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On The Horizon – May 2011 (Part 1)

Apologies for the lack of previews over the last couple of weeks, but as you all know, life has a habit of getting in the way. Normal service is being resumed, but there’s a pile of editing with my name on it that unfortunately has

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On The Horizon – April-May 2011

What makes a good game? It’s a question that haunts developers the world over as there is no set production line method to making one, and no mathematical formula that can predict how a title will be received. Unless the game in question is already

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On The Horizon – April 2011 (Part 2)

There’s an ongoing argument in certain circles of the gaming industry about original content, which seems to have been relegated to the realm of the independents. The mainstream industry is rife with variations on themes that may offer some new gameplay features or some stylistic

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On The Horizon – April 2011 (Part 1)

Sorry about the lack of any previews last week. Unfortunately I had a pretty busy time of it editing various interviews one of my colleagues from The Geek Show obtained from his visit to Kitacon III. Thankfully normal service will now be resumed and this

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On The Horizon – March/April 2011

2011 is being hailed in some circles as the year of the sequel, and with good reason as a veritable banquet of popular franchises are returning, and all for gamers to feast upon. That said, one of the gripes I have with sequels is that

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On The Horizon – March 2011 (Part 4)

Over the years the sleeping giant that is the games industry has eventually woken up to take its place at the top of the entertainment food chain, and every year the gaming public are given access to more and more titles to help them waste

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On The Horizon – March 2011 (Part 3)

To most people the thought of playing a game labelled as “independent” is something of an anathema as the common perception of this area of the gaming industry is woefully out of touch and out of date. Many people still think of such games as

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On the Horizon – March 2011 (Part 2)

Creating a game isn’t an easy task. Ask anyone on a games development degree at university, or even the developers themselves, and they’ll tell you that a lot of man hours are spent on concept work. Like any form of entertainment, neglecting the basics only

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On The Horizon – March 2011 (Part 1)

The more things change, the more they stay the same, and the games due for release this year pretty much live by that sentiment. There are plenty of sequels due out over the coming weeks and months, but in amongst all of them are some

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On The Horizon – February 2011

Over the last few years there have been several noteworthy games that have graced our PC’s, consoles, and mobile devices, and 2011 looks to be no exception when it comes quality gaming. That said, there will undoubtedly be some clunkers in amongst all the shiny