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The Gaming Month Ahead – August 2016

July 27, 2016


After a few months on a drip feed on good games, August brings a veritable harvest of must-haves. It’s entirely arguable which one here deserves top-billing. If we’re going by news-stories and media attention alone, then it’s undoubtedly No Man’s Sky.
Having struggled through tough development and silly lawsuits, the ambitious space exploration sim finally releases this month on PS4 and PC. Read more…

The Gaming Month Ahead – July 2016

June 29, 2016


Hopefully everyone has enough to do over this July, or enough of a backlog of games to keep them satiated. There isn’t a heck of a lot out this month. There is however the first Gundam game to make it out west in ages – and thankfully it doesn’t seem to be the kind of awful slop that came out at the launch of the PS3. The wonderfully named Mobile Suit Gunda: Extreme Vs. Force follows a series of high-octane arcade games focused on 2v2 battles.  Read more…

The Gaming Month Ahead – June 2016

May 31, 2016


The headlining game this month was supposed to be No Man’s Sky, but that’s been delayed to August. So instead we’re left with a lot of lesser known titles, some of which I know very little about. I suppose the replacement headliner then is Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. Read more…

The Gaming Month Ahead – May 2016

April 28, 2016


There’s a number of pretty big games out this month – top of the pile though is undoubtedly Uncharted 4 – A Thief’s end. Potentially the final part of Nathan Drake’s adventures (or maybe just Naughty Dog’s part in them). This is PS4’s first really big exclusive since Bloodborne and while nothing is really relying on its success, it would be really nice for the series to go out with a bang. Here’s hoping the game manages to recapture the brilliance of Uncharted 2 and learns from Uncharted 3’s mis-steps. It would also be nice if the multiplayer was as good as UC2. Once upon a time us DPD members used to play that without fail every Tuesday, with Moonhead reliably slaughtering everyone.

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The Gaming Month Ahead – April 2016

March 25, 2016

DS3This month’s big title is Dark Souls 3. I’ve never really gotten on with Dark Souls – the focus on melee combat and countering along with numerous minor niggles always made me prefer playing Demon’s Souls. But DS3 looks like it’s adding a lot of what made Demon’s a lot more varied – spells and archery appear to be back. The endurance based gameplay looks as tough as always, though only time will tell if this manages to satisfy fans of the various Souls series games. Read more…

The Gaming Month Ahead – March 2016

February 26, 2016


It feels like March is usually a little more glitzy. In years gone by we’d get games like Bloodborne, Mass Effect 3, Titanfall and Infamous Second Son. None of that is to say that this month’s offerings aren’t great, they just don’t seem as major as usual. Well, maybe Division kind of fits that bill. Read more…

The Gaming Month Ahead – February 2016

January 28, 2016


Now we’re well into the new year we start to get some of the bigger titles. The month’s biggest release is most certainly Street Fighter V. While with a quick glance it might look like small changes since Street Fighter IV, there’s a lot going on here that help make the gameplay and graphics fresh and exciting again. Read more…


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