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  • Review: Game Builder Garage for Nintendo Switch

    Review: Game Builder Garage for Nintendo Switch

    Acquaint yourself with the adorable Nodon and let your creative juices flow as Game Builder Garage teaches you the way of video game programming with that distinct and loveable Nintendo charm. It can be tough going, but Bob and Alice are on-hand to offer their help to make your dream games, even if things aren’t […] More

  • Review: Thoughtful puzzle-platformer Minute of Islands surprise released Sunday

    Review: Thoughtful puzzle-platformer Minute of Islands surprise released Sunday

    You’ve heard this story before. Though the details may be different, the thrust of the story is the same. When the world goes to shit, there’s only one person who can save us — the chosen one, through their sheer power of chosen-ness, must set off on a calamitous journey to stop whatever terrible thing […] More

  • Tuca & Bertie season 2 review: as smart and daring as ever

    Tuca & Bertie season 2 review: as smart and daring as ever

    Netflix’s decision to cancel Lisa Hanawalt’s animated series Tuca & Bertie after its premiere season was disappointing and more than a little confusing. The show was just so good. It perfectly captured millennial ennui, striking a strong generational chord for those of us who work 70-hour weeks on gig-economy jobs, only to forgo health insurance […] More

  • Trese review: Netflix’s komik adaptation puts a new spin on Filipino folklore

    Trese review: Netflix’s komik adaptation puts a new spin on Filipino folklore

    Netflix’s animated show Trese hits the ground running with its portrayal of a Tikbalang, a Filipino folklore figure with both horse and human physical features. The show’s modern take on a drag race, which roars through the streets of Manila, feels like a scene out of a Fast and Furious movie. But it also encapsulates […] More

  • Latest EDGE magazine review scores

    Latest EDGE magazine review scores

    The latest edition of the strict but generally fair UK gaming magazine EDGE is available and within it are a number of high profile reviews including the latest Ratchet and Clank game for Playstation 5, Biomutant, and Worlds End Club. The highest reviewed game this month isn’t either of the aforementioned titles but is instead […] More

  • Infinite review: a strong argument for booting Mark Wahlberg out of sci-fi

    Infinite review: a strong argument for booting Mark Wahlberg out of sci-fi

    It might be unfair to make blanket statements about an actor, their level of talent, their particular charisma, or the added value they bring to a project. But sometimes a movie is such a mess, and the star at its center so miscast, that broad generalizations must be made. So here goes. Mark Wahlberg should […] More

  • The Amusement Park review: Romero’s ‘lost film’ is awful, but exciting

    The Amusement Park review: Romero’s ‘lost film’ is awful, but exciting

    Few things make a cinephile’s heart flutter like the emergence of a “lost” film. Discoveries like the missing reels of Fritz Lang’s 1927 film Metropolis, which were unveiled in 2010, give hope that one day the missing Lon Chaney film London After Midnight, or any of the thousands of truly lost films, will magically be […] More

  • Tragic Jungle review: Netflix’s excellent fantasy takes a slow trip into horror

    Tragic Jungle review: Netflix’s excellent fantasy takes a slow trip into horror

    The story of human civilization always comes back to this: Our desire to consume outweighs our responsibility to preserve. The histories of colonization and capitalism are tied up in that ideology, particularly in how those dual forces burned a destructive path through Latin America. Filmmaker Yulene Olaizola puts a spooky spin on this damaging history […] More

  • Game Builder Garage review: A rigid, powerful, and frustrating lesson

    Game Builder Garage review: A rigid, powerful, and frustrating lesson

    Game Builder Garage is a powerful game-making tool. Its visual programming language makes understanding its complex systems relatively easy for both adults and children — those with no programming experience and those with tons of it. Except the biggest strengths of Game Builder Garage are also its greatest weaknesses. It’s a powerful tool that lets […] More

  • Review: Critical Role stumbles with its first board game, Uk’otoa

    Review: Critical Role stumbles with its first board game, Uk’otoa

    The reach of Critical Role is massive. What began as a group of friends sharing a love for Dungeons & Dragons has grown into a multi-million dollar franchise with a deal for a streaming animated series. Now the show’s reach is expanding with Uk’otoa, the first board game to be published under its new Darrington […] More

  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition Review Part 1: Mass Effect

    Mass Effect Legendary Edition Review Part 1: Mass Effect

    Unsurprisingly, EA’s 4K remaster of the first Mass Effect is a night-and-day difference from the 2007 original. One look at a side-by-side comparison tells you most of what you need to know about this upgrade: textures, character models, and effects have been retrofitted and everything runs at 60 frames per second or more, though animations […] More