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Ben Taylor

Well, after 4 years lurking in the darkest corners of YARS, it's probably about time I updated this profile. I'm Ben, one of the senior editors here, and outside of scribbling on here, editing and finding pwetty pics to put in reviews, I'm studying 'Game Cultures' at uni. That's...that's game development in simpler terms, I don't spend my time analysing pixelated toes to determine whether they're 'art' or not. Anyway, I generally write to either save people money on utter crud or at least make them smile in some wry way with my bitterness and general disdain. If you're not laughing with me, you're laughing at me, and hey, that's progress in my books. :)

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P.T., TV and how I learned to love the ghost story. - PT4

P.T., TV and how I learned to love the ghost story.

If you haven’t played P.T. (Silent Hill Playable Teaser) yet, be warned that this article contains some spolierific content. If you haven’t had a gander at the Silent Hills teaser, don’t worry. This is an area of nil judgement. We won’t look down on you, it’s genuinely pretty frightening. I’m pretty sure some aren’t buying …

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'Diablo 3' finally condemns consoles with 'Reaper of Souls' expansion bolted on - D3

‘Diablo 3’ finally condemns consoles with ‘Reaper of Souls’ expansion bolted on

As Malthael tightens his grip over the innocent people of Sanctuary, a legion of console gamers stand ready to join the crusade against death. Blizzard Entertainment today announced that Diablo® III: Reaper of Souls™ – Ultimate Evil Edition™ is now available on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360®, and Xbox One™. The console-exclusive Ultimate Evil …

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‘Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call’ trailer shows off the musical might of the Ivalice Alliance

Though not directly connected, the FINAL FANTASY games taking place in the world of Ivalice are bound by common themes of political machinations, the regencies of kings and princesses, and those who would expose the dark truths beneath their thrones.Featuring a musical style befitting of their epic tales, FINAL FANTASY XII and FINAL FANTASY TACTICS …

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‘Tank or Boyfriend’ offers an odd choice, at half price on Steam.

Mousechief is the creator of critically acclaimed titles: Dangerous High School Girls in Trouble! and 7 Grand Steps.Mousechief Co. reveals its next game, in development for a year. TANK or BOYFRIEND will be a turn based strategy game with the engagement of Advance Wars and the causticity of Catch-22. In TANK or BOYFRIEND, command the first armored task force attached to the …

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Puzzle-'em-up 'Faif' half price this weekend - faif

Puzzle-’em-up ‘Faif’ half price this weekend

From this 4th of July until Sunday 6th, Faif is going to be 50% OFF for both Android and iOS! Yep, that’s right. A whole weekend at half-price!FAIF FEATURES: Single player mode with loads of enemies, upgrades and power-ups! Cross-platform multiplayer (iOS, Android and Web!)! Faif against different AIs! Faif against random humans! Faif against …

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'The Awakened Fate Ulimatum' rises on PS3 next year. Potential BAFTA for 'World's oddest video game title'. - Longtitle game

‘The Awakened Fate Ulimatum’ rises on PS3 next year. Potential BAFTA for ‘World’s oddest video game title’.

NIS America is happy to announce that we will be bringing The Awakened Fate Ultimatum to North America and Europe next year! The game will be released exclusively for the PlayStation®3 entertainment system.About the game: Several years after a certain revolution came to pass, and the powerful Satanael was defeated, the devils were still dominant in their constant …

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Celebrate the 4th of July like a true bro with 33% off Broforce

Free Lives’ retro side-scrolling shooter and irreplaceable cultural portrait of American patriotism, Broforce, is 33% off on Steam today through Independence Day weekend, and has been updated on Steam Early Access. Two new bros, revamped sound design and voiceover and a smattering of gameplay updates based on authentic BroFan™ feedback are now available!Cherry Broling, the newest …

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Prove you’re not ready for extinction with ‘Are You A Dodo’

Well? Are you?Do you have the lightning-fast synapses of a chimp or the intellect of a sea cucumber?If you’re still not sure then why not find out in Chillingo and LambdaMu Game’s Are You A Dodo? available now on the App Store.From the brains that brought you the mobile sensation Pixel People comes a new experiment game show from …

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Zombie revenge platformer 'Three Dead Zed' hits Steam next week - Screen10

Zombie revenge platformer ‘Three Dead Zed’ hits Steam next week

Gentleman Squid Studio is proud to announce their first major release, Three Dead Zed, is finally coming to Steam on Monday June 23rd. Three Dead Zed is an action-packed puzzle platforming game inspiring laughs with soul crushing “motivational” posters, turquoise cats, and plenty of elderly scientists to tear apart. You play a zombie in a …

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Kingom Z brings its reign to mobile devices - Kingdom

Kingom Z brings its reign to mobile devices

KingdomZ, the second mobile title developed and published by MAIET, is an innovative mobile strategy simulation game. In its creative battle system, players’ units are controlled by simple touch-and-draw controls as if players are drawing directional lines on the strategic map. While more and more strategy games are emerging since the success of the genre, …

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