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  • Game Spot Reviews: H1Z1 Battle Royale PS4 Review: All Kills No Frills

    Battle royale games have established themselves as more than just a fad, and as the space becomes more crowded, games strive to carve out their niche. With the console port of H1Z1, focusing on simplicity and streamlined mechanics is how it stakes its claim. Significant changes were made to H1Z1's original formula on PC to get you moving and encourage more action, which is further supported by intuitive controls. Where H1Z1's lacking is in variety, due in large part to an uninspired map that's missing interesting setpieces for its most intense firefights. But if the thrill of besting 100+ other players is what you seek, H1Z1 delivers just that.

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  • Game Spot Reviews: F1 2018 Review In Progress

    Despite the cars being the quickest they’ve ever been in the sport’s history, Formula One in 2018 is about much more than pure speed. Impressively, the technical nature of driving the fastest, most advanced cars on the planet is something Codemasters goes to great lengths to portray in F1 2018, and the experience is all the better for it. Behind the wheel, an updated, more intricate tire model and the new Energy Recovery System controls push the game closer to a realistic simulation than the series has ever been before. This shift complements some smart changes to career mode around upgrades and media interaction that expand and broaden the game's appeal beyond a single season.

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  • Game Spot Reviews: The Walking Dead - The Final Season Episode 1: Done Running Review

    Editor's note: The review contains spoilers for The Walking Dead: A New Frontier. Throughout Telltale's The Walking Dead, we have seen what living in a zombified hellscape can do to people. The one perpetual ray of hope was in Clementine, the little girl whose soul you've been trying to protect since the first hour of the first season, and the character you control in Telltale's latest chapter. She was one of the depressingly few children left, now forced to grow up in a hostile world of zombies, desperate survivors, treacherous backcountry, deathtrap cities, and, above all, rampant, indiscriminate, ignoble death.

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  • Game Spot Reviews: Phantom Doctrine Review: Tactical Espionage Action

    It's 1983. The Cold War is underway and there's a global conspiracy being perpetrated by a mysterious organization called Beholder. Fighting against Beholder are you and your rival organization, The Cabal. In Phantom Doctrine, you have the choice of playing as either an American CIA or a Russian KGB agent in charge of their own group of spies, but regardless of your alliance, every move you make needs to be carefully considered or there will be world-ending consequences. This feeling of high stakes strategic decision-making and a constant sense of urgency will become second nature as you progress through this engrossing campaign.

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  • Game Spot Reviews: Flipping Death Review: The Scythe Life

    Despite its focus on death and the afterlife, Flipping Death is a charming and wholesome adventure. Its zany and often eccentric characters bring the well-paced story to life with fantastic voice acting and a gorgeous 2D art style. Despite some frustrating platforming elements, its campy humor and satisfying puzzle mechanics make it a delightful journey throughout.

    Flipping Death puts you in the shoes of the recently departed Penny, a young girl who is accidentally thrown into the job of covering for Death. The role turns out to be rather elaborate, and you’re quickly tasked with helping ghosts resolve their unfinished business. In addition, you’ll have to help the wonderfully sassy Penny attempt to figure out how to return to the world of the living.

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  • Game Spot Reviews: We Happy Few Review - Joyless

    Just like the forcibly stretched grins of its inhabitants, the joy found in We Happy Few is a facade. The game's fascinating setting of a drug-fueled society wasting away in fake happiness is squandered on repetitive environments, poorly paced and downright boring quest designs, and a variety of confusing mechanics that never find harmony with each other. Its three individual tales of survival manage to deliver some surprisingly poignant moments, but We Happy Few does its best to dissuade you from wanting to play long enough to see them through.

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  • Game Spot Reviews: Unavowed Review: Dressed To Possess

    Unavowed sounds straightforward on paper. It's a classic-style point-and-click game about demonic possession set in New York City with people to talk to, and puzzles to solve. However, as you get to know its characters and fall further into its mystery, it becomes increasingly clear that Unavowed is much more than it appears: it's a brilliantly written adventure that makes you care deeply about its inhabitants and subverts your expectations.

