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POSTED 23/4/14


STRIKE SUIT ZERO: DIRECTOR'S CUT

Born Ready Games
PS4/PSN (also on Xbox One/XBLA, PC)

Spaceship! Spaceship! SPACESHIP! SPACESHIP-SPACESHIP-SPACESHIP! SPAAAAACESHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIP!!!  MORE>>


POSTED 21/4/14


KINECT SPORTS RIVALS

Microsoft Game Studios
Xbox One

Hello. I’d like to tell you about once being cool... MORE>>


POSTED 20/4/14


DON BRADMAN CRICKET 14

Tru Blu Games
Xbox 360 (also on PS3)

He was more than just a batsman, he was something like a tide. He was more than just one man, he could take on any side...  MORE>>


POSTED 18/4/14


TRIALS FUSION

Ubisoft
PS4/PSN (also on Xbox One/XBLA, Xbox 360/XBLA, PC)

Pain, will you return it? We’ll say it again, pain...  MORE>>


POSTED 16/4/14


THE SLY TRILOGY

Sony
Vita (also on PS3/Move)

When we originally tackled Sony’s release of The Sly Trilogy on PS3 back in 2011, the whole HD repackage was a fairly new thing. Now it’s older than, erm, hat. But if the games are good, we say keep them coming, and mercifully nothing’s been broken as Sly, Bentley and Murray have been shrunk down to teensy form so that they can fit inside our Vitas. We hear that it’s quite cosy in there... MORE>>

POSTED 15/4/14


PURE CHESS


Ripstone
PS4/PSN (also on PS3/PSN, Vita/PSN, Wii U/eShop, 3DS/eShop)

There’s not really much that we can say about Chess. Well, there’s nothing particularly constructive that we can add to any conversation about it. Except, perhaps, to say that this PS4 outing of Pure Chess looks pretty and doesn’t break anything from the PS3 and Vita releases. Mind you, it also doesn’t add anything either, so those craving decent online head-to-head are left wanting, still stuck with snail-like, staring contest you move/I move play-by-mail. Still, ooh shiny! MORE>>



POSTED 11/4/14


PROFESSOR LAYTON VS PHOENIX WRIGHT: ACE ATTORNEY

Nintendo
3DS

Oh I say, jolly old objection, what?! MORE>>


POSTED 9/4/14


METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES

Konami
PS4 (also on PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360)

Right, let’s see if we’ve got this straight...  MORE>>


POSTED 6/4/14


THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME

WB Games
PS4 (also on PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, Vita, 3D, DS)

SPACESHIP!

People fear difference. Actually, let’s rephrase that. Ignorant people fear difference...  MORE>>


POSTED 2/4/14


K
ING ODDBALL

10tons
PS4/PSN (also on Vita/PSN)

If you dig on physics there are plenty of games to get, erm, physicsal with. King Oddball may not be the prettiest, but damn if it isn’t one of the most addictive. Nothing’s really changed – although the grainy, almost old cartoon-looking background which was almost imperceptible on Vita is now rather obvious. Our best summation upon revisiting? We played it right through again when we just meant to have a quick look... MORE>>


POSTED 31/3/14


YOSHI'S NEW ISLAND

Nintendo
3DS

This is our theory, which is ours. Yoshi’s the Nintendo universe equivalent of Richard Branson... MORE>>


POSTED 30/3/14


DYNASTY WARRIORS 8: XTREME LEGENDS

K
oei
PS4 (also on PS3, Vita, Xbox 360)

Just when we thought that Dynasty Warriors 8 couldn’t get any more extreme, or ‘Xtreme’ as the case may be, it has. As if the original release didn't have enough slashtastic action to keep even the most avid sword-wielding maniac’s bloodlust sated, now there are five extra warriors, more attacks, a new story mode – plus additions to existing ones - numerous gameplay tweaks and more. But, sadly, still no Carringtons... MORE>>


POSTED 29/3/14


FEZ

Polytron
PS4/PSN + PS3/PSN + Vita/PSN (also on Xbox 360/XBLA, PC)

