Review: Hotline Miami

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About five minutes into Hotline Miami a character wearing an rooster mask asks you the question: “Do you like hurting other people?” and really, that question is at the heart of this game. Hotline Miami is about killing people. And while that one theme can make Hotline Miami an unpleasant experience, one that will undoubtedly turn many away who look at this at face value, those that stick with it and can get past the carnage will find a rewarding experience, a very simple yet deceptively complex game, one that will not disappoint.

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Digital By Default – a look at the digital console markets.

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Digital Only. To some gamers, it’s a dirty term, meaning a market where they can’t re-sell their games and are forced to use up their precious bandwidth. To others its a wonderful treasure trove of undiscovered games and cheap deals. To even more, such as the founders of the Humble Bundle, its a way of raising money for charity and over at Good Old Games it’s a way of keeping the classics alive.

You can hardly blame Microsoft and Sony for wanting a sweet, sweet piece of that digital pie – and yet they are making it almost absurdly difficult for themselves.

A quick look at both th...

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One Month with the Xbox One.

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After the marriage has occurred, after the honeymoon has been and gone, there’s always the same question: What is a new console like to live with in the long term?

I got...

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Review: Guns of Icarus Online

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I recently stumbled on to an unbelievably good game on Steam, Guns of Icarus Online. I’d seen it before and thought it looked OK but not really worth the £10 price tag.

Oh, h...

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Hype and Disappointment

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I’m not sure if its just me, but I feel as though big games get so hyped up in the run up to release date that I suffer a bitter disappointment when I actually play it.

Grant...

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[Citation Needed] – Journalism and gaming’s summer of PR.

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Reportedly, the Playstation 4 is 50% more powerful than the Xbox One. Hooray! Debate settled, right? It’s the better machine, it’s more powerful, huzzah and hurrah, game over!

But wait, because it isn’t quite that clear-cut, and once again gamers are being dragged into the murky world of marketing, media spin and public relations

We’ll co...

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Humble Bundle Weekly Roundup – Arcen Games Bundle 05/09/2013

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We love the Humble Bundle. If you’re anything like us, then you love the Humble Bundle too. They offer you a whole bunch of games at a great price, and because you can choose to donate the entire fee to charity, you’re helping to save the world by sitting in your pants playing video games. Hurray! However, if you are anything like us, then chances are you very rarely get around to actually playing most of the games from the bundles, instead merely adding to your Steam pile of shame, wallowing in a pit of self despair, surrounded by hundreds of games you’ll never touch. Well, never fear, for we here at Gameosaur have taken it upon ourselves to briefly play a selection of games from each weekly bundle, in order to give you an informed decision on what may be worth trying, and what frankly isn’t worth your time. This week, it’s the Arcen Games bundle, and whilst Mr Bubbles brings you up to speed with A Valley Without Wind I and II as well as Skyward Collapse, Keiths Dad will be tackling Tidalis and Shattered Haven with Bendanarama and Doesnotcompute commentating on AI War. A Valley Without Wind

A pleas...

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Review: Towns

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So I recently bought Towns while it was on offer on Steam. It looked to be quite an interesting game as you build up a settlement from the resources around you.  It’s a kind of cross between Minecraft and SimCity but not quite either.

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I s...

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Review: AirBuccaneers

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I have two words for you: Vikings and Airships.

Enough said, right? Game of the freaking year.

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Review: Applejack.

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Platform:  Xbox 360, PC (To be released.)

Price: 80 MS points (around £1)

If you actually own an Xbox 360, I am willing to forgive you if you perhaps shy away from its indie game service. It can be hard to remember, or even realise that there are some solid gems on offer, buried under the pile of pitiful titles such as Try Not to Fart and No Luca No! One of these hidden gems happens to be Applejack. For 80 Microsoft points, you will find a cheap little game that should ask far more for its selling price. Applejack  has more charm and substance than many of the other games on the service, and with a PC port on its way, there is no reason that you should not at least try the demo of this game.

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