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The return of the modders

How the rise of the modding community is about to change the industry forever Modding is an odd concept. A subset of gamers devoting all their free time to adding content, improving issues or even dramatically overhauling their favourite games, often putting hundreds upon thousands of hours into their creations without expecting...

Everything you need to know about Halo 5

Fireteam Osiris ■  Lead into battle by Commander Locke, Osiris will be the polar force to Chief’s own ‘Blue Team’. As of Halo 5, Locke is promoted to a Spartan (a rare and significant promotion in current Halo lore), but that alone isn’t enough for Locke to hunt down the...

Why The Last Guardian Is More Relevant Than Ever

The Last Guardian was announced six years ago. For five of those years, there has been silence. It wasn’t so much in ‘development hell’ as ‘development purgatory’. But it – along with its titular Guardian beast, Trico – is alive, and animated with in-game, in-engine gameplay. But, six years after...

Behind the scenes of Dungeon Siege

Nowadays you can’t swing a +3 long sword of discombobulation without hitting an action RPG. Representing part of a crucial middle step between the RPGs of old (or should that be olde) and the energetic extravaganzas of today, games™ discovers the origins of this first story of Ehb… By the...

Missing In Action – 8 summer convention no-shows

We got to see a lot at E3 and Gamescom this year, but these games didn’t make an appearance. Here’s what we know about each of them. The Legend Of Zelda Already delayed to 2016, Nintendo announced early that its next, open-world Zelda title for Wii U would not be...

12 hours in Afghanistan with Metal Gear Solid 5

Around eight hours into our 12-hour stint on Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, we were able to pull off the greatest rescue anyone has ever seen. Needing to recover a prisoner being transported by jeep and with a tank bringing up the rear for support, we raced ahead...

7 Games That Owe Their Existence To Myst

Myst was a trailblazer for a plethora of games to follow, some obvious and some not-so-obvious. few non-violent games would exist without Myst. Here’s our collection of games inspired by that 1993 masterpiece… Dragon Quest VII A strange place to start, but by the creator’s own admission, Dragon Quest VII...

7 games that wouldn’t exist without The Legend Of Zelda

OK, so we know that title could apply to a lot more games than we’re listing here, but we wanted to look at games directly influenced by the NES original, still drawing on those gameplay mechanics and design ideas. In fact we were surprised we found so many. These games...