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Mario Kart 8
Jun 30
Published by Ryan Cave In Wii U No Comments

I love my Wii U, I really do, but it’s true that new software comes out at a trickle. Fortunately, Mario Kart 8 has at long last hit the Wii U and, rather unsurprisingly, it was worth the wait. Mario Kart is a gorgeous showcase of what the Wii U can do. The visuals are [...]

Peggle 2
Jun 24
Published by Ryan Cave In Xbox One No Comments

Peggle 2 is Peggle. Fortunately I love Peggle so it works out well. I was hesitant to get Peggle 2 despite my love of the first one because it’s $12.99 price tag is ridiculous considering games of this nature are typically a dollar on iOS. Much to my delight it was recently on sale for [...]

Fable Anniversary
Jun 03
Published by Ryan Cave In Xbox 360 No Comments

Do people go on quests in real life? It sounds very appealing. Off on an adventure with the world as your playground and some noble goal just over the horizon. Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to work out the logistics of such an endeavor. Where would I stay? What would I eat? What would become [...]

Uncharted cover 3
Mar 12
Published by Ryan Cave In PS Vita No Comments

Nathan Drake is terrible at his job. He takes countless lives, destroys an inconceivable number of irreplaceable relics and unfailingly obliterates an ancient city on every one of his adventures. This may not look good on his resume… but it’s a hell of a ride. Uncharted: Golden Abyss was (and is) the PSVita’s flagship game. [...]

Jan 10

Mario, Zelda, Metroid, F-Zero, Donkey Kong. Halo, Gears of War, Fable. Jak & Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, Infamous, Uncharted. What makes a system matter? Raw power, the controller, the games? Honestly it’s all of those things and much more. But what defines a system? If you look back on your favourite system what makes it [...]

Perfect Dark
Nov 18
Published by Ryan Cave In Retro 12 Comments

Perfect Dark follows the journey of Joanna Dark, a secret agent in the vein of Bond. Like Bond. she uses her intellect in conjunction with a plethora of weapons and gadgets to get the job done. In Perfect Dark her mission is to save the President… until it’s not. I didn’t play Perfect Dark in [...]

Ducktales Remastered title
Oct 18
Published by Ryan Cave In Retro No Comments

When I was a kid one of my favourite shows was DuckTales. After school everyday I would excitedly rush home so I could catch as much of The Disney Afternoon as I could. That programming block contained some of my all time most beloved cartoons such as Rescue Rangers, Tale Spin, Darkwing Duck and the [...]

rad raygun
Jul 12

With sweet chip tunes and an amusing tongue-in-cheek presentation Rad Raygun offers a nostalgic albeit brief adventure presented the cream-spinach coloured palette of the original GameBoy. Rad Raygun’s visuals are both hideous and beautiful.  Nostalgia fuels the fun here as the game looks and plays like it came out decades ago. Initially this makes it [...]

Jun 09
Published by Ryan Cave In Overlooked No Comments

This week I played EA’s Syndicate which, like so many games in the current gen’s life cycle, can easily be found on clearance. Syndicate is not epic or particularly memorable, but it’s fun, addictive and has a couple of unique elements that make it stand out.  In the world of Syndicate much of the population [...]

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