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Hardback: Call Me a Literary Padawan

Did you know that “anil” is a word? I didn’t. But my AI opponent has just scored a preposterous 4 points on a word that doesn’t exist in my vocabulary. So much for my university degree in English. On the bright side, I have been meaning to combat exposure to cat memes and emojis by expanding my ...

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The Making of Mavericks: Proving Grounds

Mavericks is a new and interesting looking battle royale-type game that is coming soon to a PC near you. I recently wrote an article for PMG with some information about how things are supposed to look. In that info was a suggestion that there would be a closed beta happening this month, which I had hoped to...

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On Chesil Beach

Ten years after it was originally published and shortlisted for the Booker Prize, Dominic Cooke brings “On Chesil Beach” to the big screen in his feature film directorial debut. The film stars Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird, Brooklyn) and Billy Howle (Dunkirk) as two virgin newlyweds, Florence and Edw...

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New Trailer for No Man’s Sky NEXT Has Landed!

Well, it’s finally happened. Hello Games released their trailer for “NEXT” their “Massive new update” (according to the new Xbox game cover). Before you go – ahhh meh – No Man’s Lie, etc, have a look at this trailer (which appears to be actual server gameplay): Some of the changes they have announced ...

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Foam Clay Review

Foam Clay is the hot new product on the cosplay scene, already being used by international superstars like Kamui Cosplay and Vera Chimera. But what exactly is Foam Clay, and is it really that good? We got our hands on some and gave it a test! Straight out of the container, Foam Clay is a malleable dough. It...

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Istanbul: Digital Edition – As Close to a Market as You’ll Get with a Board Game

My take on board game ports has increasingly been “yes please”. So I was excited to see Acram Digital bringing Rüdiger Dorn’s Istanbul to mobile, especially with it being such a high-scorer on Board Game Geek. I have to admit that I’ve never played the physical board game. But I’m no stranger to similar eco...

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Florence and Me: My Relationship with a Mobile App

As I write this, I have a warm cup of coffee on my desk. I’ve lit a candle. The mellow strains of the compositions of Kevin Penkin (the composer for Florence‘s soundtrack) are piping through my speakers. Because if Florence has taught me anything, environment, feeling and, as the Danish say, the...

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Ant-Man and the Wasp

I’m going to get a little critical in this review, so I want to say up front that I friggin’ loved Antman and the Wasp and consider it a more-than-worthy final MCU release for 2018. For me, that unique feeling you get heading into a new Marvel film was magnified for the Peyton-Reed-directed Antman and...

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Golf Club: Wasteland

“Why,” is my initial reaction to games involving golf. It’s not a game I enjoy playing in real life, much less virtually. Fortunately, Golf Club: Wasteland is less about men in polo shirts (sorry if you’re into that sort of thing) than an atmospheric version of Angry Birds. And havin...

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Incredibles 2

  Di: Before we dive into this much-anticipated (by me, anyway) sequel, I think it’s impossible not to give a brief nod to something that’s become a bit of a Pixar tradition: the animated pre-show short film. Jaz: Ooh, yes! It’s called Bao, like the Chinese pork buns, and it’s probably one of my favour...

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Supertype! Not Just a Game for Nanas

  The name Supertype might make you think that this is for people who like Scrabble and crosswords. I have nothing against these people (being one myself) but I would be very sad if someone overlooked Supertype as a game only your Nana would play. Sure, the game’s aesthetics has a bunch of backdr...

E3 2018: Sony Conference Highlights

Sony started things off in a nicely decorated church. After a banjo player serenaded the standing audience, a clip from the Last of Us Part II played, which started off in a similarly decorated room The Last of Us Part II It goes from happy, friendly times, to not-so-friendly times, back to a nice ending al...

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