Ed Quinn

REVIEW: Dark Souls III

REVIEW: Dark Souls III

First thing to address: is Dark Souls 3 a tough game? Yes. Is Dark Souls 3, and every other Souls game of that matter, so ridiculously difficult and punishing that only a finite few can ever hope to complete it without the death count reaching six figures? No. Don’t be taken in by the obnoxious […]

 Ed Quinn

20 YEARS TODAY…Duke Nukem: 3D

Hail to the king, baby!

What is known today as video-gaming’s biggest joke – Duke Nukem – fell from grace under the weight of 14 years’ worth of deflated hype, studio liquidations and the most ill-conceived development cycle in recent memory. Duke Nukem Forever bombed hard, and as a result, the odds of seeing Duke Nukem rise from the rubble, […]

 Ed Quinn

Top 10 Games of 2015

Top 10 Games of 2015

It’s coming up to Christmas now, so undoubtedly a lot of game buying is about to happen (for those who didn’t utilize Black Friday sales properly), and soon after that, a New Year will begin, which will herald a new host of video games to play! 2015 has been an eventful year for videogames, seeing […]

 Ed Quinn

Street Fighter V Beta: First Impressions of Capcoms next instalment in the series

The next numbered instalment in the Street Fighter franchise has offered up a closed beta for fans, and newcomers alike, to try out and come to terms with before the game finally ships on February 16th 2016. I got myself a code for the beta whilst it was running and recorded some thoughts I had […]

 Ed Quinn

REVIEW: Reflection’s Grow Home Earns a spot among the PlayStation Plus alumni

Newcastle-based Reflections has pitted its latest game against two others to become the first voted-in PlayStation Plus game. Usually players are treated to a pre-determined set of old, couple ‘o’ quid PS3 gems, a new struggling PS4 title and some sort of indie treat. This time around, players were given the choice of which they’d […]

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REVIEW: Super Smash Bros for 3DS – A love letter to gaming

REVIEW: Super Smash Bros for 3DS – A love letter to gaming

If you haven’t been residing underneath a particularly large rock for the past year (at the very least) then chances are you already know everything you need to know about the Smash Bros franchise and whether or not you’ll buy the new installment straight away, or buy slightly sooner than straight away by importing it […]

 Ed Quinn

GALLERY: North East retro gaming descends on Gateshead Stadium

GALLERY: North East retro gaming descends on Gateshead Stadium

A lengthy line-waiting session prefaced NERG (North East Retro Gaming), where I looked at all the different people waiting to get in. Some had long greying beards, some were barely over the age of 10, and others were in cheerleader uniform and wielding chainsaws with love-heart detailing – a broad demographic, to say the least. […]

 Ed Quinn

Nintendo Announce Release Date For New Super Smash Bros Game

Nintendo Announce Release Date For New Super Smash Bros Game

The reason to buy a 3DS is finally here! Nintendo’s mascots are beating the living daylights out of each other again in the new instalment of the beloved Smash Bros. series, aptly named: Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (also for Wii U). Old regulars like Mario, Link, and Pikachu return, but they’ll be joined by […]

 Ed Quinn

E3 2014 – Fifth and Final Press Conference: Nintendo

E3 2014 – Fifth and Final Press Conference: Nintendo

Stage-shy Nintendo wrap up the big three’s big conferences with a day all to itself and a “digital event” as opposed to an actual in-person conference, featuring Robot Chicken animations and a super-powered Reggie Fils-Aime. Surprisingly short, Nintendo makes up for it with their post-show demonstrations and reveals for the new Smash Bros (Pac-Man?). The […]

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E3 2014 – Fourth Conference: Sony

E3 2014 – Fourth Conference: Sony

Sony’s turn now to try and out-game the rest, and judging by the amount of uproarious applause that happened throughout the event, I think it’s safe to say that the punters have chosen a favourite of the show. About halfway through the show, they manage to slip in a sly joke at Microsoft’s expense, saying […]