Features

This is where you’ll find all our written features such as opinions pieces and reviews

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Luigi fears

After all his ghostly encounters and triumphs, why is Luigi still such a chicken? A clinical psychologist explains. For the last few weeks, I’ve been playing Luigi’s Mansion 3 in co-op with my five-year-old daughter. […]

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Sunset

A strange, irreverent, opening gambit, but follow me on this. Since childhood, I’ve had an infrequent, recurring, abstract nightmare that’s laughable to others and chilling to me. Here goes… in essence, I am the paddle […]

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Ultracore

Leon gets to grips with DICE’s abandoned ‘Eurostyle’ run and gunner, which has emerged blinking into the light after more than 25 years I’ll admit that the legend of Ultracore had pretty much passed me […]

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CrossCode

Brian Edwards reviews CrossCode, the action role-playing game developed by Radical Fish Games. Every time I watch a YouTube video titled “Top 65 Upcoming Indie Games” or something these days I’m relatively certain that I am going […]

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STONE

Not everyone drinks. I do. While I’ve definitely had my moments of overindulgence, though, I can’t say that I’ve ever had a ‘morning after’ that started with a missing person. Maybe that just means I’m […]

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Blog of the year 2019

It’s the end of another year and it is time for Klax.  Oh, wait, that’s not right. Let’s try this again. It’s the end of the year, and I asked members of the Cane and […]

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The sound of silence

When Michel Hazanavicius’ award-winning black and white silent film The Artist arrived in cinemas in 2011, audiences were captivated by this wordless wonder. The film’s protagonist, George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) the leading light in the […]

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PAX West 2019

From 30th August 2019 through to 2nd September 2019 at the Washington State Convention Centre and Cane and Rinse hosts Ryan Hamann and Chris O’Regan attended the event, both of whom are veterans of it. […]