Jake

Do you do discs?

The big PlayStation 5 reveal revealed at least one revealing fact about the hardware: there will be more than one hardware, and one version won’t do discs. It’s not the first time there’s been a digital-only version of a console of course – indeed Sony’s own PSP Go...

SEGA Dreamcast: Collected Works

Why is the Dreamcast still held in such high regard? That’s one of the questions that SEGA Dreamcast: Collected Works attempts to answer, through a mixture of editorial, contributions from key personalities – including Yu Suzuki, Tetsuya Mizuguchi and Peter Moore, among many others – and a whole...

The Touryst

I can’t remember the last time a graphical effect made me double-take. But the light of the setting sun filtering through the palm trees on Ybiza did exactly that. The characters and scenery are pleasantly chunky, but belie what I assume is significant technical whizz-bangery to make it...
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Freedom Finger

There’s a lot going on in Freedom Finger. It’s a shoot ’em up, sure. But it has at least three unique selling points: the mechanics, the presentation, and the music. The first two are connected: your ship is a hand giving it the middle finger, which gives us...
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Hi there Alec Baldwin! It’s the week in pictures

News hit this week that Alec Baldwin is going to be promoting the ten year anniversary of Words With Friends from this autumn. The accompanying photo of him playing a definitely-real game against Bernard Kim, Zynga’s President of Publishing, is enjoyably basic. But the photo of Bernard Kim?...

Dr Mario or Dr Mario World – which is best?

In short: Dr Mario World. First, the original. Fortunately, Dr Mario is one of the NES games available with Nintendo Switch Online, and it’s on the NES Classic Mini, so it’s not hard to track down. But, along with what seems like all NES games apart from Kirby,...

Cavill’s behind! It’s the week in pictures

Henry Cavill’s behind was the big picture news this week, as Netflix started to tease their adaptation of The Witcher. Cue much productive* online discourse: fans of the games complaining about the lack of a second sword; fans of the books patiently* pointing out that it’s true to...