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17Jan/140

Retrospectacles: Assassin’s Creed 3 – Everybody makes mistakes

Posted by Seb May-Wilson

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Assassin's Creed is a series that has always and will always hold a special place in my heart. It's hard for me to say what exactly it is about the series that so hooked me way back when I was jumping about as Altair, but it's irrelevant because it happened. Since AC2 I have counted Assassin's Creed as my second favourite video game series of all time (behind an obvious front-runner), beating out even my love of Halo and the games made by Telltale Games.

9Jan/140

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons review – Review: Some Writing on a Blog

Posted by Seb May-Wilson

Brothers A Tale of Two Sons wallpaper logoBrothers: A Tale of Two Sons (or, more simply: "Brothers"), developed by Starbreeze Studios, is a big name now and in fact it has been since release. It has been widely praised by fans and critics and actually won Best Xbox Game at this year's Spike's video game awards (because I can't stand calling it "VGX"), beating heavy hitters like Bioshock Infinite and GTA:V. Most especially it has received praise for it's writing, it's looks and overall feel. I'm a bit behind the times in that I've only managed to play through it now over Christmas.

In Brothers you play as both of a pair of brothers simultaneously, making it a surprisingly unique game in which you essentially  have to co-operate with yourself in order to solve a series of uncomplicated puzzles. Designed specifically for XBLA the left analogue stick and left trigger control older Bieber-esque brother while the right analogue stick and trigger control the younger, blonde mop-top brother. Each brother also has unique "gameplay" abilities, with Bieber-hair being stronger (ironically) and Beatles-hair being smaller and nimbler.  With both of these protagonists at your fingertips it is up to you to go on a grand scope fantasy adventure to find some special plant which will save your seriously ill father. This is done across a vast fantasy world in which the two brothers have to interact with the environment and work with each other in order to progress.

27Nov/130

FTL review – Playing as part of the Empire has never felt better

Posted by Seb May-Wilson

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FTL is one of the poster-boys for Kickstarter campaigns. It's the heart-warming and fun-filled story of how two men, Matthew Davis and Justin Ma (and their company Subset Games), were making a video game and turned to the gaming community for aid in their time of need. Because the gaming community was their only hope. And things went decidedly well for them as people threw money at their computers hard enough that they managed to raise over $200,000 for development of the game.

And the success didn't stop there either, because after they finished development and released it out into the wild it got positive reviews and responses all across and board and currently has sales figures somewhere above 500k. In short, it is the perfect example of why Kickstarter is used by so many hopeful indie games companies today and why so many of those might actually let people down. "What?! But it's an indie Kickstarter project! Why is it not good?"

21Sep/130

Reviewed! Legends of Dawn

Posted by Josh Rodriguez

 

Ah.  Legends of Dawn.  Indie produced.  Successfully Kickstarted.  Steam Greenlighted.  It has a suite of interesting features and the devs claim that it is a hardcore fantasy game.  But is it actually any good?  You must read past Friend Bump to find out.

14Feb/130

Endweek News – Seb’s Top Five

Posted by Seb May-Wilson

Welcome folks, welcome to the Endweek News! This is your weekly segment of SOME things gaming. I say "some" things because, frankly, I have neither the time nor the botheredness to actually post everything of gaming related interest every week and so I will be trimming off the fat and the sliiiightly less interesting stories in favour of the Top Five stories of the week! Welcome to the Endweek News - Seb's Top Five!

So I was ill over the weekend and am only just now putting the finishing touches on this and posting it... Trust me when I say other than a few little things this was ready to be posted on Sunday. Apologies for the poor start.

9Jan/130

The Walking Dead review – I hate and love you so much…

Posted by Seb May-Wilson

Before we begin the review proper I would like to share with you a brief e-mail message I am deeply considering sending to Telltale games. It goes as follows *ahem*:

Dear Telltale Games,

Screw you guys. I hate you. Well, I also love you... But NEVER MIND THAT! You have done two things for which I will be complaining about to you right now! First, you have placed me in an awkward position regarding a review I wrote less than a month ago! Some things I wrote have proved incorrect and now I am feeling both irritated and foolish. I hope you're pleased with yourself...

Secondly, and more importantly! I believe your game "The Walking Dead" is a example of some form of the cruellest and most horrible psychological warfare in the brief existence of our species. I will see you in some European High Court! Good DAY to you sirs!

S117

P.s. I still love you though.

22Oct/120

Catch-Up News – Catching up from a time long since past…

Posted by Seb May-Wilson

I have no excuses of any real merit as to why I have not posted any News for the last two months and a half. Minus a week that I spent on Holiday without internet and the few days it took to move into my new student flat I really could have been posting Endweek News without any real issues.

Seeing as it has actually been over a month since I last posted any form of News the prospect of posting EVERY piece of interesting News during that time makes me go pale with terror. I've posted long News posts before BUT I would very much rather avoid having to write out 10,000 words which, let's be honest here, few people would ever struggle through (no matter how interesting the content). Instead, I did have a few tidbits I had collected with the intention of posting (but never got round to it) from in between our last post (on the 6th) and the present.

Hopefully the interest level here will make up for the fact that most of them come really rather late...

8Oct/120

Video Mondaily – Rise and shine MMGamers… Rise… And shine…

Posted by Seb May-Wilson

Because last week I uploaded the final episode of our Amnesia series I suddenly found myself at a loss of what to record next. I had initially been considering continuing my playthrough of indie horror Anna but if you have read the review you will know that I was less than impressed with the game and even after saying that I just wanted to finish the damn thing, I gave up because I simply did not want to play any more.

So I am here to announce MMGaming's current plans for videos in the next short while. We have got a few ideas for multiplayer videos including Borderlands 2, Guild Wars 2 and a horror beta of Survivors. As well as this we might be seeing some more Call of Cthulhu and FTL from Tim. I also have a few plans including perhaps some Amnesia custom stories or other horror game mods. Todat however I wish to welcome you to the start of something completely different! Check it out after the jump!

17Sep/120

Video Mondaily – Lots of Torchlight 2

Posted by Seb May-Wilson

Hey folks! Yeah we're finally back after over two weeks of not posting we ought to be getting back into the game (pun intended). Seriously though the past few weeks have been a mixture of distractions, everyone being busy and most of us being lazy and so we haven't been posting, I know it's been ever longer than that since we've had some News, but hey... I was in holiday mode! Seriously though we ought to be getting back into the posting business properly round about now as we have all now settled into our respective Uni's and are ready to work on things both Work and Game wise. Just as importantly we are already getting some great videos onto Youtube for you to check out! And today we have a rather nice little selection of videos for you to check out.

Gary and Tim were lucky enough to start playing Torchlight 2, the top down RPG similar to Diablo 3, from Runic Games and have already created a number of cool little videos. Each video features a different encounter or a different challenge and most are conducted with the two of them mostly muddling their way through! So, short and sweet and you can check them out after the jump! Enjoy my friends! And remember to keep coming back for more!

23Jul/120

Endweek News – Release Date City, Colour Me Intrigued and Videos

Posted by Seb May-Wilson

Release Date City

Just one release date for you this week. Developers Ronimo Games have announced that sometime in the next month the successful MOBA, fresh from XBLA and PSN, Awesomenauts will be getting a PC release version on Steam. There is not definite release date yet, but saying "this month" is close enough in my estimation.

Also for those of you who own a Mac there is actually a Mac version in progress as well, so you'll actually be able to try this one!