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14 August 2017

Family Matters in the Zombocalpyse: Telltale’s Walking Dead Season 3

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Micro-Review Walking Dead Season Three is a bit of a departure for the series, taking the focus…

07 August 2017

SDCC ’17 Doomfist: The Design of Overwatch

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Click Here to read all of our coverage from 2017 San Diego Comic-Con First, a confession: when I first played the Overwatch beta, it didn’t blow me away. The character …

23 July 2017

SDCC ’17 On the Floor: The Latest Toys & Games

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Click Here to read all of our coverage from 2017 San Diego Comic-Con Games of all types and toys both practical and collectible abound at Comic-Con and the hyper-commercial landscape …

21 July 2017

The Surge: Better Living Through Dismemberment

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It’s a common enough problem: the enemies you’re facing in a video game have cooler stuff than you. It’s a common frustration, when slaying one of these enemies that for …

26 June 2017

Guardians: The Telltale Series Ep. 2- Under Pressure

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After an exemplary first episode, Telltale stumbles a bit on the second, delivering an interesting, if somewhat less polished chapter in their Guardians tale. *Full spoilers follow* Having last left …

17 June 2017

Seasons After Fall

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There are moments in Seasons After Fall, where the stunning, hand-drawn graphics and the breathtakingly beautiful score, performed by a strings quartet, where you find yourself marvelling at finding such …

17 May 2017

Telltale’s Guardians Game: a Must-Play for Fans

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Telltale Games are known for their tough decisions; but here there was no question. I started kicking the corpse along with Rocket, while taunting the defeated super villain. Gamora was …

26 April 2017

Skinner Box Storytelling: April 17-23

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I know it’s been months since my last article: I booked two big contracts in a row that took up all my time. Somehow I found the time to take …

19 March 2017

Zelda‘s Problem with Women

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I’ve been thoroughly enjoying Zelda: Breath of the Wild but its portrayal of women is really brutal. With few exceptions, women in Hyrule are presented as meek, giddy, fashion-obsessed idiots …

04 March 2017

The Die Is Cast: My First “GM’s Day” as a GM

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I was introduced to playing Dungeons & Dragons in the early 90s – specifically the second edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. As fate would have it, I wouldn’t participate …

20 February 2017

Uncanny Valley: A Mystery Solved Across Lifetimes (PS4)

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*Full spoilers ahead* My very first play through of Cowardly Creations’ Uncanny Valley lasted about fifteen minutes. The game immediately warns you that every action will have consequences and that multiple …

20 January 2017

Scalebound and the Ghost of Cancelled Games

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Cancelled titles, even ones deep into development, are a fairly regular occurrence in the video game industry. There are four different Fallout games that fans never got to play (including …

09 December 2016

Dishonored 2: Shall we gather for whiskey and cigars?

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Having completed my first run-through of Dishonored 2 (the sequel to the excellent 2012 original from Arkane Studios), I feel some sort of pride in my ‘sneak around and don’t …

26 November 2016

Movies and Games: A Symbiotic Relationship

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From Atari and The Mechanic to Angry Birds and The Martian, gaming and movies have come a long way in the last 40 years. The two industries have a symbiotic relationship: there …

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