The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Post-E3 Hands-On Impressions
Jun26

The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Post-E3 Hands-On Impressions

You may have already seen our opinions on Mario Kart 8 and Yoshi’s New Island after the recent post-E3 event Nintendo held in London, showcasing the latest developments for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS alike. Also on display was a certain top-down spiritual successor to a certain legendary SNES game — yes indeed, the new Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds was in attendance, seeing Link pack his hammer, shield, sword and much...

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Yoshi’s New Island – London Post-E3 Hands-On Impressions

The inventiveness of the original Yoshi’s Island is impossible to deny, and it is something that Nintendo has always sought to replicate in subsequent entries into the series. They’re certainly at it again in Yoshi’s New Island for the Nintendo 3DS, which aims to replicate the nostalgia for new and old fans alike — and we got our hands on the game at the same exclusive Nintendo event where we had such a jolly...

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Mario Kart 8 – London Post-E3 Hands-On Impressions
Jun25

Mario Kart 8 – London Post-E3 Hands-On Impressions

At a secret London location revealed only to the great and the good of the gaming world, Nintendo today let top videogame journos from across the land into their inner sanctum. The goods? Only the latest and greatest of the smorgasbord of announcements made at E3, of course! PopBucket got some fine hands-on time with a range of top upcoming titles for Wii U and 3DS alike — so look out for our updates as we digest the wonders...

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Review: Wargame: AirLand Battle
Jun06

Review: Wargame: AirLand Battle

Wargame: AirLand Battle is a cunning juxtaposition of opposing words forced into polarised portmanteaus. For example, ‘war’ is not a ‘game’ and ‘air’ is not ‘land and ‘bat’ is not ‘tle’… hmm. Maybe we’re looking into this too much. Let’s start again. Wargame: AirLand Battle is a new real-time strategy PC game by Focus Interactive and Eugen Systems,...

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Review: Mars: War Logs
May16

Review: Mars: War Logs

Mankind’s obsession with the red planet hardly needs introduction, with it being anything from a desolate rock, to the next frontier, to a hive of aliens intent on destroying us for undisernable reasons, depending on the fiction. For Spiders and Focus Interactive though, it’s recently become the staging ground for a new science-fiction roleplaying game, Mars: War Logs. Sci-fi roleplaying goodness has been a bit thin on the...

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Sid Meier’s Ace Partol for iOS Set To Send Strategy Skywards
May02

Sid Meier’s Ace Partol for iOS Set To Send Strategy Skywards

Though best known for PC treats like XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Civilization, 2K Games and Firaxis have also begun to recently turn attention to the lucrative mobile market. The godfather of strategy gaming, Sid Meier, has apparently been working with him crack team of coding wizards to put together Sid Meier’s Ace Patrol, a World War One dogfighting strategy game that takes turn-based combat to the air. Propeller-planes aplenty...

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Minecraft Launches on 360 in Disc Form on 28 June

It’s not often new videogame genres are created nowadays, but Minecraft more or less created the build-’em-up and has since gone on to become quite the sensation. Millions across the planet have set out under a blazing square sun to rip cubes of resources out from the pixellated earth, and the game’s debut on Xbox 360 was well-received too. However, for those still considering their sojourn into this addictive world,...

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Deep Silver Unleashes ‘Redemption’ Trailer For Metro: Last Light

It’s just a few tantalising weeks before the European release date of Metro: Last Light, which brings its tunnel-crawling atmospheric goodness to the masses on 17th May. Coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the game is set to be a gritty first-person adventure with what’s hoped to be a compelling narrative. In keeping with this, Deep Silver has released the ‘Redemption’ trailer, in which Anna faces up to...

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As Kickstarter Pledge Ends Unrealised, eJay Pure Remains Determined

It was a great surprise for old school computer-music tinkerers when we discovered that the eJay franchise was gearing up for a new instalment, but unfortunately it seems the Kickstarter goal of £150,000 hasn’t been met. As the campaign drew to a close earlier today, £50,000 had nevertheless been dedicated to the cause; enough for Wired Productions, who has spearheaded the resurrection of the software, to remain optimistic about...

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Nordic Games Acquires Darksiders, Supreme Commander, Red Faction & More

The games industry was rocked when THQ dissolved into bankruptcy, but it also led to an interesting scrabble by various developers to pick up all manner of franchises for their own portfolios in the ensuing meltdown. Among these companies is development house Nordic Games, who have spent $4.9 million to snag a cool 150 SKUs. There are some pretty big names among the freshly grabbed content too, which has made history as Nordic’s...

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