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Sigh. Metro 2033. What a disappointment it turned out to be. At the time of the trailer’s release there was, from certain quarters, such as these, a huge amount of hope and expectation. With the already-classic Fallout 3 finally running out of steam as its last downloadable content was offered, up pops a suspiciously yet excitingly similar quasi-follow-up, due to be released before the post-Fallout depression kicked-in. The trailer brought connotations of a similar concept, of the human race once again being driven underground following the aftermath of a catastrophic war. Granted, not entirely original for a game (in fairness, it is based on a novel) yet nevertheless an ideal stop-gap between one end of the world, Fallout 3,┬áto the next, Fallout New Vegas. No sooner than the menacing words of ‘Metro 2033’ popped up once the trailer was done with giving us a jolly good whetting, the ‘anticipation-o-meter’ sprang into overdrive. (more…)

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You’ve been idly sipping cocktails and sangria in the Balearic sun for six days now, only to realise that once the lingering, blazing ball of gas tucks under the horizon on the sixth night a sense of defeat overwhelms you. You’re going home. You’re leaving your idea of paradise to return to the doldrums of everyday life; of work, miserable weather and pining for your next escape to bliss before you’ve even left your final mark.

They’re the feelings Fallout 3 and all its downloadable companions have enlisted upon me, where an element of sadness couldn’t help but bear its presence from beginning to end of Mothership Zeta, the final chapter of one of this generation’s finest examples. The thought of leaving the post-nuclear-ravaged lands of Fallout must be how it feels to leave Walford. (more…)

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‘I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.’
~ Albert Einstein

As the old adage goes, the bigger they are, the harder they fall. If we can all agree that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is indeed as massive as had been touted as soon as its daddy, Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, was finally laid to rest, MW2 was primed for the biggest fall in videogame history. Garnering more interest than even Grand Theft Auto IV, Activision-Blizzard and Infinity Ward had a tough job on their hands of delivering the promises it’s 21st century-based shooter made before even an M16A4’s trigger had been squeezed for the first time. (more…)

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After a mammoth overview and re-evaluation of the tear-inducing (in a good way) ShadowMan, it felt necessary to time warp back to the future to cover the happenings of contemporary gamage. In the last week an embarrassing failure occurred, CEOs uttered unusually meaningful monologue, awards were distributed (to Activision) and Modern Warfare 2’s now controversial release is imminent as we finally creep into the hotly anticipated month known to traditionalists as ‘November’.

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A match made in Hell, apparently

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