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 …

15 October 2016

Skinner Box Storytelling: October 10-14

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Click Here to read previous instalments of Skinner Box Storytelling.  BioShock *Heads up: spoilers for all the Shock games inside but mostly for System Shock 2 and BioShock. System Shock 2 …

13 October 2016

Sponsored Content: The 7 Sultans Online Casino App

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The 7 Sultans Online Casino has been around since 1998 but, with the launch of their new app in the iTunes store, they’re evolving with the times. People’s expectations for …

07 October 2016

Skinner Box Storytelling: October 3-7

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Click Here to read previous instalments of Skinner Box Storytelling.  Recently I’ve been playing Elite: Dangerous, a free-form space combat and trading simulator that is a modern update of a …

23 September 2016

Skinner Box Storytelling: September 17-23

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Click Here to read previous instalments of Skinner Box Storytelling.  Everything I’m playing right now is an MMO in some form or another. From the one great success of the …

16 September 2016

Skinner Box Storytelling: September 10-16

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I haven’t had much time to play this week, but I have been working my way through some Destiny content in a fireteam. It got me thinking about something I …

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