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The Magic of Wii/DS Connectivity

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke Though connecting consoles is hardly impressive these days – especially when you can even play multiplayer games cross-platform, across computers and consoles from different manufacturers – there was a time when it felt like magic. Though the Wii and DS could link up and share information or unlock […]

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Gabbuchi – Switch

I’ve only just been making my way through one puzzle platformer – the rather lovely, Tetris-themed Tetra’s Escape – and another has come along for me to take a look at. Gabbuchi is a different beast altogether, however. With a very stylised, angular – yet almost hand-drawn – aesthetic, which also has a deliberately limited colour palette, Gabbuchi would have […]

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Robot Squad Simulator – Switch

It’s only been a few days since I took a look at a Simulator game – and here we are with another. With this one, however, I wasn’t sure what to expect at all. I hadn’t seen any prior coverage of it; no screenshots or videos at all, so I was going in to Robot Squad Simulator completely blind. From […]

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Claybook – Switch

There’s something incredibly pleasing about playing with clay. The feel, the smell, the endless possibilities that come with just a few different coloured lumps of squishy goodness. There’s a magic that’s hard to capture in games, mostly because the majority of the joy inherent in playing with clay comes from the tactile nature of it – it’s difficult to translate […]

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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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RICO – Switch

First person shooters are somewhat under-represented on Switch. I imagine that’s something to do with the relative lack of horsepower compared to other current gen consoles – but also, I […]

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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 […]