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Issue #249 roars onto shelves with previews of some of the biggest racing games of the year, including GRID Autosport, Mario Kart 8 and The Crew. We also review Child of Light, The Elder Scrolls Online, Trials Fusion and more.

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VS MODE >>

September 12th, 2013

Have the Next Generation console announcements painted a rosy picture of the future of console gaming?

DANIEL WILKS and DAN STAINES debate the merits of TV, TV, TV, TV, sports, TV, TV, sports, Call of Duty.
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September 12th, 2013 by Jason | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized |

WIN >> The Hobbit: Extended Edition

August 29th, 2013

If you though spinning a single short novel into four movies was already extended enough, you didn’t think long enough. The Hobbit: Extended Edition features 12 minutes more footage. More time in Middle Earth is never a bad thing, right?
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August 29th, 2013 by Jason | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized |

MAKING THE CUT

August 27th, 2013

I’ve been playing a lot of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance recently and, despite really quite enjoying it for the most part, have been trying to determine why exactly it doesn’t quite feel like it has the longevity and staying power of Platinum’s other insane action game, Bayonetta.
 
Patrick Lum revisits Revengeance
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Vs Mode>> The common villian

August 22nd, 2013

“what is it that makes nazis such effective and common villains in games?”

Thrill as DANIEL WILKS and DAN STAINES attempt to talk about Nazis without invoking Godwin’s Law

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Spoiler Alert >>

August 16th, 2013

What makes for a successful game ending?

It probably won’t come as much of a surprise to you to discover that the Hyper crew argue quite a bit. We’re all a bunch of opinionated so-and-sos so it’s inevitable that we bump heads on a regular basis. One of the most frequently debated of topics is what makes for a successful and satisfying ending to a game. Some of these debates have been so entertaining and informative that we thought we’d all sit around a table and have a more civilised chat about endings. We invited some game developers to weigh in on the question as well. Enjoy.
A word of warning to those reading beyond this point. The title of this feature is not a play on words or a joke – we’re probably going to spoil the hell out of some games. We’ve done our best not to be super-specific, but if you’re really worried, perhaps you should leave off reading this until you’ve finished the game.
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The Pirate Code >>

August 7th, 2013

The pause in the chat feels long as I patiently stare at the cursor, wondering if I’ve ever seen it blink like I have in countless movies. Suddenly, the IRC chat starts moving again, and Drake* slowly writes, “I mean thinking about it now it’s weird; I got into it because I wanted free games to start with.”
 
DEBS FUZY dons a virtual tricorne and investigates the early days of game piracy
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August 7th, 2013 by hyperowner | No Comments | Filed in Uncategorized |

Win >> Magic The Gathering 2014

August 5th, 2013

Magic: The Gathering was the very first CCG released, and since 1993 it has been monopolising the time and money of many a geek the world over. One winner will receive five MTG 2014 intro packs (one of each colour), a MTG 2014 Fat Pack, a Deckbuilder’s Toolkit and a Commander’s Arsenal. Four runners up will receive five MTG 2014 intro packs. If you’ve never played Magic before, this is a great way to start.
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WIN Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition on PC

August 5th, 2013

One of the last games to fall afoul of the dreaded RC before we got our precious R 18+ rating, Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition is now legally available for anyone with a hankering for some high resolution ultraviolence. The Komplete Edition contains everything you could want in a MK game, including a guest appearance by the Nightmare on Elm Street, Mr Freddy Krueger.
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Win Oblivion on BD

August 5th, 2013

Based on an unreleased graphic novel of the same name and paying stylistic tribute to the environmental and social science fiction epics of the 70s, Oblivion tells the story of Jack Harper, one of the few drone repairment to be stationed on the nuclear ravaged remnants of earth.
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Win Company of Heroes Red Star Edition on PC

August 5th, 2013

Company of Heroes Red Star Edition on PC
With thanks to Five Star Games there are 5 Copies to be won!
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