Return of the Obra Dinn: Brain Nod

The backstory is set; characters parade out one-by-one, each with their own motives and shady affiliations; the intrepid detective studies the clues and picks apart alibis; a red herring; summation and accusation. A master of the detective story, Agatha Christie had this formula perfected and, alongside the escapades of a certain Baker Street dwelling detective,... Continue Reading →

Heaven Dust: Esidentray Evilway

'Heaven Dust' is a game that makes me smile. It's a game made by fans. Not just any fans; fans after my own heart, whose affection for the original Resident Evil games shines through in every polygon. Some twenty-x years after Capcom's seminal survival horror hit the scene, this tribute made by 'One Gruel Studio'... Continue Reading →

Nidhogg II: Get Eaten, Win Game

...with a deft flick of your wrist the tip of your rapier neatly disarms your opponent. They stand. Stunned for a second before you run then through, their body hanging momentarily from your sword, dripping purple. Then they crumple to the ground and you run. That was the last hurdle. All glory is yours... you... Continue Reading →

Rockstar Lifestyle: Crunchy Underfoot

It's been a turbulent few weeks for Rockstar studios; the release of their latest open world behemoth overshadowed by the issue of studio crunch once more being the focus of widespread discussion and confusion in the preceding weeks. The waters were muddied by internet commentators on all sides of the debate shouting down the opinions... Continue Reading →

Night in the Woods: Feeling Stuff

Stuff! Heck, we all feel "Stuff", you know from time to time, like... you know when feelings and things... The truth is, despite that masterfully elegant opening paragraph, I'm pretty bad at articulating feelings. In my "day-job" this isn't a problem; few people really want to know how metallurgy makes me feel, so the papers... Continue Reading →

Spy Party: Purloin That Guest List

Hello... are you sitting comfortably?...no, come closer... slide your chair in... closer... closer... move in to uncomfortably close territory as though you're trying to see the flaw in a waxwork. Now start studying my behaviour intensely and try to work out if I'm doing anything devious.. am I?...  This is what Spy Party feels like.... Continue Reading →

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