Posts tagged video game
The Last Of Us Review

The post-apocalypse has been played out many times.  A viral outbreak leading to the collapse of society has become a rather generic standard.  Many have tried and some have prevailed; but none quite like The Last of Us. 

The dystopian remnants and unforgiving journey show elements of inspiration from the likes of The Road and Children of Men.  But most importantly, it shows a very different Naughty Dog to the typecasted creator of adventures like Uncharted or Crash Bandicoot. 

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Bioshock Infinite Review

Bioshock Infinite has entered a world of extremely high expectations. 

Over the course of six years the first person shooter has grown stale, and Irrational Games are being looked to as the saviors, with a hope of reinvigorating the entire genre just like they did with the original Bioshock in 2007.

Developer ambitions and public aspirations, much like the in-game city of Columbia, are sky high.  This amount of hype would ultimately lead to disappointment, as expectations would transcend any ordinary game.

But this is no ordinary game.

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#1ReasonWhy: Women Expose Sexism In The Video Game Industry On Twitter

Female video game fans, writers and professionals have taken to Twitter to express their thoughts on gender discrimination, online sexual harassment and inequality in the gaming world.  It started over 24 hours ago, in response to Twitter user @Burning_Luke asking, "Why aren't there more female game creators?"  

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Pid Review

You come to realise that Pid is quite an odd game, emerging from the sea of recent indie platform games with an odd combination of politeness and eccentricity.  This gaming premiere of Swedish developer Might and Delight casts you as Kurt, a schoolboy stranded on a distant planet after falling asleep on an intergalactic bus.

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All about 8-bit Metal

So someone over a couple years ago took to the tablature program Guitar Pro and inputted their song of choice at the time, and created a MIDI playback via SCXX.  Immediately, one is transported back to the likes of the Sega Master System, Atari 2600 and the Nintendo Entertainment System with a listen to merely one of these.

And henceforth, the 8-bit versions of metal songs were born in 2009: the absolute fascination being how some would suit so eloquently as soundtracks to video games, in some situations bettering the originals in an abstract sense.  The combination of the raw buzzsaw sound of the chiptune with the melodical intricacies of the songs makes for a remeniscent experience.  Basically, you'd never think metal would work in this sense; but it makes for a rather unique form of paying homage.  Take a look at some of our favourites.

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Introducing The World's First Networked Urinal Gaming System

We’ve all heard of toilet games. These are the games that prove indispensable when ‘in the can’, satiating our gaming appetite amidst the tedium of going to the loo - short and sweet, instantly playable interactive experiences that use the most basic control methods (preferably one-handed) but have an addictive/rewarding presence about them. 

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Game of the Week: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

It’s odd how the cogs of the game industry turn. After days, weeks and months ticking off the days to pass us over the drought of summer releases, this week sees us treated to two of the biggest, most anticipated releases of the year. With minutes seeming like seconds and hours like mere minutes in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 thus far this week, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim promises to take whole days away from us completely with its mesmerising blend of high fantasy lore, deep role-playing mechanics and the natural beauty of its expansive world. 

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Game of the Week: Uncharted 3

Videogames’ self-proclaimed “silly season” is finally here. The drought of game releases over the summer period has come to an end; nights are drawing in, the temperature is moving closer to zero, and the release calendar is stuffed to capacity. But where best to place your hard-earned cash? Distancing ourselves from hyperbolic hype speak and unreachable expectations, what should you really be investing your time into? Over the coming weeks, allow New Rising Media to round-up the week’s freshest, most tantalising new releases. As a plucky red, blue and white plumber once said: here we go!

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