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Archive for the ‘ Games ’ Category

Grand Theft Auto V

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In an age where hype doesn’t always live up, gamers can rest assured that the five year wait for Grand Theft Auto V is no anti climax. Thousands of fans flocked to game stores all over the country last night and have been rewarded as Rockstar have delivered on their promise in this pulsating new game. How can we know for sure GTA V is the epic we were all promised? A plane hijacking story within the title will tell all as you hijack a plane, fight the crew, crash it into another plane, and have to parachute out to escape death from military fighter jets. Continue reading

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Deadpool Review (Rated 18+)

Not your conventional superhero…

Through the years, licensed games have become something of a tainted chalice in the video game industry. Be they movie tie ins, comic book adaptations etc they have always had that one common trait; they’ve been pure and utter garbage. There has been some diamonds in the rough for sure, but until Batman Arkham Asylum in 2009, things looked like they would never change. Arkham City followed two years later and a half decent Wolverine game appeared in between and for the most part it looks like licensed titles are getting a bit more care and attention (see the last two Transformers titles, the non-movie tie in Spiderman games and more). The latest licensed game to come along then is the curious beast that is Deadpool and to be honest, it’s a tough one to call. Continue reading

Shut Up & Take My Money – The Console War Begins

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Ok so thankfully Christmas is still relatively far away, but as we reported to you last month, Microsoft and Sony have unveiled their new machines due out, well one of them at least, this “Holiday” (God that’s a terrible term!). As is always the case when these two companies go head to head with big reveals like this, there is only one question:who is getting your cash?

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Xbox One And PS4 Battle It Out At E3

Microsoft and Sony have revealed their next generation consoles at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo or E3.

Microsoft was the first to unveil their latest console on the first day of the expo, the Xbox One.  Rumours had been circulating about the Xbox One with some confirmed at the conference. Continue reading

Irish Gaming Expo Focus Of European Attention

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Details of one the largest gaming conventions in the country have been announced in Limerick.

More than 300 people from all over Europe are expected to gather at Thomond Park from June 14th-16th to participate in the 15th annual Conclave Games Convention.

Participants will compete for National and European gaming titles while the Convention will also feature stands hosted by traders from all over Ireland and some of the world’s biggest games manufacturers, such as Mantic Games, Airfix, Games Workshop and Ironwind Productions. Continue reading

Dublin Digital Scene Fuelled By Pump Station Studios

The business scene throughout the globe is undergoing a period of rapid change, consider it a try or die era. The rise of the internet over the past decade has brought about new threats and opportunities.

While the internet has led to the death of a plethora of businesses and indeed some industries, it has created a new marketplace in which modern day businesses and consumers can operate with relative ease.

The power of the internet knows no boundaries but the power of a business becomes somewhat limited if it fails to incorporate a digital strategy.

Eager to get a deeper insight into the workings of a digital strategy we sat down with Jason Hassett, co-founder of Pump Station Studios, an innovative software company that specializes in the development of web and mobile applications.     Continue reading

Torment: Tides Of Numenera Reaches $900k Kickstarter Goal In Less Than 12 Hours

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As the budgets of AAA level games continue to climb higher and higher and smaller indie or social media games (such as Angry Birds) proving they can be a huge success without the backing of a publisher, there seems to be little place in the world for the humble PC developer, catering to a niche yet passionate audience. Yet, with the rise of crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter, new light has been shone onto a genre and platform many had pronounced dead years ago. Continue reading

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