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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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5 Mind-Blowing Releases Coming in May!

By Mahmoud Darwish, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author As we almost in the second half of April month, which was a neutral month for gamers, not bad and not that good, but May is the luck month for gamers but unlucky for wallets, as I will mention to you now the top five games that we are waiting for their release in May, all of those five games are super-ones that will definitely make your May …

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Crash Bandicoot is Your Latest Piece of Nostalgia Pie

By Tom Peden, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author When I first heard about Crash Bandicoot being remastered, waves of nostalgia flooded my mind. In a sea of all this joy and positive memories, I took a step (or swim?) back as I floated to the shore of realistic expectations. But what do we actually know about this remaster? Let’s have a look. The games original developers Naughty Dog have built a stellar reputation for quality …

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5 Indie Games Available on Steam

By Tom Peden, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author It’s said you can always find something to play on Steam. Your library might be like mine filled with hundreds of games. Games you’ve picked up over the years from various sales and special offers but never actually played – again like mine. Valve has a habit of presenting deals just too good to turn down and so your inevitable purchase occurs. Next time we get a …

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Warhammer II to be released later this year, but what do we know so far?

By Tom Peden, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author March 31st saw Creative Assembly announce the second installment of their trilogy of Warhammer licenced games. Despite some fans thinking a heart-wrenching April fools might be on the cards, or that a new historical title was going to be announced. Creative Assembly gave us a cinematic trailer for the next piece of their Warhammer jigsaw. For those who don’t know, the Total War games are a series …

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