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03 August 2018

SDCC ’18: First Look at Strange Brigade

By // Games

CLICK HERE to read all of our SDCC 2018 Coverage. I’m not a skilled gamer but the ever-evolving art coming out of that storytelling genre fascinates me and I love to …

25 December 2017

Seasonal Laughs, Love & Pigeons: Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star

By // Games

Absurdity abounds in this festive seasonal sequel to Hatoful Boyfriend, the notoriously bizarre pigeon dating sim…

20 November 2017

The Punisher

By // TV

*moderate spoilers ahead* Some of my earliest memories of the Marvel comics character ‘The Punisher’ come from the old PlayStation 2 game. A gritty third-person shooter where you could have …

22 September 2017

Fan Expo ’17 Nerf this! In Conversation with D.Va

By // Games

An interesting thing happened when Overwatch was first revealed: a bunch of relatively unknown voice actors suddenly became celebrities – and with good reason! The greatest strength of Overwatch is …

15 September 2017

Nidhogg II: frantic, violent, cartoon fun- bring friends!

By // Games

There’s a true joy (somewhat lost in the modern age of internet gaming) of yelling at your friends next to you on the couch in either victory or defeat. Whether …

14 September 2017

AFTERGRINDER: Fast, Infuriating, Fun

By // Games

2003 was a pretty magical year for early online gaming: with the advent of Flash sites like ebaum’s World and NewGrounds.com, suddenly computer class went from being somewhere ICQ and …

12 September 2017

FAN EXPO ’17: The Many Voices of Jennifer Hale

By // Games

So, you might not know Jennifer Hale’s name, but chances are you know one of her many, many voices. Perhaps most famous these days for her iconic role as Commander …

04 September 2017

Skinner Box Storytelling: Fists, Feet, Aliens, & Cylons

By // Games

Click Here to read previous instalments of Skinner Box Storytelling.  My new show is open so I’ve got a bit more time to play games. Here’s what I’ve dipped into this …

14 August 2017

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

By // Games

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

By // Games

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 …

21 July 2017

The Surge: Better Living Through Dismemberment

By // Games

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 …

17 June 2017

Seasons After Fall

By // Games

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 …

20 February 2017

Uncanny Valley: A Mystery Solved Across Lifetimes (PS4)

By // Games

*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 …

09 December 2016

Dishonored 2: Shall we gather for whiskey and cigars?

By // Games

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 …

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