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OCTOBER GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

OCTOBER GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

METROID: SAMUS RETURNS **** Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS More of a reimagining than a remake of the 1991 classic Metroid II: Return of Samus, Metroid: Samus Returns feels like a classic Metroid game, back to its roots as a side-scrolling guns blazing action adventure game. The 3D Metroid Prime series is great fun, but it’s great to see the […]

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BAFTA CYMRU AWARDS 2017 | REPORT

BAFTA CYMRU AWARDS 2017 | REPORT

BAFTA CYMRU AWARDS 2017 | REPORT SUN 8 OCT As the 26th annual BAFTA Cymru awards that took place in St David’s Hall in Cardiff on Sunday 8th October, programmes commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster dominated proceedings, taking home the majority of the awards. The rising Welsh singer Betsy – from a […]

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SEPTEMBER GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

SEPTEMBER GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

STARCRAFT REMASTERED **** Blizzard, PC This title needs little explanation: it’s essentially just the remastered version of the 1998 classic RTS. While the look has been updated, they’ve been careful to maintain the feel of the original by simply adding more details rather than completely rehauling the game. The gameplay is the same as ever, […]

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GLENN HAPGOOD | INTERVIEW

GLENN HAPGOOD | INTERVIEW

Head of 360, AR and VR at Orchard Media and Events Group, Glenn Hapgood, speaks with Luke Owain Boult about the possible implications of the technology. How did you first get involved in VR? I am a sci-fi enthusiast (yes, a geek) and anything future tech excites me. I first got involved as a hobby […]

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AUGUST GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

AUGUST GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

PRUNE **** Polyculture, iOS, Android While playing taxing games can be great fun and hugely rewarding, sometimes you just want to unwind and enjoy a game for its beauty and simplicity. Prune is a great example of this and while it has its difficult moments, it’s ultimately very simple to pick up and play. With great […]

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JULY GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

JULY GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

RIME *** Tequila Works, PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One On the surface, Rime is absolutely stunning, decorated with astonishing Wind Waker-esque animation and a beautiful score by David García Díaz. Its story is originally intriguing; a young man washes up on a paradise island and with the help of a magical fox sets out after a […]

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JUNE GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

JUNE GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

KERBAL SPACE PROGRAM ***** Squad, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Wii U This space flight sim has famously received support from NASA and SpaceX’s Elon Musk, and gets the player to build rockets and fly into space for a range of missions: landing on moons and planets, conducting research, building space stations, redirecting asteroids and […]

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CREATURE BATTLE LAB | GAME REVIEW

CREATURE BATTLE LAB | GAME REVIEW

At the end of last year, Bridgend-based games developers Dojo Arcade released their debut game Creature Battle Lab, a colourful and addictive game for iOS and Android devices. Imagine Robot Wars with cute and colourful creatures in place of robots fighting in arenas similar to The Crystal Maze’s zones; this is a bit like the […]

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APRIL GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

APRIL GAMES | GAMES REVIEW

HORIZON ZERO DAWN ***** Guerilla Games, PS4 Guerilla Games (Dutch developer of the PlayStation exclusive FPS franchise Killzone) are back with a new IP that feels fresh, looks phenomenal and plays like a futuristic Tomb Raider with some giant robot dinosaurs thrown in for good measure. It’s an open world action-RPG where you take control of a young […]

 Chris Williams

DOJO ARCADE: GAMES DEVELOPERS | GAMES FEATURE

DOJO ARCADE: GAMES DEVELOPERS | GAMES FEATURE

Games development is a burgeoning industry in Wales, with around 30 companies in South Wales alone and the Wales Games Development Show – which last year took place in the Tramshed – being an annual event for the last five years (in 2017 the game developing Celts are joining up for the Celtic Games Show, […]

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