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Jonathan Slack

Hi, my name's Jonathan and it's a pleasure to make your acquaintance! I've been gaming for the last 18-19 years now, having discovered the likes of Adi Junior, Monkey Island and Lemmings on the Amiga. Though it wasn't until a chance encounter with a friend's copy of Donkey Kong Country on the SNES at the tender age of 6 that truly ignited my passion for gaming. Fast forward 17 years and here I am with my Playstation 3, a mid-range gaming PC and a Nintendo Wii and DS, a Psychology graduate of the University of Leeds at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Where am I going right now? Hard to say really. Feel free to hit me up on the Playstation Network or through my information below if you want to talk about anything. If adding me on PSN I'd appreciate a message explaining who you are or else I'm liable to ignore you.

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Gravity Rush Review

  One might reasonably argue that Assassin’s Creed and Super Mario Galaxy revolutionised thought processes underpinning the assumptions of what constitutes enjoyable navigation in third person action games. Being able to climb up and around just about any wall or building and navigate between them via parkour elements with Altair was a genuine pleasure for …

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Alien Rage – Unlimited Review (PC)

Where pure-blood first person shooters are concerned, Alien Rage has exposed my dearth of experience with the genre. Some limited time spent with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1 and 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Fallout 3 represent my only experiences in this direction and I much prefer the latter thanks to their ability …

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Asda is no longer selling the Wii U or its games in supermarkets

As the title states, supermarket juggernaut Asda is to discontinue the sale of Wii U consoles and games. However the console and its library will continue to be sold via the Asda Direct website. “Asda continues to offer customers a selection of Wii U games and accessories through Asda Direct, but these ranges are currently …

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Magic 2014: Duels of the Planeswalkers Review (PSN)

If you’re not familiar with Magic: The Gathering, or you are a returning player from yesteryear, then this title is a solid place to start with. Several issues with the title lead me to believe that you’d be better off with the paper form of magic to learn the ins and outs of the game, …

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UPDATE: Lovefilm to discontinue game rentals

UPDATE: Lovefilm will end its game rental service – for existing customers as well as new customers – on the 8th August at the latest, according to Eurogamer. “We are no longer offering games rental packages to either new customers, or those who wish to change from a non-games package,” states the Lovefilm FAQ. ‘In order to …

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Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze coming to Wii U

Nintendo have pulled the curtains on Retro Studio’s new project  “Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze“, a new entry in the Donkey Kong country franchise, to be released later this year. Immediately noticeable in the trailer below is a rejig of how the barrel blasting segments play out: the camera spins around more to create more …

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October release for The Wind Waker on Wii U

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD will be released this October on the Wii U, with Nintendo specifying some new additions. The game features the option to speed up your boat, with the Nintendo Direct E3 broadcast showing the boat’s sail turning orange whilst increasing speed. Definitely a nice addition if you found …

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Start your engines… Mario Kart 8 announced for Wii U

In what is likely surprising news to only a few, Nintendo has announced their new Mario Kart, ‘Mario Kart 8‘ for the Wii U, to be released in Spring 2014. The game resembles a hybridisation of Mario Kart 7 and Mario Kart Wii, now with glossy HD graphics, with gliding and underwater driving mechanics and the …

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