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Horizon Zero Dawn: Chaos, I harvest it

Ooh, what’s that? It looks like one of those mechanical crocodile thingies. Their real name is ‘Snapmaw’, but crocodile thingy will do. Anyway it’s waddling along minding its own malicious business when it happens upon […]

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Metal Gear Solid V: Too Shy

Hush hush, eye to eye 1983-1984 are interesting years in Metal Gear terms. Obviously, The Phantom Pain takes place, but more importantly, 1983 is the year in which mulleted synth-pop group Kajagoogoo’s abomination Too Shy […]

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The Swindle

Stealthy steampunk stings on Switch I’ve got $6000 on me and I could leave now via the airship that is parked just outside. Yet behind this locked door is a computer terminal which I can […]

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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 […]