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Volcanoids: are you a manic (steampunk) miner? (game trailer).

November 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Volcanoids: are you a manic (steampunk) miner? (game trailer).

Here’s an interesting looking steampunk game – Volcanoids, where you play a pilot of a drill-ship (think the mole-tanks from Stephen Hunt’s Jackelian novels). You have to explore and mine your way to glory on a mysterious island run by some nutter with an army of killer steammen robots. The drill-ship itself looks very nice with […]

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Star Citizen game gets a star-studded trailer with …. Squadron 42!

October 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Star Citizen game gets a star-studded trailer with …. Squadron 42!

Star Citizen is an upcoming massively multiplayer science fiction trading and combat game developed by Cloud Imperium Games for Microsoft – and the brainchild – and spiritual successor – to project head Chris Robert’s fab Wing Commander computer game series. It’s been in dev for four years, and this is what nearly $200 million in […]

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Gamer Nation by Eric Geissinger (book review).

August 8, 2018 | By | Reply More
Gamer Nation by Eric Geissinger (book review).

With a title like ‘Gamer Nation’, author Eric Geissinger is more or less giving away the subject matter. The sub-title, ‘The Rise Of Modern Gaming And The Compulsion To Play Again’ means it doesn’t see the activity as being totally healthy. Oddly, I received this book at a time when I’d nearly completed the August […]

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Editorial – August 2018: Gameplay the geek way.

August 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Editorial – August 2018:  Gameplay the geek way.

Hello everyone For the past month, I’ve been fitting in some time playing the ‘Fortnite’ game, so you’re going to be short an article from me this month. As I suspect many of you are going to prefer lazing in the sun to heavy thinking I hope I did the right thing. It also didn’t […]

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Degenesis: Black Atlantic by Marko Djurdjevic (book review).

August 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Degenesis: Black Atlantic by Marko Djurdjevic (book review).

‘Degenesis: Black Atlantic’. What we have here is part-book, part-game whicah when combined result in a work of art that would grace a coffee table in the most luxurious of homes. It is a large format full colour 274 page hardback which oozes quality. It even has its own page marker fitted as standard. That’s […]

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Episode 2 of ‘Doctor Who: Infinity ‘revealed to be The ‘Orphans Of The Polyoptra’ by Laurence Boyce (news item).

May 13, 2018 | By | Reply More
Episode 2 of ‘Doctor Who: Infinity ‘revealed to be The ‘Orphans Of The Polyoptra’ by Laurence Boyce (news item).

Those who have played the game ‘Doctor Who: Legacy’ will know how seriously game publishers Tiny Rebel Games take their work in regards to the good Time Lord. While ostensibly a ‘Match 3’ game, the stuff of many a puzzle game online, it’s strength was not only creating a narrative that brought in every era […]

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Frostpunk – the steampunk city-builder game.

March 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Frostpunk – the steampunk city-builder game.

Here’s the new trailer for Frostpunk, the steampunk city-builder game set during a future ice-age. The game from 11 bit Studios looks excellent, but I can’t help but wonder why all these computer games inspired by the feel-and-themes of Stephen Hunt’s best-selling Jackelian steampunk novels (in this case the future ice-age that preceded Jackelia’s rise) don’t just bite […]

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Sci-Fi Movie Trump Cards.

February 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Sci-Fi Movie Trump Cards.

I would have thought that releasing this pack of cards, ‘Sci-Fi Movie Trump Cards’ would have been more appropriate at Yuletide than February but maybe the publishers thought it might be overlooked with whatever else you have going on. I should point out that the ‘Trump’ in the name is to do with card games not […]

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TheColor Of Pixar by Tia Kratter (book review)

August 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
TheColor Of Pixar by Tia Kratter  (book review)

I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting when I spotted ‘The Color Of Pixar’ by Tia Kratter in the advance list from Abrams/Chronicle. With only a brief introduction by John Lasseter, Kratter explains her role at Pixar was in selecting the colours and textures that were used in the company’s films. Basically, this is […]

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EGX Rezzed 2017: a PC gaming con report.

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
EGX Rezzed 2017: a PC gaming con report.

This is the first time I’ve been to one of the EGX cons, more specifically EGX Rezzed 2017 – an event for fans and semi-pro/pro game developers entirely dedicated to PC and console games – and I wasn’t disappointed. Not least because I could attend the con in my Joe Punter hat, rather than my rather […]

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