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‘The Americans’ vs. Russia-phobia

| VIEWS 47<p>6 min read<p><i>No significant series spoilers except where specifically marked.</i><p>FX Networks isn’t above capitalizing on Russia fever to <i>The</i> …

TV

Divided We Stand: ‘Batman v Superman’ One Year Later

| VIEWS 157<p>8 min read<p>To say that <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> was a divisive film would be to do a disservice to the word itself. <i>Batman v</i> …

Comics

20 Years Later, ‘Castlevania: Symphony of the Night’ is Still the Ultimate Gothic Odyssey

| VIEWS 2234<p>2 min read<p>Over the many years since the SNES and PSX had their day in the sun, their legacy and influence have still been felt with …

Nintendo

‘Burn Your Maps’ Is A Classic Crowd-Pleaser

| VIEWS 49<p>2 min read<p><i>Burn Your Maps</i><br>Directed By Jordan Roberts<br>Written By Jordan Roberts, (based on the short story by Robyn Joy Leff)<p>The internet’s …

Maps

‘Flywrench’ Review – Joyous Success Born Through Successive Failure

| VIEWS 75<p>2 min read<p><i>Flywrench</i> <i><br>Developer(s): Messhof</i> <i><br>Publisher(s): Messhof</i> <i><br>Platform(s): Windows, PlayStation 4</i> <i><br>Reviewed on: PlayStation 4</i> <i><br>Release Date(s):</i> …

Nintendo 64 in the Morning

| VIEWS 87<p>2 min read<p>New consoles always come packaged in boxes and dreams, promises of games to come. I can remember my first days with every …

‘Iron Fist’ is an Accidental Superhero Pastiche

| VIEWS 45<p>7 min read<p><b>*Spoiler warning for the first six episodes of Iron Fist*</b><p><i>Iron Fist</i> is the strangest beast among the four Netflix Marvel shows, as …

Superheroes

‘Breath of the Wild’ (Divine Beasts): Vah Naboris – a sublime brain-twister of a challenge

| VIEWS 13<p>2 min read<p>As part of our month-long spotlight on boss battles, we’ve decided to dedicate this week to the boss battles found in <i>The Legend</i> …

Video Games have academic benefits

| VIEWS 43<p>4 min read<p><i>For Honor’s</i> recent release has gamers by the thousands decapitating, gutting and otherwise murdering medieval era warriors. Every …

‘Styx: Shards of Darkness’ Review – The Halfway Mark of Stealth Action Titles

| VIEWS 263<p>5 min read<p><i>Styx: Shards of Darkness</i> <i><br>Developer(s): Cyanide</i> <i><br>Publisher(s): Focus Home Interactive</i> <i><br>Platform(s): Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One</i></i> …

Gaming

‘The Devil’s Candy’ – blood is shed, bodies are buried and family bonds get tested

| VIEWS 225<p>3 min read<p><i>The Devil’s Candy</i><br>Written & Directed by Sean Byrne<br>USA, 2015<p>After a long hiatus, writer/director Sean Byrne returns to the big …

Horror Movies

Random Encounters, Ep. 60: ‘Virginia’, ‘The Legend of Zelda: BOTW’ and Jim Sterling Backlash

| VIEWS 41<p>0 min read<p>We’ve got a really loaded episode this week but we start things off with <i>Virginia</i>. It’s interesting how much politics, whether …

‘Pikmin 2’ and The Waterwraith – The Aquatic Enigma

| VIEWS 79<p>2 min read<p><i>Pikmin 2</i> has quite the load of bosses in its assortment of awesome dungeons, but one cave and the creature it holds stands out …

‘Power Rangers’ Revitalizes The Classic Series

| VIEWS 51<p>4 min read<p><i>Power Rangers</i><br>Directed by Dean Israelite<br>Screenplay by John Gatins<br>Canada/USA 2017<p>In 2017, moviegoers are wary of any film labelled …

The Top 10 Most Memorable Moments in the Mass Effect Trilogy

| VIEWS 97<p>11 min read<p>With the <i>Mass Effect</i> series blasting off to a new galaxy this week in the much-anticipated <i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i>, it’s perhaps a …

