22/05/2024

Return to Monkey Island gets its first merch line, and it’s available NOW! ๐Ÿด‍☠️ @terribletoybox

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Return to Monkey Island gets its first merch line
๐Ÿด‍☠️ Ahoy, Monkey Island fans! Terrible Toybox’s Return to Monkey Island delighted fans and critics alike when it launched in 2022, and now they are thrilled to keep the adventure alive with some fantastic merch.

๐ŸŒŸ Devolver Digital and Laced, in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games, proudly unveil an overflowing treasure chest of Return to Monkey Island clothing, accessories, and other goodies—available now!

๐Ÿ‘• Want shirts? We’ve got 'em! Wrap yourself in threads featuring the infamous evil ghost pirate LeChuck, the fast-talking ship salesman Sam T. Stanman, the all-powerful demonic skull Murray, and even the iconic Big Whoop Amusement Park.

๐Ÿ–️ Planning a Return to Monkey Island themed beach party? We’ve got you covered! Grab a beach towel adorned with the fishy emblem of the CHUM, or sip an ice-cold beverage from one of our tastefully designed drink glasses.

Get ready to set sail and embrace the nostalgia! ๐ŸŒด๐Ÿน๐Ÿ—️

[Explore the Return to Monkey Island merch here!]

21/05/2024

INDIKA PC Gameplay "This Nun Is On The Run" ๐Ÿ“ฟ✝️ @11bitstudios #IndieGame #GameDev @Odd_Meter_Games

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Rich takes a look at Indika the new game from 11 Bit Studios and finds out that there's more to taking water from a well than meets the eye...

INDIKA PC Gameplay

Survival: Fountain Of Youth v1.0 PC Gameplay ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿชต๐ŸŒด @survival_foy #IndieGame #GameDev #SurvivalGame

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Rich finds himself on a mysterious island in Survival Fountain Of Youth and it's time to learn how to craft and map out the islands. Can Rich also work out how to light a fire and fix his raft?

20/05/2024

Immortals Of Aveum PC Gameplay ๐Ÿช„

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Immortals Of Aveum PC Gameplay
Rich has a go on the 2023 release Immortals Of Aveum to see what it plays like after hearing good things about it on the Remap Radio Podcast.

17/05/2024

The Rogue Prince Of Persia DEMO PC Preview ๐Ÿช”๐Ÿงž

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 The Rogue Prince Of Persia DEMO PC Preview
Rich takes on the demo of The Rogue Prince Of Persia in this quick snapshot of the rogue lite gameplay. More The Rogue POP coverage to follow with a FULL Ten Minute Taster!

The Rogue Prince Of Persia DEMO PC Preview

16/05/2024

Championship Manager 2 - Nottingham Forest vs Sunderland - Episode 42: "Sticky Toffees" ⚽️๐Ÿ““ #retrogamingcommunity #ChampionshipManager #CreatorsUnite

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Championship Manager 2 has been on my list of games to play on YouTube for years now and finally, I have pulled my finger out and taken the job of Nottingham Forest Manager. Come see how my season unfolds in these short sharp Champ Manager vids.


15/05/2024

The Unofficial Sega Saturn Collection Author – David Cameron (not that one) ๐Ÿ“˜ #BookReview #Retrogaming

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The Sega Saturn is a console that I very much have a personal history with. A unique library of games that was bursting with originality, and is very much a system I often play to this day. David Cameron’s Unofficial Sega Saturn Collection is designed as a coffee table book to be leafed through and enjoyed as the reader picks up some titbits on favourite games – and perhaps even discovers some new gaming gold as they peruse.

14/05/2024

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Xbox Review 7/10 "A Sweet Suikoden Spiritual Sequel" ๐Ÿ”ฅ⚔️ @eiyuden #IndieGame #GameDev

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Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Xbox Review
From the – sadly no longer with us – Yoshitaka Murayama, the creative mind behind the much-loved Suikoden series, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is very much a spiritual successor that has its feet firmly planted in more traditional gameplay, resulting in a title that feels comfortable and fun overall, but unfortunately a touch lacklustre in some key areas.

