Gaming

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Where on earth do you draw a line under Super Smash Bros. games, to be able to confidently give them ...
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The Division 2: End Game

Level 30, World Tier 1. What?! The Division 2 did the impossible, and kept me engaged, when I didn't expect ...
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Keeping up with coffee and games

The past month has seen quite a drop in me creating and publishing posts. Not so much because I have ...
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No Man’s Sky – Starting Again

Approximately a year and a half ago, I decided to give No Man's Sky a spin on the PS4. At ...
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Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

Final Fantasy is a massive franchise, and a franchise I have a lot of fondness for. Having played VII, VIII, ...
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Saving San Francisco – Watch Dogs 2

Approximately 20 hours, and I've played through the main campaign of Watch Dogs 2. What a great time I've had! ...
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Diving into Washington DC – The Division 2

Apparently I can only play Ubisoft games at the moment. Not content with two Assassin's Creed games and Watch Dogs ...
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Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is in really good shape right now

I've written a massive amount about Destiny 2 over the past couple of years. But I've not published most of ...
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Watch Dogs 2 – Getting Started

Watch Dogs was a good game. Despite what people have to say about Aiden Pierce as a protagonist and the ...
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What the hell is Auto Chess?

Coming off two Assassin's Creed games in a row, and bracing myself for Watch Dogs 2 (genuinely excited to get ...
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Assassin’s Creed Origins – Final Thoughts

Just shy of 40 hours in Origins, and my time with Bayek has come to a natural end. The main ...
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Assassin’s Creed Origins

Straight out of Assassin's Creed Syndicate, and into Origins. The re-imagining of the franchise, kind of. 25 hours in already, ...
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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Final Thoughts

It's been about two weeks since I finished Assassin's Creed Syndicate, but I decided to let it soak-in, and I ...
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Blog: Gaming on a budget

Gaming is a great hobby, with so much variety and breadth. Niche titles, global communities and hundreds of ways to ...
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What happened to Anthem?

Releasing a new "live service" game never goes well, does it? Especially when it's a brand new entry into the ...
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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Almost finished

I've spent quite a substantial amount of time in Assassin's Creed Syndicate since I last wrote about it, and I've ...
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Breath of the Wild – A Masterpiece

I've written multiple times of my love for the Legend of Zelda series. Beyond that, I've written about my need ...
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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Getting Started

I've toyed with the idea of getting one of the newer Assassin's Creed games recently. Either Origins or Odyssey. Critically ...
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Sea of Thieves – Anniversary Update

It's no lie to say that I've gotten back into Sea of Thieves recently. With it being a better realised ...
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Sea of Thieves – Anchors aweigh

Sea of Thieves came out on March 20th 2018. I was very keen to give it a go. Who wouldn't ...
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Blackout – Alcatraz

I've been on a bit of a Call of Duty Black Ops 4 binge as of late. Namely, I quite ...
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Battlefield V – Battle Royale

Firestorm. Strong name isn't it? Well, yeah, and it makes literal sense because the classic "moving circle" in your usual ...
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Star Wars Battlefront II – Initial Impressions

Battlefront 2 isn't exactly a well-loved EA game, is it? With a massive (justified) furore surrounding its release and the ...
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Anthem – The reviews

It's almost cool to hate on Anthem at the minute. Not without good cause, for some of it. But in ...
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Crackdown 3 – Quick Take

I think my brother put it best when he said "this is what I wanted from Crackdown 2". Here we ...
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Trust in YouTube

Being any kind of gamer can often mean looking for guides or reviews, or perhaps even lore. Now, the quantity ...
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Monster Hunter World x The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

In the past 10 years, I'd suggest that there are only 2 or 3 game worlds/universes that have completely taken ...
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Apex Legends

Anyone that knows me, knows that they could utter either "Titanfall" or "Battle Royale" and they would pique my interest ...
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Anthem: VIP Demo

Anthem isn't a game I've been particularly fussed about if I'm honest. Another online loot shooter with rpg elements.....it isn't ...
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The Wii U Tri-Fecta – Zelda time!

