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Appynation calls out sites that charge for game reviews

UK startup app publisher Appynation has taken the brave move of calling out six sites that it says routinely charge publishers and developers to review their games. Specifically, six sites are named – AppCraver, Tapscape, Best 10 Apps, The iPhone App Review, iPhone Toolbox and iPhone Footprint. Accusations range from …

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Rovio: Casual gamers use word of mouth, don’t read reviews

In the casual games market word of mouth trumps reviews, so says Rovio. Speaking at Gamelab in Barcelona, Rovio’s VP of mergers and acquisitions Teemu Huuhtanen stated that while coverage of casual titles is important, most successful titles benefit in a far greater way from word of mouth. Huuhtanen explained …

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Spec Ops: The Line reviews go live

The first reviews of Spec Ops: The Line have gone live, and critics are clearly impressed with the new approach 2K Games has adopted toward the shooting genre. "If you’re into shooters then Spec Ops: The Line should be at the top of your list," The Sixth Axis says in …

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Max Payne 3 reviews are live

Publisher Rockstar has lifted the review embargo on Max Payne 3, which hits the US today and arrives in the UK this Friday. At the time of writing the game has an 87 per cent average on Metacritic, including three perfect scores. Max Payne 3 marks an exceptional comeback for …

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Namco Bandai welcomes Witcher 2’s Skyrim comparisons

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings arrives on Xbox 360 next week (April 17th) and Namco Bandai is brimming with confidence. Far from being concerned about vying to for consumer spend with big-hitting rivals such as Mass Effect 3 and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, the publisher has welcomed the comparisons. …

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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings review roundup

The first UK reviews for Namco Bandai’s The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings have gone live, and critics are delighted with what the former PC-only title has to offer. While it runs on what would have been medium graphics on the PC version, this is a very small cross to …

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Critics fall in love with Mass Effect 3

The US release Mass Effect 3 in the US overnight has been met with universal and gushing praise from video game critics. It’s a fitting end to the trilogy, although it’s not the leap that Mass Effect 2 was from the original,” CVG concluded in its 9.4/10 review. There’s a …

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Rayman Origins tops Vita review chart

Ubisoft’s colourful platformer Rayman Origins has emerged as the critics’ favourite of the PlayStation Vita launch range. The game currently carries an average review score of 89 per cent on Metacritic. It has been praised for the quality of its visuals, which are said to be an ideal match with …

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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary – review roundup

Tomorrow sees the release of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 exclusive Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. The game is an HD reworking of 2011 Xbox title sorts new visuals and new features, but is at core the very same game that established Halo as a gaming mega-brand ten years ago tomorrow. This is …

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – review roundup

MCV has lost count of the number of review roundups in the last few weeks that have reported astronomical scores for a new release. And here we are again. Just moments ago the review embargo for Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which is released worldwide tomorrow, lifted to reveal the …

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