Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘The Escapists’


One of our favourite indie game of all time is Prison Architect, it echoes the Theme Park and Theme Hospital games I loved in the 90s. And the release version of Prison Architect is out this week! But since we’ve already covered in depth and still gush about it on Twitter, here’s a game that functions almost as the perfect … Continue reading

Tabletop Tuesday: ‘Kremlin’


In Soviet Russia, politics…well, they’re very entertaining! Also confusing for newcomers, not helped by the awkwardly organised instruction book in the most recent version of the game. If your going into this one new make sure you’ve got an experienced player on hand or you grab one of the fan written sets of instructions from … Continue reading

Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘Super Time-Force Ultra’


Oh joy, another retro style indie game with ridiculous difficulty and a quirky sense of humour. That’s not unlike a billion other titles on Steam at the moment. But it’s free on the Playstation Network so I’m going to give it a go. Everything starts of expected. There’s retro style pixel graphics and a catchy … Continue reading

Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture’


This addition to the PSN store has been garnering positive reviews and has a great title, which caught our attention. It also has been billed as a ‘spiritual successor’ to the game Dear Esther, which set off warning lights. Not wanting to offend those who enjoyed Dear Esther, but that thing was deathly boring. If you’re unfamiliar … Continue reading

Top 10 ‘Arkham Knight’ Easter Eggs (That Should be Expanded On)


Batman: Arkham Knight is a massive game. The sandbox is big and detailed, with dozens upon dozens of individually designed buildings. The designers have embraced the opportunity to pack it full of easter eggs referencing Batman comics and the wider DC universe. Now that Rocksteady have finished their trilogy of top shelf Batman games people have … Continue reading

Netflix Doco Binge: Gaming is Fun! (‘Atari: Game Over’ and ‘Indie Game: The Movie’)


Ah, the mid-year marking and reporting nightmare is at an end! That means this is the last delve into docos for the time being. We’ve already covered Nerd Culture, Porn, Internet Makers and the business of Love, Sex and Immigration,  now we’re going to merge bits of all of them together for video games. Except … Continue reading

Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘Fallout Shelter’


We try and avoid mobile games that come with in-game purchases, but this one gets a pass because it hasn’t been designed around trying to squeeze extra dollars out of the players pocket, and carries with it a solid brand. Bethesda Studios is well known for it’s detailed, expansive fictional worlds. The fantasy setting of … Continue reading

Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition’


Ah, that happy moment when a Triple A games has been out long enough to hit the bargain bin! if you missed the chance to play this title when it was released in 2012, or played it on a previous console generation wand fancied a replay, the price is low and it should be picked … Continue reading

Cheap Game Tuesday: ‘Prison Architect’


Whilst the rest of the niche market for management sims are getting all bunched up about Cities Skyline I find myself back in the time sink that is my favourite management sim: Prison Architect. I’ve spoken about this one before, but every couple of months I head back into the game to find dozens of new features … Continue reading

An Incomplete History of ‘Aliens’ (and ‘Predator’) in Video Games: A Personal Journey


I’m an adult. Got a job and a car and children and everything. And like many people in my age group I play video games. Having been born in 1980 I was part of the generation who saw the multi-billion dollar entertainment industry during its infancy. We went to friends houses to play Atari, lined … Continue reading