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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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Car Mechanic Manager – Switch – First Impressions

Released this week on Switch is a port of mobile and PC game, Car Mechanic Manager. Things start off relatively promisingly with a reasonably amusing, brief cartoon intro; the protagonist, an excellent but unappreciated mechanic, decides to leave her job and set up her own business – fixing cars, fulfilling customer orders and managing your premises is the name of […]

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Darkest Hunters – Switch

Releasing on the 29th of April in NA, Canada & Mexico and on the 2nd of May in the EU, Australia & New Zealand, Darkest Hunters is an unusual, but compelling hybrid of RPG and puzzle game from Ultimate Games. Players take control of a character – from a pretty generous roster – and make their way through levels by […]

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Gaming: 1979-2019

I was enchanted by the magic of video games from an incredibly early age. It’s hard to tell what the first game I saw was, but it was likely Space Invaders or a variation on it; there were always machines in local pubs and social clubs. A social club close to my home had a Phoenix cocktail table, though by […]