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The Art of Exploitation

This is going to be easy. Give me the escape routes again, I think to my SmartGlasses. The minimap expands to show lines traced across the district. Here’s the Beggar’s Alley. Then, the market, where I’ll disappear into the crowd. Finally, the metro. Too easy. I kill the map and double check my handbag. It... Continue Reading →

Dragonfly

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” — Edgar Allan Poe The metal membrane of the ceiling shuddered, sending shockwaves through the hangar as cluster bombs rained death from the skies of Ganymede V. The mechanized ceiling held … for now. Captain John Parkin exhaled a stream of cigarette... Continue Reading →

Review: Dead Space

A deeply immersive sci-fi survival horror game about kicking undead arse in space. Dead space. Developer: EA Redwood Shores Publisher: Electronic Arts Release date: October 24, 2008 Reviewed on: PC Enter the King Survival Horror, the genre that had us mowing through crazies in the classic Alone in the Dark games, boxing with mutant bears in Ecstatica, and blowing... Continue Reading →

Review: Legendary

A broken FPS with an interesting premise, cool scripted scenes, and a so-bad-it’s-good story. Developer: Spark Unlimited Publisher: Gamecock Media Group Release date: November 21, 2008 Reviewed on: PC One Sunny Mt. Olympus Day Legend has it that nice guy Prometheus had the misfortune of stealing fire from the gods so that we regular humans could keep... Continue Reading →

Review: Batman: Arkham Asylum

A Must-Play game for fans of third-person action adventure. YOU ARE BATMAN! Developer: Rocksteady Studios Publisher: Eidos Interactive Release date: August 25, 2009 Reviewed on: PC The Lone Crusader "Knock, knock." "Who’s there?" "BATMAAAAAAAAN!" — an old Irish proverb It goes without saying that Batman is a well-known franchise; the Lone Crusader was a household name for decades. Unlike... Continue Reading →

Industry Tributes to Totalbiscuit

On May 24, 2018, popular video game critic John "Totalbiscuit" Bain passed away from cancer. And the internet exploded. "If you don't have enemies, you don't have character." – Paul Newman Totalbiscuit has been a pioneer of video blogging about video games – and, while I haven't personally followed his work, I've heard gamers mention... Continue Reading →

Elite Dangerously: Chapter V

ELITE DANGEROUSLY DrKoobie’s Multimedia Quest for the Stars Chapter V: Back to Black “Astra, request permission to dock.” Flight control responded immediately. “Delacey Romeo Kilo, permission granted, proceed to docking bay two. Please regulate your speed on approach, Commander.” Easier said than done. The ship’s thrusters had been ripped to shreds during my last misadventure.... Continue Reading →

Review: And Yet It Moves

A 2D indie platformer that lets you flip the game world upside down so you can better run away from a hamster photograph. Developer: Broken Rules Publisher: Broken Rules Release date: April 2, 2009 Reviewed on: PC Two Dimensional (Just Like That Kid You Know) I’m sure that many a gaming enthusiast would remember playing Commander Keen,... Continue Reading →

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