Hey, nice hat! Often an opportunity to revisit a game that you’ve not played for some time can result in a different opinion from that which you formed on your first date. This value-bulging crossbuy release of Fez, which lands you PS4, PS3 and Vita incarnations all for one pocket money price, is no exception. We actually think that, despite its often obtuse fiendishness, we undermarked this absolute delight with a mere 8.5. Take from that what you will... MORE>>


POSTED 27/3/14


TOWERFALL ASCENSION

Matt Makes Games
PS4/PSN (also on PC)

Oops, we dropped MAME into an electric beater...  MORE>>


POSTED 26/3/14


STEALTH INC: A CLONE IN THE DARK - ULTIMATE EDITION

Curve Studios
PS4/PSN (also on Vita/PSN + PS3/PSN, PC)

It was a bastard last year and it’s a bastard now – but possibly the most enjoyable bastard that we’ve ever encountered. Now spreading its wings to the PS4, not only are the original 80 levels here to break your bonce, a whole 40 more are squeezed in via two expansion packs, bringing new heights of utter, utter bastardry. It may not be easy, but your brain will thank you for the chance to stretch its synapses. Bastard... MORE>>


POSTED 22/3/14


LUFTRAUSERS

Vlambeer
Vita/PSN (also on PS3/PSN, PC)

Zooming by in a little airplane, blow up a battleship with the loadout we’ve gained...  MORE>>


POSTED 18/3/14


STEAMWORLD DIG

Image & Form
PS4/PSN + Vita/PSN (also on3DS/eShop, PC)


The best handheld game of 2013 is back, and we're not sure who's in for more of a treat, the Vita and PS4, or those who own them, as this cross-buy wonder looks amazing! Fabber than ABBA, acer than Base, warmer than The Cardigans and deserving of more high fives than The Hives, we still think that this must-have digger is Sweden's best export since flat-packed Volvos... MORE>>


POSTED 17/3/14


SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH

Ubisoft
PS3 (also on Xbox 360, PC)

Fmmmmfpffmppfpp ffmppffmf mfmfmfffmfmm, fppmpp’pffmpp mfmppfmffpppmfm mfpppfppmmpp... MORE>>


POSTED 14/3/14


DARK SOULS II

From Software/Bandai Namco
PS3 (also on Xbox 360, PC)

Die. Die, die, die. Die, die, die, die, die. Die. Die. Die... MORE>>


POSTED 12/3/14


PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE

Popcap/EA
Xbox One (also on Xbox 360, PC)

When we first saddled our bags to this whole videogames caper, there was none of this ‘internet’ flimshaw that you young slug-a-bed scapegraces so slavishly eulogise... MORE>>


POSTED 10/3/14


THIEF

Square Enix
PS4 (also on PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC)

Ooh, shiny! MORE>>


POSTED 5/3/14


DEAD NATION: APOCALYPSE EDITION

Housemarque
PS4/PSN

Though it’s cold and lonely in the deep dark night, I can see parasites by the crap torchlight... MORE>>


POSTED 1/3/14


CASTLEVANIA: LORDS OF SHADOW 2

Konami
PS3 (also on Xbox 360, PC)

A little less conversation, a little more action... MORE>>


POSTED 27/2/14


EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 2025

D3 Publisher
PS3 (also on Xbox 360)

EDF! EDF! EDF! If this chant means nothing to you then, well, it’s treat time. Assuming that you like saving the Earth – and if you don’t like saving the Earth then you must be a terrorist. We’re dobbing you into Jack Bauer... MORE>>


POSTED 26/2/14


DONKEY KONG COUNTRY: TROPICAL FREEZE

Nintendo
Wii U

Jeopardy! time! This videogame character is blue, collects rings, and goes fast... MORE>>


POSTED 24/2/14


ASSASSIN'S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG - FREEDOM CRY

Ubisoft
PS4/PSN (also on PS3/PSN, Xbox One/XBLA, Xbox 360/XBLA, PC)

I want to break free... MORE>>


 





CLASSIC INDEX




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Blippy Awards 2012

Blippy Awards 2011

Blippy Awards 2010

It needs more cowbell...

You fat bastard!

The best games to play drunk

LEGO forever?




 
     
                 
                 
     
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