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Watch Dogs Review

Posted on by Peter Nugent

Women Love Men In A Mask
Women Love Men In A Mask

Mass surveillance is a hot topic at the moment, after Snowden’s leaks what was previously thought of as conspiracies actually turned out to be true. Next thing you know anal probing and alien abductions will be proven as well! Crazy stuff, all that sexting, private information and flirty calls you have are all passing through the NSA; it’s all highly controversial and quite alarming, but that’s a whole topic for another book or two! Now, what if someone was able to access that information? Enter Aiden Pearce. Set in Chicago where everything is controlled and...

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

Posted on by Peter Nugent

Wolverine At The Front, Have Not Seen That Before...
Wolverine At The Front, Have Not Seen That Before...

I grew up on a mixture of Super Heroes, Grand Theft Auto and football; which probably explains a lot about me. My interests are varied, but I’ve never quite found a soft spot for X Men movies, I used to love the cartoon. However, the movies have always fallen short of my expectation. It’s always been good, and had it’s cool moments but it’s never really hit home quite like the reboots of the Batman Series has. Marvel, for me, has always failed to make the mark, whether it is its storyline, cheesy moments or some overarching reference to...

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Nothing to Envy Review

Posted on by Peter Nugent

What They Would Have You Think...
What They Would Have You Think...

If I asked you what do you know about North Korea, what could you answer?

  • Do you know their governmental system?
  • How about their economic policy?
  • What about their leader?
  • Do you know about their nuclear weapons program?

Perhaps you know some of these things, if not all, but what do you really know about North Korea?  Do you know that throughout the 1990s there was a mass famine, an estimated 3.5 million people died, even though their jobs didn’t pay, they were required by law to go to work. Do you know that gulags are operated in North Korea,...

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Xbox One Review

Posted on by Peter Nugent

This post is a follow-up to our next-gen preview.

It's so beautiful isn't it?
It's so beautiful isn't it?

Xbox On", who knew that those two words would cause so much excitement, if you read last month's console preview you'd know that it would make the ladies weak at the knees, and even this LIVIC Editor felt his knees wobble a little at how smooth it all worked. The Xbox One has indeed finally arrived, showering you in voice commands, stunning graphics and the Xbox Live service we have all come to know and love.

What has surprised me the most is how well the voice commands work with the Kinect, seeing all the...

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Console Previews: Xbox One vs. PS4

Posted on by Peter Nugent

Xbox One
Xbox One

It’s November, so there are quite a lot of important things happening this month. Graduate Jobs are going online, Movember is taking place and everyone is already starting to stress out about exams. There is one thing that tops them all, an event that hasn’t taken place since 2007; that’s right, the next generation of consoles will be upon us. This isn’t your traditional preview either, anyone can just whack out a load of GPU specs and claim one console is better, this isn’t a dick-measuring preview, this is a preview with personality! Maybe dating references aren’t the best source...

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FIFA 14: Review

Posted on by Peter Nugent

The bane of every girlfriend's life
The bane of every girlfriend's life

It’s that time of year again where girlfriends will be ignored, lectures will be missed and the FIFA drinking game makes a valiant return. That’s right, FIFA 14 is back, for those of you hoping for a whole host of radical changes then this is not perhaps the game for you; the changes from FIFA 13 are minor and there are new features but why change a winning formula? The gameplay changes are mostly little tweaks that improve upon the changes made last year and put a greater emphasis on your first touch.

The game does feel a lot more balanced; pace abuse is...

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Radiohead Gig Review

Posted on by Peter Nugent

The following is a guest article by James Armstrong.

Few bands from the mid to late 1990’s could claim to have changed the modern musicscape quite like Radiohead. Two names straight from the top hat that everyone will have heard of, Oasis and Blur, are both undoubtedly great bands in their own right but they haven’t really pushed the boundaries of what’s possible on stage and in the studio in the same way. Following the musical and popular culture big-bang of the 1960’s, Liam Gallagher and Damon Albarn became far too infatuated with their respective idols – John Lennon and Ray Davies....

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