Matt Gander

High on Life review

It must be risky pitching a comical experience to a publisher. Humour is vastly subjective – it can take all sorts to make an individual laugh, be it something clever, droll, sarcastic, or crude. Then there’s the matter of humour not travelling well, or being impossible to translate...
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FIFA 23 is the UK’s Christmas no.1

The UK Christmas chart always boils down to a battle between FIFA and Call of Duty. 2022 just so happens to be a FIFA year, something the World Cup no doubt played a key part in. FIFA 23 being available on Switch likely helped too. Call of Duty:...

Gori: Cuddly Carnage preview – gory by name…

I sometimes wonder how familiar today’s gamers are with the past. Gori: Cuddly Carnage reminded me of Trickstyle on Dreamcast and, consequently, its spiritual successor AirBlade on PS2. These games are now over two decades old, and neither is frequently mentioned nowadays. But when it came to thinking...

Afterglitch review

This short space-themed adventure is billed as an experimental experience. What that means, in this instance, is that it doesn’t look or play like a conventional video game. Think of it as an interactive abstract art museum, or a virtual kaleidoscope filled with particle effects and deep space...

Wonder Boy is back, again, in January

If our email inbox is anything to go by, January is looking surprisingly busy for new releases. We can now add the Anniversary Wonder Boy Collection to that ever-growing list. A digital-only release from Bliss Brain, it’s an expanded version of Wonder Boy Collection, which we awarded a...

Cuphead and Hello Neighbour 2 enter the UK chart

This week’s UK top 40 sees two new arrivals. Possibly even three if we count Just For Games’ Instant Sports, which launched in May 2021 but has somehow belatedly entered the top 40 at #38. IAM8BIT’s anticipated physical release of Cuphead took #18, putting it one position higher...

Ship Graveyard Simulator review

We’ve seen half a dozen simulators arrive on consoles this past month. Because it’s hard to tell who the majority are aimed at, it seems that publishers are simply hedging bets on their titles becoming the next surprise success. PowerWash Simulator cleared 3 million sales recently, so you...
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