The Legend of Zelda has been at the centre of my gaming life for as long as I can remember ...
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Call of Duty Black Ops 4

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is the second Call of Duty I've ever written about. I'll be honest and ...
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Spider Man: Back into the swing of things

Finishing Spider Man last year was great. I had a great time, and wrote plenty about it. It was bittersweet, ...
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Monster Hunter World

Thinking of a title for this post left me a little dumbstruck......What is it that I'm trying to say about ...
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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite

Fighting games are not my thing. Try as I might, I am not good at them. Combos, watching for frames ...
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The Gold Standard – 2018

2018 has been a pretty great year for Ninja Refinery, but better still for gaming in general. Of course, it's ...
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God of War – Final Thoughts

I have no idea how to say this, nor did I ever expect to say it about a game in ...
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Halo – Still got it after all these years

It's no secret that I'm a Halo fan. Hell, my wedding ring is a Halo! As far as Halo games ...
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1 year on – PUBG is still the king

It's been 12 months as of December 12th since Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) was released on the Xbox one. In this ...
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God of War – Several hours deep

I expected to blitz through the story of God of War. Envisioning a linear, fast-paced, brawler of sorts, with what ...
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The most satisfying “touches” in gaming over the past few years

We mostly play games for fun, right? To attain a certain level of satisfaction. Whether that's achieving something (solving a ...
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Oh my God of War

God of War has been on the "must play" list for a little while now, but never enough to get ...
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Red Dead Redemption 2: The light at the end of the tunnel

I've done it! In just over 40 hours of play I've completed the main story of Red Dead Redemption 2.  ...
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Fighting that “new game” compulsion

Gaming is without a doubt my favourite hobby, alongside writing on here, playing guitar, drinking coffee etc. The problem is, ...
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Red Dead Redemption 2: The long road through hell

I've just about hit the 30 hour mark in Red Dead Redemption 2, which is actually kind of incredible, considering ...
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Realm Royale – Alpha Test

It's no secret that I'm a sucker for a battle royale game. But it's a market that quickly became saturated, ...
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Red Dead Redemption 2 – Oh my….

True story: I had low expectations for Red Dead Redemption 2.  I don't know why, because it was obviously going ...
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Horizon Zero Dawn – Getting started

Horizon Zero Dawn seems like a game that requires no introduction. A runaway success almost straight out of the gates, ...
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Quick look: Battlefield 1

The Battlefield series is one that I've loved for several years now.  From Battlefield 1943 to the Bad Company games, ...
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Finished business

Sometimes we have an experience with something that ends up either being so profound, or perhaps exceptional, that we struggle ...
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Spider-Man – Review

Spider-man games have been published for years and years, in fact, one of my first Game Boy games was "The ...
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PUBG 1.0 – Review

It's here! It's finally here.  PUBG is now out of beta and officially "full release" on Xbox. As such, it seems ...
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Shenmue – Remastered – Review

To be clear, Shenmue is one of my all-time favourite games.  A title that it's had for the better part ...
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Unfinished Business

Sometimes you just can't find the time, nor the will to see something through. Never watched all of that classic ...
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Why is Warframe so good?

It's very easy to write Warframe off as a free-to-play game and ignore it (like I did up until this ...
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GTA Online – Heists

It's early doors, in that we've done two heists.  One is the 2-man intro to the concept of heists online, ...
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Overwatch – New Hero: Wrecking Ball

Hammond (Wrecking Ball) is live in Overwatch on consoles! Straight off the bat, we've got one of the weirdest new ...
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Mass Effect Andromeda – Initial thoughts

About 10 hours in, a few planets scanned, a full team and a cool ship. I think I have a ...
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Fortnite – Save the World

Fortnite has been on the lips of the public for quite a while now. With a massive success from their ...
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Mass Effect Andromeda

Infamous barely begins to scratch the surface when describing Mass Effect Andromeda. A release that was surrounded by disappointment, criticism ...
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Metal Gear Solid V – The Phantom Pain – Chapter One is done!

