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Assassin’s Creed: What did Ubisoft do in a year?

By Jyothis P, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Since the creation of the first Assassin’s Creed game in 2007, Ubisoft has been putting out Assassin’s Creed titles every year. That is of course, until last year. After the disappointingly low sales of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, they’ve taken a year off the usual release cycle to really focus on the next one. So, what can we expect? One thing that’s confirmed is that the game play …

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Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy Review

The latest remaster has hit the shelves and our console library. If you didn’t buy this game in its first couple of days after release, chances are that you either had to wait for your physical copy, or you resolved to own the digital version. Either way, most of those who played this classic the first time have surely gone out of their way to relive their childhood frustrations a second time. Crash Bandicoot N …

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Going Retro – The SNES is back

By Tom Peden, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author When Nintendo announced the release of the SNES Classic Mini it took me straight back to the day I played my first console. I was five when my dad brought home a SNES, and as soon as I entered the world of Hyrule and played my first Zelda game, I was hooked. Retro gaming is having something of a revival as of late, as remastered versions of …

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10 Games Like GTA you can play on PC

By Tom Peden, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author GTA is one of those game series that seems to innovate and push the boundaries in every instalment in the franchise. But it’s not just all about running over civilians or stealing tanks from an army base. The next time you describe GTA to a friend, maybe think about the massive open world experience it offers, or the action-packed, deep story it portrays. Better yet, why not suggest …

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Injustice 2 Review

By Tom Peden, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author NetherRealm Studios have created a shining example in the world of fighting games with Injustice 2. A perfect balance of the right characters, great voice acting and an arching story blend this immaculate title together. NetherRealm seem to have perfected the way you tell stories through a truly cinematic experience in a fighting game. The bar has been set here, and with a new Marvel VS Capcom …

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Re-boots on the ground: The Advanced, Retro, Infinite Sequel

By Kundai Murapa, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author “Boots-on-the-ground”, the latest marketing buzzword crafted by shooter franchises under the current trend of shoe-horning nostalgia to sell us re-hashed entertainment, has given us two new iterations of our most beloved. These being Battlefield 1 and soon, Call of Duty WWII, which, just from the titles alone, ooze a thick air of innovation and originality not seen in decades that can only be expected from the two biggest …

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The Ultimate Antagonists – Part I

By Tom Peden, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Some video games are renown for having interesting and challenging boss fights. These battles of skill and wits have given gamers a sense of purpose and story to tell for decades. Some games do this better than others, managing to capture the delicate balance of a challenging, but fun. Whether it’s the sense of rivalry or it’s the brilliantly wrote character, the foes we take on in …

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Outlast 2: Are Evil Corporations a Tired Trope?

By Danielle Patenaude, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Alien has Weyland-Yutani. Half-Life has Black Mesa. Resident Evil has Umbrella. After this month’s release of Outlast 2, players can add Murkoff to the list of “evil corporations” bent on exploiting humans for profit.  But is this a played-out plot device? (A question to ask especially with this month’s release of Prey that gives us yet another shadowy corporate antagonist.) Is it time for something new? Or is …

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What to Expect at E3 2017

By Tom Peden, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author E3 is just around the corner and personally, I think it’s time for a healthy dose of speculation. The biggest video game event of the year usually has a few surprises up its sleeve, but you can also take some pretty educated guesses about the announcements you’re likely to see. Every year fans clamber onto YouTube to watch the live streams in anticipation for details on their …

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Horizon Zero Dawn: We Got a Lot, But Not Enough

By Kundai Murapa, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Please share. Horizon Zero Dawn burst out the gates screaming and blasting its disk launchers with a mechanical fervour so well polished it left a permanent sheen in living rooms across the world. The PS4 finally gets put through its paces by a game that rides the redline in terms of graphical output and does it so near flawlessly it should be called Horizon Zero Bugs. But besides …

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The games that used to be, the games to be.

By Tom Peden, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author I take a look back of some of the best memories of my childhood and relive some of the greatest and most mind-blowing games I played during those times. If I was Marty McFly and I had the Delorean, I wouldn’t be so hasty going back to the future if I had these games for company. Without giving my age away too much, I’m old enough to …

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3 PC games I’m looking forward to in 2017

By Tom Peden, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author Every year we hear about that one game that really sings to us. That one game that you just feel you can’t wait another month for. You spend hours and hours searching through the depths of YouTube, all for that extra 5 seconds of gameplay you didn’t see in the live stream you watched last night. It’s no surprise that 2017 has had a few games like …

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Elder Scrolls Online Poised for a Nostalgic Appeal with Morrowind

By Zachary Smith, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author          Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) has maintained a sizable player base and relative popularity, and yet many fans of the Elder Scrolls franchise have long-struggled to acclimate to it. While Zenimax is widely heralded to have done justice to a daunting amount of lore, a recurrent complaint has been that much of the game’s stylings push back against the standards of the series. There …

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Should Nintendo Stop Supporting the 3DS?

By Alex L. from Game Domain and Guest Writer for Gamer News Daily The Nintendo 3DS was released in 2011, and there have been 4 variations. Many people consider the 3DS to be one of the best handheld gaming systems ever, due to its fantastic library of games. The hardware is ageing though, and the console-handheld hybrid, “Nintendo Switch” was just released. Is it time Nintendo throws in the towel for the 6 year old …

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TumbleSeed To Roll Onto Switch, PS4 & Steam

By Matthew Parker, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author If you’re an owner of a Switch, odds are that the only ‘must-have’ title you’ve spent time with is Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It’s only natural that a new console will have something of a draught to begin with, so it’s nice to see that the Switch is being supported by a steady stream of smaller titles. In amongst these smaller titles is TumbleSeed. …

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