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Easter is upon us and that means that plenty of eggs will be decorated and hunted, and various treats will be consumed. Easter eggs are very common in video games, with most games harbouring one or more. All this talk about eggs got me thinking about where they come from, and so we are going to pay tribute to our five favourite video game chickens.

Ever since I first tried a demo for the original Grand Theft Auto back in 1997; GTA has been one of my favourite video game franchises. Throughout the years I've poured countless hours into the series' many games, and regard it as some of my most enjoyable and best spent video game time. Back in the day I couldn't wait to play a GTA that was set in a vibrant and living open 3D world, and GTAV is the embodiment of my youthful fantasies. The road to where the series is now, however, has been nothing but a great ride - so let's take a look at the evolution of Grand Theft Auto.

After a good deal of hands-on time with Sucker Punch’s upcoming superpowered sandbox game; inFamous Second Son, it’s clear that this is one of the best looking games we’ve played. With a lack of titles that truly look and feel next-gen to accompany the release of Sony’s and Microsoft’s new consoles – inFamous: Second Son is a game that delivers on that front.

Video games are ever changing and have come a long way over the years. Looking back, every aspect of the medium has evolved since it's humble beginnings, and there's constantly something new and exciting on the horizon. With the new console generation underway, we take a look at a handful of gaming's long running game franchises and see just how far we've come. Starting with Super Mario; here's a slice of video game evolution in pictures.

Today From Software's mighty action-rpg Dark Souls II was released to the masses. Fans and newcomers alike will likely accumulate a high collective death-count in the coming months. Dark Souls II is looking like it could be a serious contender for game of the year, and simutaneously proves that there's still life in the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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