Deep Loot Review

a fun little game worth loot-ing out for

The Gamebrit Podcast by
published Tuesday, Aug 19th

#009 – Bingo Banter

Bingo daubers at the ready! A hot fresh new episode of Britain’s soon-to-be favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast is here. House! 

This week we talk about the crazy fun that is Microsoft Bingo, how many changes of underwear you’ll need to play Silent Hills demo P.T and find out just a little too much about Brian Blessed.

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published Tuesday, Aug 19th

UK Chart: The Last of Us Remastered Remains

The Last of Us: Remastered (-40%) is at the top of the chart, followed by Watch Dogs (-22%) at second, for a third straight week. Up two places to third, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (+1%) again finds its highest chart position.

Strong sales in Xbox One copies takes Call of Duty: Ghosts (+7%) to fourth from eighth.

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (-1%) takes two places despite a minor drop in sales.

The LEGO Movie Videogame (+6%) is ahead of FIFA 14 (-21%) and Grand Theft Auto V (-27%), which fall four places each to seventh and eighth respectively.

Battlefield 4 (-12%) stays at ninth for a third week, ahead of Titanfall (+6%) which rises two to complete the top ten.


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published Monday, Aug 11th

#008 – Knuckles The Enchilada

Gotta go fast! Yup, it’s another episode of Britain’s soon-to-be favourite gaming show, The Gamebrit Podcast!

This week we talk about how a fish has taken to playing Pokemon, the re-re-make of Resident Evil, along with Colin’s thoughts on checking-in within Watch Dogs. Oh, and we also do another round of Limited Edition Bullseye, this time with thanks to Halo Master Chief Collection.

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Send us a message now, we’ll read out anything. Remember you can’t beat a bit of bully!


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published Sunday, Aug 10th

Who Cares About 1080P & 60FPS? I Sure Don’t

Maybe it’s just me, but I find the ongoing obsession with discussing and dissecting every game apart to see if it holds up to the seemingly ‘holy grail’ metric of 1080p and 60 frames-per-second thoroughly dull.

The ‘attaining’ of these numbers are always being debated on forums, columns and news articles across the gaming web. Yes, obviously the strive to push the industry forward technologically is a wholly valid and worthwhile goal, but it’s also one that at times is downright boring.

Endless articles berating a game for not quite offering up a consistent 60 frames-per-second or not looking quite sharp enough are everywhere.


Deep Loot by
published Saturday, Aug 09th

Deep Loot Review

We as a species allegedly know more about the universe than we do about our own oceans — with that in mind, it’s clear there is a need for more underwater exploration (in gaming too right?). So with that in mind, step up Deep Loot an ocean-based loot-‘em-up for iOS.

Developed by Leamington Spa-based indie developer Monster and Monster, Deep Loot’s premise is as simple as its name suggests — in that you go exploring for loot, deep underwater.


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published Thursday, Aug 07th

V&A Game Designer Opens Scottish Videogame Festival

Sophia George, the first-ever resident Game Designer for the Victoria & Albert Museum has opened Scotland’s biggest videogame festival, Dare Protoplay in Dundee.

Organised by Abertay University, the event showcases the best of Scottish videogame design and creativity, including fifteen games from the Dare to be Digital student competition and over 30 independent games.

Independent developers will compete for a £25,000 innovation prize from Creative Scotland.

iPad title Strawberry Thief, Sophia George’s first game developed in her role at the V&A and based on the art of William Morris, will also be given its first public preview.


The Last of Us Remastered by
published Wednesday, Aug 06th

UK Chart: The Last of Us Remastered Revives Chart

The Last of Us: Remastered hits the top of the chart as the fifth largest launch so far this year and fourth best on the PlayStation 4.

Sales in the rest of the top nine are on the rise, but Watch Dogs and FIFA 14  inevitably fall to second and third.

The LEGO Movie Videogame (+27%) builds on sales to reach fourth.

Just 14 copies split the Xbox 360 Edition (+11%) and PlayStation 3 Edition (+22%) of Minecraft at fifth and sixth.

