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  • Rewatching the ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Episode That Traumatised Me

    The algorithm for YouTube recommendations has vastly improved over the past few years. Whereas once the video streaming site would pelt me with vloggers flaunting their cash or James Corden singing (nah, you’re alright), my YouTube is now an endless hub of Alan Partridge clips (please and thank you)....
  • Arcsmith Review

    Arcsmith is the new VR title from Bithell Games, the people behind Thomas Was Alone and Subsurface Circular. This was a difficult game to review. Mid heat wave VR is never particularly enjoyable and when you add some complex puzzles and my low IQ it’s a recipe for disaster....
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch Needs to Find its Own Identity

    Being a spin-off of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, The Bad Batch is not only a successor series for a variety of characters but also a thematic evolution too. We’ve spent seven seasons and a movie building up the clone troopers as individuals only to heartbreakingly see that individuality...
  • Samurai Warriors 5 – Impressions

    My time with Samurai Warriors 5, the latest Musou/Warriors style game from Koei Tecmo’s Omega Force, has been a mostly enjoyable one. At the time of writing I’m 12 hours in, I’ve messed around with a few different modes and characters and completed 4 chapters of Nobunanga’s Path. One...
  • The Many Saints of Newark Violates The Sopranos’s Storytelling Philosophy

    Tony Soprano is a man who refuses to change. The Tony we get at the beginning of the series’ six-season run is identical to the Tony at the end. Yet the head of the Sopranos family – both families, in fact – is one of the most developed and...
  • Requiescat in Pace, Assassin’s Creed?

    Assassin’s Creed is a franchise that has greatly evolved from its now humble beginnings in 2007. The scope and scale of each instalment has expanded and the series has shifted from simple historical action-adventure games to full-fledged RPGs with a penchant for the mythological. But the next evolution could...
  • Revisiting Alien Resurrection: A Frustrating and Farcical Failure

    Scott. Cameron. Fincher. Jeunet. The Alien franchise feels unique in the horror realm for being so director-driven; each film gifted a unique style based on the man behind the camera, yet all playing into the same story of extra-terrestrial terror. Alien, Prometheus, and even the messy Covenant are all...
  • Chivalry 2 – An Axe In The Back & An Arrow In The Eye

    Like a modern – well, medieval – Paris of Troy, I stalk the ramparts and scaffolding surrounding the gatehouse. The gatehouse must be defended from the modern – well, medieval – Achilles of Greece, and his allies, who swarm like wasps towards their objective while my allies and I...
  • Star Wars Squadrons’ Refreshing Embrace of the Dark Side

    Back in 2017, Star Wars: Battlefront 2 left me bitterly disappointed. After the first game lacked a story mode, the sequel not only flaunted such a campaign but also promised to deliver a narrative from the imperial perspective. I even read the prequel novel following the prior exploits of...