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Retro Monday: Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash has been released on a wide variety of home and portable consoles since the first game in 1984, making its way to mobile devices and recently being re-released for the game’s 30th anniversary. Today I’m going to talk about the 1990 NES version specifically. In Boulder Dash you play as a miner named …



Free Games in Focus Part 1: Star Trek Online

As I have previously mentioned, there are many ways to get more for your money by either making your own fun or playing games which give more time for your cash investment. One of the games I mentioned was Star Trek Online and its mission creation system. Now I would like to delve deeper into …


Retro Monday: Might Morphin Power Rangers

This week I was given a game that I have actually played before, and have fond memories of it. This week I was given Might Morphin Power Rangers on the Super Nintendo. Now, this is a game that is really rather simple, it’s your basic beat ’em up. You start out by picking your Ranger …



Retro Monday: Turbo Out Run

First off, I’ll let you know that I am bad at racing games, ask those who’s seen me on a Retro Monday where I’ve had a racing game, or the folk I’ve played Driveclub and Mario Kart with. Anyway, Turbo Out Run is the Sequel to Out Run, it was originally an arcade game where …


Extra Lifespan – Getting more from the games you own. Part 1: User-generated content.

Games like Counter Strike, Team Fortress and Dota 2/League of Legends all began in the late 1990s and early 2000s, coming from a melting-pot of third party modding and creativity from open-ended game engines and modding tools like Valve’s Hammer editor and Source engine and the early iterations of the Unreal engine. However in addition …



Retro Monday: Kickle Cubicle

This game has come up several times on some peoples lists to get played, but until this week hasn’t managed to get the votes it’s needed to actually win. It’s yet another game I haven’t played, which is now becoming a common theme. Kickle Cubicle is a puzzle game, so put it simply you control …


Monthly games review – Day of the Tentacle Remastered (PS4, PS+)

One of the often-heard cries of denouncement from the more emotive end of the gamer audience spectrum is that reviews (and reviewers) are not being ‘objective’ enough, that they are biased for or against a particular title which makes their subsequent coverage invalid or flawed. Such claims can be a psychological defence mechanism to insulate one’s …



Retro Monday – Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude!

Greendog: The Beached Surfer Dude is another game I haven’t played before, in fact, I don’t think I’ve heard of it. The game seems to centre around a guy called Greendog and he’s be cursed due to a magic amulet and he can’t go surfing anymore, that is unless he collects all the shards of …


Watch Dogs 2 and the problem of marketing versus reality

When Ubisoft revealed Watch Dogs 2 at E3 2016 I was not impressed. The first game was bogged down with controversy surrounding its graphical downgrade compared to the promotional materials. It took itself seriously in a way which seemed at odds with its own mechanics, positioning itself as a William Gibson-esque gritty cyberpunk thriller but was …



Monthly games review – Stories: The Path of Destinies and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (PS4, PS+)

Its time for another roundup of the games given out for ‘free’ as part of Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold and Sony’s Playstation Plus programmes. Today I’ll be looking at two games from the latter in recent months to see if they are worth downloading and playing. Stories: The Path of Destinies (PS4 version reviewed) Cutting …