It's been hours, pushing 40 hours at the time of writing. Hours of non-stop stealth-action, Metal Gears, Quiet, D Dog, ...
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Carving out a living in GTA Online

Let's be fair, one of the core elements to the success of GTA online, is how much money it makes ...
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Fortnite Battle Royale – 50 v 50 Mode

It's fair to say that I've not given Fortnite Battle Royale as much attention as I did when it was ...
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Blog: Nice problems to have

I have a problem......I've found myself in a strange place recently, but a great one. I'm jumping between two different ...
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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Diving back in

One of the games on my pile of shame is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Released for free ...
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Re-play: Sleeping Dogs – final thoughts

I finished my playthrough of Sleeping Dogs. Re-living some fond memories, seeing how times have changed my expectations of open ...
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Monster Hunter World – What have I begun?

I played a Monster Hunter game a few years ago, it was Monster Hunter 4 and it kept me entertained ...
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Destiny 2 Raid Lair: Eater of Worlds

Having practically given up on Destiny 2 around the release of the Curse of Osiris DLC, the VasDown boys never ...
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Re-Play: Sleeping Dogs

Sleeping Dogs is one of those games that took me by surprise, saw me love every minute, and then leave ...
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

I'll be honest, I never had any intention of playing, let alone writing about a Call of Duty game since ...
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Destiny 2 – 2 DLCs in

Having played through the Warmind missions, I find myself in a really strange spot with Destiny 2. On one hand, ...
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Overwatch – New hero! Brigitte

I know this is well past the release of Brigitte into Overwatch, but I like to let a new hero ...
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Destiny 2: Warmind DLC – Time to bounce back?

Destiny 2 is due to have DLC number 2 (Warmind) released and it's genuinely the first time since release that ...
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PUBG – Miramar Map on Xbox One – Thoughts

Bluehole only went and gave us a PTS (public test server)! So, those of us that are rabid for new ...
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Warframe: I think this is my new Destiny

I've now logged into Warframe for 16 consecutive days. I know this because you get a daily reward for logging ...
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Blog: Looking backwards to move forwards

Here's the thing. I'm trying to calm the hell down on my almost ADHD levels of moving from game to ...
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Blog: Sometimes you need the grind

The past month has been pretty hectic, trying to maintain a level of frequent/readable content, working full-time in a job ...
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Warframe: Free to play done right?

Over the past couple of years Warframe has randomly popped in and out of my periphery several times. I knew ...
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PUBG: So much change!

PlayerUnknown's BattleGrounds (PUBG) isn't new anymore. It's in "full release" on PC, and it's still in "Early Access" from it's ...
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The Last of Us: Remastered – Initial Thoughts

When it comes to games that are deemed as "must play", I think it's fair to say that The Last ...
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Sea of Thieves – Fun with friends!

It's here! Sea of Thieves has been released and after a technical alpha and two betas, I'm playing the full ...
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Mobile Gaming: Marvel Puzzle Quest

Playing games on mobile is something I love the idea of, but rarely does it live up to my hopes ...
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XCOM 2 – Trying to control chaos

XCOM 2 is an excellent game. Honestly, I love it. But seriously, I hate it...... I've started playing it again ...
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Finishing Dishonored 2

When I started getting back into Dishonored 2, I'd say that I was simply going through the motions, and doing ...
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Blog: These days every game wants my attention forever, and my money…..

In the past couple of years, the rise in "games as a service" as seen developers and publishers go from ...
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Dishonored 2 – Diving back in

As I promised last week, I've gotten back into Dishonored 2 (man, it really pains me to not spell it ...
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The dreaded pile of shame

I'd hazard that most gamers have one, I'd suggest that it sits in the back of our minds, and every ...
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Review: Shadow of the Colossus

Shadow of the Colossus is a game that I've been told to play by so many people over the years, ...
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Fortnite and PUBG – Enjoying both is easy

The Battle Royale genre has seen some massive growth in the past year. I'm not going to go on about ...
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No Man’s Sky – Final Thoughts

It isn't possible to ever really "finish" No Man's Sky. Sure, there's a couple of questlines to complete, should you ...
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Using your PlayStation 4 Screenshots