Our tale begins with Nowa, a young boy from a rural village who joins The Watch, a group of like-minded individuals who roam the lands, assisting the various denizens of the scattered villages and cities. Assisting them on this particular mission – to find a ‘Primal Lens’ - are hand-picked soldiers of the Empire, but whilst this motley crew work well together at present...what will happen when peace fails and they are sworn to fight against each other?

13/05/2024

Faeland PC Gameplay "Squashing Baddies With Rolling Rocks" ⚔️๐Ÿ›ก️๐Ÿชจ @Talegamesnews #IndieGame #GameDev

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Rich grabs his sword and dives into Faeland to take on the role of skilled hunter, Sam, in Faeland, an adventure RPG set in a beautiful world inspired by the 8 and 16 bit classics.

10/05/2024

Lexip Madara Destruction Naruto Shippuden Controller Unboxing ๐ŸŽฎ @LexipMouse

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Rich takes a look at the Naruto Shippuden Wireless Controller which has been expertly crafted, bringing the stunning details of the anime series to life. Key elements of scenes taken directly from the show feature via an ultra-detailed sculpture extending over the entire front of the controller. 

Featuring a rock solid 2.4GHz wireless connection, the controller includes four programmable buttons, dual vibration feedback and a 600mAh lithium-ion polymer battery. 

With the prestigious German Design Awards recognising the Wireless Controller ergonomics as the “best in the industry”, the new Lexip x Tsume series is the hardware of choice by the LxP Valiant team, French Valorant™ champions and third in the world in Fortnite™.

Looking for a NEW Gaming or Office Chair? ๐Ÿ’บ๐Ÿช‘@BouliesChairs #GamerChair #GamingChair

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Boulies is now running a SALE on its website until the 15th May.

With up to £130/$60 off on some of its most popular ranges, it is a great time to get a new gaming or office chair and freshen up the space! The Master Series, Ninja Pro and NUBI range are all included which are all great quality, ergonomic and comfortable.

Boulies Master Series 2024 and Master Max Gaming Chairs – Available on Boulies US (RRP from $459.99 – USE CODE “MS60” TO GET $60 OFF – NOW $399.99) and Boulies UK (RRP £369.99 – USE CODE “MS80” TO GET £80 OFF – NOW £289.99).

09/05/2024

LEXIP Naruto Shippuden Madara Destruction Mouse and Mousepad ๐Ÿญ @LexipMouse

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Rich takes a look at the licensed Naruto Shippuden Mouse Pad which features a strikingly broody design paying homage to the show. With unique stylization, detailed artwork, power button and even the colour of its illuminated outline themed to appeal to fans, the Mouse Pad has been designed to stand up to the most rigorous of gaming sessions, thanks to the rigid structure and micro-textured surface, engineered to maximise precision and comfort. Even better when used in combination with the Naruto Shippuden Mouse whose patented ceramic feet have been designed in conjunction with the Mouse Pad surface. Rich also unboxes and tests the Naruto Shippuden Optical Mouse which is engineered for sustained gaming sessions, the Naruto Shippuden Optical Mouse range features beautifully sculptured designs of weapons wielded by each hero used at crucial moments in the show. The Optical Mouse integrates two flagship Lexip technologies: extremely comfortable ceramic feet facilitating fast and precise movement, and a thumb joystick allowing for easy in-game navigation, fully configurable via dedicated free software. With 12 programmable actions and a powerful PAW3327 optical sensor which can be adjusted from 100 to 12,000 DPI, the Optical Mouse has been designed to dominate and is even better when used in combination with the Mouse Pad, as the surface has been designed in conjunction with the Optical Mouse's ceramic gliding feet.


For more information and full product specifications of the Lexip range of licensed Naruto Shippuden products, please visit: https://lexip.co

08/05/2024

Hotel Renovator PS5 Review By Lowri 5.5/10 "If you're a fan of building and decorating games, then Hotel Renovator will probably be on your radar" ๐Ÿช›๐Ÿ› ️ @2_Horizons #GameDev #IndieGame

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Hotel Renovator PS5 Review
If you're a fan of building and decorating games, then Hotel Renovator will probably be on your radar. In this game, you're tasked with remodelling a hotel, clearing away decades of junk and vermin to create a gleaming, stylish, and appealing space. With two modes - story mode and sandbox mode - you have the freedom to create the hotel of your dreams. 

