In 1996, Lara Croft the Tomb Raider first appeared on our consoles and fast became a fan favourite – polygons and all. But over the past twenty-two years, a number of challengers for the title of top action archaeologist have emerged (or re-emerged) in popular […]

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It’s well known that RTS suffer from being less accessible than other genres, but I think the reasoning for why is oversimplified and under-analysed. Most people attribute the accessibility woes of RTS to their steep learning curve, but that’s only part of it. If the […]

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2013 was an interesting year for gaming, and looking back it’s easy to see why the industry is in the state it’s in today. AAA titles were being rushed out the door to meet annual release schedules, sequels were being pumped out for quick cash-grabs, […]

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Visual novels are not the irredeemable pit of weeb and anime that many people (i.e., I) think they are. There are plenty of games that poke fun at the [...]

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After finishing Dead Space, I took away two big things. The first being that it’s a flawed experience, despite being a good game, and the second being that if its problems were ironed out, a sequel could be truly groundbreaking. After watching some retrospectives before […]

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Sitting just outside the reach of a Nerf gun is my alpine white Gibson Les Paul Studio guitar. Its edges are darkened by sweat and dead skin seeping into the wood, and the once shiny gold pickups seem to be turning green. I’ve played this […]

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Five years ago, I never would’ve touched a horror game. One, because most of what was on the market was trying to copy the success of Outlast, and two, because I was mortified of them. It wasn’t until 2015 when I played Alien Isolation that […]

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If you watched E3 this year, there’s a good chance that you saw something that wasn’t real. Y’know, I thought that would be a lot more obvious before I wrote it down, but it’s now occurred to me that nothing in Devil May Cry, for […]

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I think it’s fair to say Halo isn’t what it used to be. I remember a time when Halo was a system seller, and when it was THE reason to invest in Microsoft’s foray into the console market. I’m also positive many reading this article […]

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My first encounter with Fallout wasn’t with one of its games or a piece of related fiction. It was an online argument (perish the thought) about how a then-newly announced Fallout 3 was ripping off the recently released BioShock. This stemmed from the fact that […]

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