Category Archives: Reviews

My Top 10 Video Games of 2014 (Plus Honourable Mentions & Disappointments)

Man, another year has blinked by. It doesn’t feel like it’s been 12 months since I last did one of these lists but it’s time to put my brain to work again. I actually look forward to doing this now as … Continue reading

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Late Review: Destiny

Compelling Disappointment Back when I reviewed the Destiny Beta, I spoke at length about the arrogance of Bungie as a studio. I’m not going to reiterate that here but this review is best consumed with the context of that one … Continue reading

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Sunset Overdrive Review: Because It's A Damn Video Game!

Insomniac Games is one of my favourite developers. Even when they were making pretty much nothing but Ratchet & Clank games, I still loved them because all the games were so polished, funny and mechanically amazing. They were famous for their … Continue reading

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Outlast & Whistleblower Late Review: It's All About Journalistic Terror

I played Outlast and Whistleblower live in a single sitting for Extra Life 2014. You can watch my edited Let’s Play series here. I’m a complete weak sauce when it comes to anything horror. I’ve never understood the concept of purposefully … Continue reading

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CounterSpy Review: Covert Calamity

I reviewed CounterSpy on the PS4. I got it for the Vita and PS3 as well as it’s cross-buy but haven’t played it on those platforms so I can’t vouch for its technical merits on them. It’s also on Android and … Continue reading

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Review: AVerMedia ExtremeCap U3 (August, 2014, with Video)

NOTE: This review is for a product that originally came out in late 2013 and thus, was done using more mature drivers and firmware that earlier reviews did not have. UPDATE (18/08/2014): In the review, I talked about the limited … Continue reading

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Beta Review: Destiny Is Full of Promise and Itself

I have long said that Bungie is a studio that takes themselves way too seriously. Their games are full of simple, yet purposefully impenetrable narratives that they profess to be some form of high-art in game storytelling, when in reality, they’re just … Continue reading

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Review: Murdered: Soul Suspect Is A Lot of Soul In A Weird Vessel

NOTE: This review contains no spoilers. The rise of achievements and trophies in games has given a pretty reliable way to tell when a game is either shovelware or was rushed out. Their design is almost always done at the end … Continue reading

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Review: Why Papers, Please is much better than Gone Home

NOTE: This initial section is free of spoilers. I will clearly mark where spoilers begin. It is not recommended that you read that section unless you have finished Gone Home and played a lot of Papers, Please or don’t plan … Continue reading

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Dead Space as a metaphor for a flailing and directionless EA

The Dead Space series is a weird one for me. As I’ve said before, I am a total wimp who doesn’t like horror anything but for some reason, Dead Space interested me from the moment it was announced and I’ve … Continue reading

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