Category: Features

Drawn From Dreams: Exclusive Magic Core Set 2020 Preview Card

If Modern Horizons taught us anything, it’s that Wizards of the Coast likes to revisit classic and powerful cards of yesteryear. Often these newer versions are ‘fixed’ and are thus not always as powerful or fun. In saying that, I for one loved casting Deep Forest Hermit at Modern Horizons Prerelease; and while Cabal Therapist

Remaster of None: A Recap of Square Enix Live E3 2019

Square Enix is a publisher unlike any other. On one hand it has a library of classic Japanese role playing games, on the other it has Western studios making conventional AAA blockbusters. No more was this dichotomy made clear than with the staging: On a raised platform over at East of the stage stood its

Fus WOOOO Dah: A Recap of the 2019 Bethesda E3 Showcase

For its fifth E3 press conference, Bethesda wanted to take a page out of Time Magazine and celebrate…you! With its most die hard and vocal fans in the audience, Bethesda didn’t quite match the delirium of last year’s E3 showcase, but instead presented a slew of updates from its studios, plus a pair of exciting

X, The Scarlett Letter: A Recap of the Xbox E3 2019 Briefing

Microsoft came into this year’s E3 with a spring in its step. It had won the hearts and minds of gamers with its Xbox Game Pass and commitment to gaming, it was bringing a brand new console and its main rival Sony was nowhere to be found. Microsoft should have luxuriated in the glory and

The Top 5 Moments In Videogames That Reminded Me Why I Love Them

Once upon a time the writing in videogames was pretty bad. These days videogames have some of the best stories out of all entertainment mediums. Sometimes a videogame will throw something at you so confronting or emotional that it stays with you forever. Here are my 5 favourite moments in videogames that reminded why I

Is China the Social Justice Warrior?

Sony has introduced a new policy regarding sexual content. Japanese developers are reportedly angry and many western gamers are once again convinced that “Social Justice Warriors” have imposed their will on the gaming community. But is this being driven by the return of American Puritanism or is something else going on? It might not be

Japanese game companies 3rd quarter reporting season review

Here’s a quick look at the 3rd quarter reports for some of the big Japanese game companies for the financial year ending 31st March 2019.   Nintendo continues to exceed expectations, with net sales up 16.4%, operating profit up 40.6% and ordinary profit up 23.5%. A good holiday season saw almost 15 million Switches sold

Luigi’s Mansion (3DS) review: Handheld Horrors

Luigi’s Mansion is, for various reasons, one of my favourite games of all time. I’ve finished it at least six or seven times since its 2001 release, including an almost-complete gold portrait run, and I’ll jump at any chance to replay it (though not as much as a friend of mine, who’s finished the game