Review: Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut
Oct12

Review: Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut

Although many consider the Fallout series synonymous with post-nuclear-apocalypse roleplaying fun, it’s actually the Wasteland game of 1988 that first enamoured gamers with the idea of eking out a life in the dangerous post-nuke Americas. Wasteland 2 is a top-down RPG with turn-based combat the hearkens back to the PC RPGs of the late 1990s and early Millennium — a genre making something of a Kickstarter-led renaissance in...

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Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse Review (PS4)
Sep17

Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse Review (PS4)

Kickstarters and crowd funding have allowed many a formerly forgotten franchise to find reinvigorated prospects in the gaming markets of today. Joining the likes of the Elite series and the revived Wasteland franchise, Broken Sword 5 saw a successful 2012 Kickstarter campaign that brought the beloved adventure game series back to PC and mobile gamers during 2013 and 2014. However, this autumn has seen the games also released on...

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Review: Risen 3 – Titan Lords Enhanced Edition
Aug21

Review: Risen 3 – Titan Lords Enhanced Edition

Rereleasing last-gen games on the PlayStation 4 is in vogue, for either cynical or purely revenue-maximising reasons. Among the latest of games to hit Sony’s successful home console is Risen 3 – Titan Lords Enhanced Edition, which bundles last year’s PS3 RPG Risen 3 with its full glut of DLC and a graphical overhaul for the Ps4 audience. Like many instances of last-gen titles reappearing on modern hardware,...

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Review: Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney
Sep01

Review: Professor Layton VS Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney

Crossovers. We all love them. And the famous combination of Professor Layton and the Ace Attorney franchise has been a remarkably successful one, having been enjoyed in Japan and Europe for some time now. But with the game touching down Stateside, Nintendo, Capcom and Level-5 have been affording the title extra attention — and, as we return to the title to peruse its brilliance once again, it seems such attention is extended...

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Review: Pokemon TCG – Furious Fists
Aug13

Review: Pokemon TCG – Furious Fists

With the recent successful launch of X and Y, together with the anticipated release of Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Pokemon series is striking out to reclaim fallen fans and integrate new players into the fold. The same can easily be said of the Trading Card Game, which has continued to keep pace with the release of the software titles, introducing new tricks and playstyles with each iteration. Given that the videogame series...

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Review: Tomodachi Life
Jun08

Review: Tomodachi Life

‘Random’. It’s a word bandied around with reckless abandon nowadays; your scatty friend’s sense of humour is ‘random’, that man’s ill-advised hat is ‘so random’, and anyone who’s a stranger is increasingly referred to as ‘some randomer’. Yet randomness is increasingly the bedrock of internet and mainstream comedy, and is also an apt descriptor that is consistently...

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Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies
Oct24

Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies

It’s been far too long since he stood shouting assertions from the defense bench, but Phoenix Wright is finally back in a big way on the 3DS. The evidence of this triumphant return has been quite literally placed in PopBucket’s hands, and we’ve put on our best sleuthing caps to get to the bottom of the spiky lawyer’s latest, surrounded all the while by the wildly-dressed, over-expressive eccentrics we’ve...

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National StreetPass Day London – PopBucket Investigates
Sep29

National StreetPass Day London – PopBucket Investigates

PopBucket was definitely on the ground in a big way for Eurogamer Expo this year, with plenty to mention on the titles on the show floor. For 3DS-heads, Earl’s Court was surely a StreetPass bonzanza — yet as we all know, Nintendo had an event or two of their own up their cheeky, fun-loving sleeves. Waterloo Station in London hosted one of two official Nintendo StreetPass events this weekend, and we were in attendance to...

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Nintendo & GAME Partner for UK Shiny Legendary Pokémon Giveaways
Jul29

Nintendo & GAME Partner for UK Shiny Legendary Pokémon Giveaways

Touted as a celebration of the upcoming release of Pokémon X and Pokémon Y this October, Nintendo has joined forces with UK retail giant GAME to bring a trio of familiar beasties to dual-screened devices across the land. Palkia, Dialga and Giratina make a triumphant return from Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum to strut their funky stuff as downloadable critters, ready to be beamed into copies of Pokémon Black, White and Black 2 and...

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New Super Mario 3D World – London Post-E3 Hands-On Impressions
Jun27

New Super Mario 3D World – London Post-E3 Hands-On Impressions

You’ve likely already seen our glimpses at Yoshi’s New Island, The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Mario Kart 8, but the fun certainly didn’t stop there when PopBucket attended Nintendo’s exclusive post-E3 event in London this Tuesday. New Super Mario 3D World was in attendance, and we joined up with a motley duo of miscreants from a fellow gaming website for some multiplayer fun in World 2 -1...

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