Gary Marston

I’m currently completing a TV Production degree at Bournemouth University. I’m a keen film-maker, performer and writer – however nothing satisfies me more than settling down in front of the TV with a fantastic game. My favorites are: Ocarina of Time, BioShock and Beyond Good & Evil – oh and I’m a massive Birmingham City FC fan too! Keep right on!
  • BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea – Episode 2

    Irrational Games, as we know it, have dissolved into the ether and in their tragic wake fans everywhere will come to rely on Burial At...

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    Irrational Games, as we know it, have dissolved into the ether and in their tragic wake fans everywhere will come to rely on Burial At Sea: Episode 2 to receive any form of closure to what has been an absorbing legacy of BioShock. And what closure it is… I proudly stand as one of those...
  • Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

    Metal Gear Solid is undoubtedly one of gaming’s finest achievements. A few years ago, having not even played a MGS title, I could still have...

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    Metal Gear Solid is undoubtedly one of gaming’s finest achievements. A few years ago, having not even played a MGS title, I could still have easily identified the trademark gravel voice of David Hayter and the “!” iconography due to the amount of attention it garnered in popular culture and Egorapter cartoons. Since those dark...
  • Elder Scrolls Online BETA Preview

    WARNING: This review will wholeheartedly document the journey of a complete and utter noob. So the time has come… the next stage of BETA testing...

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    WARNING: This review will wholeheartedly document the journey of a complete and utter noob. So the time has come… the next stage of BETA testing for The Elder Scrolls Online has gone public. I must admit, this was a game I’d not particularly reconnoitered with interest over the year – partly because MMO’s aren’t my...
  • Rayman Legends Review (Next Gen)

    When it comes to the world of media and videogames, I consider myself a very lucky chap indeed. I often find myself having lengthy discussions...

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    When it comes to the world of media and videogames, I consider myself a very lucky chap indeed. I often find myself having lengthy discussions with friends talking about how we were always the ‘right’ age as youngsters for things like the invention of the internet and Harry Potter – how we’ve been blessed enough...
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Mobile)

    New system. New hands. Same old CJ. As a huge fan of Rockstar Games and, in particular, the groundbreaking title that was Grand Theft Auto:...

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    New system. New hands. Same old CJ. As a huge fan of Rockstar Games and, in particular, the groundbreaking title that was Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas – I made a conscious effort never to revisit Los Santos until I had come to forget the bulk of the game. It was like a great movie...
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts

    Maybe it’s Infinity Ward. Maybe it’s the exciting buzz of the ‘next generation’. Or maybe it’s the fact I’m actually good at this one… Yet...

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    Maybe it’s Infinity Ward. Maybe it’s the exciting buzz of the ‘next generation’. Or maybe it’s the fact I’m actually good at this one… Yet to me, Call of Duty: Ghosts is as fresh and entertaining as the COD franchise has ever been – offering a well earned place as the next ‘true’ successor to...
  • BioShock Infinite: Burial At Sea – Chapter 1

    ‘Is it someone new?’ asks the preacher in BioShock Infinite, poetically harking back to the ghoulish splicer’s welcoming sentiment in 2007’s BioShock. Back in March...

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    ‘Is it someone new?’ asks the preacher in BioShock Infinite, poetically harking back to the ghoulish splicer’s welcoming sentiment in 2007’s BioShock. Back in March 2013, this was just sheer fan service – an intelligent pat on the back for the fans that subsisted the franchise for 6 years. Now as we head towards the...
  • Grand Theft Auto V

    Take the overlooked eccentricities from Kane & Lynch, a plot-line that wouldn’t go amiss in a Breaking Bad episode & sarcastic humour that intelligently conceals...

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    Take the overlooked eccentricities from Kane & Lynch, a plot-line that wouldn’t go amiss in a Breaking Bad episode & sarcastic humour that intelligently conceals a strong social commentary and you begin to scratch the surface of what GTA V is all about. Hailed as the ‘final swansong’ of this gaming generation, Rockstar Games deliver...
  • Rush Bros

    Take the rough concept of Audiosurf, add some Doritos Crash Course-style obstacles and a funky animation style and what do you get? A game that...

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    Take the rough concept of Audiosurf, add some Doritos Crash Course-style obstacles and a funky animation style and what do you get? A game that should probably come free with a pair of Dr. Dre Beats – Rush Bros! Rush Bros is a game that flourished through the Steam Greenlight setup – an online community...
  • Resident Evil: Revelations

    I love the word ‘Revelations’. It seems to be used a lot these days as a way of stimulating audiences with a promise of an...

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    I love the word ‘Revelations’. It seems to be used a lot these days as a way of stimulating audiences with a promise of an intriguing expose – although ironically it’s only ever been used in various types of below-average media where there is in fact very little to ‘reveal’ (ergo Silent Hill: Revelations, Assassin’s...