Comic Book Review: Primordial #2

In my review of the first issue of Primordial, I noted just how mindblowing the artwork was — and it’s no less so in this second issue. There’s a realism to the earthbound scenes, coupled with a huge scale cosmic surrealism in the sequences that take place beyond our world. It’s phenomenal stuff. This issue […]

TV Review: Hawkeye – S1/E3: Echoes

No time is wasted in revealing who the ‘mystery’ character was in last week’s cliffhanger, though she’s not immediately referred to by her more comic book style moniker (the clue is, of course, in the episode name – which has multiple meanings here). Instead, we’re introduced to Maya Lopez via a flashback to her childhood […]

Comic Book Review: Hawkeye #1 (2012)

With the Disney Plus series Hawkeye underway (first and second episodes now available and reviewed – third due very soon!), I thought it was a great time to go back and revisit the beginning of the series that’s provided so much inspiration for Clint Barton’s new show. Of course, it’s not just Barton’s show – […]

Comic Book Review: The Sixth Gun – Vol. 4: A Town Called Penance

With Drake Sinclair vanishing without a trace, Becky Montcrief sets out to rescue him – but she’ll have to brave the tragically manipulated and mutated townsfolk of the titular town – Penance – first. Meanwhile, Kirby Hale is up to no good as usual – and may have to make a bargain with some unsavoury […]

Miniatures Game Review: Rumbleslam – 2-Player Starter Box

With my tabletop gaming, I tend to very much gravitate in certain circles; more thematic, yet strategic board games tend to be the games I’m most interested in, which means those are the ones I tend to hear and get excited about most often. So slightly different genres or formats of game can often escape […]

Comic Book Review: DC vs Vampires #2

So, if you haven’t read DC vs Vampires #1 or if you have no intention to, it’s probably best not to read any further, for fear of spoiling the ‘secret’, high-profile vampire at the centre of the action in this series so far. Are they gone? Good. Then let’s get this review underway, shall we? […]

News: Forever Limited Black Friday Sale

I’m not normally one to jump on a bandwagon (especially one that’s so relentlessly in your face and depressingly commercial as Black Friday), but with Forever Limited – the physical publishing arm of indie publisher Forever Entertainment – already offering some stunning physical editions of their previously download-only Nintendo Switch titles, I thought it was […]

TV Review: Hawkeye S1/E2 – Hide and Seek

As I mentioned in my review of the first episode yesterday, it wasn’t going to be long before I covered the second episode. So here we are. Following the cliffhanger in episode one, we jump straight back in with Clint having unmasked the Ronin-costumed Kate – and he’s soon helping her to escape the Tracksuit […]

TV Review: Hawkeye – S1/E1: Never Meet Your Heroes

Taking major inspiration from Matt Fraction and David Aja’s superb 2012 Hawkeye comic book run, the latest series in Disney’s so far excellent run of MCU-based shows is off to a pretty good start. The first episode kicks off with a flashback to 2012 and the Battle of New York – a traumatic in-universe event […]

News: Omen Exitio: Plague Receives Significant Update on Switch

It’s been a while since I reviewed creepy, Lovecraftian interactive fiction title Omen Exitio: Plague on the Switch – it was published way back in 2019 after all. Despite the finished product having been available for a little over two years now, it’s just been freshly updated with a significant amount of new content. The […]

News: Pokemon Helper

As some of you will know, I’ve been part of the team at Retro Dodo for some time now – and have written quite a few articles for the site. Recently, the guys behind Retro Dodo have launched a new, Pokemon-focused site called Pokemon Helper – and I’ve wasted no time in getting articles featured […]

Review: Neurodeck (Switch/PC)

Though deckbuilding games are fairly common these days, Neurodeck takes a really different approach with its subject matter. Players take on the role of a character (only one is unlocked to start with) who’s battling a variety of Phobias in sometimes anthropomorphised, sometimes animalistic forms that each represent the specific fear they’re caused by. Along […]

Happy 20th Birthday Xbox!

Twenty years ago, I wasn’t all that hyped for the Xbox. Partly it was because I couldn’t afford or justify having yet another console – I already owned a PS2, a Dreamcast a Game Boy Advance and even a Japanese GameCube, months prior to it releasing in the UK. I wasn’t all that impressed with […]

First Impressions: Nerf Legends

The FPS genre is massive, but in general it tends to skew towards an older audience – after all, going around shooting stuff in a violent manner tends to be less family friendly for obvious reasons. So the field is pretty wide open for a more colourful and relatively harmless shooter; games such as Fortnite […]

TV Review: The Movies That Made Us – S3/E4: Aliens

Anyone who knows me even a little is likely to know how much of an Aliens fan I am, and to a lesser extent the Alien franchise in general; certainly up to a point, with my fandom not extending to enjoyment of any of the movies past Alien 3 – and yes, just to clarify, […]

Comic Book Review: Primordial #1

1957: the USSR launch Laika, a dog, into space. Laika dies while orbiting the Earth. Fast forward two years and the US send two monkeys, Able and Baker, into space. Both monkeys seemingly die and, like Laika, are never recovered – but what if all three creatures were alive? What if they weren’t lost, but […]

Kickstarter Spotlight: Last Soul

Retro-inspired, pixel art sci-fi shooter Last Soul by Wulum Games is currently seeking funds on Kickstarter. With a wide range of mechanics, addictive gameplay, beautiful art design and a great soundtrack, Last Soul is shaping up to be excellent, old-school fun. The story sees robot BOP awakening, not knowing why he’s seemingly being targeted for […]

Kickstarter Spotlight: A Trail of Ooze (PC/Mac)

A Trail of Ooze is a point and click adventure that’s currently seeking funds on Kickstarter, with a beautifully appealing, hand-drawn visual style and a sense of humour that’s billed as ‘udderly amoosing’. Players are cast in the role of Majros, a sarcastic Swedish cow who sets out on a mission to rescue her kidnapped […]

TV Review: Only Murders in the Building – Season 1

Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez are the oddballs at the centre of the twisty goings-on in Disney Plus series, Only Murders in the Building. A self-aware, even self-referential take on true crime shows, Only Murders in the Building sees three very different people suddenly drawn together when an apparent suicide in their New […]

Comic Book Review: Transformers: Halloween Special

I might be a bit late to the party with this one – considering that Halloween was a few weeks ago and everyone seems to have moved on from spooky season to feeling more festive – but I didn’t want to let this unusual comic pass by without shining a spotlight on it. Though there […]

Comic Book Review: The Sixth Gun – Vol. 3: Bound

The third volume of The Sixth Gun opens with Becky and Drake covertly travelling by railroad, escorting the near-enough dead body of General Hume to sacred – and therefore safe – ground. However, the giant mummy Asher Cobb attacks, along with more of Hume’s forces – and Drake is lost in the fray. Meanwhile, Gord […]

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Hi, I’m Jason. I’ve been writing on and off for the last 21 years, but it’s only in the last few years that I’ve been publishing my own work on midlifegamergeek.com. I’ve written more than 900 articles here on the blog, covering areas such as video games, board games, comic books, movies and much more.

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