When I started taking screenshots on the PlayStation 4, it never occurred to me that it might not be straight-forward ...
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InFamous: Second Son – Final Thoughts

I finished it! I had a great time, and I'd recommend it to anyone that asked.  Easy!  In fact, I'd ...
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InFamous Second Son – Further Thoughts

I've had a good chunk of time with InFamous: Second Son now.  I've unlocked new powers, had boss fights, met ...
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Overwatch – Getting to grips with Moira

This is really late, Moira was released on November 16th last year, so I'm not exactly keeping up with Overwatch ...
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Getting started in InFamous – Second Son

InFamous is one of those series that I've never really heard anything bad about, and when Second Son came out, ...
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PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds – Still going…..

This is madness, I can't remember the last time I was so hooked on a game.  Let alone a game ...
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No Man’s Sky – Further thoughts

I'll be honest, up until this morning, I was ready to just give up on No Man's Sky. To be ...
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Sea of Thieves: Closed Beta

I was fortunate enough to get in on the final technical alpha for Sea of Thieves, just before Christmas.  Being ...
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Uncharted 4 – Review

I set myself up for this review, in my previous Uncharted 4 post.  Basically ruining the score, because I can't ...
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No Man’s Sky – Initial Thoughts

No Man's Sky is a game you can ask people about, and likely hear some kind of negative spin on ...
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Uncharted 4 – Review incoming

I'm about 20 hours deep in Uncharted 4 and I'm moments away from finishing it. Initially I was going to ...
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Getting back into the swing of things

2018 has seen a pretty slow content-feed so far.  With the Christmas break, work, a holiday and doing a part-time ...
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PUBG – what makes it so enjoyable?

It's hard to not keep writing about PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, even though I have so much else to play and talk ...
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Expanding coverage at Ninja Refinery

I have a pretty incredible wife, and because of that, Ninja Refinery can now start to cover PlayStation 4 titles! ...
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The Gold Standard – 2017

2017 is dead, but it's worth looking back on.  It was a big year for Ninja Refinery.  In fact, whilst ...
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Inspired by – NoClip

My second "Inspired by" piece is a little broader than just the "NoClip" name, it's actually more about the man ...
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Headset Review: HyperX Cloud Stinger

I've only ever heard of HyperX in the context of computing, so I was very surprised to find that they ...
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Playing Battle Royale games the “right” way

Playing "Battle Royale" games is becoming something of a big deal in gaming as of late.  With the release of ...
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Inspired by: Insert Coin Clothing

Gaming is big business, and it goes well beyond just playing games.  We become engrossed in massive universes and feel ...
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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds – It’s here!

A few hours early, and my code for Playerunknown's Battlegrounds was sent through to get stuck in on Xbox One ...
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Getting back to grips with The Division

The Division is an open-world, online-only, third-person cover shooter, set in Manhattan.  Released in March 2016 to a lukewarm reception, ...
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Trying something new

Now I've gone past 100 posts published, I've started to see some patterns in what I'm doing. That's no bad ...
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Mobile gaming: Lineage 2 Revolution

Here's a sentence I never expected to say or write: I'm currently playing an MMORPG on my mobile phone. Weirder ...
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Coming back to Titanfall 2

The best thing about playing Mirror's Edge Catalyst, was the fact that it reminded me of how fluid and excellent ...
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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst – Final Thoughts

Clocking in at just under seven and a half hours, I've finished the campaign of Mirror's Edge Catalyst. Honestly, I'm ...
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Mirror’s Edge Catalyst – Initial thoughts

The original Mirror's Edge was a bit of a surprise to me.  I'd read a few good things, but it ...
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100 published posts!

