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Mario Strikers: Battle League – Review

When he’s not stomping on Goombas, traversing through pipes, or searching every castle for the Princess, everyone’s favourite Italian plumber, Mario, can be found competing in various sporting events from tennis, golf, or even the Olympic Games. Mario Strikers: Battle League puts Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, and more on

Matchpoint: Tennis Championships – Preview

Perfect for Tennis fans and sports fans alike, ‘Matchpoint: Tennis Championships: Legends Edition’ brings the world’s tennis champions for you to play as and compete against at home. From publishers, Kalypso Media and developers Torus Games, which have previously developed the Praetorians HD remastered, ‘Beast Quest’ and ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’,

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Nintendo Switch Sports – Review

Nintendo has brought back the Sports series after the smash-hit Wii Sports released in 2006, but does Nintendo Switch Sports recapture the same flame after all these years? Nintendo Switch Sports has brought together a hub called the Spocco Square. This is the sports plaza where you can select from

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MotoGP 22 [Xbox Series X] – Review

When it comes to motorcycle racing simulation, Milestone is the first developer that comes to mind. They have created many major titles focused on motorcycle sporting over the last few years, with MotoGP 22 being the latest. As expected, the team and rider roster has been updated to reflect who

7.5

Dodgeball Academia – Review

Now, ‘Dodgeball Academia’ by Pocket Trap and Ivan Freire is certainly one of the more unique games I have played in a while. Who would have thought a sports game and an RPG would have smashed together so fluidly? Not me, that’s for sure. You play as our hero, Otto,

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Shredders – Review

FoamPunch is a small indie team with a big, snow-covered dream, and their affinity for snowboarding has inspired the new title, Shredders. Hitting Xbox game pass on day one, there won’t be a shortage of players ready to strap in and shred down the mountainsides. Available now on Xbox and

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WWE 2K22 (Xbox Series X) – Review

WWE 2K22 is the newest hard-hitting installment of long-running wrestling games developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Games, and it features a new combat system and camera visuals that have taken the wrestling experience to a long-overdue level. The new features are a redesigned gameplay engine that affects

WRAP UP: UFC 271: Adesanya Vs Whittaker

Bobby Green def. Nasrat Haqparast via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) Bobby Green and Nasrat Haqparast have a lot of energy as the opening round begins. An accidental swipe/eye poke from Haqparast hinders Green early in the round, but he’s able to recover and continue. Later on, Green almost blatantly pokes

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OlliOlli World – Review

All good things come in three – and OlliOlli is no different, with British game developer Roll7 returning for their upcoming third game “OlliOlli World”, now skating closer to its release date! OlliOlli World is a bright, colourful, and downright fun 2D-platforming skateboarding game. You start off in the new

OlliOlli World (Hands-On) – Preview

All good things come in threes – and OlliOlli is no different, with British game developer Roll7 returning for their upcoming third game “OlliOlli World”, now skating closer to its release date. OlliOlli World is a bright, colourful and downright fun 2D-platforming skateboarding game. You start off in the new

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King Richard – Review

When I heard there was going to be a biopic film based around Serena and Venus Williams, I was a little surprised to hear the story would focus more on their Father, Richard Williams. What I got to experience, however, was far deeper than any story focused solely on the

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Riders Republic – Review

As a gamer, the thought of going outside is a strange and foreign concept but thanks to Ubisoft, we get to digitally head to the mountains for some extreme sports. The world is your oyster with access to mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, rocket wings and glide suits set across geographically

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EA SPORTS NHL 22 – Review

EA SPORTS NHL 22 is brought to us by EA Games, is available out now, and is powered by the Frostbite engine. With this newest instalment players will learn about the newly implemented X-Factor skills they have added which will bring the league’s signature traits into play while also adding

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Knockout Home Fitness – Review

Grab your Joy Cons and get ready for some fitness with ‘Knockout Home Fitness’, published by XSEED Games and developed by Marvelous INC. This is the newest workout game for the Nintendo Switch and is available now. With four colourful personal trainers to unlock, you are taught the proper stances

WRAP UP: UFC 266: Volkanovski Vs Ortega

MAIN CARD HIGHLIGHTS Women’s Flyweight Match: Jéssica Andrade def. Cynthia Calvillo via Round 1 TKO (punches) Calvillo started out of the gate on the offensive, but Andrade started her intimidation early, taking the offensive but closing the gap. Majority of the first round was back and forth, with each competitor

6.5

SkateBIRD – Review

Published and developed by indy studio Glass Bottom Games, ‘SkateBIRD’ is a skateboarding simulation game similar to the Tony Hawk series, except with players taking control of a literal bird riding a skateboard the size of a Tech Deck instead of a pro skater. The game’s plot tells the story

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Mario Golf: Super Rush – Review

Anything Mario is gold. We all know this. Only Mario could release a consistent stream of spin-off titles successfully. Now, I haven’t played a Mario Golf game since the Nintendo 64 days, so I am going in bright-eyed and open-minded. Mario Golf: Super Rush by Nintendo is split into two

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MotoGP 21 (Xbox Series X) – Review

There are a few things in this world that will remain constant; death, taxes, and yearly installments of sports genre games. While I agree that MotoGP 21 is a racing sim, the sport itself has been thoroughly explored in the latest edition of the long-running franchise. From the three-tiered campaign

WRAP UP: UFC 260: Miocic Vs Ngannou 2

MAIN CARD HIGHLIGHTS Jamie Mullarkey def. Khama Worthy via Round 1 knockout Round 1 – Both fighters are intense straight out of the gate, with Mullarkey setting the tone of the fight with a quick opening strike combination. Worthy moving rapidly, firing off a few jabs back at Mullarkey. Mullarkey

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Table Tennis Pro – Review

Some people love table tennis. They live for the game and put their blood, sweat, and tears into it. Others think table tennis is incredibly boring, much like soccer. Or tennis. Or watching paint dry. I am neither of them. I am a gamer. So when I started playing Table

5.5

Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 – Review

Published by THQ Nordic and developed by Rainbow Studios (who are best known for their off-road racing games), Monster Jam Steel Titans 2 is based on the exciting real-life shows known as Monster Jam, bringing together the most famous monster trucks to live audiences and televised around the world, for

WRAP UP: UFC 259: Błachowicz vs. Adesanya

Aleksandar Rakic def. Thiago Santos via unanimous decision: A light heavyweight bout kicked off UFC 259, as the returning Tiago Santos took on Aleksandar Rakic. Round 1: Rakic led the fight early, pressuring Santos and cornering him against the cage early. Santos managed to counter, returning the cornering action by

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