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Have you ever read a news article and thought, ‘I could do better than that.’ Have you ever looked at a video on YouTube and thought, ‘I could produce something like this in my sleep.’ Have you ever read a review and thought that the reviewer has missed the point and that you could write something that will make people laugh and cry? Or maybe you have dreamed of sitting at a table interviewing the stars of a new movie or TV... 

EA Sports allow you to play as Bruce Lee in UFC

EA Sports allow you to play as Bruce Lee in UFC
EA Sports Mixed Martial Arts series UFC now has a European release date and will be available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 20 June. It will be their first UFC title since acquiring the licence from THQ.  While the game includes many athletes, such as Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Rashad Evans and England’s Brad Pickett, there is also the option to play as the martial arts legend Bruce Lee.  “When we first heard that there was a possibility... 

UK Pokémon Distribution Event: Get a Free Magmar or Electabuzz from GAME

UK Pokémon Distribution Event: Get a Free Magmar or Electabuzz from GAME
In collaboration with GAME, The Pokémon Company International has announced a UK Pokémon distribution event for Pokémon X and Y players. Beginning on Friday 4th April, gamers will be able to get their hands on an Electabuzz or a Magmar from their local GAME shop. Which Pokémon you’ll receive will depend on which version of the game you’re playing: those with Pokémon X will get a Magmar, while those with the Y version will be given... 

Google Map ‘Em All – Find & Catch Pokémon on New Google Game

Google Map ‘Em All – Find & Catch Pokémon on New Google Game
With April Fools’ Day having now arrived in some parts of the world, the day’s obligatory tomfoolery has already begun online, with the web all set to descend into light-hearted chaos over the next few hours. For Pokéfans, though, much of what’s to come may well go unnoticed, thanks to Google Maps getting in quickly with a highly addictive Pokémon game. Google’s “Pokémon Challenge” is accessible on mobile devices,... 

Manga Entertainment and Bandai Namco at MCM Birmingham Comic Con

Manga Entertainment and Bandai Namco at MCM Birmingham Comic Con
What happens when you bring the UK’s largest anime distributor together with a game industry giant? Lots of exciting announcements, of course! Visiting MCM Birmingham Comic Con to talk us through their upcoming releases and to answer all your anime-related questions were Manga Entertainment‘s Jeremy Graves and Andrew Hewson, later joined by Joseph Walsh from the Bandai Namco UK team for a look at some anime-inspired games. To start things... 

Courtenay Taylor Mass Effect Panel at MCM Birmingham Comic Con

Courtenay Taylor Mass Effect Panel at MCM Birmingham Comic Con
“It was my lovely swearing capabilities,” said voice actor Courtenay Taylor on how she landed the part of the human biotic and notorious criminal Jack in the video game series Mass Effect  “I can really drop an f-bomb with authority.” As well as Jack from Mass Effect 2 and 3, Courtenay has also lent her vocal talents to games such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Project Zero 3, Fallout: New Vegas and Resident Evil 6. Leading... 

Ubisoft confirm Assassin’s Creed Unity for Holidays 2014

Ubisoft confirm Assassin’s Creed Unity for Holidays 2014
A teaser trailer showing Alpha footage of Assassin’s Creed Unity has been posted online. The video first appeared on the Assassin’s Creed French YouTube channel and shows several beautiful sweeping shots set during the French revolution. The description reads: “We have been working on the new Assassin’s Creed for more than three years and although we weren’t quite ready to show you our full vision for a next-gen only... 

Japan is Bringing a Pokémon Team to the 2014 World Cup

Japan is Bringing a Pokémon Team to the 2014 World Cup
Pikachu, Japanese footballers choose you! The Japan National Football Team has declared the Electric Mouse Pokémon its official mascot for the 2014 World Cup in Rio. Along with ten other Pokémon – Charmander, Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Fennekin, Froakie, Chespin, Meowth, Pancham, Litleo and Helioptile – Pikachu will be heading over to Brazil to cheer on the players. Even if you’re no football fan, it’s probably worth tuning in... 

Rovio swings Angry Birds into a turn-based RPG!

Rovio swings Angry Birds into a turn-based RPG!
Mobile video game giants Rovio Entertainment revealed to Kotaku the latest reincarnation in the Angry Birds franchise! We’ve seen them swing their way to Rio, float around in outer space and even take on the dark side in the Star Wars universe. Now Angry Birds are getting their turn on! Angry Birds Epic is a turn based role playing game (RPG), which is very smart as each bird has its own colour and skill set. That will reflect well onto the... 

Video Games Live announce over 50 worldwide concerts

Video Games Live announce over 50 worldwide concerts
The immersive concert experience Video Games Live focuses on music from popular video game franchises such as Halo, Castlevania, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog and many more. They just had their first performance of the year in Phoenix, Arizona over the weekend and there are many more to come. Over 50 performances have been announced for around the world, with concerts to take place in the US, Mexico, Europe, South America, China... 
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