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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.

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...

Videogames vs. ADHD

Continuing this week's unofficial theme of "scientific research to prove the haters wrong" (Stephanie coined that one in her piece showing the links between...

I’m Glad Wolfenstein 2 Didn’t Let Me Fight Hitler

What I remember about my first visit to Berlin is: Evening air so humid my vest clings to my torso. Lukewarm bottled water. Icy...

5 Times the Princess Saved *Your* Useless Ass

Is it worth it? let me work it put that established narrative convention down, flip it and reverse it .... I am so, so sorry for that. Here's...

Biomutant Looks Effing Adorable

If all games were downloaded instead of manufactured, we'd save 2.4 billion gallons of crude oil – over four times Italy's yearly consumption. Just...

5 Deeply Insecure Donkey Kong Images

Hey you, have 5 pictures of Donkey Kong that reveal a deeply insecure, broken ape, sheltering under a protective veil of hyper masculinity, because...

5 Things You Can Achieve by Abusing Game Developers

Nothing. Cut it out, shitlords.

5 Feel-Good Games to Help With the Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder – also known as S.A.D – affects about six percent of the population. As the days get shorter, reduced sunlight can...

A Bestiary of Delphic Feels

If you're yet to read Nathalie Lawhead's blog on her experiences showcasing interactive zine Everything is Going to be Ok at Day of the Devs,...

Wolfenstein 2: Do Nazi Lives Matter?

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is not a truly great Wolfenstein game, but it feels like a rung on the ladder to one. It...

Empathy for the Devil: Destiny 2’s Manifest Destiny

Previously we looked at plain toast, microwave burritos, and how Destiny 2‘s Guardians are basically Mussolini with blue mohawks. It was a grand old adventure, aside...

Don’t Make Love: Sex, Death, and Mantises

'At once victors and vanquished' is a fairly unusual juxtaposition for a game. Often, you fulfil the conditions of a win state, get dragged...

It’s Not Your Fault You’re Fascist, Destiny 2

I've always found the term 'hate symbol' misleading. Symbols, like technology, plain toast, and Jaheira from Baldur's Gate are true neutral. We can charge them...

Elizabeth LaPensée on Thunderbird Strike, Eco Terrorism, and Other Bad Behavior

Recently, the lobbying group Energy Builders released a statement accusing the 2D side scroller Thunderbird Strike of attempting to 'encourage eco-terrorism or other bad...

Revisiting Horizon: Zero Dawn’s Best Scene

Yay! Horizon Zero Dawn is temporarily relevant again thanks to some new DLC and a Monster Hunter: World crossover, which means I have a flimsy excuse...

Kill the Walking Simulator

Imagine this hypothetical scenario; In a parallel universe, I am not merely an imposter with a penchant for thesauruses who once played Bubsy 3D...