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Have You Played… Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. There was a time, in the late eighties and early nineties, when The Bitmap Brothers could do no wrong. The isometric wonder of Cadaver and arcade brilliance of Magic Pockets and The Chaos Engine defined my Amiga days as strongly as the work…

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GET. READY. Speedball 2 HD Out 5th December

The last time someone said they were remaking Speedball 2, it didn't go well. The classic, fantastic future-sports game had even a sportless buffoon like me absolutely enthralled. For years after it came out, Greg, Fred, James and I regularly invaded Mike Smith's house to engage in lengthy tournaments, before things inevitably descended into cider and Night Trap. Or just hammering away at the Atari…

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Thursday, er, Thownloads

What a lot of words we posted yesterday. You must be exhausted from all that reading, bless you. Is ickle baby tired? Does 'is ickle eyes need a resty-poos? Well, why not take some time out to play some games instead? Here's a quick round up of recent free digi-delights (and, um, some more reading. Sorry.) potentially worthy of your exacting attention...

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Hands On With Speedball 2

Speedball 2 is being remade. It's not Speedball 3 or anything like that, it's a remake. It's a new game attempting to cash in on the success of the old by replicating it with contemporary tools. To provide an analogy from cinema, it's Clooney, Soderbergh, and chums remaking Solaris because the original Russian film is lost to a bygone era, but nevertheless carries incredible value…

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