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February 24th 2023

Clive 'N' Wrench - Switch Review

There are few gaming genres more nostalgic and fondly remembered than 3D platformers. Games like Banjo-Kazooie, Jak & Daxter and Ratchet & Clank were hits with the popular hero/sidekick or dynamic duo formula. For the majority of gamers born pre-2000, these were a huge part of their virtual journeys...

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December 21st 2022

The Excavation of Hob's Barrow (Game Review)

The mention of horror often conjures images of repetitive jump scares, ear-piercing screams and overly-gratuitous gore. But some of the most influential horror stories are those that slowly build, steadily manifesting an air of unease to events that make the blood run cold...


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September 23rd 2022

Beacon Pines - PC Review

Changing fate and becoming a master of one’s own story is something everyone longs to be able to do. Indie developer Hiding Spot Games puts this front and centre with a blend of childlike inquisitiveness and dark, complex machinations only the adult mind can comprehend...

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July 24th 2022

Getting acquainted with death and Mexican tradition through Grim Fandango

Death. "The greatest of all human blessings" according to Socrates, "a very dull and dreary affair" to W. Somerset Maugham, and "always around the corner" as observed by Carter Burwell. But, ultimately, the inevitability of all living beings...


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February 22nd 2023

Elderand - PC Review

Titles like Blasphemous and Dead Cells brought the brutal challenge of the Souls series to the realm of Metroivania and proved to be quite the hit. Published by Graffiti Games, Elderand by Mantra and Sinergia Games is a pixel-art Metroidvania platformer/RPG...

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December 6th 2022

Cats and the Other Lives - PC Review

The overwhelming success of Stray back in July showed that the gaming world is hungry for more feline-centric adventures. Turkish studio Cultic Games’ latest release is one to further whet the appetite by bringing a more mature cat adventure to the realm of pixels...

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September 22nd 2022

Batora: Lost Haven - PC Press Preview

Team 17 and Stormind Games team up for a quest of interplanetary proportions releasing on October 20th. Batora: Lost Haven is an isometric action RPG that combines fast-paced, skill-swapping combat with a choice-driven story spanning a vast cosmos...

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July 15th 2022

Outstanding Orchestra - Retro Playstation Games With Surprising Soundtracks

It’s easy to see why video games are now generally regarded as works of art. The blending of many different mediums to create a unique interactive experience is truly astounding. And with the advancements in technology and media, people are now more freely able to explore and appreciate them...

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February 7th 2023

A Space For The Unbound - PC Review

Emotive sojourns are widespread in the indie scene, even beginning to become more prevalent in AAA territory. But rarely do they shed light on a relatively unknown region, be deeply relatable and also mind-bogglingly engrossing all at once...

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October 10th 2022

Sly Cooper at 20: Stepping out of the shadows story first

2002. The sixth generation of gaming is in full swing with the PS2 already well established, and the Xbox and Gamecube beginning to make their marks. The success of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy the previous year showed that PS2 players were still hungry for animated platformers...


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September 7th 2022

Indie Arena Booth Hybrid 2022 - The Best of What's Next

For the first time since pre-pandemic, Gamescom celebrated a bold return to physical form in 2022. Hosted in Cologne, Germany, from August 24th – 28th, the event showcased over 1000 exhibitors worldwide to hundreds of thousands of eager visitors. Unable to physically attend? They had you covered...

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May 11th 2022

Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit Review

Following the footsteps of the classics and indie darlings that preceded it, Crowns and Pawns: Kingdom of Deceit from Tag of Joy is a modern point-and-click adventure that brings lesser-known European history to the forefront and throws in a good helping of mystery and intrigue...

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