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    Abertay’s ProtoPlay gears up to showcase the brightest new videogame talent

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    at 10:53am July 21 2014
    DARE

    Dare To Be Digital, Abertay University’s annual student coding competition, kicked off in June and will see 15 teams of five students attempt to create a game prototype in just nine weeks. The results of their work will be showcased at ProtoPlay, under a large marquee in Dundee’s City Square, which is taking place August…

    Blade Symphony review

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    at 10:00am July 4 2014
    Blade Symphony review

    Blade Symphony is about the fantasy of being a swordsman and all that comes with it: honour, skill and etiquette. If you’re responsive to those ideas to even a small degree, it is a fighting game with tremendous depth and promise. It’s a realisation of its core fantasy that’s original enough in its execution to stand…

    E269: The creator of Dark Souls unleashed on PlayStation 4

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    at 02:46pm July 3 2014
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    Bloodborne leads the 40-page E3 preview special in the new issue of Edge magazine. It’s out now in print, on iPad, Google Play and Zinio. Dark Souls II was nothing short of wonderful, but the mere mention of Hidetaka Miyazaki’s involvement with a new PS4 project is enough to make us drop New Game Plus for just a moment. Bloodborne…

    Develop 2014: recommended sessions

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    at 01:00pm July 2 2014
    Develop

    One week from today developers from across the world will gather in Brighton for the UK’s biggest gaming conference, Develop. Ahead of the show, we present the must-see sessions and definitive presentations, from some of the industry’s luminaries. 20 Years of PlayStation, 40 Years of Console Games, and 100 Years to Come Wednesday, 9:30 Mark…

    Ace Combat Infinity review

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    at 10:00am July 2 2014
    Ace Combat Infinity

    Countries spend millions keeping their air forces in the sky. Fuel is expensive, after all. With Ace Combat Infinity – the 17th instalment in Bandai Namco’s flight series, but its first sortie into free-to-play – Project Aces has managed to simulate that burden. Every time you take to the skies, whether it’s part of the campaign…

    Among The Sleep review

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    at 10:00am July 1 2014
    Among the sleep

    Having wandered the corridors of so many haunted asylums of late, encountering Among The Sleep’s fresh take on videogame horror comes as something of a relief. You spend your time moving between a surreal imagined world and a suburban house, both equally unfamiliar thanks to Krillbite Studio’s masterstroke: casting you as a two-year-old child. Appropriately, the…

    WildStar review

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    at 12:00pm June 30 2014
    Wildstar

    WildStar is comfortable being an MMOG. It’s strange that this is remarkable, and that it should be a cause for celebration when a new game in a popular genre seems happy to be what it is. But the recent history of the MMOG is a story of games caught between audiences, brands and genres. WildStar…

    Mikami returns to the action-horror genre with The Evil Within

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    at 10:00am June 30 2014
    The Evil Within

    An exploding head is just about the last thing you’d expect to feel comforting, but somehow The Evil Within manages to convey a deeply nostalgic assurance with every skull you burst. Plant a shell or two in an enemy’s face and a warm, frothy spray of gore bubbles forth like the lemonade of childhood, coupled…

    Retrospective: Virtua Tennis 3

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    at 12:00pm June 28 2014
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    The last few years have seen developers of sports games become increasingly obsessed with the notion of realism. Despite the annual FIFA game outselling nearest rival Pro Evolution Soccer every year, licence-guzzling giant EA talks openly about trying to emulate the realism that its closest rival offers. So it’s ironic that Virtua Tennis 3 –…

    Grid: Autosport review

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    at 12:00pm June 27 2014
    Grid

    We’re in the middle of the pack on the second lap of a touring car race when something other than our shunt-happy opponents hits us: this feels like TOCA again. With its continual reinvention of cherished series, Codemasters has been nothing if not brave, but the UK studio has returned to its roots for Autosport,…

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