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About this blog

I've been a games critic for over 20 years, and while I'm not strictly a journalist anymore I still have a few things to say from time to time. So, I wanted to have a place to do that, as well as archive all of my previously-published work. Have a read, if you think you're hard enough.

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Trapt Review (PS2) [Feb 2006]

What would you do if you were stuck in a mansion, trying to survive execution for a crime you didn't commit? According to Tecmo, get possessed by a demon and rip the crap out of the guys after you, naturally. That’ll show them. Continuing the development studio’s love for the dark, moody and gothic, Trapt is a rather interesting action game that involves a unique puzzle twist. Set in a suitably gothic medieval world, you play the role of framed Princess Allura, who is evading capture (and t


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So, We're Heading For Another Video Game Crash, Right?

Man, the video game industry is super depressing these days. After last year's constant tornado of developer and publishing layoffs, 2024 has been even rougher on the employment scene. Microsoft slashed 1900 staff last month. SEGA is about to drop over 60 personnel from its US offices. Twitch mercilessly cut 500(!) jobs. Thunderful. Riot Games. Eidos Montreal. Unity. And that's just the biggest names, in JANUARY. This past week has also been absolutely sobering, as PlayStation and EA made t


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Resident Evil: Extinction - Movie Review [Oct 2007]

When it comes to making adaptations of video games, there’s always been a stigma about the movie industry. Atrocities such as Alone in the Dark, cheese-fests like Doom and the unwavering resolve of Uwe Boll (Alone in the Dark and, of course, German Fried Movie among others) is enough to give any gamer nightmares about the big screen for a lifetime. You could say the madness began with the releases of Super Mario Bros and Mortal Kombat. The latter film kick-started the career of Paul W.S. An


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