Tag Archives: Editorial

Skyrim (A.K.A. the many deaths of Hrun the Barbarian)

Video games, especially of the fantasy RPG variety, have their own internal logic. This doesn’t often make a great deal of sense. Eating or sleeping can somehow heal first degree burns or gaping chest wounds. Your character can carry up to 300lbs of equipment and

Dr. Stone – The Next Big Thing

Let’s face it we’ve seen almost everything covered in Shonen. From Ninjas to Pirates to many, many variations of Shinigami; if you name something it’s likely been done to death. However, not many series have looked at the Stone Age. A mysterious event causes everyone

Agatha Christie: Nice Mysteries, Shame About the Prejudice

Agatha Christie has a certain reputation. If you’ve never read her books, you might associate her with twee, cozy, country mysteries featuring genteel and civilised murderers who delicately despatch their victims, perhaps a body in a library, the kind of coffee-table read favoured by older

Is it just nostalgia: Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII, the game that is the start, middle and end of the JRPG genre for some people and whenever the genre is mentioned this one will ultimately rear its head, so this week I’ll be looking at this title, has it held up

What we’d like to see on the Nintendo Switch

it’s safe to say that the Nintendo Switch has had a good start, with at least 2.7 million units shipped by the end of April and both The Legend of Zelda and Mario Kart 8: Deluxe boasting sales numbers the best in the series it

A Talk About E3

Gamers rejoice! For E3 is almost upon us. A week of gaming news as all of the big developers run forth and announce their big projects for the upcoming years while giving us glimpses of some more immediate titles either via special playable demos or

Why Modern Hollywood Hates Plot Twists

[WARNING: this article contains spoilers for Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, all three Iron Man films, most of the Christopher Nolan Batman films, and, y’know, everything else.] Sitting down to watch Park Chan-Wook’s The Handmaiden recently, I experienced a