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Repo Man – PC – Preview

Just a few days after I took a look at Thief Simulator, my attention has been drawn to a similar looking game that’s due for release next year on PC (with consoles to ‘likely’ follow, according to the press release) – Repo Man. Instead of criminal removal of property, however, Repo Man sees the player cast in the role of […]

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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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Chronicles of Crime – Board Game

There’s an increasing number of games that aren’t afraid to use technology in an interesting and pivotal way. Chronicles of Crime is one such game: a police procedural board game in which the components can be used in a variety of scenarios, both included with the base game and as downloadable extras, via an app available on iOS and Android. […]

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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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Peanut – PC – First Look

Peanut is a cutesy platformer for Steam, which released this week. Though I’d tried an earlier version, I’ve only just managed to give the release build a go. Peanut is the story of the eponymous corgi, whose BAE (yes, repeatedly referred to as Peanut’s BAE in game!) needs rescuing from the villain of the piece, Veronica Vet. There’s a short […]

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Vasilis – PC

Coming across like an interactive version of the disturbing Eastern European cartoons – occasionally glimpsed late at night in the 80s, if you lived in the UK, on BBC 2 or Channel 4 – Vasilis is a point and click adventure set in a monochromatic city where the player, cast in the role of eponymous ex-teacher Vasilis, begins the game […]

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Tiny Dungeon – A Great Starter Tabletop RPG

A few years ago, fuelled by passionate creators on Kickstarter, I backed a number of cheap, rules-light tabletop RPGs in the hope of finally convincing family and friends to play. I’d never been able to talk them into it, as they were often intimidated by the size of rulebooks and even the relative complexity of character creation. I mean, they […]

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The Mystery of Woolley Mountain – Switch

Though I’ve not managed to get very far at this stage, The Mystery of Woolley Mountain has me in its grasp. A point and click adventure in the vein of the classic LucasArts games, The Mystery of Woolley Mountain sees players in charge of a ragtag band of adventurous scientists, aiming to rescue a group of kidnapped children from an […]

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Sonic the Hedgehog – Trailer Reaction

So the Sonic movie trailer dropped yesterday and my reaction is as follows: Wow. Really? I know we all made fun of the leaked character design a while back. There were still people who held on to the hope that maybe, just maybe that wasn’t a final design or that the look of the character in motion would redeem its […]

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My First Week of Blogging

That went quickly! I’ve been trying to keep the momentum going and post every day; it’s not been easy so far but just posting something – anything, really – is great to at least ensure I keep in practice with my writing. I’ve not had a great deal of feedback or views, but – just as I found when setting […]

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An Introduction to Euro Games

I was in my early 20s when I rediscovered the joy of board games. One of the best side effects of that was that it also reignited my passion for writing. Without having had my interest in board games back, it’s unlikely that I would be here, writing this right now. At first, it was a bit bewildering. I made […]