Counterspy

Posted 11:52pm Sunday 7th September 2014

Rating: B + Itís hard for our generation to appreciate how tense the Cold War must have been. Sure, we live in a world with many conflicts, but despite the often horrific and appalling nature of these events, they are all relatively isolated from us. Imagine instead living in constant fear of Read more...

Luftrausers

Posted 5:55pm Sunday 31st August 2014

This may or may not be something you consider when pondering video games, but join me for a moment in thinking about how a game feels to play. Think of your favourite game Ö Now instead of its art, sound or gameplay mechanics, I want you to think about how the game feels. Does it feel light or Read more...

Rogue Legacy

Posted 12:53am Monday 18th August 2014

Rating: A We are currently living in the midst of the Renaissance period for the platforming genre. Over the past couple of years Indie developers have created a litany of amazing new platforming experiences, which is incredible when you consider that at its core platforming games really only Read more...

Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted 12:53am Monday 18th August 2014

Rating: A It was a big risk for Marvel to move their massive franchise into space. After all, the Space Opera is a swing-or-miss genre that began with one colossal hit, in the form of Star Wars, but has been predominantly misses in the 40 years since. The coming weeks will tell if Guardians Read more...

Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'N' Tasty

Posted 9:16pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Rating: A- Have you ever finished a book/film/TV series and felt totally devastated by the loss? That feeling of emptiness created when you have become so utterly entranced and involved in a fictional universe that for a time after finishing the series you donít know how you can function Read more...

Hercules

Posted 9:16pm Sunday 10th August 2014

Rating: B When youíve heard a story told the same way 100 times, you never expect the 101st retelling to be different. Which is why Brett Ratnerís Hercules was a pleasant surprise, if not your usual action blockbuster fare. Hercules is one of humankindís oldest legends, and Ratnerís Read more...

Divinity: Original Sin

Posted 9:43pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

Rating: B- There are so many gaming arguments that I am sick to death of hearing about, but more than any other, I am tired of people whining about games not being hard enough anymore. Not because I think it is a completely baseless complaint, but because people donít understand the Read more...

Cap Bocage

Posted 9:43pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

New Caledonia is one of the worldís richest sources of the metal nickel, making it a target for mining companies. In the early Ď70s the Ballande mining group procured much of the New Caledonian indigenous land to begin mining the precious metal. In 2008, mismanagement of mining sites and heavy rain Read more...

Quai D'Orsay (The French Minister)

Posted 9:43pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

Rating: A- The French Minster joins other works such as the US TV show Veep that have clearly taken their inspiration from the popular UKTV series The Thick of It. These shows and films all portray important government figures through a satirical lens, which simultaneously undermines many Read more...

Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Posted 10:15pm Sunday 27th July 2014

Rating: A This year marks the 100-year anniversary of WWI, making it a crucial moment in our generationís cultural memory. With the last veteran of the Great War having passed away in 2012, our memorials of this event become increasingly about remembrance instead of respect. As time moves on, Read more...

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