Acorn Assault: Rodent Revolution

The French Revolution is one of the defining points of human history. It started the shift towards liberal democracy in the western world and set a trend of abolition of monarchy. It also set the stage for the rise of Napoleon’s authoritarian regime and lead to the first known instance of Total War: a country devoting every aspect of its citizenry and government to armed conflict.This was no February Revolution, which birthed the 2nd French Republic, there was little in the way of liberte, egalite and especially not fraternite. It was a brutal affair that made way for an even more brutal century. So it’s kind of bizarre to see it played out by anthropomorphic squirrels, to be quite honest.
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Game of the Year Awards 2016

Once a year we all like together and argue like it’s the end of the year and the arbitrary title that wins each category truly matters. We even added a new section this year! Throughout all the pain and anguish that comes with buying as many titles as you can a few gems stand out from the rest and provide countless days of fun and that’s what we are here to celebrate. So, without further ado, here’s our Game of the Year Awards for 2016.
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RG Podcast : GOTY 2016

We’ve been debating everything over the course of the year, from the name of our podcasts to our favourite characters, but we haven’t had a chance to actually talk about our games. So prepare yourself for the 2016 GOTYcast from the guys at ReadersGambit.

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Final Fantasy XV (Xbox One Review)

Taking on an RPG is no easy task, in fact when it comes to a JRPG you often don’t see the full picture until you are staring in to the face of secret end game content. Although that doesn’t stop us from talking about everything leading up to that point, like we did in our initial impressions piece for Final Fantasy XV. But now that we have invested a whopping 70+ hours we thought it would be a good time to reflect on the whole endeavour.
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Our Marvel Versus Capcom: Infinite Wishlist

There’s no hiding that I am a massive Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 fan. I’ve lived and breathed the franchise since its release and both franchises have held a special place in my heart for longer than I can remember. All hope was lost when Capcom’s license ran out a few years ago and the Versus titles started to disappear from the digital realm. And then PSX 2016 happened.
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RG Podcast S2E6: Trico Time(Almost)

The gang are back in 2016’s penultimate episode. Esler talks about his recent games, note that includes spoilers for Dead Rising 4 and Final Fantasty XV, Scotch Rat talks about his love of Dwarves, and Kwaig does his best to keep his cool as the other two talk a load of nonsense. Due to getting caught up talking about the pitfalls in Final Fantasty XV’s design there is absolutely no theme, but we do talk about PSX!

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The Dwarves (PS4 Review)

Small, but burly, Dwarven races have been portrayed in all forms of media as selfish and arrogant caste of individuals. Seeking only fortune for themselves and living mostly in solitude, as if only to reinforce this stereotype. Developer KING Art’s tale of Dwarven ancestry and adventure turns that stereotype on its head. Originally a novel written by Markus Heitz, The Dwarves tells an unrelenting story of deceit, war, and self discovery. Although rooted in a deep narrative and a world of lore, The Dwarves fails to muster the strength needed to provide an apt and solid gameplay experience; a dwarven tale crafted from a quill rather than an axe.
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Dead Rising 4 (Xbox One Review)

There’s a chance that when you were young you had a friend, maybe even a best friend that moved away or drifted away from. They were gone for years, unseen and unheard. Then one day they showed up at the door with some plastic surgery, a new accent, and pestered you to go on a night out that you were extremely hesitant of due to how much they oversell it. That’s Dead Rising 4 in a nutshell. Normally this story goes either one or two ways, you reconnect and have brilliant night or your piss away several hours you’ll never get back as your friend digs up old memories and tries to re-enact them that night. Dead Rising 4 chooses the latter.
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The Super Serious Game Awards

When I proposed to take part in the Readers’ Gambit Awards Committee, I was laughed off of Facebook. However, after acquiring some sponsorship, I’ve been permitted to have my very own Awards article – separate to their own.
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Top 15 Hearthstone: Mean Streets of Gadgetzan Cards