A small improvement in sales cannot help Sniper Elite 3 (+3%) from a three place fall to seventh.

Call of Duty: Ghosts (+21%) and Battlefield 4 (+24%) take one place each to eighth and ninth, ahead of Grand Theft Auto V (-5%) at tenth.


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published Monday, Aug 04th

#007 — Beers Of War

Yup, it’s episode #007 — I could make a James Bond gag but that’s too easy right? Anyway, refresh that feed, as a new episode of Britain’s soon-to-be favourite gaming podcast, The Gamebrit Podcast is ready for your enjoyment!

This week we talk about EA Access, the return of The Last of Us, a new take on Crazy Taxi, iOS loot-em-up Deep Loot and barely surviving in Zombie U. We also find out who has used cheat codes before.

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published Friday, Aug 01st

EA Announce New Gaming Subscription Service — Nintendo Should Do The Same

EA announced a new subscription service Wednesday, giving those willing to pay a monthly fee unlimited access to a select library of games. Nintendo should do the same.

EA’s offer is this: pay £3.99 per month and you gain access to a handful of hit games to play, such as FIFA, Madden and Battlefield. The service goes by the name of ‘EA Access’ — you can think of it as a mix between Netflix and PlayStation Plus. If you stop paying, you stop playing.

Currently in beta, EA’s new service is open to Xbox One owners only for now. Those who sign up will find they  have access to just four games to start with — those are Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, and Peggle 2.

Although the service is in its infancy, and some may have doubts about it, the basic idea is a sound one — I mean, the days of owning physical games are numbered anyway right? So what should Nintendo be doing?


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published Wednesday, Jul 30th

Koch Media Buys ‘Homefront’ Series From Crytek UK, Will Continue Development

Koch Media announced Wednesday that it has bought the rights to first-person shooter series Homefront from troubled developer Crytek.

Koch Media will now take ownership of the Homefront intellectual property from Crytek, and has announced it will repurpose the Crytek UK Nottingham studio into Deep Silver Dambuster Studios.

Koch Media confirmed that the repurposed studio will continue development on the series’ upcoming open-world sequel Homefront: The Revolution.


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published Wednesday, Jul 30th

EA Announce UK Pricing For Subscription Gaming Service ‘EA Access’

EA confirmed Wednesday that its upcoming subscription-based gaming service ‘EA Access‘ will cost £3.99 a month to UK subscribers.

Currently in beta for a limited number of Xbox One players, the new scheme will allow subscribers to download a range of titles and play them unlimited, as long as their recurring subscription is active.

Titles available during the beta include FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4 with more titles to be announced.

Members of EA Access will also receive 10% off most EA titles available to download on Xbox One.


Watch Dogs by
published Wednesday, Jul 30th

UK Chart: Watch Dogs Improves As Market Continues Slump

The UK game market suffered again this week with a three percent drop in sales over revenue. With no new titles released, that marks the lowest week for income this year.

Watch Dogs (+3%) is at the top again for the third time in a row and sixth overall. FIFA 14 (+5%), which has been at the top on seven occasions this year, is at second for a second week running.

A small sales improvement makes a big difference, as Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (-4%) takes three places to fourth.

Sniper Elite 3 (-6%) loses sales but moves up one place to fourth nonetheless.

With the release of the DVD/Blu-Ray of the film this week, promotions have pushed The LEGO Movie Videogame (+41%) up seven places to fifth.

Constantly on the move, Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (-6%) has taken one spot in each of the last four weeks, landing at sixth this week.

Grand Theft Auto V moves up four from eleventh, around Titanfall which sticks at eighth.

Call of Duty: Ghosts falls from the third to ninth, ahead of rival Battlefield 4 at tenth.

EA has seen a couple of surprising movers at the bottom end of the chart – four year old Skate 3 (+17%) continues a successful period which leaves it at twenty-fifth. Promotions also help Need for Speed: Rivals (+44%) back into the top 40.