It's perhaps no major event to most, but here at Ninja Refinery, it's a big deal! Starting off as killthekage.com ...
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Final thoughts

My journey with the main campaign of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has come to an end.  According to my Xbox, ...
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Star Fox Zero – Co-op Chaos

After falling back in love with Lylat Wars (Star Fox 64) on my 3DS, it seemed like the perfect time ...
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Review: Star Fox 64 (3DS)

My first proper console was the Nintendo 64, and one of the many fond memories I have of it, is ...
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Incoming! PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Due in a few weeks, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is heading to Xbox One. I've spent a bit of time streaming and ...
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Let’s Play – Animal Crossing Pocket Camp

Yesterday, I decided I'd had enough of the mobile games I've been playing (Pokemon Go, Boom Beach and Fallout Shelter), ...
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Further Thoughts

I'm over halfway through Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, now, and I'm suckered in until the end. Initially, whilst I had ...
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Headset Review: Turtle Beach XO Three

One of the most recognisable names in the gaming headset arena, Turtle Beach sent me out a demo package, containing ...
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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Getting Started

Played a lot of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, I didn't finish it, but that's for no reason other than I ...
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Just Cause 3 – Final Thoughts

Just Cause 3 has taken me a little while to get finished (it's been sat on the shelf for a ...
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Headset Review: Steelseries Siberia 200

Since my recent epiphany I've been on a one-man mission to delve into the audio of games, and to try out ...
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Just Cause 3 – Further Thoughts

Since diving back into Just Cause 3, I've found myself having a great time. I've given it plenty more space ...
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Just Cause 3 – Initial thoughts

As much as I love realisim, a great narrative, next-level game design and genre-bending mechanics.  Sometimes I like to just ...
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Forza Horizon 2 – Review

I’ve been a fan of the Forza series for a long time (fact: when I saw the cost of a ...
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Overwatch – Halloween Terror 2017

I'm late to the party, in fact, I'm really late because I missed the event completely last year.  So I've ...
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Fortnite: Battle Royale – Getting more time in.

I've been getting more time in, on Fortnite: Battle Royale.  It's proving to be the perfect, quick escape from Destiny ...
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The difference a headset makes.

Most people know this already, and honestly, I have no idea why it's taken me so long to realise this ...
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Soundtracks – Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is a good game, not a timeless classic, but a game that I'll be playing on and off ...
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Fortnite Battle Royale – Getting started

The drama around Fortnite - Battle Royale has, as far as I can tell, only been a good source of ...
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Keeping up……

It's September, a few weeks after the Destiny 2 release, and I'm knee-deep in glimmer, engrams and the VasDown clan ...
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Destiny 2 – Initial Thoughts

It would be completely remiss of me to not make any kind of post about Destiny 2 around it's first ...
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Ninja Refinery Reviews

Further to my post about review scoring, I feel that it's important to at least provide a succinct and recognisable ...
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Destiny – Thank you, and goodnight.

It’s the eve of Destiny 2, and it seems like the perfect time to reflect on my time with the ...
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Review scores are dead

I've read a massive amount of reviews in my time.  So many gaming sites provide such in-depth reviews and quality ...
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Review: Hyrule Warriors

Who knew that a hack-and-slash style "Warriors" game could be so much fun?! Honestly, I didn't have high expectations for ...
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Taking Screenshots on the Wii U

Who knew that working out how to get a screenshot on a Wii U would take so much effort?! There's ...
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Overwatch – More thoughts on Doomfist

Apart from playing Lucio Ball, I've been hitting QuickPay as often as possible, and where I can, getting some time ...
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Ninja Refinery – Wii U Streaming

Thanks to a great session of Mario Kart 8 last night, I was able to check out my now re-branded ...
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Mario Kart 8 – Wii U – I love this series

Who doesn't enjoy a game of Mario Kart? Is it possible to dislike it? Here is me gushing about the ...
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Overwatch – Doomfist

What's a Doomfist? Doomfist is the latest hero released in Overwatch.  After much speculation about his existence and when he ...
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Fallout 4 – The loyalty dilemma

I thought that I had just about written as much as I could about Fallout 4, short of my inevitable ...
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Gaming Habits – How they’re changing

There was a time where I would exclusively play one game for months at a time.  These were the days ...
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Fallout 4 – So far, so good

I've hit about 15 hours in-game now and got a good feel for it. It still doesn't "feel" like a ...
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Destiny 2 Beta – How was it?

It was more Destiny. Simple as that really.  Now that's not a bad thing, not by any stretch.  It just ...
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Destiny 2 beta – The Farm

The new social space "The Farm" was made available for one hour this Sunday (6pm GMT for me), for people ...
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Destiny 2 Beta – Here we go!

