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Lost Sock

I’m no stranger to laundry. However, the way I play newly-released Lost Sock (iOS) by developer Moonstripes would suggest otherwise. In the game, you control the spins of a washing machine trying to get as many revolutions as possible without losing any socks. You start off with a basic pair of socks....

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What in the World is “Carmen Sandiego”?

Netflix’s recent release of Carmen Sandiego may trigger excitement in all those 80s babies who grew up with Brøderbund’s original release of the game. If you missed it, you also missed out on the 8-bit version of our red-headed villain and being called “gumshoe” by foreign strangers....

The Games and Movies We’re Most Excited for in 2019!

2018 was the year of God of War and A Star Is Born. We saw awesome movies like Crazy Rich Asians and Lady Bird, and played amazing games like Insomniac’s Spider-Man and Mobile Game of the Year, Florence. But 2018 has come to a close and we now stand on the brink of 2019! Here’s a list of the mov...

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Bumblebee: Did we need another Transformers movie? Yes we did.

I’m a Transformers pleb. But I really shouldn’t be. I mean, I grew up with the cartoons, played with the toys and have sat through all the recent movies. And yet, somehow I haven’t absorbed very much beyond the fact that there are Autobots and Decepticons and for some reason, they just don...

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Old Man’s Journey: Vacation-Mode Activated

Suspended somewhere between the realm of “game” and “visual novel”, Old Man’s Journey delivers an experience that you’ll probably be expecting based on the title alone. Playing as an old man, your journey starts when a letter arrives. Donning a backpack, the old man’s encounter with places and things sparks...

Robin Hood

DI: It’s a 2018 re-imagining of Robin Hood starring Taron Egerton (Kingsman). The trailer promises a sexier version of our beloved thief and I’m glad to see that there were no signs of men in tight tights (as much as I enjoyed the song that goes with this imagery). From the very start, the film overturns yo...

An Interview With Gina Hara

Meet Gina Hara. She’s never had a crab stick before, loves Carcassonne the board game, and has directed a documentary called Geek Girls. Saskia and Jaz sat down with her, fed her a crab stick, told her Carcassonne was a real place, and asked her why she made a movie about girls and geekdom. Here is th...

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The Grinch

After an 18 year absence the Grinch and his hatred of merriment is returning to the big screen this Christmas. Benedict Cumberbatch voices the nasty green scrooge, who plans to steal Christmas away from those annoying Whos. The Grinch and his trusty dog Max will ensure the residence of Whoville will be with...

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Kusama: Infinity

The choice to watch a movie can often be a lazy one. Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, we all need to veg-out every once in a while. But if I’m being honest I wouldn’t usually choose to spend my free time watching a documentary. Like most others I presume, my choices will usually fall in...

No Man’s Sky – The Abyss

No Man’s Sky.. No Man’s Sky.. No Man’s Sky.. [big sigh] how I love you… how I hate you.. how confused I am by what you have become. It is hard to know exactly how I feel about this game now. I have defended (and rightly so) Hello Games and Sean Murray since I pre-ordered and started ...

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SEE/SAW: Where Dying is a Strategy

If See/Saw was a baked good, it would be a chilli chocolate cake. Familiar, addictive, and yet hiding a punch that delivers when you think you’ve got it down. You start off as a character that needs to go through “tests”. Some professor dude (who looks weirdly a lot like you) takes you through the tut...

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Bohemian Rhapsody

It is no small feat portraying an icon and there is none more iconic than Freddy Mercury. Star Rami Malek (Mr Robot) does not disappoint. Bohemian Rhapsody opens at Live Aid 1985 and the camera tracks Freddy from his trailer to the stage. We don’t see his face but the outfit and physicality are instantly re...

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