Mass Effect

‘Dragon’s Dogma’ and the Curse of Bitterblack Isle

| VIEWS 61<p>4 min read<p>Since time immemorial, boss battles have been a vital part of video games. A challenging adversary at the heart of a dungeon or …

RPGs

NXpress Nintendo Podcast 90: Tales of the Wild + The Curse of Majora’s Mask

| VIEWS 53<p>0 min read<p>The best things about <i>Breath of the Wild</i> isn’t battling the four Divine Beasts, or facing off against the demonic Ganon, or even …

Nintendo

10 Years in the Zone: ‘S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl’

| VIEWS 77<p>4 min read<p>Near the road, listening to campfire blues. Someone’s guitar gently weeps as fellow wanderers shut their eyes. Irradiated …

Gaming

‘Leaving Lyndow’ – How to Say Goodbye

| VIEWS 53<p>4 min read<p><i>Leaving Lyndow</i> <i><br>Developer(s): Eastshade Studios LLC</i> <i><br>Publisher(s): Eastshade Studios LLC</i> <i><br>Platform(s): Steam, itch.io (Windows</i> …

Adventure Games

Reviewing Sonic’s History Part 2: Speeding Into the Third Dimension

| VIEWS 148<p>3 min read<p><b>Sonic Adventure (1998)</b><p>To say that <i>Sonic Adventure</i> is a perfect game would be a ludicrous statement, on account of its multitude …

Gaming

The Making Of ‘The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild’

| VIEWS 119<p>3 min read<p>Nintendo has released a series of videos showing the development of <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i>. The game has …

RPGs

Sordid Cinema Podcast #511: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ and the history of the series

| VIEWS 105<p>0 min read<p>This week hosts Simon and Patrick are joined by Sordid Cinema writer and King Kong expert Thomas O’Connor to discuss <i>Kong: Skull</i> …

‘Race with the Devil’ a spare, solid, sharply paced horror/road flick

| VIEWS 79<p>3 min read<p><i>Race with the Devil</i><br>Directed by Jack Starrett<br>Written by Lee Frost and Wes Bishop<br>1975, USA<p>A follow up to the 20th Century Fox …

Horror Movies

Boss Battles: Expectations and Originality in ‘Metal Gear Solid’

| VIEWS 69<p>2 min read<p>Hideo Kojima, the mastermind behind the <i>Metal Gear</i> series, once said: “as a creator, I always want to betray fans’ expectations.” …

‘Meathead Goes Hog Wild’ is a hidden gem

| VIEWS 71<p>3 min read<p><i>Meathead Goes Hog Wild</i><br>Directed by Kevin Cline, Zach Harris and Sean Pierce<br>Written by Kevin Cline, Zach Harris and Sean …

Entertainment

Glitch in the System: A Look Back at ‘System Shock’s SHODAN

| VIEWS 49<p>4 min read<p>Of all the apocalyptic scenarios man keeps dreaming up, the idea of us losing to the machines we’ve created becomes more and more …

Futurism

Jim Sterling The Great Zelda Review Controversy

Jim Sterling & The Great Zelda Review Controversy<p>| VIEWS 133<p>19 min read<p>As long as you keep your finger on the pulse of the gaming industry, it should …

‘The Legend of Zelda’: Tales from the Wild – Pt. 1

| VIEWS 49<p>8 min read<p><i>In this series of articles, our staff discusses their unusual experiences and highlights playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of</i> …

RPGs

Reviewing Sonic’s History Part 1: The ’90s

| VIEWS 111<p>3 min read<p>Sonic’s outings have ranged from superb to ‘avoid at all costs’. With such an eclectic career behind him, and with two upcoming …

‘1-2-Switch’ Review

| VIEWS 111<p>4 min read<p><i>1-2-Switch</i> <i><br>Developer(s): Nintendo EDP</i> <i><br>Publisher(s): Nintendo</i> <i><br>Platform(s): Switch</i> <i><br>Release Date(s): March 3, 2017</i><p>Like the Wii and Wii …

Nintendo