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Five Famous Voice Actors in Games

Last year Grand Theft Auto crossed $1 billion in sales, making it more successful than the three biggest blockbuster film launches of all time. This was not only great news for developer RockStar Games, but it was also undeniable proof of the value of videogames as the biggest form of entertainment. While they were once villainised as causes of isolation and violence, they are now a dominant force on TV sets across the globe. It’s hardly surprising then, that many famous actors have crossed over from the silver screen and into the disc drives of players the world over....
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Should a gamer be considered an athlete?

In recent news, a professional StarCraft player from Korea, was denied access to enter the United States, before returning to the same airport with an athlete’s visa. The visa granted him permission to enter the country and compete in his tournament, all under the title of “athlete”.  Although this was unanimously accepted by the gaming community, to me it raised the question; should a gamer be considered an athlete?...
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For the Zelda Collector Completionist: The Ocarina

I specifically remember that feeling when playing Ocarina of Time, after multiple annoyances of accidentally selecting ‘No’ when talking to Kaepora Gaebora (our big owl friend), when you step out into the fields of Hyrule. At the time there was nothing that could touch the scale and wonderment (Mario 64 came close but this was the World of Zelda we’re talking about, here). There was another element to it all that I didn’t quite get a feel for until well after I had beaten OoT a few times … and that’s the legendary Zelda ocarina instrument. Without the Ocarina...
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How to make an award-winning game

The UK gaming industry has experienced challenging times of late but latest reports suggest it has entered a period of growth, with an increase in the number of creative staff working directly on game development, and the industry’s annual contribution to UK Gross Domestic Product calculated as rising to £947m. Interested in joining the sector? You’re not alone. There are dozens of educational institutions around the UK offering courses in everything from game design to animation and programming. This is one of the world’s most fast-paced industries, from mobile gaming to 3D and virtual reality, and that’s even without...
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The Greatest Basketball Games To Grace Our Video Screens

The evolution of basketball video games mirrors the evolution of the sport itself. Just as Wilt Chamberlain broke barriers by becoming the first NBA player with a $100,000 salary, but pales in comparison to the $60 million that Lebron James pulls in annually, so too do some video games appear less impressive than their modern-day versions. Video games are constantly changing and developing, with talks from creating video game betting options on classical sports betting sites to developing robots to ‘play’ the game. Many of the great games of the past, however, proved to be hours of fun prior to...
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WSOP on the XBox

In September we announced the release of the World Series of Poker video game. Well, it’s out and so far, it is very well received. It’s been highlighted by Major Nelson’s arcade. It’s been mentioned on Metacritic and across the board the reviews are good.  The game—available on XBox (it’s free on XBox Live), PlayStation and a variety of handheld devices is versatile. It allows you to set up a profile and then you can play at single tables, as part of a bigger tournament or just against another player. If you have an XBox Live account you can...
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5 Best Sports Games Ever Created

For many sports fans, sports games are the next best thing to experiencing the real deal. From the days of Nintendo’s Sega Mega drive to the Xbox days, sports games have continued to develop giving us the best simulation ever.  In no particular order, here is a list of the 5 best sports games ever! FIFA 10 FIFA 10 is considered the world’s best football simulation to date. It is considered by some to be undoubtedly the best FIFA game ever made. This is not hard to believe, considering it is the first game to introduce the first ever...
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