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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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No word from Mel, but here’s some ‘Mad Max’ info for you

Does…does this guy need an introduction? Well, it’s Mad Max the game everyone! Scheduled for release in 2014, Mad Max will deliver dynamic, open-world gameplay where gamers fight to stay alive in The Wasteland, using brutal on-ground and vehicular combat against vicious gangs of bandits. Players are challenged with treacherous missions as they scavenge the dangerous landscape for supplies …

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Cockneys aren’t the only thing you should be worried about in ‘The Order’

The Order: 1886™ re-writes history by introducing a unique vision of Victorian-Era London where myths and technology co-exist. As a member of an elite order of knights, join a centuries-old war that will determine the course of history forever. Created by acclaimed developer Ready at Dawn, The Order: 1886 will launch exclusively for the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) computer …

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Watch how ‘NBA Live 14’ is set to perform a slam dunk this year.

EA SPORTSTM unveiled today the first look at NBA LIVE 14 at the company’s E3 press conference, ushering in the future of basketball for the next generation. Exclusively for Xbox One® all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, NBA LIVE 14 will launch this fall. Powered by the EA SPORTS IGNITE engine, NBA LIVE 14 will deliver …

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‘Killzone Mercenary’ hired to deliver us new info and a trailer

‘Killzone Mercenary’ is promising some brutal looking gunplay that fits in your pocket, and if words don’t prove that, the trailer sure will. If you thought the battle lines were clear, you’ve not seen the whole story. Developed by Guerilla Games Cambridge, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Killzone: Mercenary for PlayStation®Vita—a …

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Abe's back! 'Oddworld: New 'New 'n' Tasty' is heading for next gen. Trailer proves good looks. - e3 2013 new n tasty screen011

Abe’s back! ‘Oddworld: New ‘New ‘n’ Tasty’ is heading for next gen. Trailer proves good looks.

Yes, Oddworld isn’t the loveliest of places, but it is looking a lot better in glossy HD on the PS4 After a half-decade hiatus from making games, Oddworld Inhabitants is now a proudly independent publisher, working with Just Add Water (Developments) Ltd on the new title. This is only made possible by open, digital, self-publishing …

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‘Rocksmith 2014’ set to make you feel even lazier if you don’t bother to learn guitar.

Already deemed the fastest way to learn how to play guitar, you really don’t have an excuse to not attempt strumming many a string with Rocksmith 2014. Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft announced the new Rocksmith 2014 Edition, the next installment of the hit Rocksmith brand that has taught 1.4 million people …

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The Faith-ful have spoken and been rewarded for their patience with ‘Mirror’s Edge 2’

DICE, an award-winning studio of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and developer of the blockbuster Battlefield™franchise, today announced that fan-favorite Mirror’s Edge™ is in early stages of development. Mirror’s Edge was first introduced in 2008 and fans quickly elevated the game’s heroine “Faith” into a videogame icon. Gamers and critics worldwide praised its unique characters, highly stylized world and fresh …

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Sharpen your sword, ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ is tracking down Xbox One players

CD Projekt are gearing up to make the Xbox One just a little bit more epic with ‘The Witcher 3’ set to become one of the consoles leading new titles. “We’re really thrilled to be able to participate in this industry-defining moment and be among such critically acclaimed developers” – said Adam Badowski, CD Projekt …

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Get the gang together and show others who’s boss in ‘The Crew’

Rubbish at racing games? Perhaps you can ride on the coattails of your friends, bashing cars out of the way whilst the rest of your team speed through them. Welcome to ‘The Crew’. The Crew is a revolutionary action-driving game developed exclusively for next-gen consoles and high-end PCs that leverages the new hardware capabilities to …

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New ‘Assassin’s Creed 4’ info ahoy!

The year is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established their own lawless Republic where corruption, greediness and cruelty are commonplace. Among these outlaws is a brash young captain named Edward Kenway. His fight for glory has earned him the respect of legends like Blackbeard, but also drawn him into the ancient war between …

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Brace yourself. Rabbids are invading both telly and games with ‘Rabbids Invasion’

Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Ubisoft announced that it is delivering an interactive TV series playable on mobile devices and next-gen consoles, partnering closely with Microsoft to bring it to Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The Rabbids Invasion TV series, created by Ubisoft Motion Pictures in partnership with …

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No Xbox is left out by ‘Titanfall’

Mechs ahoy and other awesome oddities make their way to both 360 and Xbox One. Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and independent videogame developer Respawn Entertainment today revealed the world debut of Titanfall™, the studio’s inaugural title. Crafted by one of the co-creators of Call of Duty and other key developers behind the Call of Duty franchise, Titanfall is among the most …

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