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Straight-forward gaming

Several years ago, a video game called Mechanicus was released by Bulwark Studios. I found the game before I'd started playing tabletop wargames, but after I'd discovered Black Library, so my main question was whether the video game would accurately reflect the cult as it was presented in the book...

My partner and I love a good "couch co-op" game, a video game where you and a friend can play together on the same computer rather than over a network. We recently played through Quest Hunter and its Strangewood DLC, and this my review of it. This review contains minor spoilers.

Cutting to the...

With the exception of a handful of pioneering academics and specialist publications, serious critical consideration of gaming as an art form feels, to me, to be seriously lacking. Sure, it's commonly accepted that gaming is now very much mainstream, but it's pretty clear that what most people are t...

Stop me if you've heard this one before, but Fallout New Vegas is a great game. I've logged hundreds of hours in New Vegas, and that's just since Steam came to Linux. It's widely praised, and lots of people have lots of great reasons for loving the game. I recently played through it again, and I th...

I played Fallout 3 on the Playstation 3 originally, shortly after playing Dragon Age Origins. I remember immediately loving the setting, being a fan of post-apocalyptic science fiction, and being amazed at the wealth of small stories being told in the game. Sure there was a main quest, but there we...

I found Kingdoms of Amalur: The Reckoning back when there were a few good video podcasts doing reviews of video games. Those are mostly all long gone now (at least the ones I was watching then), bought up and then killed off by TV stations looking to control visual media (I guess). At the time, I...