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Dave Haldane

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There are two things I love in life... video games and my family. I work full time as an IT manager to provide for my wife, three kids and a heavy gaming habit. I own almost every console since the Atari 7800 and am proud of my extensive collection of games. I'm more of a single or coop player but I do dabble in multiplayer on the odd occasion. If you want to have a game or just chat feel free to add me, PM me or email me.

Bayonetta 1-2 Review: A better bundle

Bayonetta 1 and Bayonetta 2 have been bundled in the aptly named Bayonetta 1-2, exclusive to Nintendo Switch. As you might expect, Bayonetta 2 now features amiibo support providing additional (and slightly...

Bayonetta 2 Review: Better than ever

I am a huge Bayonetta fan. I love its style, I love its humor and I adore its combat. Platinum Games' original Bayonetta was one of my...

Review: Flockers

It's cold and dark in this box. Fortunately Terence the sheep doesn't stay inside long and is promptly whisked away, destined for greener pastures....

Preview: Gauntlet

The new Gauntlet needs views... badly. Original Gauntlet fans are probably shaking their heads in disgust at that bad pun, but you know what?...

Review: The Swapper

Few games are able to capture my attention the way The Swapper does. Its concepts are simple yet easy to pick up and its narrative,...

Review: Dark Souls II “Crown of the Sunken King” DLC

Nothing is as frustrating or as compelling as a game in the Souls franchise. Its finely-balanced mix of difficulty versus reward makes for an...

Review: Ratchet & Clank Trilogy

Brace yourself for an extremely short review as, despite being ported by a different team, there's very little change in the Vita release of...

Review: Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies is a standalone multiplayer expansion built around dynamic and varied RTS game play. With new environments,...

Review: Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition

Released last year, Dynasty Warriors 8 was the most recent in the popular Dynasty Warriors series. Its release was promptly followed with the Xtreme Legends which offered bonus levels, characters, weapons, and so on. This review is about Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends Complete Edition, a Sony exclusive offering everything from the previous versions plus a little more.

Review: Luftrausers

Luftrausers is a fast paced shooter that's easy to play and hard to put down. It's simple design, repetitive gameplay and price will discourage many from investing in a simple "time filler" however, if it looks like your sort of game it's well worth the investment.

Preview: The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot

On 26 February, The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot entered an open beta. During the week I played it, the game underwent a few...

Review: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

If you’d have told me a few years ago I’d be playing a third person Plants vs. Zombies shooter, I would have laughed in your face. Plants vs Zombies is already gaming perfection and didn't need to be shoe-horned into another genre to expand or improve; or so I thought. With Garden Warfare EA's PopCap has managed to retain the unique personality of Plants vs. Zombies whilst creating a well rounded, unique and enjoyable team shooter.

Review: Rayman Legends

If you've come here hoping for a review replete with loads of changes and advancements to the next-gen version of Rayman Legends, you’d best prepare for disappointment. There's very little to add in this new iteration, so if you've played it before, don't expect anything mind-bogglingly new. That said, the new version does remove some of the quirks and niggles that marred an otherwise perfect experience. For this article I’ll focus on the version differences and refer you to Cav’s current-gen review for a more detailed look at the game itself.

Review: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut

Not many games captured my attention like the 2011 hit Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It promised solid gameplay coupled with diverse and versatile means...

Review: Turbo: Super Stunt Squad

Traditionally, movie-to-game titles have been lacklustre cash-ins; designed to earn quick sales riding on a movie's success rather than relying on a game's merits....

Review: Code of Princess

Code of Princess is a 2D rail fighter blending versus fighter combat with beat 'em up level design in an attempt to create something...

Review: Cloudberry Kingdom

You'd be forgiven for disregarding Cloudberry Kingdom as just another flash-type platformer. It looks and sounds just like many others and, on the surface,...

Review: Dynasty Warriors 8

I'd like to preface this review by stating that it was written from the perspective of someone completely new to the series. Before this...

Animal Crossing: New Leaf: Easy money trick

Here's an easy trick to earn some fast and easy bells in Animal Crossing: New Leaf... providing you're not a total dunce when it...

Review: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros is the fourth installment in the popular action RPG series from Nintendo. Developed by AlphaDream, it successfully mixes many...