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Book Review: Judges: The Avalanche by Michael Carroll

The first in a series of novellas covering the origins of the world seen in 2000AD’s Judge Dredd, Michael Carroll’s novella is currently available in a digital edition or in an Omnibus containing the first three novellas in the series. Set a little over a decade into the future from now against a backdrop of worsening poverty, inequality and political […]

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Comic Book Review: Old Haunts #3

The story of three made men with some dark secrets that are literally coming back to haunt them, Old Haunts continues building tension in its third issue, with a flashback to the childhood of our protagonists and some much more personal insights into the events that have led to the present day. There’s a single panel here that blew me […]

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Comic Book Review: Old Haunts #2

Continuing the first issue’s Michael Mann-esque ghostly crime tale, issue two packs in quite a lot of story into its pages. We get more of a glimpse into the backstory of who (but not necessarily what) is haunting the main characters – in more ways than one. The artwork is once again absolutely phenomenal, with a contemporary night time cityscape […]

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Comic Book Review: Old Haunts #1

The influence of Michael Mann looms large in Old Haunts, a new miniseries written by Ollie Masters & Rob Williams, with art by Laurence Campbell. A tale of three made men whose past is about to literally come back to haunt them, it takes place in a shimmering urban environment, where bad people do terrible things in the glow of […]

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Solo Board Games

Though lockdown restrictions are easing, people are forgetting that we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic. It’s still important that we stay at home and avoid contact with other people as much as possible; yet that means more time stuck at home, trying to find ways to entertain ourselves. Those of you who know me well or have […]

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Board Game Review: Cat Crimes

Though I’ve filed this article under ‘board games’, Cat Crimes isn’t a tabletop game in the traditional sense. It’s more of a solitaire logic puzzle, though of course multiple players can combine they grey matter and attempt to solve the 40 puzzles in the rather nicely packaged collection. What players will be looking to solve are a variety of ‘crimes’ […]

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Review: Creature Street

Available now on PC (itch.io – pay what you want) It seems like everyone and their anthropomorphic dog is playing Animal Crossing right now, which is great. Though Animal Crossing has always been popular – I’ve been a huge fan since 2004 – with the arrival of Animal Crossing: New Horizons at a time when many people have an unusually […]

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TV Review: Tiger King

Netflix’s documentary series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness dropped in full on the streaming service on the 20th of March. Since then, it seems like the world has been talking about it, blown away by the layer upon layer of craziness that the documentary throws at you over the course of its seven episodes. Though it’s extremely difficult to […]

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Preview: Quest Arrest (Game Boy)

If you’d told me thirty years ago that I’d still be playing Game Boy games I’d probably have laughed awkwardly and walked away shaking my head at you, despite how much I adored – and still adore – Nintendo’s charming chonk of a handheld. If you’d told me that I would be playing an entirely new Game Boy game in […]

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Board Game Review: Decktective: Bloody-Red Roses

Though I’m not great at problem solving and the lateral thinking that certain puzzles require, after enjoying a number of Escape Room style board games (such as games in the Exit and Escape series, as well as the more point and click style gameplay of Adventure Games) I’ve started to enjoy working through puzzles in a group, with a variety […]

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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. […]