Mario

Are older video games really better than new video games?

Strike up a conversation about gaming and there’s a 90% chance someone will eventually pine for the good old days, when games were hard and multiplayer meant crowding around a 14” TV in your bedroom. Video games, they’ll say, were better back then. But were they really? To find out, …

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Red Dead Redemption 2

10 video games you need to play this year

2018 is going to be a great year for gaming. Here’s what we’re looking forward to most! Red Dead Redemption 2 The follow-up to arguably the best game ever made puts you in the boots of Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van Der Linde outlaws, as he fights, robs …

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Pexels

10 of the best video games based on movies

Once upon a time, the vast majority games based on movies were shoddy rushjobs that rarely captured the magic of their source material. There were exceptions, but the words ‘movie tie-in’ rarely signified quality. Times have changed, however. The past few years have seen a marked increase in the quality …

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PS4

Which console should you buy this Christmas?

In case you haven’t noticed the steady increase of toy adverts on TV, Christmas is coming. For a lot of us, Christmas instantly stirs up memories of unwrapping a new games console. 80s kids may remember getting a SNES, while 90s kids will never forget the excitement of plugging in …

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Magpie Recommends: The best upcoming video games

Gamers have been spoilt this year, with the Nintendo Switch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Destiny 2 and Resident Evil 7 among the big consoles and games released. The good news is that the next few months are packed with quality titles across all consoles. Here are …

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The 10 most underrated PS3 games

The PlayStation 3 played host to a lot of fantastic games: The Last of Us, Uncharted, Grand Theft Auto V – the list goes on. However, quite a few hidden gems were buried under that avalanche of quality. Whether it was due to poor marketing, unfair reviews or just plain …

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Pokemon Go

One year on: Is Pokémon Go still making money?

This time last year, you couldn’t leave the house without seeing someone playing Pokémon Go. The app, based on Nintendo’s long-running franchise, was more popular than anyone could have imagined; it seemed like everyone – even people who don’t like games – was playing it. This was reflected in the …

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