Review: Lords of the Fallen
Nov03

Review: Lords of the Fallen

Like many of my reviewing buddies, I set myself the challenge of not mentioning the Dark Souls series in this review, but it turns out that is near impossible. Lords of the Fallen feels like it’s been designed specifically to make you reminisce about the Souls games bursting with similarities, but there is one key difference here and that is that it’s a hundred times more accessible. Story The story is your fairly standard...

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Review: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition
Oct12

Review: Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition

One of the finest examples of open world gaming has made its way to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 platforms with a dramatic graphical overhaul and a shipping container’s worth of extra content. Not to mention endless Pork Bun! If you’d have told me back in November 2013 that Square Enix would be re-releasing Sleeping Dogs on the next-gen consoles I would have looked into having you sectioned. Not because Sleeping Dogs was a...

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Review: Valiant Hearts: The Great War (iOS)
Oct04

Review: Valiant Hearts: The Great War (iOS)

Gareth did a really excellent review of Valiant Hearts: The Great War when it launched on consoles earlier this summer. You should definitely read his review to get the full scoop on the storyline and core gameplay elements that make Valiant Hearts a really unique title. I’ll mostly be covering the game’s transition to iOS devices and having a little whinge about touch screen controls (and my inability to master them). If...

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Review: Watch Dogs
Jun01

Review: Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs was first showcased nearly two years ago at Ubisoft’s E3 conference and took home the gold medal for most anticipated new IP. A couple of delays and a whole lotta hype later and we finally get to experience Ubisoft’s latest creation. Here’s how it lives up to expectations… Story Watch Dogs follows the story of Aiden, a former criminal turned hacker with a conscience. After the death of his niece Lena...

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Review: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Mar22

Review: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

The run up to the release of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes has been exciting with high promise delivered by Hideo Kojima and his team at Konami and even higher hopes from stalwart fans of the 16 year old series. But will this short installment give the people what they crave? Join us as we shine a light on all its stealthy nuances. Story Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes acts as the bridging point between Metal Gear Solid: Peace...

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Review: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition
Feb08

Review: Tomb Raider Definitive Edition

Last year’s reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise rocked us to the core. A phenomenal bit of storytelling, coupled with gameplay that was both refreshing and familiar for the series. In case you missed it back then, have a read of Mr. Newton’s Tomb Raider review to see what made the game so special on the last generation consoles. Unfortunately the original version didn’t exceed financial expectations in the retail...

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Review: Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD
Jan15

Review: Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD

Assassin’s Creed’s first playable female character has finally run, jumped and sliced her way on to consoles and the PC. But what do we make of this HD port which originated on the PS Vita? Stick with us for a quick overview of the best and worst bits of Assassin’s Creed Liberation HD. Story Our story follows Aveline de Grandpré, a young African-French assassin living in New Orleans in the late 1700s. Aveline is...

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Review: Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
Jan11

Review: Max: The Curse of Brotherhood

A steady flow of arcade titles are starting to grace the Xbox One’s relatively small catalogue of downloadable titles. Max: The Curse of Brotherhood from Press Play feels very much like the right sort of platformer to get the next-gen ball rolling. Story The story starts with Max, our young protagonist, returning home to find his younger brother Felix messing around with his older brother’s things. Seemingly a frequent...

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New Teaser Posters For Bond 24
Dec19

New Teaser Posters For Bond 24

The world’s most dangerous man is set to return to our screens in 2015 for a film currently being referred to as Bond 24 (working title). We know that Daniel Craig and Ralph Fiennes are confirmed to reprise their roles but outside of that there are no other confirmed roles at this stage. Since the box office success of Skyfall the rumour mill has been churning out a steady stream of questionable details such as Adele returning...

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Feature: The PopBucket 2013 Christmas Gift Idea Factory
Dec16

Feature: The PopBucket 2013 Christmas Gift Idea Factory

It’s that time of year again and you have no idea what to get families, friends or even yourself. Well we’re back with another packed out list of great Christmas gift ideas which you can claim full credit for. You are quite welcome. James Bond 007 Quantum Aftershave – £20 Smell like Bond. Not Bond after 24 hours running, jumping and fighting his way through a third of the Russian army. More like Bond on route to a...

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