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Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris Review : Boulder Dash

Written by Jon Sutton on 27 December 2014 at 12:00

Microsoft might have greedily gobbled up the next Tomb Raider adventure, but that doesn’t mean the rest of are lumped without Lara Croft. Despite Crystal Dynamic’s traditional Tomb Raider experiences garnering the majority of the attention, it’s safe to say that the original Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light was very well received amongst a quieter section of the gaming community.

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Most Anticipated Console Exclusives 2015: Xbox One

Written by Sam Welch on 27 December 2014 at 10:00

Console exclusives can be the bane of the choice you had to make or the cherry on top of a terrific purchase, but will always be an inevitable part of a competitive hardware market. Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo all laid their exclusive cards carefully again in 2014 with some terrific results: Microsoft’s Xbox One has enjoyed Titanfall, Sunset Overdrive and the nostalgia-beast that is Halo: The Masterchief Collection. And Microsoft is just getting warmed up.

The Xbox One had a bit of a false start but it’s up and running and working extra-hard to make up lost ground. Around the corner in 2015 some stellar and enviable new exclusives await to tickle the chins of Xbox One owners, many of whom are still just glad that the controller stayed smaller. Narrowing these exclusives down to just 3 is something only a truly omniscient Xbox oracle can undertake, but I’m trying it anyway.  [More]

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Up For Debate - Which Web Browser Is Best

Written by Sam Welch on 26 December 2014 at 16:00

It's been creaking along for a good old while now but it's been a long time since Microsoft's Internet Explorer was a dominant force amongst web browsers. Internet Explorer does just what it says on the tin, but does it do it best? Did it ever do it best? 

Probably the biggest names in web browsers now are Mozilla Firefox, another stalwart that's offered an innovative alternative to IE for a long old while, and Google Chrome (Who knows the web better than Google?). They don’t stand alone though, older favourites like Opera are still knocking about doing what Firefox and Chrome just can’t do for some surfers; I even recently saw somebody rocking a dusty-looking build of Netscape. [More]

Most Anticipated RPGs Of 2015

Written by Jon Sutton on 26 December 2014 at 14:00

There’s no doubt about, 2014 was a big year for RPGs, so 2015’s got its work cut out. Luckily though it’s got some absolute belters on the way. If Divinity: Original Sin and Dragon Age: Inquisition blew your socks off, then you’d better get resocked sharpish, because there are some absolute treats coming.

AAA gaming fans will no doubt be delivered some RPGs that are absolutely epic in scope, with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt looming large over all. The fun doesn’t end there though, because Obsidian is tickling away at that Baldur’s Gate nostalgia, while we’ve no doubt that Bethesda has one almighty surprise up its sleeve… [More]

Up For Debate - Locked Frame Rates

Written by Jon Sutton on 26 December 2014 at 12:00

Despite seemingly everyone asking for the contrary, it’s no big secret that more and more of the big publishers seem intent on forcing fixed frame rates on us. It doesn’t seem like much to ask to have an unlocked frame rate, but developers have come out with every excuse under the sun for not incorporating it, including that classic ‘cinematic feel’.

In the world of PC gaming we crave the best, but we also crave choice. On no other platform is there this level of choice on offer, and it can be frustrating when development studios don’t seem to cotton on to this, restricting our options, particularly when it comes to performance. If you spend $1500 on a gaming rig, you want to make sure you’re using all $1500 when playing the latest and greatest games. [More]

Up For Debate - Novelty And Humourous Games

Written by Sam Welch on 26 December 2014 at 10:00

The meaning of the word ‘novelty’ with respect to videogames has changed a lot throughout their life span. In the infancy of games, the entire industry was a novelty just like every other new technology, but I think we all agree that games have since earned their place as a legitimate and meaningful part of modern living.

So more often than not, when we talk about ‘Novelty games’ now, we’re talking about the oddballs. The wackier entries are almost invariably from indie devs, who are more interested in boldly going where no game has gone before than huge developer teams with established franchises to maintain and massive costs to cover. Do these more obviously 'novelty' titles, like Goat Simulator or I Am Bread, tread bold new territory and expand what games could be, or do they fly in the face of the deep and meaningful experiences that games can be? [More]

Hardware Guide - PCI Express M.2 Drives

Written by Jon Sutton on 25 December 2014 at 16:30

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the rapidly changing world of storage mediums you might have heard whisper of PCIe M.2 drives. For the uninitiated these are basically SSD storage drives that plug straight into the PCI express ports on your motherboard, rather than the traditional SATA 6Gbps which most of use.

The first few of these aforementioned PCIe M.2 drives have already hit the market, from the likes of Samsung and Plextor. On the standard Samsung 840 EVO SATA SSD available right now, you can expect Read and Write speeds of 540MB/s and 520MB/s respectively. This seems fairly impressive on the surface, but these new M.2 drives are already capable of 1,170MB/s Read speeds and 930MB/s Write speeds, blowing away the hottest SSDs on the market. [More]

2014 Queens Speech - Its All About The Gaming Community

Written by Felix Nova on 25 December 2014 at 15:00

Welcome one and all. Come and sit by the open fire and share a moment. For me, today is one of the best times of the year. Friends and family are moving around rooms throughout the house. Food is on offer and there might be the occasional present under a tree with my name on it. To top it off I have the unrivaled honour of being able to share this day with you, my fellow GD’er.

The fact that you are visiting GD today, like I am, shows that we have a lot in common. The lure of gaming, technology and the most amazing online community in the world. [More]

Most Anticipated Strategy And Management Titles Of 2015

Written by Jon Sutton on 25 December 2014 at 12:00

In videogames it seems we're always perpetually obsessed with being the little man, fighting out against the hordes of oppressors. It's what makes strategy games so refreshing. No longer are you concerned with the fate of a single man, but instead dictating to millions, marching them off to war in a gloriously doomed fashion. 

Whether putting the final touches to a carefully crafted plan, or just sending off your troops to die in a hail of gunfire, strategy games are a PC mainstay. So here we are at the tail end of 2014, looking out at the great beyond. There's some absolute crackers lined up for 2015 when it comes to strategy and management, so if you love lording it over everyone then head on in and check this little lot out... [More]

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