Games

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Dungeon crawler or looter shooter? Nine video game genres explained
Modern video games now exist in a bewildering mass of interconnected genres and sub-genres: here’s your guide to the most interesting

Keith Stuart

11, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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What I learned about the fuel business playing Gas Station Simulator
If you think ending the supply chain crisis will be hard, pity the poor players of this popular job simulation game, who have to deal with angry customers, mean relatives and weird physics

Keith Stuart

09, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Nintendo Switch OLED review – a luxury upgrade to a brilliant console
With its larger, brighter display and array of useful updates, this sleek new version of the Switch is expensive but desirable

Keza MacDonald

08, Oct, 2021 @2:39 PM

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Battlefield 2042 hands-on – it’s back, and more tactical than ever
It is refreshing to return to the world of Battlefield: two big sides and lots of multi-level combat

Keith Stuart

06, Oct, 2021 @10:03 AM

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The Artful Escape review – Bowie meets Hitchhiker’s in gratifying teenage space opera
You play a young guitarist exploring your prog-rock ambitions to the full in this richly enjoyable psychedelic journey

Simon Parkin

02, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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‘My housemates and I are addicted’: 15 video games perfect for lockdown brain
Guardian Australia staff – and their children! – recommend games they’ve turned to for joy, diversion and much-needed escapism

Michael McGowan, Josh Taylor, Matilda Boseley, Josh Nicholas, Isaac Keneally, Alyx Gorman, Michael Sun, Nick Evershed, Ben Smee, Bertin Huynh, Karishma Luthria, Joe Koning, Miles Martignoni, Ang Nettle-Smythe and Patrick Lum

01, Oct, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Fifa 22 review – a flamboyant multiplex of total football
The latest iteration of the all-conquering football sim favours more structured play and rains down a multitude of modes and options – but ethical questions about Ultimate Team remain

Keith Stuart

01, Oct, 2021 @9:01 AM

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Death Stranding Director’s Cut review – Tarkovsky-vision update for Hideo Kojima epic
The superstar developer’s latest is still a post-apocalyptic folly – but is now available in photorealistic splendour with quirky haptic feedback features

Keith Stuart

30, Sep, 2021 @8:48 AM

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It’s-a me, Chris Pratt: Super Mario Bros cast announcement sparks ridicule
The escapades of the famously Italian brothers will be portrayed by a non-Italian voice cast in an upcoming animated film

Michael Sun

24, Sep, 2021 @6:12 AM

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Guardians of the Galaxy: where video games and Marvel truly align
Square Enix’s take on the squabbling, Avengers-adjacent crew is a winning mix of action-adventure and character-led drama – and beautifully rendered

Keith Stuart

22, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Electronic Arts completes $1.4bn deal to buy UK video games maker Playdemic
British company known for its Golf Clash franchise is latest to be snapped up by the California-based firm

Mark Sweney

20, Sep, 2021 @5:04 PM

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Clive Sinclair and the offbeat brilliance of the ZX Spectrum
The affordability of Sinclair’s revolutionary 1982 home computer let a generation of young bedroom coders make anarchic, punky games, and its hardware limitations merely fostered extra creativity

Keith Stuart

17, Sep, 2021 @11:46 AM

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