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Daft Christmas themed computer games

In Feature on December 19, 2012 at 7:24 pm

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As another Christmas nears once again you may well be hoping/expecting to get yourself a hot new computer game or console as a present. A recently launched and in-demand blockbuster title from the biggest game publishers is a popular present choice these days, but what if you really focus your attentions to a game that can really capture that Christmas spirit?

While there are all sorts of different kinds of games that could appear in the stockings this year, are there any specifically Christmas-themed games to get you in the mood for the holiday season?

Well over the past few decades some games have cropped up with some distinctive Christmas theme, to an extent. They can fall under a wide number of different genres but within them you can find elements which many would associate with the theme like snow, Santa, snowmen and elves.

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The most expensive gaming DLC ever – value for money?

In Feature on December 14, 2012 at 8:58 pm

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A couple of weeks ago I played through a piece of single player downloadable content for the game Mass Effect 3, which is called Omega.

The sci-fi action RPG has in fact been subject to a lot of downloadable content, also known as DLC of course, since the title first launched back in March 2012.

For Mass Effect 3 we’ve seen several expansions and add-ons for both the multiplayer and single player segments. The recently launched Omega expansion was an example for the latter.

Anyway while some of the DLC for Mass Effect 3 has come free some of it, mostly the single player add-ons have instead required you to pay with some cold hard virtual cash from your debit/credit card in order to download.

Omega is ME3’s most expensive example of this yet, costing me £11.99 to play on my Playstation 3 (or the equivalent of 1200 Microsoft points if I was on Xbox 360).

While I would say the gameplay from this single player expansion was fine, I couldn’t help but be slightly startled by the price to gain this extra piece of content, and the thought still lingers with me now.

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Skyrim: The deadliest burp ever (Game mod of the week)

In Game mods on December 5, 2012 at 7:07 pm

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There are many mods available for download which can turn The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, a highly popular RPG game, into a comedic or at least frankly bizarre experience.

One example of the former demonstrated in the video below is fairly basic compared to most mods but to my mind at least one of the funniest. Even if you’ve never played Skyrim you may be familiar with the “Fus Ro Dah” magic spell, one which the player can speak to summon a powerful force from the throat.

Well what if you swapped those famous words for a good old fashioned burp?

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20 awesome gaming weapon replicas

In Feature on December 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm

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Guns, swords, turrets, whatever the choice a weapon from an action/adventure game can become just as iconic and celebrated as the characters that use them.

For year the brains behind many loved computer games have conceived a huge variety of memorable concepts for fictional weapons to shoot, maim or baffle.

Not only that but some companies or single talented individuals will go as far as to recreate replicas of the most famous gaming weapons. While the majority of them will never actually work like they do in-game, the reputation they hold can make them an appealing model/toy to own.

But which are the best? Gaming Kick has gone searching the World Wide Web to bring you twenty of the most awesome gaming weapon replicas which brings the memorable pieces of fiction to the real world. The list includes (for the most part) weapon replicas which have been built by official manufacturing companies, and they are either available to buy, or at least used to be.

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