Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles is a whimsical open-world adventure game. It has no combat and no puzzles; instead, progress comes purely from exploration and by finding, trading and crafting items. It was developed by Prideful Sloth, a self-described “micro-AAA” studio started by some industry […]

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Beans: The Coffee Shop Simulator grabbed my attention when I was mindlessly flicking through Steam’s upcoming games list (AKA the no-frills abyss of shovelware, missed chances, and broken dreams). “Yes,” I said to myself, “A coffee shop simulator! That’s exactly what I want to play […]

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Get Even Review

At the beginning of this year, I was invited to get hands-on with a number of upcoming video games at the Bandai Namco office. Get Even was one of those games. It piqued my interest, so I decided to explore the game further when it […]

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Micro Machines World Series

I have a lot of fond memories from my childhood playing Micro Machines on the Sega Mega Drive. It’s a top-down racer with colourful graphics, unique tracks, and fast action that was an absolute blast to play. It seems the popularity of remasters and reboots […]

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Darkest Dungeon is such an excellent game in so many ways, and I’ve spent a disgusting amount of time with it despite the way it punishes me. Like a battered lover, the only thing keeping me from calling the authorities is my belief that the […]

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DiRT 4

DiRT 4 is the newest rally-focused game from Codemasters, who are a studio with a long history of developing and publishing rally games. Although their games in the racing genre have tended to lean towards casual, fun gameplay, 2015’s DiRT Rally demonstrated they were able […]

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Nex Machina

Nex Machina roughly translates to Death Machine in English, and I couldn’t think of a more fitting name for this game. It’s an incredibly fast-paced twin-stick shooter developed by Housemarque, whose previous projects have proven them to be the king of this particular genre. After […]

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Tekken 7

Time to grab the lion mask and put on your best bear costume; the Iron Fist Tournament is back in town! It’s been close to a decade since we’ve seen Heihachi’s mighty bald patch in our homes, but now that it’s brilliant radiance is back, […]

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Star Trek: Bridge Crew

Before we get started, I should probably tell you that I’m possibly the biggest Star Trek fan that you’re ever likely to meet. I’m a walking encyclopaedia for the franchise, and I could take down pretty much anyone in a Trek-off, even my editor (yeah […]

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Outlast 2

Outlast 2 is a game I had been impatiently waiting for since the first teaser trailer. I think what I was most excited about was the fact that Red Barrels Studios had decided to move on from the Miles Upshur/Waylon Park story. This meant players […]

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