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Category: Science Fiction

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Alien Syndrome – Wii

I’ve discovered a new pastime: combing through the Wii section of second hand game shops for the cheapest titles I can find – in the hope that I can find hidden gems among the shovelware. I’ve found some games for £1-£2 that have been surprisingly good; excellent, even. Even when they aren’t, there’s usually enough of interest to justify playing […]

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Fiction: Liquid Space

Jen adjusted her suit; the mimetic fabric – studded with hundreds of thousands of minuscule cameras and screens – looking like a relatively normal black jumpsuit in standby mode. Her helmet, a bubble of opaque black from the exterior – was already making her perspire, causing condensation to fog up the glowing HUD inside. Her operator, Dex, was creating the […]

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Games of My Life: Creature from the Black Lagoon (Pinball)

I spent endless hot, summer days in darkness in the early 90s. Darkness lit with colourful neon and ultraviolet light. The soundtrack: worlds being defended, the roars of dinosaurs once more roaming the earth, feuds being settled or contests being won with kicks and punches. The smell of dry ice; the smog-like substance hanging thick in the air, lending everything […]

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Detective Pikachu – Spoiler Free Movie Review

Adapting books to film is a delicate balancing act that, even when successful, will often yield grumbly clichés from viewers who proclaim that the book was better – all the while ignoring the fact that a 500 page novel is a very different beast to a two hour film. Imagine, then, the difficulty inherent in translating a video game to […]

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Happy Star Wars Day!

Star Wars is one of those pop culture franchises that, for me, has always been around. My birth was perfectly timed for this; I arrived in the world just a few weeks after Star Wars did – though it didn’t arrive in the UK until I was a little over six months old. Pictured below is the queue around the […]

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It’s Alien Day!

If you’re not sure why, here’s the explanation: in Aliens, the planet that the majority of the action takes place on is known as LV-426 – and, using US date […]