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  • Game Spot Reviews: Monster Hunter World Review - Deadliest Catch

    While some fans of the series were disappointed when Monster Hunter XX came to the Switch as a Japan-only exclusive, the good news is that we don't have to suffer in region-imposed torture any longer. The latest big fish in the franchise's pond, Monster Hunter World, is finally here, and it blows the previous western releases out of the water.

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  • Game Spot Reviews: Overcooked 2 Review - A Great Second Course

    Following 2016's co-op cooking hit, Overcooked 2 introduces a fresh set of kitchens and recipes to conquer. Like in the first game, simple controls and a cute, cartoony style lend levity to intense dinner rushes where one mistake can lead to culinary disaster. The fun and chaos of playing with friends is preserved in the sequel, as is the far less exciting reality of playing solo. And while the added online play can't compare to in-person antics, the new throwing mechanic and a host of ridiculous kitchen layouts make for a delightfully frenetic follow-up to a couch co-op favorite.

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  • Game Spot Reviews: Dead Cells Review: Rise From Your Grave

    Tucked away in a long-forgotten prison lies a corpse. From time to time, a sticky mass of green goo slips into the cell and gives the body a burst of life. Stomping forward, the armored mass of carrion charges through zombies and hordes of undead on a vain quest to find the way out. Fans of Dark Souls will notice… more than a few similarities, for sure, but this particular outing isn't what it appears to be.

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  • Autumn is here
    Finally, we no longer have to juggle the awkward transitional period bridging the seasons and can fully embrace the arrival of autumn. That’s statement coats, scarves, boots and chunky knits galore. Hurrah! So, where to start? With so many trends for the season, it’s hard to decide which direction to take. Which trends will be [...]
  • FASHION WEEK, PART QUATRE: PARIS
    So the final instalment of the SS15 Fashion Week calendar has come to a close, and boy, was it a good finale! We feasted our fashion-hungry eyes on collections from the likes of Moncler, Givenchy, Valentino, Stella McCartney, Celine, Chloé, Dior, Saint Laurent and more, and spotted a sprinkling of stars along the way.   [...]
  • Horst: Photographer of Style
    The V&A in London – one of the world’s most celebrated museums of art and design – is currently showcasing the work of photographer Horst. P Horst (1906–99) in its retrospective, Horst: Photographer of Style. The exhibition is available to view until 4 January, and features 250 stunning photographs in addition to haute couture garments, [...]
  • FASHION WEEK, PART 3: MILAN
    So, onwards and Italy-wards for the third of the SS15 fashion weeks. This time the stage was Milan, home to the shows of Prada, Dolce&Gabbana, Armani, Bottega Veneta, Marni and more.   The week was a veritable feast of Italian fashion, with everything from the richly embellished to the minimalist and pared-back on the table. [...]
  • FASHION WEEK, PART 2: LONDON, BABY
    Once the fashion world had had their fill of the Big Apple, they moved swiftly on to the home of red buses, black cabs, Big Ben, Parliament, Buckingham Palace and, of course, Bicester Village – London. All eyes were on the capital from 12 to 16 September as fashion’s finest descended on the city to [...]
  • Fashion Week, Part 1: New York, New York
    So, it’s that time of year again when style leaders and opinion formers convene in the four corners of the fashion world (London, Milan, Paris and New York) to discover the hottest trends for the season ahead. The back-to-back schedule for the spring/summer 2015 shows starts with New York Fashion Week, followed consecutively by London [...]
  • Summer of Style
    As the nights are drawing in and the first signs of autumn are upon us, we thought we’d take a look back at the fantastic summer we’ve had across the nine Chic Outlet Shopping® Villages in Europe. There’s been art, culture, great food, face painting, giant apples (!) and of course, shopping – it’s been [...]
  • The BDC is back – and this time, the spotlight is on the boys!
    Men’s fashion in Britain today is the most exciting it’s ever been thanks to London Collections: Men, the special fashion week dedicated just to gents. The event, which was masterminded by GQ Editor Dylan Jones, was created to showcase the very best of British men’s style and shine a spotlight on the country’s most exciting [...]