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Inside Slavic Time Travel Game The End Of The Sun

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla isn’t the only time travelling Northern European adventure game coming this year. The End Of The Sun, built off Slavic imagery and built by a core team of just three developers, has been in the works for the past three years and next week its Kickstarter is going to officially launch. Over at Indie Game Website, I’ve […]

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Episode Spotlight – The Sting, Futurama

Despite having very little in common apart from their creator, Futurama always seemed to be living in The Simpsons’ shadow. It’s ironic that now it’s been cancelled, we see Groening’s new show Disenchantment being unfavourably compared to Futurama, with Dreamland in the shadow of New New York. That’s all probably an argument for another time though, as The Sting highlights […]

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Why South Park Is The Ultimate Safe Space

South Park says things other shows won’t. That’s always been its schtick. 300 episodes in, it’s still able to shock, as the most recent season showed through Band In China and Board Girls, which tackled Chinese censorship and trans women in sport. Both important issues of our time, and South Park handled then in a typical South Park way. We’ll […]

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Animal Crossing Is A Westworld Hellscape

If you’ve had Animal Crossing since launch, you’ll likely have played it long enough to have made your island your own. That might mean creating mazes, building football stadiums, or re-enacting horror flicks. It’s even reached the level of popularity for Business Insider to harvest hate clicks by explaining how it’s a dumb game for babies, you dumb baby. It’s […]

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Sonic Forces And The Unifying Power Of Bad Games

Sonic Forces is not a good game. Even by Sonic’s erratic standards, the levels are very hit and miss. It combines classic 2D speed platforming, 2.5D mazes and not-quite-fully-open 3D levels, letting you play as classic chubby Sonic, modern charismatic Sonic and a character of your own creation. The gameplay in all three options have glaring flaws, but together they […]

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Golden Era Plus – The Squirt & The Whale

For our second Golden Era + feature, it’s another Lisa episode in The Squirt & The Whale. Lisa’s actually the character I feel has gone off the rails the most since the Golden Era ended, so the Lisa episodes I like are few and far between. That said, because of their relative rarity, they’re a lot more special, which probably […]

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Best Girl – Aerith Gainsborough, Final Fantasy VII

When Aerith Gainsborough is asked by Shinra to identify herself, her response is ‘local florist!’. It’s one of many lines in the Final Fantasy VII that showcase the personality of the characters, but it also highlights how important flowers are to Aerith. I tackled the what the flowers mean generally to Aerith & Final Fantasy VII’s mythos for Rock Paper […]

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Golden Era Plus – Halloween Of Horror

For the first Golden Era Plus feature, I couldn’t look past Halloween Of Horror. Though not my runaway favourite episode post Golden Era, it is one of the best put together. It changes up the stale Halloween formula to tell one of the show’s most human stories in years. Watch If You Like: Lisa The Greek, HOMR, Moaning Lisa, Bart […]