Star Wars all but defines the word ‘Epic’. Featuring a vast universe, a massive and immersive mythology and an almost endless number of stories to tell. So far the movies have been limited to the Skywalker saga but the Star Wars video games have enjoyed far more freedom, exploring the far reaches of irs far-far-away […]Read more "The Best Star Wars Games Ever Made"
As I write this, it’s Sunday morning and I am sipping on some Champagne. I’m celebrating being alive and celebrating being involved in an industry which I love and where I meet some incredible artistic talents. One such talent is Neil Blackbird Sims, someone whose art carries a deep narrative quality and portrays a powerful […]Read more "Spotlight on Neil Blackbird Sims"
The first game genre that really gripped me was the Side Scrolling shoot ’em up or more commonly known as the ‘Run N’ Gun’. Containing elements of shoot ’em ups and platformers. They can contain contemporary or futuristic themes but wherever and whenever they are set they are all about blowing sh**t up and taking […]Read more "Top Side Scrolling Run N’ Gun titles"
Fantastic Four : The Books of Doom has nothing to do with the Fantastic Four. If you are looking for a good book featuring a battle between Marvel’s first family and their most powerful villain, look to further fields. What this title provides is the definitive origin story of Doctor Doom. Taking readers from his […]Read more "Fantastic Four : The Books of Doom"
Marvels was an incredible attempt to produce a social history of the Marvel universe. This was told from the perspective of an ‘everyman’ reporter Phil Sheldon. Phil charted the history of the fictional Marvel universe from it’s humble beginnings with the adventures of the Human Torch and the Submariner through to the death of Gwen […]Read more "Marvels by Alex Ross and Kurt Busiek"
Here’s an admission, I haven’t read a lot of Spiderman comics, my relationship with Spiderman mostly comes from Marvel’s alternative media. The excellent 90’s TV show, the video games and the movies. Recently I picked up a Marvel Unlimited membership and gained access to Spider Man’s first appearance in Amazing Fantasy #15. As I read […]Read more "Amazing Fantasy #15 – Enter the Spiderman!"
Sid Meier’s name conjures up vast complicated strategic titles, hours bent over the keyboard and the hours seeming to melt away. Sid Meier’s classic Pirates which originally was published in 1987 was never just another strategy game. It broke the mold being approachable, big and bold and bright. It was more concerned with helping the […]Read more "Sid Meier’s Pirates! A Review"