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PT is too much Kojima

I've come to the demo of the new Silent Hills game, PT, rather late. That's what I get for not owning a PS4. Better late than never though, and despite my tardiness PT was both an enjoyable and terrifying experience. Except for all the bullshit.   The setting of a long suburban hallway that loops around on itself is a really clever one. It's a setting that feels familiar enough to put you at ease, and the small clues as to who lives there provide incentive to explore he space. The relative Read more [...]
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supermariobrosresized

They keep making videogame movies

Video game movies have a long and sordid history. After several fits, starts, Japan only releases and several movies that seemed only to vaguely understand the concept of what a video game was or even how a computer worked, the first true video game movie was released.   That movie was 1993's Super Mario Bros, and it set the tone for every video game movie that was to follow.     Throughout the 90's these travesties were continually churned out by studios only interested Read more [...]
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Behind the Thumbs

Behind the Keyboard: The Nerd Cave Interview

In this installment of behind the keyboard I was lucky enough to have a sit down with Dave and Ben of the Nerd Cave, who have taken their passion for gaming and turned it into a space for everyone to come and share that passion. This interview has been edited slightly for length and readability, if you want to listen to the entire interview you can check it out here. Read more [...]
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Short Story
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Hotthumbs

Hotlining

  My hands are shaking.   The rubber mask clings to my face, a sauna of sour breath. I try to concentrate on why I’m here but every surface is shivering, distracting.   Focus.   I squeeze my eyes shut and listen for footfalls on the other side of the door. My muscles tighten into painful coils, preparing for what’s to come. One set of steps slides closer. Time slows, and a dreadful clarity descends. The vibrations of the room reach a fever pitch. The door handle starts Read more [...]
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How Twitch Plays Pokemon restored my faith in humanity

You could be forgiven for thinking that democracy is a failing system. With revolutions in parts of Eastern Europe, America turning into a George Orwell novel and the global banking system falling around our ears, it’s easy to be cynical about our system of government. It’s enough to make you think maybe we should go back to a feudal monarchy, like the good old days. Yet there’s a ray of light shining through our dark dystopian times, proof that despite the Read more [...]
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I'm sorry your party is in another castle...

The new party multiplayer

Hanging out with friends used to be a big part of gaming. Going over to their place to play some SNES or breaking out the link cable in a lunch break for a quick pokebattle was all a part of the fun. And as we got a little older many a six pack was shared over a game of Mario Kart on a Friday night. If you wanted to share the gaming experience, you had to do it in person. But now that the internet is a thing I can log onto Steam at any time of day and play a game with thousands of people from all Read more [...]
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SUPER. HOT. SUPER. HOT. SUPER. HOT.

  The narrow hall is filled with bullets. At one end are three gunmen, identical silhouettes of red in black sunglasses. At the other end is me: unarmed and out in the open. Across the screen flashes a message: ‘TAKE THEM OUT,’ and I begin to move. A pistol winks at me from the carpeted floor, but half a hallway sits between me and it. As chaos erupts all around me and death seems all but certain, I do what years of hard won FPS experience screams at me not to do. I stay out in the Read more [...]
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Review: Capsule

      The numbers on the counter slowly tick down, marking my distance from salvation. With each breath the oxygen levels dip, my laboured breathing beginning to drown out even the groans of the capsules protesting engine. The sound of my own breathing seems deafening ,growing more laboured with each gasp. Hunched over the sterile blue display I watch the distance to my destination tick down. The number is falling fast, but the oxygen levels are falling faster still. I increase power to Read more [...]
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The one thing everybody missed about Far Cry 3

A great deal has already been said about Far Cry 3. The excellent performance of Michael Mando as Vaas, the balance of stealth and action gameplay and the need to kill more animals than Cruella de Vil to make a wallet and backpack have all been written about on numerous other websites in great detail. It has received a cornucopia of nines, tens as well as dozens of awards and nominations.   Yet amongst all these accolades and awards, something has been missed. Rook island is filled with Read more [...]