It’s that time again, the one point of the year we have all been hoarding gold for. The next Hearthstone expansion. With all the new quests under our belts and the copious number of times we have bothered friends to split the 80g quests with us have been building up to this one point.
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Dishonored 2 (Xbox One Review)

Having the appetite for a stealth game is predominantly linked to how much patience you have with going unseen and how many times you’re willing to load an old save game when you mess up rather than saying “fuck it, I’m killing everyone”.  Playing the game another way, a way that wasn’t the core focus for the developers. For me, Dishonored 2 bears that burden. My patience was shattered and not by my lack of trying but rather, I feel, a lapse in design by the developers.
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Final Fantasy XV: First Impressions

It’s always important to make a good impression, to put forward your best foot and welcome whatever or whoever lies ahead. You’ll puff your chest out and even crack a smile, maybe. And that’s probably why Final Fantasy XV has had movies and numerous demos leading up to release. Not only do Square Enix want to put their best foot forward, they want to show you what 10 years in development can do for the series.

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Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun (PC Review)

Japan, 1615. The beginning of what would later be known as the Edo period. Five skilled warriors, strangers to one another and brought together by circumstance, must unite to protect the new shogun against an enigmatic enemy who is slowly amassing power. Using their guile, cunning and ability, each must overcome their differences to protect the land’s new found peace.

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Watch Dogs 2 (Xbox One Review)

As the digital ages continues in full swing the prevalence of hacking and the impact it has in pop culture and games becomes clearer. None more so than in Watch Dogs 2, a game in which I have to stop myself from including an underscore every time I type, as it tries to put a friendly face to hackers and show them as some sort of social revolutionary.
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RG Podcast S2E5: Not So Surprised

The gang are back and on time! This time they talk about games that surprised them and talk about the usual ol’ gaming stuff they like to drone on about, including Watch Dogs 2, Dishonored 2, Binding of Isaac, and even return to Life is Strange.

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Tekken 7 Player Spotlight: KaneandTrench

With each passing day Tekken 7 draws closer, more characters are announced and even new versions are released. Yet Tekken 7 still isn’t on home consoles, so coming from the UK it’s rare for a player to have played Tekken 7 and rarer still to be able to claim that you already hold a title in Tekken 7 as a champion. Well not if you are Kane “KaneandTrench” Heartfield.

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Ittle Dew 2 (Xbox One Review)

Being a farmer didn’t work out as well as I thought it would, so I decided to ditch the pitchfork and checked shirt/dungarees combo, picked up my trusty sword and set out to try out my luck at being a dungeon crawling, puzzle solving adventurer with Ittle Dew 2.

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Neptune Flux (PC Review)

I can barely fathom what it would be like to explore the depths of our Earth’s oceans and to make new discoveries in the name of exploration. Not that I’d liked to do any of that anyway, I’m not an entirely good swimmer nor would I like being confined inside a floating tin can -which some would refer to as a submarine- for several hours a day. But if you were at least curious to as to what it’d be like, Neptune Flux has you covered.
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Silence (PC Preview)

Silence, a point and click fantastical adventure, developed by Daedalic Entertainment takes you on a semi-subconscious adventure through the minds of two young children, unfortunate enough to be born in a world at war.
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RG Podcast S2E4: Derailed

The gang drop harder and faster than your drunk uncle at a wedding in this weeks podcast. Covering everything from the past fortnight’s releases to some news and a wee chin wag about the games they missed due to busy periods or a lack of funds at the time.

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Neurovoider (Xbox One Review)

Saturday, March 18, 2017

You’d think that with the amount of roguelike titles hitting digital marketplaces that the the industry itself would thrive or fall based on them. There are so many…

Danganronpa 1•2 Reload (Playstation 4 Review)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Danganronpa started its popularity in the west with the Something Awful forums Let’s Play by Orenronen before it exploded. That is, of course, relative. It’s a little bit…

Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U Review)

Monday, March 13, 2017

Absolutely breathless.

Sublevel Zero Redux (Xbox One Review)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sub-par framerates revived.