07/05/2024

Bang Average Football PC Gameplay "Setting My Sights On GOALS GOALS GOALS!" ⚽️ @ruairidx #IndieGame #GameDev

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Bang Average Football PC Gameplay
Rich jumps into Bang Average Football to test out its delights in a Ten Minute Taster video. Rich gets to experience the thrill of the beautiful game in Bang Average Football - the fast-paced, addictive, easy-to-learn football game for 1-4 players! It's time to turn a hopeless club into national champions as a player-manager in Story mode.
Bang Average Football PC Gameplay

X Layout X-Turbo Wrist Rest With Fan "Keeping Your Wrists Cool and Comfortable" ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ–ฑ️๐ŸŽฎ @xlayoutofficial #Xlayout #XTurbo

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The X-Turbo Wrist Rest With Fan is a unique accessory designed to enhance your typing and gaming experience. Whether you’re a professional gamer or spend long hours at the office, this wrist rest aims to keep you cool and comfortable. Let’s break down its features and performance.

RPM – Unofficial Retro PlayStation Magazine Review ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“– @2_Old_4_Gaming #PS1 #PS2 #PS3 #PSP #PSVita

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RPM – Unofficial Retro PlayStation Magazine Review
I was recently alerted to a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for issue 3 of RPM – a Kickstarter that has since been wildly successful, good – and I was intrigued by the thought of a magazine that would focus on discontinued Sony consoles and systems.

Focusing on PS1, PS2, PS3, PSP, and PSVita, RPM expertly mixes retrospectives, interviews, deep-dives, reviews and various other features on high quality A5, with expert layout courtesy of designer Jason Maddison (@PlaySushiUK).


The magazine feels robust and is a joy to read thanks to the design choices made and clarity of the text. Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the first two issues, whilst the artwork and layout is fantastic, the real meat of the enjoyment for me was in the incredibly informative text, which cast fresh views on games I’ve long held dear, as well as well-researched interviews and features with nary an editorial wobble in sight.


The split of articles across each system means that there’s a lot covered in these pages, and the choice of each feature appeared to be genetically designed for me, with wonderful pieces on Syphon Filter (one of my favourite PS1 titles), Pursuit Force (one of my favourite PSP titles) and Gran Turismo (one of my favourite racing games!). If there are future pieces on The Runabout series or The Surf Coasters’ musical contributions to the PS series, COUNT. ME. IN.


With three issues being published a year, this really is a huge recommendation from us at GF, and issues can be picked up for as little as £3 via the Kickstarter page, which really is a steal as the quality on offer is exceptional, as is the production and editorial across the board.


A must for fans of Sony’s console back catalogue!


Sandeep Rai (2 Old 4 Gaming)

Uncovering the Impact of Artificial Intelligence On Modern Game Development

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Critically Examining AI’s Role in Modern Gameplay

Automated Intelligence is undoubtedly one of the 21st-century hallmarks of the digital world. AI has become a holy grail for many industries, particularly in the tech space. One of the pertinent industries that has felt the impact of algorithmic systems on their functionalities is the gaming industry. In the virtual realm, where digital playing meets AI, Norwegian players seeking the thrill of gameplay and secure transactions will find a haven courtesy of this awesome combination.


With brilliant platforms such as Mr. Bet, or as the Norwegians would refer to it, Mr. Bet Online Casino, players can expect to find cognitive computing’s footprints in many facets of casino gaming operations. From shaping gameplay experiences to curating great graphics, explore how AI has impacted gaming progress over time.

