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

Downward Spiral
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Downward Spiral: Horus Station

Karl Moon flings himself out of the airlock and into breathless zero G first person VR to take in the atmosphere of Downward Spiral: Horus Station. Loneliness and isolation, the hallmarks of much great science […]

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Door Kickers: Action Squad

Jacob Geller reviews PixelShard‘s Door Kicker: Action Squad. From a detached, design-only perspective, Door Kickers: Action Squad does very little wrong. It’s a pixel-y throwback with unexpected levels of tactical depth, an experience that controls […]

Guacamelee! 2
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Guacamelee! 2

Does the sequel to 2013’s Guacamelee! improve upon the original recipe, or is this avocado action underripe? Brian Edwards taste-tests… At the end of Guacamelee! we got to see legendary luchador Juan Aguacate take down […]

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The Spectrum Retreat

An assignment far more sinister than a retro gaming conference, Leah Haydu braves the lobby of The Spectrum Retreat. Hotels are kind of creepy. That’s not just me, right? There’s something a little unsettling about […]

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A rapturous refrain

James Carter harks at the importance of the use of sound in the BioShock games. Listening to the gentle click-clack of my keyboard as I type this is hypnotic. A rhythm to write to… to […]

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Ahead of our podcast later this year, Paul Brown reviews Ninja Theory’s Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice “There is a space I want us to fill. Common wisdom says that this space doesn’t exist. I’m calling this […]

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The loneliest number

James Carter excogitates upon the idiosyncrasies of playing co-op with AI in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Is it a sacrifice to run into a hail of bullets if you know you won’t actually die? […]