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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: Hades

I attempted to escape the seemingly black hole-like pull of the house I grew up in many times over the course of the latter half of my life. In fact, these attempts stretch back into the first half, considering my sporadic turns as a half-hearted…

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PLAYCast: Episode 4 – The Next Generation

Microsoft and Sony are heading into battle. Call of Duty is going to the Cold War. Join Sam, Rhys and Nick as they look at the final PlayStation 5 showcase, their day one pickups and thoughts on the Black Ops Cold War alpha. Available on: Spotify, Apple…

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Fus Ro Dah – Wunderbar World Design

With this series, I didn’t want to completely tear apart Skyrim constructively. So, I think it’s only right that we speak about what I think is the most prominent feature in Skyrim: the world. I know that I said Skyrim has little replayability—and I stand…

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REVIEW: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

I’m not a skater. I’ve never skated. I’m not even sure I’ve ever seen a skateboard. The closest I’ve ever come to skater culture was a brief detour through a local skate park (read: concrete half-pipe covered in bird shit) around 2006, where a friend…

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REVIEW: Tank Mechanic Simulator

I’ll give anything a go—video game wise, I mean. You won’t catch me hang-gliding (f*** heights) or deep-sea diving (f*** sharks), but there isn’t a genre of video game I won’t take a stab at. As I learned with cinema a long ago, writing off…

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Super FOMO Bros.

After months of rumours, “leaks,” and “maybe next week”’s, the Super Mario 3D All-Stars collection for the Nintendo Switch was officially announced in a surprise Nintendo Direct last Thursday and it’s… kind of a mixed bag? As a lifelong Nintendo fan and spineless consumer worm,…

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REVIEW: Case: Animatronics

After the release of the 2014 horror hit Five Nights At Freddy’s, game developers have been trying to replicate the same feeling (and success) of the creepy point-and-click games since then, to varying results. However, there is one that deserves more attention, and it only…

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PLAYCast: Episode 3 – Be The Hero

With the release of Marvel’s Avengers last week, Sam and Rob look at the difficulties of adapting superheroes into games, the genre’s successes and it’s future. Available on: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Podbean,  Podtail + Stitcher We would love to hear your feedback, so please let us know your thoughts…

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REVIEW: Mask of Mists

If I were to rank my favourite game genres, action-adventures would definitely feature in the top five. Immersive worlds populated with strange creatures and magic are the sort of games that offer a real sense of escapism. However, they can also demand a lot of…