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Review: Donut County

I find myself increasingly bored by big scale, so-called triple-A open world collectathons in which the entire experience is diluted by endless icons dotted around gargantuan, intimidating maps. Most of what you end up doing in so many big open world games these days just ends up feeling like completely pointless busywork, there to pad out the running time of […]

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Game Pass: New for August

Perhaps it’s just me, but Game Pass has felt fairly quiet for a little while. It’s certainly not a bad thing; there’s an incredible volume of games that I’ve yet to even touch, so it’s good to get a bit of a breather and try to catch up with some titles every now and then. Yesterday’s announcement of what’s coming […]

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Film Review: Future Shock: The Story of 2000AD

The first time I properly sat and read an issue of 2000AD was in the early 80s. I was with my Dad, visiting one of his mates; his son was older than me and had a copy of the latest prog (that’s ‘issue’ in 2000AD lingo) on the coffee table. I was bored as the adults chatted and started to […]

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Comic Book Review: Old Haunts #2

Continuing the first issue’s Michael Mann-esque ghostly crime tale, issue two packs in quite a lot of story into its pages. We get more of a glimpse into the backstory of who (but not necessarily what) is haunting the main characters – in more ways than one. The artwork is once again absolutely phenomenal, with a contemporary night time cityscape […]

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Film Review: Alita: Battle Angel

Based on the early 90s Japanese manga strip Ganmu – translated into English as Battle Angel Alita – and the 1993 animé (also known in English as Battle Angel Alita), this James Cameron-produced, Robert Rodriguez-directed film was originally announced way back in 2003, with Cameron set to direct. However, with James Cameron now seemingly invested in directing nothing but the […]

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TV Review: Floor is Lava

I’ve always had a soft spot for sports shows where non-professional athletes get to test their prowess against outlandishly designed courses. It probably started way back in the 80s with TV shows such as The Krypton Factor, which admittedly had a fairly bog standard assault course for its contestants to overcome, but progressed with shows such as American Gladiators and […]

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Preview: Unspottable

I played quite a few demos as part of the Xbox Summer Game Fest, many of which were games that I’m very keen to get my hands on when they’re released. One that had flown under the radar for me until I tried the demo was Unspottable, which is honestly one of the best local multiplayer games I’ve played in […]

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Review: Halo 3 (Campaign)

Three years and a new console after Halo 2’s campaign came to an anti-climactic close, Halo 3 arrived. Having been thoroughly unimpressed by the ending of Halo 2 and not particularly enamoured with its campaign in general, I wasn’t in a rush to pick up Halo 3. Sure, I know that most people swore by the multiplayer in the first […]

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Board Game Review: Judge Dredd: Block War

There’s been a welcome resurgence of interest in Judge Dredd on the tabletop in recent years. Not only have we seen the excellent – if ridiculously challenging – The Cursed Earth, but there’s also been a miniatures game, an RPG and other board games too, perhaps most notably the critically acclaimed retheming of Wildlands, Judge Dredd: Helter Skelter – which […]

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News: Transformers TCG: RIP

Very sad news to report today – Hasbro subsidiary Wizards of the Coast have announced that Titan Masters Attack – which was released on the 29th of May – is to be the final expansion for the Transformers Trading Card Game. According to the press release: “The Transformers TCG was truly a labor of love for the Wizards team, and […]

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Board Game Review: Dungeon Mayhem: Monster Madness

My love for Dungeons & Dragons is well documented at this point. I’ve spoken many, many times about how my very first D&D set was the lovely Basic D&D starter set in its iconic red box edition in the mid-80s. Full of wonderfully bizarre and unique monsters such as the Gelatinous Cube and Owlbear – alongside more ‘standard’ creatures such […]

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Comic Book Review: Old Haunts #1

The influence of Michael Mann looms large in Old Haunts, a new miniseries written by Ollie Masters & Rob Williams, with art by Laurence Campbell. A tale of three made men whose past is about to literally come back to haunt them, it takes place in a shimmering urban environment, where bad people do terrible things in the glow of […]