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7 Best Video Game Intros of All Time

Any writer will tell you that a great story consists of three stages: the beginning, middle and the end. Fail to deliver on any of those and you might find that your efforts lack consistency and the necessary oomph to sell it to an…

4 Games Killed By Stupid Release Dates

Despite what some think, it's hard to deny that we're in a golden era for gaming. DLC might be more invasive than ever and a launch game not needing a day one update is rarer than Peter Molyneux keeping a promise, but in terms of the sheer…

50 Best Games of 2016: #27 – Overcooked

Our 50 best games of the year countdown isn't in any order, we're just going through fifty of the finest the year has given us. Find out more here. In my life I have worked just about every non-management job a restaurant could have.…

50 Best Games of 2016: #33 – Pokemon Go

Our 50 best games of the year countdown isn't in any order, we're just going through fifty of the finest the year has given us. Find out more here. Being possibly the most talked-about game of this year, I feel there is little to add to the…

Video Game Remasters: Upgrade or Cash-in?

There are plenty of ways to make an already good thing even better. Melt some cheese on those oven chips. Buy rims and neon for your Ford Fiesta. Dye your cat’s fur a refreshingly bright shade of green. Buy the remastered version of an old…

Why Can’t We Make a Good Movie Tie-in Game?

While researching this article, I wanted to check that Cultured Vultures didn’t have one already. A quick search for ‘tie-in games’ reveals ’25 of the Worst Games Ever Made’ as one of its first results, and therein lies the problem: movie…

Why I Love XCOM 2 and Why You Should Too

It may be functionally redundant to pen this article since the likelihood is that if you were interested in XCOM 2 you would have bought and played it by now. If, however, you occupy that elusive two percentile that would otherwise be…

Games That Did DLC Right

Does downloadable content ruin the full gaming experience? Sometimes. Really, it'll vary from game to game. Also, the genre's criteria affects what kind of DLC you'll be able to play. Different genre's seem to introduce different selections…