James Birks

Been gaming casually since the SNES as a youngster but found my true passion for games on the Playstation 1 (the forbidden word ooo). My addiction grew to its pinnacle with the purchase of an Xbox 360 & Xbox Live Service. A recovering GS hunter that will still play literally any game.

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Push Play: Gaming for a Better World – Book Review

Push Play: Gaming for a Better World is a non-fiction book published by Forbes Books and written by Dr. Songyee Yoon.

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MY.GAMES launch publisher Knights Peak Interactive with a five game portfolio

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Galacticare Review

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Xbox One & Xbox 360 – In Stores This Week 24th-30th Mar 2014

Doesn’t matter which console you own this week as hopefully with having a few choices there’ll be an Xbox One or Xbox 360 game...

A Week In The Hub: 16th-22nd March 2014

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FIFA Ultimate Team Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

The ever popular Ultimate Team mode has been a part of the FIFA Series for five years and EA Sports aren’t going to let...

FIFA Ultimate Team Team of the Week (TOTW) – March 19th

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Calibre 10 Racing Series Coming To Xbox One

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Guacamelee! Slams Its Way To Xbox

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is on its way to both Xbox 360 & Xbox One (via Microsoft’s ID@Xbox program) and should be amongst...

EA Sports UFC Gameplay Series Video – Feel The Fight

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Titanfall (Xbox One) – Review

Those who know of Respawn Entertainment have been patiently waiting for their first project to become a reality. Prepare yourself fellow gamers, it is...

Alien Isolation – A Look At Creating The Alien – Trailer

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FIFA Ultimate Team Team of the Week (TOTW) – March 12th

Each week EA Sports creates a FIFA Ultimate Team Team of the Week (TOTW) based on players in the real world that are in...

Time To Go Home Again – Gone Home Announcement Trailer

Declared as one of the best games by many back in 2013, Gone Home is making the leap from PC to console, are you...

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Xbox One & Xbox 360 – In Stores This Week 10th-16th Mar 2014

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Tales From The Borderlands – Starring… Who?

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South Park: The Stick of Truth Review

South Park is one of those shows that I’m surprised has lasted this long, it is arguably the most offensive TV show out there. They’ve decided to venture into the video game world once more and this time all hands are on deck.

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Push Play: Gaming for a Better World – Book Review

Push Play: Gaming for a Better World is a non-fiction book published by Forbes Books and written by Dr. Songyee Yoon.

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Things are better as a multiplayer proposition, but Armed and Gelatinous: Couch Edition does still struggle in terms of a hook.

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