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About Joe Martin

Joe Martin is the News Contributor at Sumonix. A multi-media journalist working in the national press by day and avid gamer by night, Joe has spent the last few years sounding off about gaming and the games industry to anyone who'll listen.
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PlayStation Now Game Streaming Service Unveiled By Sony
5 years ago

PlayStation Now Game Streaming Service Unveiled By Sony

By  •  News

Sony has unveiled PlayStation Now, a PS3 and PS2 game streaming service that works across multiple devices…
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Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Vita Footage Released
5 years ago

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Vita Footage Released

By  •  News

A gameplay video for the PS Vita version of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD has been released. The footage shows off the first two hours of the game, including Sin’s attack on Zanarkand…
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DLC – Sweet Extra Or Bitter Rip-Off?
5 years ago

DLC – Sweet Extra Or Bitter Rip-Off?

By  •  Features

With the current generation of console gaming coming to an end and Microsoft trying its utmost to force the games market into a digital-only future…
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DmC’s Dante Is A Bad Character
5 years ago

DmC’s Dante Is A Bad Character

By  •  Features

Reboots and reinterpretations are always going to ruffle a few feathers. People understandably get attached to the original characters and story lines…
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Puppeteer Review – Scissor Man
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5 years ago

Puppeteer Review – Scissor Man

By  •  Reviews

If there’s one thing you can’t say about Sony, it’s that they discourage originality.

Puppeteer is a game unlike any other and that’s not just reviewer rhetoric. Technically, it’s a simple 2D platformer, but this is no Mario or Donkey Kong – it’s a visceral adventure told in the form of a stage play, a mix between puppet theatre and British pantomime. Read Review

Lost Planet 3 Review – Cold As Ice
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5 years ago

Lost Planet 3 Review – Cold As Ice

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Prequels are a tricky thing in the gaming world. Tasked with telling a story that pre-dates and sets up its predecessors without contradiction, prequel games must also improve and fix the flaws of what came before in order to be considered a success. In many ways Lost Planet 3 achieves this with great aplomb, but it also falls spectacularly short of fixing some of the series’ biggest bugbears. Read Review

Time And Eternity Review – Tick Tock
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5 years ago

Time And Eternity Review – Tick Tock

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When it launched in its native home of Japan earlier this year, Time and Eternity (or TokiTowa as it’s known over there) received exceptionally polarising reviews. Some critics loved its bizarre characters and undeniably pervy humour, while others slated it with the sort of venomous passion not seen since the 1692 Salem Witchcraft Trials. You don’t have to play the game for long to see why. Read Review

Zone Of The Enders: HD Collection Review – Get In The Zone
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6 years ago

Zone Of The Enders: HD Collection Review – Get In The Zone

By  •  Reviews

HD re-releases are a funny thing. On the one hand they bring much-loved and sometimes overlooked titles to a whole new generation of gamers with a slick graphical overhaul, but on the other they have a habit of reminding you just how limited the newly-polished games are by today’s standards. Read Review

Okami HD Review – Brushes Up Well
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6 years ago

Okami HD Review – Brushes Up Well

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Released on the PS2 way back in 2006, the original Okami was a hit with game critics both in Japan and the Western gaming market due to its unique art direction and mesmerising visuals. Unfortunately for developers Clover Studio, the game was released shortly before the launch of the PS3. Read Review

Dishonored Review – Corvo’s Crusade
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6 years ago

Dishonored Review – Corvo’s Crusade

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For a game that features imprisonment as one of its most prominent themes, Dishonored offers the player an incredible amount of freedom. Never before has a game presented so many options for achieving your aim, or gone so far as to show the consequences of your actions. Read Review

Worms Collection Review – Soil Soldiers
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6 years ago

Worms Collection Review – Soil Soldiers

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There’s a timelessness about the Worms series that’s almost unique in the world of video games. Ever since gaming was first invented, right up to the present day, the satisfaction that can be gleaned from smacking your mates across the battlefield is one of the purest joys a gamer could ask for, and one which Worms has always captured perfectly. Read Review