Month: December 2016

BenQ Zowie XL2735

Monitors, they really are one of the most important and most ignored parts of many people’s gaming setups. You have to use it for everything you do and in my experience, they are the last thing you upgrade on your computer and you only do it when you really have to. I run three monitors in my office setup. I would like four but that’s a whole nother fight. Out of my three monitors, one I bought over ten years ago, one five years ago and one 4 years ago. I bought what was cheap enough and what suited...

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The Mega Cast: Episode 25 (Game of the Year 2016)

It’s Ultra Super Mega’s first ever Game of the Year deliberations! The guys sit down and discuss the categories, the games and all the shit that happened in 2016. Which games were the best, which were the worst, which were the over-hyped and the moments that made them smile, cry and ask themselves, “What the Fuck?”

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2016, So long Current Year.

It has been a good year and a great year for games. There were a shit load of games released this year. Look no further than Steam for evidence of that. Just under 40% of all the games that have ever been released on the platform came out this year according to Steamspy. Steam have been pretty heavily scrutinised for their release strategy and not without reason. I would happily bet that a lot of what was actually put up for sale is shovelware at best. But that’s not what we’re here for. Here at UltraSuperMega we’ve decided to make up a fun list of awards to bestow on the worthy. Let’s take a look at some of the high points instead of dwelling on the negative. (I point out some negatives anyway because I’m just that kind of guy.)   What the Fuck? – Biggest WTF moment of the year. Konami had a real pearler this year. Pretty much everything they did made most people scratch their heads at best. Metal Gear Survive, the Metal Gear Solid 3 Pachinko machine, banning Kojima from the awards ceremony he was nominated for, the list goes on. But all of that still pales in comparison to Randy Pitchford having an episode on stage when dicks and strippers were brought up during a re-release announcement of Duke Nukem 3D (a really fucking...

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Perko’s Game of the Year Awards for 2016

2016 has been an interesting year, to say the least. I tend to look more on the positive side of things and try to see the good in everything. However even I can admit that 2016 has been a rough year for the world at large (Bowie?! Really??!!) In saying that, my personal life continues to go from strength to strength. My career is going well, I have the ability to invest time into things I am passionate about, we have a roof over our heads and food on the table. Not to mention my family is amazing and...

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Brigador Review

Disclaimer: I purchased my own copy of Brigador and have not regretted it one bit. There’s something to be said for the 80’s revival movement which is currently seeping into pop culture. The saturated neon colour pallets, the hard synth music and the grimy, futurist aesthetic all elicit very specific emotions in me and when you apply all those things to something like video games with big stompy robots, it has the potential to reach new heights of radical previously unknown to man. Enter Brigador, a game planted firmly in a setting which utilises all of the things I’ve...

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