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GameTech: First look at new Final Fantasy VII

Back in 1997, cloud gaming only meant one thing — you were playing Final Fantasy VII. The main protagonist of Squaresoft’s seminal RPG, Cloud Strife, ...

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Game Tech: A glimpse of the future at E3

A lot of gamers passed on Microsoft this generation. After a poor launch, their Xbox One console never gained any momentum, for one simple reason — the games ...

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GameTech: Get ready for Fortnite World Cup

There are only two more rounds to go in the Fortnite World Cup qualifying round, with entry to the $30m July finals up for grabs.

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GameTech: Innocence lost as the rats take over

When you smell a rat, it usually means something bad is going down

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GameTech: Minecraft now set to take over the real world

What are the building blocks of a great game?

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GameTech: New shotgun fires up Fortnite 9

You can never tell what the future will hold. Except in the case of Fortnite, where it probably holds a shotgun, aimed at your face.

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GameTech: Mortal Kombat 11 is as relevant as the original

The latest ‘Avengers’ film is packed to the brim with characters from the Marvel universe, showcasing the incredible depth of material that stems from ...

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GameTech: A Plague Tale Innocence is a game that impresses

We keep plaguing developers to do something different. Gaming, we tell them, needs different voices and different stories.

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GameTech: ‘World War Z’ revives ‘Left 4 Dead’

Valve’s hugely popular zombie shooter was abandoned by its developer after the second game was released, ten years ago, leaving fans desperate for more.

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GameTech: Destined to be a tour de Force

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, it was a time of oppression for the gamer republic.

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Game Tech: Gaming festival for Ireland

The game keeps changing. To stay on top, we need to change with it. Ireland will be hosting the European Games Week from July 4-7, a combination of two Irish gaming ...

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GameTech: Crafted World will put a smile on your face

Yoshi's Crafted World is a cardboard- cutout platformer. Don’t take that the wrong way, though.

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GameTech: Candidates for game hall of fame

The Strong is actually a museum in New York, dedicated to electronic history.

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GameTech: Looted and booted for ‘Fortnite 8’

So, pirates finally came to Fortnite. The only surprise was how long it took.

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GameTech: ‘Days Gone’ hoping to put new life in zombies

How many days of your life have you spent gaming?

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GameTech: Getting funky with Toejam and Earl

People tell you to live life in the present, but living for presents is much more fun. Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove does both, by dragging an ancient classic ...

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Irish-based creator of legendary video game Doom on reopening the doors to Hell

John Romero now lives in Ireland, and is involved in a new release of the classic shooter, writes Ronan Jennings

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Gametech: Fortnite winner in for long haul

Unlike its name implies, Fortnite will be around for some time yet. Last week, Epic Games announced they were pumping $100m of prize money into the game globally, ...

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GameTech: Apex at the very top of Battle Royale games

Ronan Jennings explains why Apex Legends may actually be the Battle Royale genre’s best moment

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GameTech: Chance to win €25k in Fortnite

Ronan Jennings spoke with Lead Comcast (commentator) for the EStars event, Nikita Buffee.

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GameTech: Spaceport Hope just what the docker ordered

In space, no one can hear you (on) Steam. That opening line isn’t worth a euro, but then again neither is Spaceport Hope, our featured budget game this week. ...

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GameTech: Evil returns and it is a good thing

The game has been locked away for 20 years, but now a full remake has escaped from Capcom studios.

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GameTech: Gamers raise €2m for charity

What happens when you cram a bunch of nerds into a hotel for a week and make them stream their activities online? The answer, as it turns out, is that they raise ...

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10 video games to get excited for about 2019

Ronan Jennings selects the video games he’s most looking forward to for the year ahead

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From Fortnite to Red Dead Redemption: Top talking points in video games

From Fortnite to Red Dead Redemption, it’s been quite a year, writes Ronan Jennings.

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GameTech: What to give the gamer in your life

This year, if you hear bells at Christmas maybe you should stop subscribing to so many YouTube channels? Or perhaps those are alarm bells you hear, as you panic-buy ...

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GameTech: All you need in latest Super Smash game

Super Smash Bros Melee has done it all. It has smashed records. It has smashed expectations. It has smashed every character under the sun into its roster. Now, finally, ...

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GameTech: Stage-coach robbery with so many micro-transactions

THE old west is dead. Welcome to the new world, writes Ronan Jennings. If you ever wanted an example of modern-day cowboys, then look no further than Red Dead Online, ...

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Civilisation takes a step forward

Sid Meier has a very different idea of what civilisation means.

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Sitting on rotting laurels in new Fallout 76 game

Nuclear waste we can handle — just don’t waste our time, too.

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Pokemon remade for modern age

GOTTA catch ‘em all! No, we’re not talking about the various strains of flu at this time of year. We’re talking about Pokemon — the ‘pocket ...

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Game Tech: Good, the bad and the ugly

In terms of pace, if games were holidays, Grand Theft Auto would be New York, but Red Dead is Connemara, writes Ronan Jennings

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GameTech: Soul survivor still has capacity to thrill

‘The soul still burns!’ Fans of fighting games will be familiar with that motto, which reads a little strangely out of context. The Soul Calibur series ...

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GameTech: Set for next generation hardware

NEXT year, it will be 25 years since Sony launched the original PlayStation. Since that time, the PS brand has taken over gaming, with three more mainline home consoles ...

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey delivers an epic journey

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a game that lives up to its name, says Ronan Jennings.

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GameTech: Rockstar shoots for the skies

Rockstar is back for a few dollars more. On October 26, it’ll be riding into town with a big name and collecting its bounty.

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Game Tech: Assassin’s Creed goes all Greek

When I showed my aunt Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, she said: “It’s all Greek to me.”

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GameTech: Spider-Man release set to spin intriguing web

Marvel’s Spider-Man game looks like it could be a winner, writes Ronan Jennings

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Highs and lows of gaming: A fine line between enjoyment and addiction

As the debate about video games continues, Irish Examiner columnist Ronan Jennings offers a personal take on the fine lines between enjoyment and addiction

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GameTech: Chasm helps narrow the gaming gap

THE gap between independent games and tentpole releases is narrowing by the month. In fact, many modern independent titles are far better than the tentpole games ...

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GameTech: Sky is not the limit for Irish games developer

When you’re looking to take things to the next level, sometimes you can be too ambitious. But with their Next update, developers Hello Games, led by Irishman ...

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Game tech: Get ready for a World Cup battle with Fortnite

SHOOT! Shoooot!’ As fans of the World Cup, that’s something we’ve been shouting at the TV a lot in recent weeks.

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Head off on holidays with this ‘Fantasy’

Not enough games are built around road trips, writes Ronan Jennings

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