Month: September 2015

Rinse and Repeat: Year of the shower games

– Charlie Braithwaite There are a lot of games. That’s a pretty broad sentence, but it is the only way that this article can possibly start without losing faith in the gaming industry. So with that set up, let’s introduce the hero of this article, a game you may have already read about, Rinse and Repeat by Robert Yang. The premise is simple, you are a man in a shower and you wash...[Read More]

First impressions of Sword Coast Legends

– Karly Taylor Having pre-ordered this game way back in April, I was beyond excited to receive an official email from n-Space regarding head start access on Steam for their new D&D Forgotten Realms-based video game Sword Coast Legends over the weekend. I was literally gleeful, at least until I’d downloaded it and realized I still had to wait eight hours before it became available t...[Read More]

Doom Together

– Karolina Firman Imagine playing a game where you control only one aspect. I don’t just mean that you play as part of a team, as the mage or the heavy hitter. I mean literally, you control exclusively one part of the actual gameplay. Well that’s the idea of ‘Doom Together’ an initiative of Matthew Vecchio. Last month at the Crown and Sceptre, for a small fee you coul...[Read More]

The best sports games are the fake ones

-Tom Heath Later this week all the sports games are coming out. Or at least all the ones people really care about: Fifa 16 and NBA 2k16. Yes, the team rosters have been updated, the mechanics tweaked, someone famous has curated something to do with NBA; it is indeed that time of year again. Now, it’s probably pretty clear by now that I’m not a fan of these games. I’m also pretty terrible at playin...[Read More]

Play Arts Kai make new MGS V figures

– Chelsea Edwards Play arts Kai have a new set of Metal Gear Solid V figures up for preorder; including D-Dog. For those not familiar with Play Arts Kai, it is a line of high quality action figures from Square Enix. The MGSV line already has two variants of snake, (Venom ver. and GZ ver.) as well as Quiet, Burning Man and Skull Face. You can now preorder Tretij Rebenok, Ocelot, D-Dog, and of...[Read More]

In Memoriam: Portal

– Tom Heath It’s been a while since we have paid tribute to those we’ve lost over the years, from the death of innocence, the withering of nature, an individual’s personal genocide and the loss of my best goddamned friend. Well, we’re back at it again because there was one demise that we naively overlooked. It was giving us the eye across the bar, but through ignorance or just plain incompet...[Read More]

I should have stayed in STASIS

– Nick Palmisano You stand in the dimly lit corridor, just one of dozens like it, on a derelict spacecraft, equally dim, drifting ever closer to the toxic, mesmerizing methane clouds of gas giant Neptune, orbit decaying minute by minute. There are scratches all over the bulkhead door leading to ‘Crew Commons’. You wonder if the blood trail is leading away, or trailing from. It doesn’t matter...[Read More]

A first glimpse at Koei Tecmo’s Attack on Titan

– Karly Taylor Attack on Titan took the anime world by storm in 2013 upon its release; it began as a Japanese manga series in 2009 but gained fame and a huge boost in the series’ popularity as word spread of this dark, post-apocalyptic masterpiece, quickly becoming a commercial success and selling over 50 million copies worldwide. Koei Tecmo, the company behind the ground-breakingly in...[Read More]

The Old Hunters: Bloodborne statues

– Chelsea Edwards After months of waiting since that one tweet from Shuhei Yoshida; saying an expansion for Bloodborne was inbound (much excite), Sony announced Bloodborne The Old Hunters, a DLC expansion for the critically acclaimed PlayStation 4 exclusive released earlier this year. The expansion will take you even deeper inside the sinister secrets of Yharnam as you experience yet another...[Read More]

Telltale’s Minecraft Story Mode begins next month

– Tom Heath Overnight, Telltale Games announced their next game season, Minecraft: Story Mode, will premiere on digital storefronts on October 13. But what’s quite strange is there will be a retail release the following week on October 27, something Telltale doesn’t usually do until the entire season has been released digitally. Don’t get your hopes up though: while the retail release includ...[Read More]

Bloodborne The Old Hunters

– Charlie Braithwaite From Software’s Bloodborne was simultaneously one of the most interesting games and one of the most frustrating games that I’ve played so far this year.  It had a good balance of difficulty and intrigue that made it compelling, up until the spiders came in and I just noped my way out of ever finishing it. As I’ve discussed before, spiders in games are ...[Read More]

Metal Gear Solid V diary: Day 3

– Tom Heath When we last spoke, or more I wrote words and you read them, I was the overlord of an army of kinky troopers and about to go toe-to-toe with a fabled sniper. Well, I did just that and a lot more so brace yourself, we’ve got a lot of ground to cover. My name is Tom Heath and this is my Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain diary… If you missed them, here are parts 1 and parts 2. Ri...[Read More]

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