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Is 2017 the Year of the Platformer Renaissance?

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What lies in store for the platformer genre? Sam Blackburn speculates....

JRPGs: A Newcomer’s Perspective

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Sam Blackburn charts his descent into the bizarre world of Japanese Roleplaying Games....

Throwback – WWE

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During the Easter Break I made the decision to subscribe to the WWE Network to watch old episodes of Raw, Smackdown and matches featuring the greatest wrestler of all time, Chris...

Memory Card: Banjo-Kazooie

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Sam Blackburn returns to the nostalgic world of Rare’s bear and bird...

Graduation grub

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For those of you poor, unfortunate souls who will be leaving the toon this Summer, Sam Blackburn has some ‘alternative’ ideas for the traditional farewell meal. Do the toon...

Trouble with double standards?

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Do we have a problem with judgment and labelling someone for doing something they want? Sam Blackburn takes on the topic of differences in perception around sex...

The Return of Twin Peaks

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The owls are not what they seem… well at least not in the mountain town of Twin Peaks, Washington State. Twin Peaks is hard to describe. It’s not comparable to anything else...

Top 5 Console Exclusives

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5. Pikmin I’m keeping this list fresh by only mentioning exclusives from the current generation of consoles, that is why Pikmin 3 features at number two. I love the Wii U, as I...

Maybe Not So Metal-ica

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Sam Blackburn ponders the future of Metal and asks if rock has gone soft after Metallica and Gaga's collaboration...

Don’t Want To Talk About Politics

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Sam Blackburn disobeys the Korn lyric above, arguing that music and politics can indeed work together particularly in Punk scenes and Heavy Metal...