06/05/2024

Limited Edition LEXIP Madara Destruction Wired/Wireless Headset Unboxing ๐ŸŽง @LexipMouse

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Rich takes a look at The Naruto Shippuden Limited Edition Headset which features intricately detailed artwork, engravings and sculptures taken directly from scenes of the show and features them on the reinforced metal frame, microphone and the interior seams of the headband. The headset includes a fully detachable microphone, and its high-quality sound profile is fully configurable via a dedicated equalizer.
SPECS:
  • Compatible with Windows 10/11, Mac via Bluetooth
  • Compatible with PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, IOS and tablet via included 3.5mm jack cable
  • USB C Audio Port
  • 2m detachable braided cable, 3.mmm jack to USB C
  • USB C Charging Port
  • 1.5m braided cable, USB C to USB Type A
  • Integrated volume and microphone controls
  • Comfortable pads
  • Exclusive Artbook
Amazon Affiliate Link: https://amzn.to/3UlgbsP

03/05/2024

Children Of The Sun PC Gameplay "Puzzle Cult Sniper" ☀️ @primaerfunktion #GameDev #IndieGame

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Children Of The Sun PC Gameplay
Rich goes on a deadly road trip into the darkness of Children Of The Sun as he attempts to control the path of a single bullet and unleash a fury of vengeance on the sinister cult that ruined your life in this tactical puzzle-shooter.

Children Of The Sun PC Gameplay

02/05/2024

Cricket Through the Ages Nintendo Switch Review 7/10 "The most realistic, in-depth cricket simulation ever made…some may say" ๐Ÿ๐Ÿชจ @freelives @devolverdigital #GameDev #IndieGame

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Cricket Through the Ages Nintendo Switch Review
Free Lives have created some of my favourite games of the last decade in Broforce and Genital Jousting, very different from each other in some respects, but their games always feature a rich sense of humour that runs throughout their releases. 

And so, we have gone from controlling pastiches of action heroes, to willies….to those brave folks that have played cricket through the ages. From cavemen with rocks and sticks through to the denizens that litter a post-apocalyptic wasteland…with rocks and sticks.

Letters & Legends PC Review 9/10 "A Wonderful Twist on Classic Word Games" ๐Ÿน⚔️๐Ÿ…ฐ️๐Ÿ…ฑ️ @BowNArrowGames #IndieGame #GameDev

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Letters & Legends PC Review
I live in a house of gamers. I’m lucky enough to have a partner and son that embrace video-gaming as much as I do, and through that love, I find myself playing a lot of very different genres of games, many different games – but never as many as I’d like, especially when it comes to word-based games.

The last time a word-based game really yanked my trousers down and gave me a fiver was probably Letter Quest: Grimm’s Journey back in 2015, the blending of English-centric action and fantasy gaming has been an interest of mine ever since discovering CAPCOM’s Quiz & Dragons MAME over twenty years ago, and so when a word-based games gets sent to GF HQ, my eyes light up.

01/05/2024

Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 PS5 Review "Now a New Generation Can Enjoy Getting Urinated on By a Guard" ๐Ÿ“ฆ❗️

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Metal Gear Solid Master Collection Vol. 1 PS5 Review
Bonfire night, 1998. I’m at a friend’s house for fireworks and, afterward, I watch him playing a new import with a weird name. He’s stuck in a prison cell and his only available weapon appears to be a bottle of ketchup.

I joke: “Why not squirt ketchup on the floor and lie in it so the guard thinks you’re dead?”. It works. A single shard of moonlight pierced the window to illuminate me. Trumpets played, angelic choirs sang. I had discovered Metal Gear Solid.

Turbo Kid (The Game) PC Ten Minute Taster Gameplay ๐Ÿšด‍♂️ @outerminds @RKSSFilms @EMAFilms @le_matos_ @TurboKidGame #IndieGame #GameDev

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Turbo Kid (The Game) PC Ten Minute Taster Gameplay
Rich jumps into Turbo Kid which is a a nostalgic metroidvania adventure with insane weapons, skills, and pixel gore. Rich gets to Ride his BMX and blast his enemies as he discovers the secrets of the Wasteland whilst getting chewed by rats and ripped apart from wasteland raiders!
Turbo Kid (The Game) PC Ten Minute Taster Gameplay

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