James Thomas

James joined AVForums early in 2014 and focuses on producing content for its gaming hub.

After spending over a decade making games he has now turned his hand to writing reviews, interviews, and articles for the site.

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  • Gaming Review

    Ultimate NES Remix Review

    by James Thomas
    Ultimate NES Remix Review
    James launches himself into a cartridge full of nostalgia as Nintendo remix Mario, Samus, Link, and more.  
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    Titan Souls - Interview with Acid Nerve

    by James Thomas
    Titan Souls - Interview with Acid Nerve
    Inspired by Shadow of the Colossus and A Link to the Past, we chat to the team behind Titan Souls.  
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    Retro Rethink: Just what is Retro Gaming these days?

    by James Thomas
    Retro Rethink: Just what is Retro Gaming these days?
    A trip to EGX's Retro Zone, and a chat with Replay Events' Gordon Sinclair, forces James to reconsider his definition of Retro.  
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    Is Destiny a Disappointment? A Halo fan's opinion

    by James Thomas
    Is Destiny a Disappointment? A Halo fan's opinion
    A Halo fan's assessment of Destiny and its future.  
  • Gaming Interview

    Gods Will Be Watching - Interview With Deconstructeam

    by James Thomas
    Gods Will Be Watching - Interview With Deconstructeam
    We chat to Deconstructeam about growing Gods Will Be Watching from a game jam into one of the bleakest/hardest games ever.  
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    Dying to Talk to Techland

    by James Thomas
    Dying to Talk to Techland
    Techland chat to us about their upcoming zombie-ridden free-runner Dying Light.  
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    SpecialEffect: The Gamers' Charity

    by James Thomas
    SpecialEffect: The Gamers' Charity
    With a James Bond level of gadgetry at their disposal, this Oxford-based charity makes sure no one is left out when it comes to games.  
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    Gamescom 2014: Indie Roundup

    by James Thomas
    Gamescom 2014: Indie Roundup
    Broforce! Not a Hero! Hotline Miami 2! The Talos Principle! Titan Souls! Magicka 2!  
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    Gamescom 2014: Multiformat Roundup

    by James Thomas
    Gamescom 2014: Multiformat Roundup
    Lara! Alien Isolation! Dead Island 2! Evolve! Dying Light! Hellraid! Witcher 3!  
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    Gamescom 2014: Microsoft Roundup

    by James Thomas
    Gamescom 2014: Microsoft Roundup
    Fable Legends! Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime! Funk of the Titans! No Time to Explain! Spectra! Ori and the Blind Forest!  
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    Gamescom 2014: Nintendo Roundup

    by James Thomas
    Gamescom 2014: Nintendo Roundup
    Captain Toad! Mario Maker! Splatoon! Smash Bros! Hyrule Warriors! Yoshi!  
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    Gamescom 2014: Sony Roundup

    by James Thomas
    Gamescom 2014: Sony Roundup
    LBP3! Nom Nom Galaxy! Invizimals! Pix the Cat! Super Exploding Zoo! Counterspy! Surgeon Sim!  
  • Gaming Article

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    Gamescom 2014: Sony Press Conference

    by James Thomas
    Gamescom 2014: Sony Press Conference
    Jim Ryan assures gamers that Sony will show no complacency on games. And he proves it.  
  • Gaming Article

    EA Access - You Almost Got My Money

    by James Thomas
    EA Access - You Almost Got My Money
    Subscription gaming on Xbox One... But who is it good for?  
  • Gaming Review

    OlliOlli PC Review

    by James Thomas
    OlliOlli PC Review
    Forget Bam Margera, forget skitching, forget unlocking Spiderman. With OlliOlli we get back to basics.  
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  • Gaming Article

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    From Newbie to Newbee

    by James Thomas
    From Newbie to Newbee
    When you want to experience a sport for the first time you watch its showpiece event.  
  • Gaming Article

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    Gods Will Be Watching: First Impressions

    by James Thomas
    Gods Will Be Watching: First Impressions
    They may be watching but you can rest assured they won't help one jot.  
  • Gaming Article

