Comic Book Review: Primordial #6

The journey of the three animal astronauts comes to an end in this final issue, bringing us a beautiful, bittersweet conclusion to the tragic tale of Laika, Able and Mrs Baker. Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino bring the series to an end in a truly emotional way; though it ends on a happier note than […]

News: Wonder Boy Collection Coming to Switch and PS4 on June 3rd

Anyone who knows me knows how important the Wonder Boy games are to me – and just how much of a part they played in my video game obsession from a young age. Having discovered both the original Wonder Boy and its pseudo-RPG, platform hack-and-slash sequel Wonder Boy in Monster Land at arcades in the […]

Review: Piko Interactive Collection 1 (Evercade Cartridge 09)

One of the best things about the Evercade is that the collections – even when they’re from companies who have constantly re-released their back catalogue games over the years – will often feature hidden gems or games you perhaps never thought you’d be able to play ‘officially’ again. The Piko Interactive Collection 1 is the […]

Board Game Review: Caesar!: Seize Rome in 20 Minutes!

Another two player, 20-minute strategy game from Paolo Mori – following on from his previous, well received Blitzkrieg!, which promised gamers that they could play through World War II in, yes, 20 minutes – Caesar! sees players cast as either the titular Caesar or his rival, Pompey, in a struggle to dominate the Roman Empire. […]

Video Game Review: Galacticon (Nintendo Switch)

I can’t pretend that I understand the plot of Galacticon – which seems to have been awkwardly translated into English – but to be brutally honest, it makes absolutely no difference whether there’s a plot or not. You see, Galacticon is a proper homage to old school arcade titles such as Defender and Joust; feeling […]

Comic Book Review: Woodland Creatures: Wild Souls #1

With the third volume of Woodland Creatures now live on Kickstarter (the campaign for which you can check out here), it’s a good time to spread the word about the series – as it’s one that had flown under my radar until recently. Based on a novel written by Cristina Roswell – which has so […]

Comic Book Review: Spider-Punk #2 (2022)

Hobie Brown, the anarchic Spider-Man of Earth-138 is a very different character to the multiversal Peter Parkers that we usually see – thanks to the dystopian, authoritarian nightmare world he lives in. Yet after Hobie takes down the President (Norman Osborn, no less) himself, surely the fight is over? Not likely. Though Hobie and his […]

Short Film Review: Cottonmouth (2020)

Having starred as Nancy – heroine of the very first Nightmare on Elm Street movie back in 1984 – actress Heather Langenkamp has been associated with the horror genre. This short movie – made, somewhat impressively, in a single night during the pandemic in 2020 – stars Langenkamp in a wordless role as a woman […]

Comic Book Review: Primordial #5

As Able, Laika and Miss Baker make their way home, monkey Able ponders whether or not they should even be returning, considering how they were treated back on Earth. What reception will they get when they get there? And just how long has their journey taken? Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino deliver an absolute gut […]

News: Evercade Game of the Month for May 2022: Nessy the Robot

The Evercade VS is undoubtedly my favourite console at the moment. Though it’s seemingly been beset by similar supply chain delay issues that the big boys – Sony and Microsoft – have been suffering from, it’s a console that is definitely worth getting hold of. It also won’t break the bank when you do – […]

Comic Book Review: Primordial #4

We spend a lot of time with the lost animals in the fourth issue of Primordial, with the primates (and dog!) trying to make their way home – while back on Earth, Dr Pembrook and Yelena try to make contact with them. Jeff Lemire and Andrea Sorrentino’s six-issue mini-series is a genuinely gripping read, with […]

News: Super Rare Games Announce Physical Edition of Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos

Coming soon from Super Rare Games, Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos is a 1-4 player, retro-style rogulite action adventure in the spirit of the classic 16-bit Zelda games – albeit with some modern gameplay elements (and a neat looking communication system for talking to faraway teammates!). As is often the case with Super Rare releases, […]

Comic Book Review: Jurassic League #1 (2022)

I’ve been pondering the adage ‘never judge a book by its cover’ recently, but for comic book readers, that’s something we’ve pretty much always done, often when seeking out new titles. Before the rise of the internet and comic review websites, the often spectacular covers of comics were all we had to go on in […]

Comic Book Review: Evermore #1 (2021)

Joshua Gamon’s six-issue comic series Evermore gets off to a great start in this first issue. Set in post-war, plague-ridden London, Evermore tells the story of Doctor Fredrick Fellowes and his lonely daughter, who is locked away from the outside world for her own safety. When Doctor Fellowes visits a dying friend on Christmas Eve, […]

Board Game Review: Monki (2021)

The old adage ‘never judge a book by its cover’ is one I’m generally aware of and thankful for – but in the case of ‘Monki’, I had a serious case of this, thanks to its lovely graphic design and appealing packaging. That’s partly because the Monki box does its best to show off the […]

Comic Book Review: Spider-Man 2099: Exodus Alpha #1

Though he was undoubtedly the breakout star of Marvel’s long-dead 2099 line of comics, the Spider-Man of the future, Miguel O’Hara, doesn’t pop up nearly enough. Yet with this year being the 30th anniversary of his first appearance, it’s great to see him make a comeback in an event set to launch versions of Marvel […]

News: Retro Shmup Remote Life Releasing on May 27th

It always impresses me just how much can be done by a single developer; an excellent example is Remote Life – an homage to the glory days of the side-scrolling 2D shoot ’em up. Next Game Level is a developer comprised of just one man; clearly he’s someone who’s got a real passion for the […]

TV Review: Moon Knight – S1/E6: Gods and Monsters

Spoilers follow for episode one, two, three, four and five of Moon Knight. You have been warned! Last week’s episode of Moon Knight was, if you excuse the pun, pretty harrowing. Delving into Marc’s troubled and tragic past to reveal why he needed to create Steven to survive a traumatic childhood, it went to places […]

Comic Book Review: The Crimson Cage #5

Chuck Frenzy has made a pact with dark powers to keep hold of his Championship belt – and his lust for power has led him to take some seriously grim actions. Yet the dark magic at work always comes with a price – and the price for his success is about to be paid in […]

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