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Comic Book Review: Aquila: Blood of the Iceni

2000AD has a reputation for hard-hitting, violent stories that pull no punches, though these are often dressed up in fantasy or futuristic clothes. Aquila is a little different, given that it takes place in a historical setting that takes its cues from real events and even features genuine historical and religious figures. That’s not to say that the fantastical elements […]

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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: 2000AD Regened

Regular readers of the blog – and my Twitter followers – can’t have failed to notice that I’ve been covering an awful lot of 2000AD-related material over the past few months. It started on my birthday, when I purchased a copy of the latest Judge Dredd Megazine as a treat to myself; it wasn’t long before thrill-power took over once […]

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Comic Book Review: Zombo: Can I Eat You Please?

Until recently, I hadn’t been a regular reader of 2000AD for close to 20 years. I’d dive into the odd Special and Annual issues here and there to read one-off stories, but I hadn’t been keeping up with the weekly series for a long time. Mostly, it’s because you’ll often pick up an issue of 2000AD when at least a […]

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Review: Not Not – A Brain Buster

Available now on: Switch (version played), Android & iOS I’ve always been incredibly quick to inform people when they’ve committed the ultimate sin: using a double negative. Though correction can often be met with bafflement and the offender still going on to use phrases such as ‘I didn’t say nothing’ when they mean the complete opposite, it’s something I’m unable […]

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Comic Book Review: The Ballad of Halo Jones: Volume 1

Thanks to the brilliant 2000AD Humble Bundle, I’ve been able to get hold of an awful lot of reading material, some of which I’m catching up with for the first time. The Ballad of Halo Jones (which is included in the bundle in its entirety) is a comic that I’ve read before, though not for many years – and certainly […]

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Review: Destroy All Humans! (2020)

When the original Destroy All Humans! was released way back in 2005, it was a real breath of fresh air. It was packed full of humour and endless references to pop culture, as well as real world conspiracy theories and political figures. It even featured actual footage from what was, at one stage, regularly named as the worst film of […]

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Film Review: The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

There are few finished films that have as infamous a genesis as the 1996 version of The Island of Dr. Moreau. It’s truly the stuff of legend; a young director on his way up the ladder from low budget exploitation fare who’s clearly out of his depth (who’s fired a week into filming and then manages to sneak back on […]

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Review: Donut County

I find myself increasingly bored by big scale, so-called triple-A open world collectathons in which the entire experience is diluted by endless icons dotted around gargantuan, intimidating maps. Most of what you end up doing in so many big open world games these days just ends up feeling like completely pointless busywork, there to pad out the running time of […]

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Board Game Review: Judge Dredd: Block War

There’s been a welcome resurgence of interest in Judge Dredd on the tabletop in recent years. Not only have we seen the excellent – if ridiculously challenging – The Cursed Earth, but there’s also been a miniatures game, an RPG and other board games too, perhaps most notably the critically acclaimed retheming of Wildlands, Judge Dredd: Helter Skelter – which […]

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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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Review: Gamory Switch Controller

Looking like a cross between the controller that was bundled with ill-fated Android console, the Ouya, and an Xbox One controller, the Gamory Switch Controller isn’t going to win any points for originality. However unoriginal and uninspired the design may be, it makes up for this by being incredibly cheap and yet nicely featured, especially for the price point. Switch […]

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Review: Halo 2 (Campaign)

Incredibly unpopular opinion time: I’m not a fan of the Halo campaign. Though there’s some absolutely stunning set pieces, a number of brilliantly wide open battles and really groundbreaking enemy AI that still stands out as impressive even today, there are so many issues with the way the narrative is handled and the level design of more than a few […]

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Review: Stars Rush

Available on itch.io (works in browser and on mobile) There’s nothing groundbreaking or revolutionary about Stars Rush. It’s a cute little game – that’ll work in your browser or just […]