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Serious Sam 4

We live in a weird time. Maybe it’s always been weird, I can’t remember now. But I know that a lot of people are disappointed with… stuff. Environmental stuff, political stuff. Social stuff. I’ve noticed this effect not only on us consumers but also the creators of the world as well. You can tel...

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Close Enough

Sometimes there comes a show that speaks to your heart. In the case of Close Enough, it shouts at it. Married couple Emily Ramirez and Joshua Singleton (an odd name for a married guy) are parents in their early 30’s, living in a duplex in LA. Emily is an assistant at a food company and an aspiring comedy- m...

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The Outer Worlds

With its first DLC being released later this week, I thought it was probably a good time to take a look back at one of my favourite games so far from the past 12 months: The Outer Worlds. You are the Unplanned Variable; a settler aboard the colonist spaceship The Hope, carrying some of Earth’s brightest min...

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Tenet

Or perhaps it’s teneT, the newest movie from Mr. Original Christopher Nolan. A movie that mixes 007 with Doctor Who. Is this the ultimate time travel/bending movie? Wooo! I finally got to the movies, when was the last time..? I can’t remember. Nor what I saw, but I’m back in it! And from all app...

Pick Up Quick!

New Zealand has always been a place where dreams come true, and now a little piece of New Zealand exists within Dreams. Pick Up Quick! is a new video game where you can explore virtual versions of iconic Kiwi beaches. Like their real life counterparts, these pixelated paradises are tarnished by cigarette bu...

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Fall Guys (AKA the Only Battle Royale We Wanna Play)

Saskia – I hadn’t heard anything about Fall Guys when an invitation to review it popped up in our inbox. I had just discovered that my computer couldn’t run the PC edition of Horizon Zero Dawn and I was looking for something, ANYTHING, to fill the void. Fall Guys was more than up to the ta...

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Horizon Zero Dawn (PC edition)

This will be the second time Horizon Zero Dawn (HZD) has been reviewed on our site! You can check out Jaz’s PS4 review of Horizon Zero Dawn and also her review of the DLC The Frozen Wilds, for a different perspective. While she was smitten within moments, it took me awhile longer to fall in love with ...

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Older

The Kiwi film Older has been popping in and out of my industry periphery over the past few years. Given the size of the NZ film and TV industry, the film’s progress has often popped up on my Facebook feed and a few people I either know or know of have been involved in it in some capacity. So I was del...

6 Games where you are expected to die and how that dying feels, as described on Schmidt’s sting pain index

Games are often hard and because they are hard you will sometimes die. Dying doesn’t feel very good and being stung by an insect also doesn’t feel very good. Using this logic, and with the support of these studies (Naomi I. Eisenberger, et al. and Ethan Kross et al, 2011) that show mental pain is as real as...

Great quality, great price – the JBL Quantum 400!

I have always been impressed with the quality of JBL products. I have several bluetooth speakers from JBL and have always raved about them. So, I was excited to see if these headphones measured up. And going by my spoiler of a title, I was impressed. The Quantum 400 is the mid-range option in a new series o...

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Keep Calm & Carrion

Playing as the bad guy has always been an interesting and appealing approach to gaming. Whether it’s obvious you’re the bad guy from the get go or a twist at the end that leaves your jaw on the ground (and there are a few amazing games that spring this on you in the final few moments of the game but I won’t...

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Ghost of Tsushima *Spoiler Free Review*

When I was offered the chance to review Ghost of Tsushima, I sheepishly turned to a fellow gamer colleague and said “so…what can you tell me about this game?”. I didn’t follow the progress of the game’s creation, see any game footage or trailers prior to beginning. I went in blind, only knowing I was ...

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