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Getting ready for the Vive arriving tomorrow!
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Mon 2nd May, 2016 by Matt
Given I ordered end of March and I had a shipping date sometime in May, I was rather surprised to receive an email the other day saying my order had been shipped. I've been anxiously tracking it on DHL, it's been in the country a few days waiting for delivery tomorrow / after the May Bank Holiday....

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Dark Souls 2 - play slow, enjoy the dread
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Sun 1st May, 2016 by Matt
With the Vive approaching, the last thing I'd planned on doing was getting into a large adventure game. Plus Mad Max is coming in the monthly Humble Bundle so I really didn't need a large adventure game, even if I had fancied sinking my time into one. But at £8 or so for the full Dark Souls 2 plus...

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A Middle Aged Man ventures into Anime....
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Sun 1st May, 2016 by Matt
For a video gamer, I have watched remarkably little anime. Off the top of my head, all I can remember is watching Akira many, many years ago - and not really thinking much of it. The closest I've got it watching the Avatar : The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra series with the kids. And they'...

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Hero Siege
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Sun 24th Apr, 2016 by Matt
Now we're talking. Twin Stick shooter with a very light RPG feel. Skill trees, points to assign, lots of loot drops, and some of the most insane power-up drops to grab in form of Relics. Die and you go back to the start, losing your Relics, and the fun starts all over again. The shooting is very...

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Enter the Gungeon
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Tue 12th Apr, 2016 by Matt
Twin Stick Shooter Rogue Game With Daft Guns. Obviously I was going to grab this one A week in... and well, it's not my favourite in the genre. Maybe I just suck at these kind of games these days. My favourite Rogue-like is Rogue Legacy. It starts hard, but you buy upgrades as you go along which...

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VR - more early games
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Sun 10th Apr, 2016 by Matt
The time rapidly expiring on the discount on some VR games, I decided again to take advantage while I could. Besides, I'd got a Steam voucher for 10% less already My guidelines are simple - only purchase VR titles that look like they're good with good reviews, looks like something I'll use for...

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VR Anticipation - Dolphin Emulation!!!!
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Fri 8th Apr, 2016 by Matt
So exciting, the title gets FOUR Exclamation Marks. And another one here for good luck --> ! As all who know me will know, I'm a big fan of emulation, in particular the magic of Dolphin, the GameCube emulator; yes it can do Wii as well, but about 99% of my interest in it is emulation the...

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Vive - getting some games in early
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Thu 7th Apr, 2016 by Matt
My plan was simple. Accumulate some Steam credit through various means including trade-ins (I've a £5 off £50 voucher at Game) so come next month, when / if my Vive appears (and going by online reports, even those first orders are shipping late, so fuck knows when I'll get mine) I could pick up the...

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HTC Vive - gave in and ordered
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Fri 1st Apr, 2016 by Matt
I had been really, really good. So good in fact that when the Vive went on pre-order a few weeks back, I ensured I was nowhere near a computer. I sat down an hour after pre-orders were open and ignored it. I'd missed the boat, I'd have to wait too long, the dream was dead. I've felt like crap since...

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About these PS4k rumours....
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Wed 30th Mar, 2016 by Matt
It was rumoured and I thought. "No." Then Eurogamer confirmed some more rumours and I thought, "Nooo." And now it looks almost certainly like Sony is releasing a new Playstation early next year. And I'm left thinking.... well I'm not sure. The rumours and concensus seems to be this - a Playstation...

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Sentinels of the Multiverse
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Fri 4th Mar, 2016 by Matt
Life is full of strange coincidences. I'd decided to cancel my pre-order for some X-Wing Wave 8 ships. It had been around 10 weeks since I had pre-ordered, when shipment was listed in December. Since last year, a lot has changed and I simply didn't get into the game as much as I imagined, mainly...

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Kickstarting VENOM Assault
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Tue 1st Mar, 2016 by Matt
Last Kickstarter for a while, honest!  We're after some co-op games at home. I've Sentinels Of The Multiverse winging it's way to me over the next few days, and I'll write about that another day. Before deciding to give that a go though, I stumbled on VENOM Assault on Kickstarter. How could I not...

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X-wing Store Championships 29th Feb 2016
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Tue 1st Mar, 2016 by John
Whilst everyone else took away the C-3PO alternate art card on Sunday at Wayland games here is what I took away from the experience. I was playing with Bossk in the Houndstooth and I had 2 HWKs with Ion turrets, Dace Bonearm to add an extra damage but takes a stress and Palob who gets to take an...

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1st Level - The Talos Principle - Ultrawide
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Sun 28th Feb, 2016 by Matt
Humble Monthly, I think? Last month or the month before? Month before more likely, pretty sure Alien Isolation was last month. Saving that one for when I have VR sorted - at current prices, give me a year for that! Back to The Talos Principle. Here's a quick run through the start of the game. After...

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Ninja All Stars painted dice
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Sun 28th Feb, 2016 by Matt
Early days yet, and I'm unsure I'll commit to painting all the Ninja All Stars figures - there's a lot of them, I can't help feeling that the "core figures" will pale next to the unique clan figures they'll release soon (shame I missed the Kickstarter), and they also require an anime style that I'...

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Super Monkey Ball 2 - 13 year old replays!!
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Thu 25th Feb, 2016 by Matt
Way way back in 2003 I was playing Super Monkey Ball 2, setting myself little targets for time or completing levels in an "interesting" manner. This was before YouTube and simply going online and copying other people's techniques; you'd have to find out what was possible in the game yourself. I...

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KickStarting Fabulous Beasts boardgame
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Tue 23rd Feb, 2016 by Matt
I knew this wouldn't end well! A quick browse after commiting to Turtles and I've just dumped a load of money on Fabulous Beasts. It looks like a balancing game, using scan in codes on figures and pieces (ala Skylanders / Amiibos) and ties in with a tablet as you make a creature? Or something. I'm...

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KickStarting Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles BG
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Tue 23rd Feb, 2016 by Matt
TMNT board game on KickStarter you say? I really shouldn't take a look... We love Turtles at home. They're everywhere. I've got the first 3 new TMNT & Batman team up comic books sat next to me as I type. I knew when the game came out and we saw it in the shop, I'd be pressured to get it by the...

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Boardgames - Ninja All-Stars
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Sun 21st Feb, 2016 by Matt
Saturday morning, a quick look in Dice Saloon after taking the kids to Ninja School. "Hi Matt, you're going to love this new game we've just got in, it's perfect for you!" Some £60 later and I'm walking out with Ninja All-Stars.... We're ninja crazy in the household (there are Turtles everywhere)...

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Boardgames - King of Tokyo
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Sat 20th Feb, 2016 by Matt
Family Board Game Quest continues. I borrowed this off a mate at work - we'd played a single game a few years back, and I thought it may fit the bill. Rules are basic. Think Yahtzee, rolling your dice up to 3 times to get get a combination you want to work with. You battle Japanese style monsters,...

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