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Metro 2033: Examining the Game as an Adaptation

Moscow, 2033. The surface world has turned into a wasteland; the air is barely breathable, some areas are radioactive, and various creatures have mutated into horrific monstrosities. To try to survive these terrible conditions, people have moved down into the Moscow metro, starting colonies within…

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REVIEW: RELICTA

Spoiler alert: everything goes tits up. At least, that’s what I would say if that wasn’t how the game started out (ah, good ol’ in medias res).  In Relicta, you play as Angelica Patel, a scientist working for the AEGIR corporation, as she wakes from…

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OUR CONSOLE: PlayStation 2

Christmas, 2004. A 7-year old Markus is awoken and taken downstairs to the living room, where he is greeted by a colorful Christmas tree surrounded by wrapped presents. Being a child, the still joyous and not yet cynical Markus threw himself at the gifts to…

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REVIEW: God of War 3

Following on right from the end of God of War 2, we once again follow Kratos (AKA the angriest man in all of Greece) as he makes one final push towards Mount Olympus, all so he can finally get his vengeance against Zeus. It’s the…

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Best of the Decade: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

The year is 2000. Video game company Ion Storm releases a little game called Deus Ex for the PC. The game is a smash hit, getting glowing reviews across the board and selling pretty well. Three years later, the sequel, Deus Ex: Invisible War is…

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Best of the Decade: The Nice Guys (2016)

The year is 1987. A little buddy cop action-thriller called Lethal Weapon is released into cinemas. Directed by Richard Donner, it stars Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. But most importantly, it was the screenplay debut by a young, up-and-coming screenwriter named Shane Black. Black then…

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REVIEW: God of War 2

After experiencing the original God of War way after everyone else, and for the most part enjoying it, despite some of its issues, it was almost a no-brainer that I would get around to the sequel at some point. And now after having recently finished…

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REVISIT: God Of War (2005)

With the anniversary of last year’s smash hit God of War 4 (you heard me), I wanted to go back and replay the original game in the series. The one that started it all. Numero uno. Ye olde one. God of War. So let’s talk…

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REVISIT: Sly 2: Band Of Thieves

The PlayStation 2. What a magical little machine that is. Relatively powerful hardware, decent design, and the best game library ever. From first party exclusives to third-party support, few proved themselves to be as versatile and reliable as Sony’s sophomore outing in the gaming sphere….

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REVISIT: Assassin’s Creed II

In 1986, French software company Ubisoft was founded by the Guillemot family. In 2001, they took a crack at the Prince of Persia franchise. In 2007 they were supposed to release another entry in the series, called Prince of Persia: Assassin. However, as the developer…