Turrican II is without a doubt the best platform shooter on the Amiga, it set an incredible standard that few could live up to. At the time of it’s release it was garnering score above the 90% mark in gaming magazines. It currently sits as the 4th best title on the system on the prestigious […]Read more "Turrican II: Why this Game Lives On"
On a recent trip to Edmonton’s beercade I saw an ancient machine, a titan of the arcades. The finish on the cabinet was smooth and belied the grizzled battles of the decades which had taken place over the controls. As I put my token into the slot I was greeted with the powerful sound which […]Read more "Defender : Navigating into Certain Death!"
It was with great anticipation that I began to read the latest instalment of the Edge of Extinction. It’s a post apocalyptic zombie tale which is incredibly well structured in terms of pace and characterisation. It’s a comic book narrative which knows that it has to work hard to distinguish itself among the glut of Zombie stories […]Read more "Edge of Extinction #3 – The Superb Zombie Narrative Continues"
Snack Hacks a new book from Floating World Press is the brain child of authors Claudia Christian and Mark Michel. If Claudia’s name seems familiar that shouldn’t be surprising, she’s starred in multiple tv shows and movies and those who know their Sci-Fi will recognise her as the formidable Susan Ivanova from Babylon 5. Claudia also has incredibly impressive […]Read more "Snack Hacks : More than a Cookbook"
I remember the halcyon days of the 90’s, I was at school and had began to explore the world of video games. A world which would immerse me into my adult years, it was also the era which introduced me to the universe of PC gaming. This is what I consider the ‘golden era’ of […]Read more "Best PC Games of the 90’s"
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon is a First Person Shooter created by Monolith Productions which was released to critical fanfare in 2005, with respective console ports to PS3 and Xbox 360 produced in 2006. The game centered around the creepy goings on with a mysterious force taking over a group of telepathic soldiers. What begins […]Read more "The AI of Fear – Clever Soldiers and Scary Children"
I’m sitting listening to Debussy and thinking about the last 90 minutes, a 90 minute journey back into Hell. You might gather from my choice of music, I’m not your typical Doom player. I don’t listen to metal and I don’t like many horror films. What has always appealed to me about the game has […]Read more "Thoughts on Sigil : A Review"