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God of War, Porridge and meeting Mihir Sheth & Denny Yeh

I was once a pretty conservative teenager, which meant the God of War franchise was certainly not for me! Gore!? Hidden sexy mini-games!?? NO WAY! But now, a few years on (just a few, ok!?), I am well and truly a GoW convert. I could be lying, but I think God of War (2018) might have been the first game I a...

Dropsy

Point and click. Do you remember point and click games? I do, I remember games like Space Quest IV. In that game you got to talk to, smell or taste anything on the screen. I tasted everything. Dropsy has a hug interaction with the open world you wander around in. The goal being to give everyone and everythi...

Black Friday Giveaway!

It’s coming up to Black Friday! Now who doesn’t love a good deal? If you’ve been holding out for that game you’ve salivated over for a while, this weekend might be the best time to get it. Though many things are likely to drop in price over the weekend, PriceSpy has a few tips to kee...

God of War: Ragnarök

Aw man. I finished God of War: Ragnarök and sheesh. There are moments that are going to stick with me for a while. Little nuggets of wisdom slipped into sometimes poignant but oftentimes innocuous interchanges between these beautifully crafted characters. I gush more about that in my video review, which you...

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Cult of the Lamb

Start your own cult in a land of false prophets, venturing out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland worshippers and spread your Word to become the one true cult. It has been a low-key dream of mine for many years to start and lead a cult, so something about Cult of the ...

NZ’s favourite games of July 2022

Every month or so we like to team up with PriceSpy and do a bit of a giveaway. On their website, they do the hard work of comparing prices of the same thing at different shops so you don’t have to! And they’ve let us give two of you lucky readers the chance to win one of the top five most search...

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The White Vault Podcast Review

We all have tropes that we particularly like. For myself, I personally like stories about polar exploration, lost ancient civilisations, and the rediscovery of those lost ancient civilisations. Add some creepy supernatural elements, a great cast of voice actors, and a diverse set of characters and you’ll ha...

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Bullet Train Review

Assassin, codenamed Ladybug. The lucky bug, but Brad Pitt’s character feels nothing of the sort. Even after a lengthy break filled with therapy sessions, he still feels a dark cloud of tainted fortune hovering about him. But he’s ready for a new mission, a mission on a bullet train.  A train that only ...

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Where the Crawdads Sing spoiler-free review

I’m beginning this review having no clue what I’m going to end up scoring this film or even having a clear idea of what I truly felt about it. It all begins with the death of a popular young man in the town. Was his death an accident? A murder? Who did it? WHY? That’s what we’re here...

NZ’s Most Popular Games last month according to PriceSpy!

If you’re ever in the market for a new game, but are wary about the cost of living, PriceSpy is a great place to take a little squizz at the going price of said game. Every month or so they collate together their top five most-viewed games and every month or so I find myself surprised. I mean, LEGO St...

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Top Gun: Maverick

With Top Gun: Maverick being the biggest title to release recently with an epic preview event to go with it, Louise and Saskia decided to head along together, watch Tom Cruise in action, catch Covid and share their thoughts on the film. Saskia – I watched Top Gun several times in my teen years (and it...

Horizon Forbidden West

Many great games came out in 2017. Persona 5, Hellblade, Nier: Automata. Breath of the Wild won Game of the Year. But the game that I couldn’t stop playing until I finished it one morning at 3am was Horizon Zero Dawn. I loved it. It was exactly the kind of game I was craving at the time it came out. S...

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