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    Smartglass - The fall and rise of the gaming companion app

    by James Thomas
    Smartglass - The fall and rise of the gaming companion app
    The companion app has had few friends of late but that could all be about to change as developers find ever more imaginative uses.  
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    Tomodachi Life 3DS Review

    by James Thomas
    Tomodachi Life 3DS Review
    This latest game for the Nintendo 3DS might look tempting but don't believe everything you see in the trailer.  
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  • Gaming Review

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    Heavy Bullets PC Review

    by James Thomas
    Heavy Bullets PC Review
    The only rogue-like set in a post-apocalyptic laser quest you'll need this year.  
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  • Gaming Review

    Monochroma PC Review

    by James Thomas
    Monochroma PC Review
    Monochroma is a PC platform puzzler game that aims for sentimentality but instead hits frustration.  
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  • Gaming Article

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    E3 2014: Ubisoft Press Conference Reaction

    by James Thomas
    E3 2014: Ubisoft Press Conference Reaction
    Ubisoft's E3 2014 Press Conference brought us The Division, Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, more!  
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    Mario Kart 8 Wii U Review

    by James Thomas
    Mario Kart 8 Wii U Review
    The first HD Mario Kart game is so good that it's the best excuse to buy a Nintendo Wii U.  
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  • Gaming Review

    Kirby Triple Deluxe 3DS Review

    by James Thomas
    Kirby Triple Deluxe 3DS Review
    Everyone's favourite pink blob is back with an extra dimension and suction to rival a black hole.  
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  • Gaming Article

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    Child of Light Rhyming Review

    by James Thomas
    Child of Light Rhyming Review
    After playing an excessive amount of Child of Light the rhyming proves too much for one reviewer.  
  • Gaming Review

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    Child of Light PS4 Review

    by James Thomas
    Child of Light PS4 Review
    Another beautiful UbiArt game that's equal parts children's story book and JRPG.  
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  • Gaming Review

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    LEGO The Hobbit PS4 Review

    by James Thomas
    LEGO The Hobbit PS4 Review
    Join Bilbo and the minifig dwarves in an adventure across LEGO Middle Earth.  
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  • Gaming Review

    0RBITALIS PC Review

    by James Thomas
    0RBITALIS PC Review
    James Thomas plays 0RBITALIS and finds himself gravitating towards a puzzle game that really pulls you in.  
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    Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Xbox 360 Review

    by James Thomas
    Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Xbox 360 Review
    James Thomas takes a look at Yaiba: Gaiden Z for the Xbox 360 and finds that rather than creeping like a ninja, this game's ninja is a creep.  
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    Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance PC Review

    by James Thomas
    Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance PC Review
    In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only boredom.  
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  • Gaming Article

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    Facebook likes Oculus

    by James Thomas
    Facebook likes Oculus
    With Facebook and Oculus, Sony and Morpheus, VR's in the headlines again.  
  • Gaming Review

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    Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes PS4 Review

    by James Thomas
    Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes PS4 Review
    Snake returns with what could be considered either a short game or an expensive demo.  
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    The Spark of Creativity

    by James Thomas
    The Spark of Creativity
    James Thomas gets hands on with Xbox One's game maker, Project Spark.  
  • Gaming Review

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    Luftrausers Vita Review

    by James Thomas
    Luftrausers Vita Review
    The skies will be set aflame and the seas will overflow with wreckage in Vlambeer's stylish arcade shooter Luftrausers.  
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    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 PS3 Review

    by James Thomas
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 PS3 Review
    Dracula rises from the grave to destroy Satan before he destroys the world. High stakes, indeed.  
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    Amnesia Fortnight 2014

    by James Thomas
    Amnesia Fortnight 2014
    The class of 2014. As four more games graduate from Double Fine's annual Game Jam they invite you in to watch as things develop.  
  • Gaming Article

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    Irrational Behaviour - Developing Bioshock Infinite

    by James Thomas
    Irrational Behaviour - Developing Bioshock Infinite
    With the collapse of Irrational Games comes another wake up call for publishers betting the farm on triple-A titles.  
  • Gaming Review

    Octodad: Dadliest Catch PC Review

    by James Thomas
    Octodad: Dadliest Catch PC Review
    Young Horses and everyone's favourite sea creature return to make you doubt your motor skills all over again.  
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