The Destiny 2 beta went live on Xbox One yesterday, and so I dived right in. Joined by some of ...
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Destiny 2 – Beta incoming!

This is the week, the Destiny 2 beta is taking place from Wednesday, and I'll be taking part and streaming ...
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Fallout 4 – Let’s get started

Fallout 4 has been on my "need to play at some point" list for quite a while now, and with ...
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Batman Arkham Knight – Final Thoughts

This game is/was wonderful. Rocksteady should be proud.  It is the perfect end to a wonderful trilogy, and truly their ...
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Launching towards a win!

The clock hits 0:00, it's a tie-game and the ball is still in the air.  If it touches the floor, ...
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Batman – Arkham Knight – Further Thoughts

I've been putting some decent hours in on this game now, not through attrition and feeling that I have to ...
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Breath of the Wild – 3 Divine Beasts down, 1 to go!

Yeah, I'm taking my sweet time with this game, but I'm loving every second of it. I've cleared 3 of ...
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Star Wars Battlefront – Initial Impressions

Star Wars Battlefront is a game that's been out a while, got some good press, got some bad press, and ...
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I don’t think I’ll ever finish Breath of the Wild – But that’s ok

Finishing a game is subjective.  Do you mean 100%? Do you mean complete the main campaign, or reach a maximum ...
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Batman – Arkham Knight – Initial Thoughts

I started Arkham Knight yesterday, after having it sat on the shelf for months, making way for new games and ...
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Some games aren’t meant to be streamed

I've done a few posts on streaming platforms, and I've done a post on streaming a Wii U via Xbox ...
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Overwatch – New Map – Horizon

The newest map on Overwatch was released to consoles this week, and I've been getting to grips with it. It's ...
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Gwent – Beta

The in-game card game from The Witcher 3 is being made as a standalone game, which, for people like me, ...
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Magikarp Jump! What the?!

I started to see reports of a new Pokemon app on the Google Play store, so of course I had ...
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Almost famous – for a couple of hours

Reddit is a site I visit frequently, and I post occasionally. I've had one very "successful" post, which was a ...
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Super Smash Bros. Wii U and Amiibos

I managed to sit and play through a bit of Smash Bros. a bit the other day, and even streamed ...
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Streaming from a Wii U – Via an Xbox One (no capture card)

I recently got a Wii U, and in doing so, realised that I have no idea how I can stream ...
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The Legend of Zelda – Breath of the Wild (Wii U) – A few hours in

I'm roughly 10-12 hours into Breath of the Wild now, and I've barely scratched the surface of it. I found ...
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Super Smash Bros. (Wii U)

Another game I got when I got the Wii U was a title that I consider to be essential to any ...
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The Legend of Zelda – Breath of the Wild (Wii U)

I was fortunate enough to get a really good deal on a Wii U and the latest Zelda game (Breath ...
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Beam vs Twitch – Streaming from an Xbox One

I stream from my Xbox One.  Few watch it, but that's by the by.  The fact is, that some people ...
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Overwatch – Orisa

Orisa has been released into the wild for a few weeks now, and more importantly, available in competitive, which means ...
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Destiny – The Age of Triumph & Destiny 2 news

Preface Destiny has been going on since 2014, and has seen some highs and lows.  Starting out with a pretty ...
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VasDown Raids Again!

Preface We finally all got back together, ready to take on the Wrath of the Machine raid, yet again. It's ...
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Rainbow Six: Siege – Playing online

Nothing too exciting here, just the uploaded video of a stream, whilst playing online earlier. I'm not good at this ...
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Ghost Recon: Wildlands – GRWHQ App

Preface I've used a few companion apps in my time.  Something that Ubisoft seem to be particularly keen on pushing, ...
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Hearthstone – Level 20 and beyond!

