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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 time to explain. Run towards 'Dying Light' - dying light xo

No time to explain. Run towards ‘Dying Light’

What’s worse than zombies? Running zombies. you can thank Dying Light for ruining you pants with such horrors. Dying Light is a first-person, action survival horror game set in a vast and dangerous open world. During the day, players traverse an expansive urban environment overrun by a vicious outbreak, scavenging the world for supplies and crafting weapons …

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In light of the PRISM scandals in America, here’s some ‘Watch_Dogs’ info to cool things down…

It’s been a whole year since we first heard about Watch_Dogs. Finally we get some tasty morsels of info! All it takes is the swipe of a finger. We connect with friends. We buy the latest gadgets and gear. We find out what’s happening in the world. But with that same simple swipe, we cast …

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Millions turn into trillions as Dead Rising 3 crawls its way closer

Available exclusively for Xbox One, “Dead Rising 3” is the third installment in the celebrated franchise and introduces a blockbuster open-world action game that will define a new generation of zombie-slaying mayhem. With intense action and an unmatched level of weapon and character customization, “Dead Rising 3” delivers a heart-pounding experience unlike any other as …

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Tom Clancy dives into MMOs with ‘The Division’

A virus has torn its way through the world. Most of humanity is gone. It all sounds so familiar, and yet The Division looks like so much more… The Division takes place in New York 3 weeks after a lethal virus, released on Black Friday, swept through the city. One by one, basic services have failed. Society …

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Check out some more ‘The Evil Within’ info…if you dare.

More info on next-gens heart rupturing adventure The Evil Within has snuck up on out eyes and our brains. Our precious, fragile brains. Developed by Shinji Mikami – creator of the seminal Resident Evil series – and the talented team at Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within embodies the meaning of pure survival horror.  Experience a disturbing reality as …

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Warp yourself back to a time where good and evil were such simple pleasures with ‘Fable: Anniversary

As the biggest-selling RPG on the original Xbox 360, “Fable” pioneered every player’s choice of having a consequence. The world of Albion inspired gamers to fall in love with a franchise for a decade and counting. “Fable Anniversary” will remind players why the “Fable” franchise is so special and why there is nothing else quite …

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Nigh on infinite info on ‘Disney Infinity’

Parents, prepare your wallets. Soooooooooooo many characters are on the way to Disney Infinity, and it looks set to nudge Skylanders down a few pegs. In Disney’s most ambitious video game initiative ever, Disney Infinity introduces an all-new game universe where a spark of imagination unlocks a fantastical world where players have unprecedented freedom and endless opportunity …

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All the Xbox One contents info you need, including special Day One incentives and…the recession proof price.

Microsoft kicked off the E3 buzz this year with all you need to know about the next glistening wonder-block the company will be proudly beaming from store shelves this November. Every Xbox One system sold will include the new Xbox One console — which features a 500GB hard drive,1 Blu-ray player and built-in Wi-Fi — the …

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Worried and vain enough to think your 360 will look rubbish come Xbox One time? Sleeker edition on its way

An altogether prettier Xbox 360 is available for you to fetch and tide you over before the release of the Xbox One. Shipping to the U.S., U.K., Canada, Ireland and Australia, you can fetch one almost immediately in a bid to show up your old console. Sporting a sleek and stylish new design that resembles the …

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Pool Nation Review

Pool. Possibly the only subject I can’t write a scathing or particularly shining opening paragraph for. As a slightly deranged completionist, there is something compelling about cleaning a table through thwacking objects with sticks, especially when placed under a competitive spotlight. Perhaps this system of table clearing can be utilised for domestic chores… …as dull …

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Add some more predicaments for ‘The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing’ with free scenario DLC.

If you’ve invested in NeoCoreGames’ The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, you’re in for a nice treat.  The new Scenario DLC offers up two new levels for players, both of which at the cost of absolutely nothing. The Scenario DLC enables players to fight high-level monsters that are above the level 30 threshold throughout the new levels reachable from the …

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