

You don’t have to go far to hear about how bad Metacritic is for the gaming industry. Kotaku recently wrote a great piece about it and Adam Sessler also had some good points in his recent video. This isn’t a new complaint either, IGN covered it a year ago and so have countless other sites.

So DmC really is good!

Ninja Theory’s westernised reboot of Capcom’s stylish hack-and-slash Devil May Cry has been pretty divisive. Long time fans aren’t particularly enthused about Dante being an angsty, emo teen. Their bitching and moaning seems to have all been for naught though; it seems the reboot hasn’t divided critics who’re full of praise for the game. Here’s what reviewers had to say.

Yet another review scandal hits the industry

It’s an open secret that there are a few media outlets out there who have no issue with accepting money for higher review scores or even worse, giving high review scores in an idiotic attempt to secure extra advertising from companies.

2012’s best games according to the critics

Pretty much every video game site on the planet has now posted their list of the best games of 2012 and as always the public are upset. We’ve been called many wonderful things since we voted Black Ops 2 as the best shooter and ClapTrap as the best voice actor but that’s the nature of the beast.

Hitman Absolution Review Round-Up

Hitman Absolution rolls out to dispense some bar-coded bald justice on scantily clad nuns in latex tomorrow, as it the cult classic franchise returns after a lengthy absence. But can a game with an emphasis on creative solutions and single-player content really succeed in this turbulent landscape of contemporary online warzone shooters and islands infected with madness an exploding everythings? According to these scores, yes it can.

Assassin’s Creed 3 review round up

Happy backstab day guys (WHY GEOFF? WHHHYYYYYY?!)! The third core chapter in the Assassin’s Creed franchise is officially out today, waiting for you to jump in and engage in some historical combat. And it looks like the game is a winner so far.