Sam Quirke

Sam Quirke (kintaris)

Sam has been gaming long enough to know the pain of a failed DOS install on the fifth floppy disc. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books of all genres or trading Pokémon with his wife.
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Telltale Games is Shutting Down, and We May Not See the End of Clem's Journey

Some worrying news is trickling out from Telltale Games. Reports state that there have been more massive layoffs with only a core team of 25 remaining on site. Projects have been cancelled, and Clem might not even get her finale.

Posted 4 hours ago, 6 comments

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Coming to PlayStation 4

Bring order to the courtroom on PlayStation for the first time: The Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Trilogy from the Nintendo DS and 3DS is headed to PlayStation 4. Capcom says the game will release worldwide in 2019.

Posted 4 hours ago, 0 comments

PlayStation Now is Finally Allowing Game Downloads

Finally! PlayStation Now is getting into a position to give Xbox Game Pass a run for its money. PS4 and PS2 offerings on the subscription service can now be downloaded if customers would prefer not to stream.

Posted 2 days ago, 9 comments

PlayStation Classic Console with 20 Preloaded Games Announced

Sony are clearly keen to take on Nintendo in the miniature console market. The PlayStation Classic will have 20 pre-loaded games and two controllers, and will cost US$99.99.

Posted 3 days ago, 19 comments

Resonance of Fate is the Next JRPG Getting a Remaster

Just when you thought The Last Remnant might be... well... the last JRPG remaster of the year, a wild Resonance of Fate appears! It's out this October and features both an HD and a 4K facelift.

Posted 4 days ago, 14 comments

Tetris Effect Set to Tetronimo Your Mind This November

In case you missed it, Tetris Effect is the new game from the mind of Rez creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi. Fusing the classic blocky puzzler with Rez's signature mind-blowing audiovisual melange, Tetris Effect is arriving in November.

Posted 4 days ago, 1 comment

Kingdom Hearts III Trailer Shows Off More Big Hero 6 Action

The hype is becoming almost unbearable for the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts III, which is headed our way in January. Another trailer focused on the Big Hero 6 content appeared at the Tokyo Game Show - here it is!

Posted 4 days ago, 0 comments

Tales of Vesperia Premium Edition Detailed, Pre-Orders Available Now

Tales of Vesperia's Premium Edition has been fully revealed after a Twitter tease last week. The set contains all of the usual suspects, including a soundtrack, an art book and a fancy metal case.

Posted 5 days ago, 5 comments

Life Is Strange 2 Teaser Introduces Protective Sibling Sean

It's always a relief when narrative-driven games don't give the plot away in their marketing, and thankfully Life is Strange 2's teaser about the protagonist does little more than outline the personality of Sean the older brother.

Posted 5 days ago, 0 comments

Rocket League Adds Three New Cars for Hot Wheels' 50th Anniversary

Rocket League is celebrating toy brand Hot Wheels' 50th birthday with a Triple Pack DLC containing three Hot Wheels rides. Plus, a free new Hot Wheels themed arena and a bunch of free customisation items.

Posted 5 days ago, 0 comments

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Review

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is supposed to be the culmination of Lara Croft's journey into her adventuress form. Yet the game, while fun and competent, fails to reach new heights and goes out with a fizzle rather than a bang.

Posted 12 days ago, 15 comments

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Poll: What's Your Opinion on Final Fantasy VIII?

Final Fantasy is getting a whole bunch of cross-platform remasters and re-releases in the coming months, but while VII and IX are represented, the middle child remains neglected. Was it really so forgettable?

Posted 8 days ago, 33 comments

If Everyone is Playing Skyrim VR, Why Aren't They Unlocking More Trophies?

Sony recently revealed that Skyrim VR is the "most played" VR game on their proprietary headset. Yet our statistics show that Skyrim VR players are getting nowhere in the trophy list. So what are they all up to?

Posted 10 days ago, 15 comments

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Trophy List Revealed

Lara is stealthier and deadlier than ever before in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and we've been promised more challenging gameplay too. Do the trophies reflect the changes? Check them out here!

Posted 12 days ago, 4 comments

Poll: Which Comic Book Heroes Should Get A Game Next?

So Spider-Man is out I think? Thought I read that somewhere. Anyway, on the off-chance that it sells reasonably well I thought it would be a good opportunity to think about which other heroes are in need of a new game.

Posted 15 days ago, 32 comments

Spider-Man Trophy List Revealed

Insomniac's exciting take on the web-slinger is one of the most anticipated titles of the year, if not the generation. Our Spider-sense is tingling... has the trophy list finally arrived?

Posted 17 days ago, 16 comments

Poll: Which Game Are You Most Excited For in September?

We're heading in to September, which means that the big releases for the holiday season are about to show up. What are you most excited to pick up in the coming month? Is it Spider-Man? It's probably Spider-Man.

Posted 21 days ago, 25 comments

Poll: What Are You Excited to Hear About at Gamescom?

There's a lot of confirmed games coming to Gamescom, and at least one total mystery. What are you excited to see more of? Let us know in the poll and make sure to leave some thoughts in the comments!

Posted 1 month ago, 15 comments

World Cup and Hot Summer Cause Big Drop In Gaming

Whether you blame the football or a heatwave, it seems more players have left their consoles behind this July to interact with their fellow humans. The World Cup period saw a 21% drop in started games and 15% fewer unlocks.

Posted 1 month ago, 5 comments

Poll: Do You Replay Your Video Game Choices, Or Stick With Them?
Poll: Do You Replay Your Video Game Choices, Or Stick With Them?

Telltale have announced a feature for The Walking Dead's Final Season allowing players to essentially re-roll their Clementine related choices ahead of release to rebuild the character. Would you do such a thing?

Posted 1 month ago, 10 comments

In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara's Journey Has Evolved

In the third instalment of the rebooted series, Lara is a competent and skilled hunter albeit plagued by doubts. Her competence comes off in the gameplay, where players have more stealth, combat and puzzling options than ever.

Posted 1 month ago, 2 comments

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