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Nic Reuben likes to pause games every five minutes to ponder the thematic implications of explosive barrel placement. When he's not having an existential crisis over CAPTCHA verifications that ask him to prove he's not a robot, he's reading sci-fi and fantasy short stories, watching cartoons, and mourning the writing standards in Game of Thrones.

This Horizon Zero Dawn Photographer Brings the Post Apocalypse to Life

"Dear game devs You’re probably not going to like how I play your game." When I asked Gametographer SpiffSnaps to write something that he felt summed...

Don’t Trust Square Enix with Final Fantasy VII’s Remake

As I type this now, I'm listening to Valley of the Fallen Star - The Cosmo Canyon theme from Final Fantasy VII. Composer Nobou Uematsa's original...

Teens Dangerously Obsessed With Dark Souls: Remastered

Is your teen dangerously obsessed with the Dark Souls Remaster? Learn the telltale signs of addiction...

These Night in the Woods Soundtrack Covers are Everything

Infinite Fall's Night in the Woods has crimed its way into our hearts since its release early last year, even more so with December's Weird Autumn...

Corrupt SJW Games Media Illuminati Bookclub 2017

As we all know, literature is the enemy. Real games journalists can't read, fool. Real games journalists scream at you to smash that marshallow-fellating like...
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Assassin’s Creed: Origins Works Better As a Walking Simulator

If you're a strokey-beardy-booky wanker like myself, you may be familiar with the concept of the Apollonian and the Dionysian. Popularized by Proto-Sadboy Friedrich...

The World’s First LGBTQ Videogame is Now Playable Online

Thanks to Andrew Borman – the Digital Games Curator at the NY Museum of Play – you can now play Caper in the Castro, the...

A Museum of Dubious Splendors: Delightful Defamiliarization

A Museum of Dubious Splendors is a visual mythology of department store goods. A joyous paean to the mundane. An invitation to become intimately acquainted with...

Take a Proper Gander at Post/Capitalism

Here's some delightful facts about capitalism:  It allows you to buy projectors in the shape of adorable trash-can, R2-D2  It regularly dropkicks you in the...

Don’t Let Ready Player One Sell You Your Identity

Ready, Player One? Dig up your artifacts, still warm from hype and channel static. Excavate your chipped neo-antiques; line the walls of your museum...

5 On Fleek Palicoes from Monster Hunter: World

Welp. The Monster Hunter: World beta has been and gone, and now we're all left waiting patiently until January of next year to slice...

7 Vomit Inducing Ready Player One Trailer Moments

Here's a quote I quite like from thinky French man, Jean Baudrillard: "If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love...

The Top 5 Game Awards 2017 Moments

The Game Awards, eh? What a show! I'm actually still dizzy from all the reveals. There was that new FromSoftware game we know nothing...

Dreams: the Space Between the Notes

Impressionist composer Claude Debussy once famously remarked that "Music is the space between the notes." The beauty of a song lies not the systems...

5 Star Wars Games That Needed More Porgs

With all the recent furor around Star Wars: Battlefront 2, it's easy to forget how many other Star Wars games we've had over the...

5 Best Lizards from Shadow of The Colossus

Ok, deep breath. SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS REMAKE. SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS REMAKE. SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS REMAKE. Right, now that that's over, I'd just like...