Preface I mentioned before that Hearthstone was proving to be a grind, and level 20 seemed excessive, just to unlock ...
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Rainbow Six Siege – Bleeding out

A dude just watched me bleed out for a few seconds, got right up in my face and watched. I ...
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Hearthstone – Grinding it out……

Preface I've been playing Hearthstone casually now for a couple of weeks, and felt like I'd been making some solid ...
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Ghost Recon: Wildlands – Further Impressions

Preface I've still not played a massive amount of this game, and I'm still in the first area.  So I ...
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Assassin’s Creed Unity – Final thoughts

Preface It's done! I finished the main story missions, a fair few side missions and a few co-op missions. Thoughts ...
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Ghost Recon: Wildlands – Getting into the game

Preface As I wrote previously, I played the open beta of Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and it was a blast.  So, ...
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Game soundtracks – Do you listen to them?

Preface I've recently been given a download to the Hitman soundtrack (looks like anyone who bought the game gets an ...
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Assassin’s Creed Unity – Further thoughts

Preface I laid out some initial thoughts a few days ago, and then I've given some time to the co-op ...
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I love Rocket League – I’m not great at Rocket League

Preface I've been playing Rocket League on and off since the day it was released on the Xbox One.  However, ...
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Assassin’s Creed: Unity – Co-op first experiences

Preface In a well-timed accidental meeting of each other online, myself, Frostos and Tommygunlovers were able to finally give co-op ...
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Hearthstone – Learning the ways

Preface Ok, so my last Hearthstone post was about getting into it and giving it a go.  This is a ...
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Assassin’s Creed Unity – Thoughts

Preface Ok, so I'm a fan of the Assassin's Creed series, I've played and finished them almost religiously.  Until.....I got ...
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Let’s Play – Ghost Recon Wildlands – Beta

Preface The open technical beta was opened up last week for a few days.  I got access to the closed ...
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Hearthstone – Giving it a go

Preface I'm not particularly familiar with the Warcraft franchise or the lore, so this, to me is a card game, ...
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Halo Wars 2 – Initial thoughts

Preface Ok, so I love the halo universe, have done since Combat Evolved, and I've sunk hours of my life ...
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Let’s Play! – Hitman

I love the Hitman franchise, always have, and I've played most of the series, start-to-finish.  Some great, some not so, ...
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How do game reviews and sites like reddit impact how you purchase or play a game?

Preface I read a massive amount of content around games and gaming. It used to be just a couple of ...
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My top 10 games from the past year.

These weren't all necessarily released this year, but they have taken my time in 2016 and they have all been ...
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The Division – VasDown style

So, we got a bit bored of Destiny, and all found The Division for a bargain at cdkeys. Thus began ...
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Let’s Play! – GTA V Campaign from the 1st person perspective.

When GTA V first came out, I played through it on the Xbox 360.  I loved it, it was a ...
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Update.

It's a little quiet here at the minute, but things are underway! I'm doing my first full game review, which ...
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Silver…..just. Overwatch ranking.

So, I did it. I got my rank, and crept into silver tier, by 30 points. The last game of ...
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Overwatch – Ranking is hard

Just a couple of the games, I'm clearly doomed to end up in the lower ranks...... PPzPwBwlowY ...
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I got there in the end – Overwatch Ranked

So, I finally hit rank 25 in Overwatch, and now I'm apparently ready for competitive matches.... Firstly, it took me ...
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Let’s Play! – #VasDown takes on The Wrath of the Machine, again.

One step further! We got to the siege engine, and this time we had all six of us playing.  A ...
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Too much to play, too much to do.

What happened to the days where we would sit and play the same few games over and over again? Or ...
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Flashback – The VasDown clan completing the Vault of Glass raid for the first time

This is the first raid we did as a full 6-man clan.  We tried to 4-man it several times in ...
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Destiny – 2016 Halloween Event – Thoughts

So, the Festival of the Lost has returned this year, sans paper and glue to upgrade your masks. I really ...
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Pokemon GO Halloween Event is live!

The Pokemon GO Halloween event is......Go! Seeing more ghost-types? You should be!  Niantic have started an event, which is giving ...
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VasDown – Latest Raid Attempt Video

So, we attempted Wrath of the Machine -1 clan member on Friday. Didn't get as far as we'd hoped, but ...
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