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OUTLAND REVIEW

14/09/2011

My experience with Xbox Live Arcade has been varied to say the least. At its best it has supplied me with some of the best games I have ever played, regardless of platform, size, price or genre and at its worst has shovelled a ton of poorly designed and badly executed crapware onto my hard disk which oddly all seem to be of similar price to the aforementioned gems.
I suspect I’m not alone in this finding and I also suspect that I’m not alone in noticing that a large number of the games in the ‘good’ category seem to be 2D platformers, which brings me nicely onto the game at hand.
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TRAILERS THAT LOOK BETTER THAN THE GAMES THEY’RE FOR

29/07/2011

Allow me to indulge in wearing my cynical hat for a second here. Game trailers are without a doubt the most important and key factor in any upcoming game’s marketing strategy. It’s the litmus test on whether you think a game is worth forking out the dough for so you can get your hands on the action, adventure or awesome that publishers dangle in front of you.

Look at Halo, if you’re at all interested in the franchise or even just own an Xbox Read more…

An update from The Meat Grinder Team:

20/07/2011

It’s been tricky trying to run a kick-ass gaming website and podcast in conjunction with finishing a four year university degree, but we’ve just about managed it. That being said The Meat Grinder, has come under a little neglect especially in the last few months and so we’d just like to assure the fans and followers, it’s not over yet.

Podcasts will happen as and when. We’ve moved back to opposite sides of the country but that doesn’t mean no more podcasts ever, just keep your eyes pealed on iTunes or the feed.

The website will now be where we focus our attentions, bringing news and reviews via the written, rather than the spoken word.

Finally the existing podcasts are still on the production line to be YouTubified, subscribe to our channel and you’ll know as soon as they’ve made the leap from audio to video!

That’s all for now but keep an eye on the site, we’ll be posting pretty much anything we damn well choose soon enough and you know what, you’re gonna like it!

E3 2011: THE WII U, NINTENDO’S NEXT STEP

13/06/2011

The Wii wowed crowds, broke records and opened the gates on the motion-control gaming environment, its innovative gameplay mechanics acting as the catalyst that spawned similar systems from both Sony with the PlayStation Move and Microsoft with the Kinect for Xbox 360, which too have reaped the benefits in the next-gen motion gaming market.

As soon as the Wii became a smash sensation there were those who asked what was coming next. Read more…

E3 2011: THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME…

07/06/2011

We are literally minutes from having watched Nintendo’s streamed press conference at E3 2011, live from the Nokia Theater and their announcements alone have given us plenty to talk about. We also want to take you through the big news from Sony, Microsoft, EA and Ubisoft along with any other little tid bits worth noting but for the meantime we’re going to make you wait just that little bit longer.

Wii U controller on The Meat Grinder UK
For our full coverage on all things E3 keep your feeds up to date as Episode 17 of the Meat Grinder Podcast is just around the corner and should be hitting the shelves (kind of) in the coming days. In the meantime cast your eyes over the new Wii U controller and let us know what you think.

THE MEAT GRINDER: EPISODE 16

26/05/2011

On this weeks episode we have more news on reveals from The Dark Knight Rises, some new game reveals, and a discussion on the upcoming events of this years E3, plus we review Mortal Kombat. Oh and a little aside…the first habitable exoplanet has been discovered, thought it might be worth a mention.

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The Meat Grinder Podcast – Episode 16

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THE MEAT GRINDER: EPISODE 15

16/05/2011

We are back after a long absence and we promise not to do it again! On this brand new episode we recap the important news that we missed, news on filming for the Dark Knight Rises and Assassins Creed Revelations. We discuss all things Project Cafe and our review of Portal 2.

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The Meat Grinder Podcast – Episode 15

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