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Gaming

Jurassic World Evolution review - manage a dinosaur theme park and make a killing

This strategic simulation game is an interesting take on the classic dinosaur franchise. Coinciding with the latest big screen release, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the title puts you behind the virtual desk of theme park manager in a clever...

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Enter theartsdesk / h Club Young Influencer of the Year award

Are you a young blogger, vlogger or writer in the field of the arts, books and culture? If so, we've a competition for you to enter.The Hospital Club’s annual h Club100 awards celebrate the most influential and innovative people working in the UK’s...

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Detroit: Become Human review – a robot story with real heart

Interactive stories are a tricky proposition. Make the on-screen action too passive and your audience feels like they’re watching a succession of cut-scenes. Tip the balance the other way and it’s just a game with pretensions of cinematic story...

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Win a Luxury Weekend for Two to celebrate Brighton Festival!

Brighton Festival is the UK’s leading annual celebration of the arts, with events taking place in venues both familiar and unusual across Brighton & Hove for three weeks every May. This year, the Festival boasts an eclectic line-up spanning...

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God of War review - action adventure epic sets new standards

The God of War games are legendary action adventure titles that specialise in the slaying of giant mythical beasts via intuitive brutal combat. The hugely popular series was developed by US studios in response to the overwhelming success of Japanese...

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Far Cry 5 review – forget the story and just go with the flow

Civilisation is under threat from a bunch of religious rednecks, and it’s your job as the new Deputy Sheriff of fictional Hope County to right the wrongs of a year-long silent coup initiated by Eden’s Gate, a fanatical doomsday cult, intent on...

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Metal Gear Survive review - staying alive shouldn't be such a slog

Survival is hard work. If you’re not desperately trying to hunt and forage food you’re dying of thirst or trying to scavenge materials to make the most basic weapons and tools. Who needs Netflix and Deliveroo when you can roast a gerbil and wash it...

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EA Sports UFC 3 review - the art of fighting has never looked so good

Cage fighting summons up images of the most brutal hand-to-hand combat. Two fighters, an octagon cage, punches, kicks, submission holds, and the trademark "ground and pound" when an opponent drops to the floor and his rival goes in to finish him off...

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Best of 2017: Games

While perhaps not a vintage, 2017 was certainly an interesting and entertaining year in the world of videogames. A clutch of fresh ideas, combined with a few beautifully crafted sequels and franchise follow-ups made sure the quality still floated to...

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Star Wars Battlefront II review - an opportunity missed

This sequel to the reasonably well-received 2015 game has attempted to address the initial criticisms of the first title lacking offline gameplay by incorporating a new single player campaign, with mixed results.Let’s cut straight to the chase, the...

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 review - more high-quality family entertainment

Lego games are legion; the blockbuster licenses, ranging from comicbook cross-overs to TV show adaptations and, of course, the Lego Movie behemoth, dominate the family-friendly gaming space. And with good reason: for co-operative fun that...

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Call of Duty: WWII review - war is an unpleasant business

Like an incoming artillery shell, nothing screams “Christmas is coming!” like another Call of Duty game crash landing on the shelves. The mega-budget war franchise makes more money than Santa at this time of year and just to add to the annual...

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