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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...

E3 2018: Ubisoft Conference Highlights

Ubisoft’s conference started off with a bang. To announce a game like Just Dance 2019, I have learned that you don’t need to have someone stand on a stage and say some words. A dancing panda and a lot of colourful costumes will work just fine, if not better. It was a great start and I was pumped for w...

E3 2018: Square Enix Showcase

Square Enix streamed a half hour show, in which half of their stuff had already been announced by Microsoft yesterday, leading to a somewhat disappointing showcase overall, but there were still a few good nuggets in there! Babylon’s Fall What was probably the biggest thing to happen during the showcase was ...

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Oxenfree: Supernatural teen drama with some guilty pleasures

Being a teenager is hard. Especially if you’re Alex. Let’s see…your dad’s just married somebody else’s mum. You’ve just met new stepbrother Jonas which is great because your only other brother just died. But now you have to drag him along to some weird party on a deserted island. Oh yeah. And then the...

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Ocean’s 8

Ocean’s 8, directed by Gary Ross, is a the fourth film in the modern Ocean’s heist film franchise, and the first with an all-female cast of criminals. Inspired by her late brother Danny, Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) assembles a team of multi-talented women to pull off a jewellery heist at the N...

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Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms is a beautiful telling of the bond between mother and child, set in a fantasy medieval world, where legends such as dragons still exist but are dying out. The plot revolves around Maquia, a young Iorph (a clan that becomes immortal in their mid-teens) and Ariel, a mor...

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Reigns: Her Majesty

It seems the world is a flurry of royal news. Royal babies, royal weddings…and I’m glad to say the virtual world is following suit. What’s it like to be royal? We find out in Reigns: Her Majesty. The game follows up from the original Reigns but now has you as the Queen. It’s also got...

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Gravity Falls

Nostalgia is a lie. It’s a rose-coloured lens through which we view the past, lingering in the erroneous notion that times long gone were better. However, I do believe childhood summers may just be the exception. Twins Mabel and Dipper Pines are sent up from California to the town of Gravity Falls in Oregon...

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Mountain

Mountain finds itself between a few genres. Not quite a nature documentary. Not quite an extreme sports reel. Perhaps best described as a feature-length, lightly narrated, high-concept music video. This may not sound terribly inviting, but with music performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and narrat...

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

The choice to do a Han Solo origin film is one that has sat uneasily with me since the announcement. Origin stories can easily become overused in media when a fictional universe is expanding and the corporations who own it want to make as much money as possible. If you are going to do an origin film it need...

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Reflections on “This War of Mine”

I think I’ve got it this time. Of course, I’ve thought this at the start of every game. But this time, there are signs that my new strategy’s working. My crew’s in good health, we’ve got a respectable food stash, and no one’s sick or injured. Not only that but we’re...

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