Tag Archives: Editorial

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

What is the Future of TV?

Television has been around since the early 20th century, with some accounts of transmission of images dating as far back as 1843. In that time the medium of TV has evolved and changed immensely; screens have got bigger, images have got clearer and shows have

What Makes a Good Adventure?

An adventure is an exhilarating experience that the hero embarks on because they are daring, they are brave and they are powerful. Everyone wants to be able to feel like that; we all want to be a hero and through the medium of video games,

Hollywood’s Greatest Underdog

The French film Elle, recently selected for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar nomination, is soon to be released next month in America, bringing the name Verhoeven back into the limelight — although, perhaps not in the way that we might expect. Paul Verhoeven elicits controversy. His

Editorial: Oscar Bait

Here we are, right in the middle of the so-called Oscar season, but rather than simply damning the perennial practice of saving the “good” stuff for the end of the year (Editor: or the new year in the UK),  I think it would be wiser