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The Banner Saga (PC) – Review

July 22, 2014 in Reviews

The Banner Saga is an apocalyptic Oregon Trail remake-come-Viking depression simulator and Kickstarter success story by Stoic Games, a trio of developers that jumped ship from Bioware after it got ensnared in the deep, writhing tendrils of EA. A tactical RPG, the game has you giving commands in battle, leveling up units and making life or death decisions in a bleak, hopeless landscape on a minute by minute basis.

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WWE 2K15 Roster – 20 Confirmed Playable Superstars

July 22, 2014 in News

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The WWE series of games, like most sport franchise, is heavily dependent on a decent roster to sell units. Especially considering the gameplay barely changes year after year. As we near the October 2014 release date of WWE 2K15, we’re beginning to learn who’s in and who’s out. Released from various sources in the past few days, we now have a list of 20 confirmed superstars, with the rest to come in the coming weeks.

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Fist of Awesome (PC) – Review

July 22, 2014 in Reviews, Videos

Can Fist of Awesome punch it’s way to glory, or is it more deserving of the title: Fist of Boring?

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UK Government Decriminalizes Piracy. VCAP to hit 2015

July 22, 2014 in News

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After many years of seemingly no progress, the UK Government has decided to scrap extensive punishment plans aimed at digital piracy. Instead, the VCAP (Voluntary Copyright Alert Programme) will be installed as of 2015. In a nutshell, this means that active illegal downloaders will receive up to 4 emails or letters a year, intended to inform the person of their illegal actions and the harm it causes to UK creative industries. The UK’s biggest internet providers – BT, Talktalk, Virgin and Sky have all signed on to the scheme with more obscure providers expected to follow.

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Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty – PS4 Launch Trailer

July 22, 2014 in News

Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee was a beloved game for most PS1 gamers with its unique gameplay, humour and unmistakable sense of identity. Fans of the game will be pleased to know that Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty – a remake of Abe’s Oddysee sees its release on PS4 this week, the 23rd for Europe and today for North America. Ports are said to be coming to other platforms at a later date. Enjoy the brand new launch trailer to celebrate the return of Oddworld! There is also an exclusive level and costume for Abe for Playstation Plus subscribers who purchase the game in the next two weeks; so snap it up while you can!

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Voletic Plays Monstrum – Video

July 19, 2014 in Previews, Videos

Vince takes us on a whistle-stop tour of his own anxieties, as well as his inability to play horror games late at night. If his short play through shows us anything, it is that Monstrum is positively dripping with heavy atmosphere. Enough atmosphere to incite panic in fully grown man.
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Circuits (PC) – Review

July 13, 2014 in Reviews

Circuits is a game in which listening is absolutely essential in solving each puzzle. Sounds interesting, right? Jack takes the time to see if it is worth the effort.

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Erectin’ a beta – Team Fortress 2 Introduces Early Access Servers

July 11, 2014 in News

Yes, Team Fortress 2 is now seven years old, and it is still getting updated.

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Voletic Roundtable – Our Thoughts on M15 (Video)

July 11, 2014 in Videos

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With the prerelease events coming this weekend, Vince, Tom and Dave take a look at the latest Magic: The Gathering core set. In assessing how they think it will affect the current Standard and Modern metagame they are able to highlight which cards in particular to keep a close eye on. We also discover that Dave doesn’t have an online moniker and is a bit of a boring bastard. Click through for the video.

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10 Cards To Watch From M15 – Preview

July 10, 2014 in Articles, Previews

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Article by Dave Cooke

 With the Magic 2015 Core Set’s arrival fast approaching and the prerelease just around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to have a look at the set on behalf of all you spellslinging Voleticans out there. Unfortunately I won’t be attending a prerelease myself, which is a real shame as the set looks quite good. Often, core sets tend to be neutered in order to be easier for newer players, but this year Wizards seem to have a little more faith in the newbies. This faith is embodied mostly in the reprinting of the ‘Painlands’, as previously paying life for mana is something they’ve kept clear of core sets as new players tend not feel quite as good about using their life total for things other than facetanking their opponents creatures. Could this be a precursor to a reprinting of ‘Fetchlands’? That’s probably a little bit hopeful (either that or it confirms Half Life 3) but it is encouraging that Wizards perhaps has a little bit more confidence in its wider playerbase than perhaps it used to. Let’s take a look at some of the set with the Top 10 cards that I feel to be the most important or just plain interesting in the set.

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