Category: Editorials

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Easy PC Redux – Part 0

Last year, I wrote a series of articles surrounding the topic of how to go about building your own gaming PC.  Due to the nebulous nature of WordPress and many style changes between then and now, those articles have been lost to the mists of time.  This seems like a shame, so let’s see if we can’t have another go at it.  In the next few weeks, I’ll be re-posting and updating those original articles for the benefit of all.  Without further ado, let’s get to it. Read more …

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Great Combat is its own Reward

This week has been an interesting week for me. I have spent most of it in a building that was hundreds of years old, surrounded by medieval weapons and armour, explaining to members of the public how said weapons and armour would be used in combat. Every day, Monday to Friday, I have been teaching people not only how their ancestors beat the ever loving crap out of each other, but also showing them how to do it each other, complete with ways to turn a sword into a tool of testicular shattering force. So my days have been filled to the brim with violence and death in a way that may or may not be healthy. Read more …

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Silent Hill(s) – The Mistakes of Your Youth

Following the release of ‘P.T’ a horror-themed ‘playable teaser’ involving skin-crawling psychological horror and painfully difficult puzzles, it was revealed that a brand new next-gen entry into the venerable Silent Hill series is on the way. Silent Hills is going to be the product of a collaboration between Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro. How exciting! Read more …

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The Mirror Lied

Oh sure, P.T. came out last week during Gamescom.  I downloaded it, I enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to Silent Hills.  The teaser had oodles of atmosphere and plenty of “scary” bits, though a little less reliance on jump scares would have been preferable.  But all the time I was playing, I was thinking of a game that I enjoyed a lot more.  One that, for me, was a lot more unsettling, a damn sight less frustrating and overall more rewarding to play.  Then I realised that I’d never spoken about it in one of my articles, which simply won’t do.

Let me talk to you about The Mirror Lied. Read more …