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Ben Gibson

A lover of RPGs and immersive storytelling, Ben can normally be found playing a game in which he can hit something with a sword. In his more productive moments, he makes reviews and videos on the gaming industry on his Youtube channel TheReaper161Plays. When not too tired or hungover to go outside, Ben can sometimes be found skydiving or running around an airsoft site (also with a sword).
Blizzard
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Blizzard Lowers Cost Of WoW Classic Character Cloning

Following complaints from the community of the high price of Blizzard’s Classic World of Warcraft Character Cloning service, the company has announced that they will reduce the cost from $35 to $15. On the 18th May, the Burning Crusade Classic […]

Chivalry II
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Chivalry II Beta First Impressions

Chivalry II, the successor to Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is set to launch on June 8th 2021, but those who pre-ordered the game, along with successful applicants who signed up through the website were allowed into a cross-play beta that ran […]

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New UK Research Links Loot Boxes With Gambling

Loot Boxes have long been the subject of controversy, so much so that a number of countries have already placed restrictions or regulations on games selling Loot Boxes, including Belgium banning them entirely in 2018. Now, new research has been […]

Bethesda
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Bethesda Officially Joins Xbox

After receiving approval from the European Commission for the deal, Microsoft goes ahead with it’s $7.5 billion purchase of Bethesda’s parent company Zenimax, bringing Bethesda and other studios under the ownership of Microsoft. “This is an exciting day for Xbox. […]

Chivalry II
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Chivalry 2 Release Date And Closed Beta Announced

In a recent announcement, Chivalry 2 was given an official release date of June 8th, 2021, almost 9 years after the launch of the original title. The Closed Beta going live from March 26th – 29th. Pre-ordering the game on […]

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Microsoft U-Turn on Xbox Live Gold Fee Increase

Recently, Microsoft announced a price increase to it’s Xbox Live Gold membership, to the point that the cheapest option for an annual membership would be the purchase of two 6-month memberships for $60 each, which was twice the cost of […]

Game of the Year 2020
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Blazing Sails | Early Access Review

Note: This review was written on the 6th December 2020 on version 1.1.6 of the game. All the information about the game at this stage was accurate to the best of the reviewer’s knowledge. You’d be forgiven for not being […]

Blood Bowl 3
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Blood Bowl 3 Closed Beta Launches Early 2021

The third instalment of the Blood Bowl titles, based off Games Workshop’s fantasy football parody tabletop game will be dropping in early 2021, after a delay earlier this year. Those who are itching to try the latest title as early […]

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For Fans Of Among Us: Town of Salem

Among Us is undoubtedly the unexpected smash hit of 2020, despite it’s 2018 launch date. It has had enormous viewership on Twitch, sold extremely well on Steam, and has dominated various subreddits with its memes. The title’s simplicity and its […]

Among Us’ Massive Success, Two Years After Launch

Gamers who spend any time on Twitch or Reddit will doubtless have seen some gameplay of Among Us, or at least encountered the memes spreading throughout various subreddits. It’s one of the biggest, and certainly most recent examples of a […]

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Witcher 3 Next Generation: Free Game Update

CD Projekt Red has announced that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be receiving a next generation update which will release as a standalone purchase for Xbox Series X, PS5 and PC. Those who already own the game on PC, […]

Fall Guys
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Fall Guys | Review

Devolver Digital’s latest title, dubbed Fall Guys, is essentially what happens when you put Takeshi’s Castle into video game form. Each match sees 60 individual players compete in different mini games, with only so many qualification spots available for the […]

Riot Games
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Riot’s Controversial Deal With NEOM Causes Backlash

Riot Games has announced a new partnership with NEOM, a Saudi Arabian city project. Announced in 2017, NEOM is designed to be a cross-border smart city built with new technologies, with plans for it to be powered entirely by renewable […]

skull and bones
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Report: Skull & Bones To Be Rebooted

Ubisoft’s upcoming pirate title Skull & Bones, which was originally announced at E3 2017, is reportedly getting rebooted. The game has been delayed multiple times, most recently to 2021, and there was no mention of the title during Ubisoft Forward, […]

Halo 3
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Halo 3 To Release For Master Chief Collection on July 14th

It has been announced that Halo 3 will be joining the other titles already released as part of the Master Chief Collection on July 14th. This leaves Halo 3: ODST and Halo 4 as the final pieces of the collection. […]

Crash Bandicoot
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Crash Bandicoot 4 Announced, Set for Release

It’s been over 20 years since Crash Bandicoot: Warped, but after the remasters of the N. Sane Trilogy and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fuelled renewed appetites in the series, we finally have a brand new Crash Bandicoot game. Dubbed “It’s About […]

Cyberpunk 2077
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Cyberpunk 2077 Delayed To November

In a tweet today, CD PROJEKT RED has announced another delay to the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, this time until November 19th. The message states that “Cyberpunk is finished both content and gameplay-wise.” and that “A huge world means a huge […]

Star Citizen
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Star Citizen Is The Most Expensive Game Ever, Over $300m Invested

The controversial Star Citizen has reportedly become the most expensive game ever made, with the Roberts Space Industries funding tracker showing over $300m raised (as of 15/06/20). Production costs for video games are not always entirely accurate or reliable (or […]

Pirate
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The Poor Track Record Of Pirate Themed Video Games

Normally pirate curses refer to treasure hoards that will bring misfortune upon those who steal the gold, but there seems to be a different kind of pirate curse affecting the video game world. Despite, what on paper is, a fantastic […]

sea of thieves
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Sea Of Thieves Steam Release Set For June 3rd

Back in April, it was announced that Rare’s Sea of Thieves, which was previously only available for PC through the Microsoft Store, would be coming to Steam. The Steam release date has now been confirmed as the 3rd of June, […]