Bioshock Infinite and How to Deal with Religious Wonder
Apr22

Bioshock Infinite and How to Deal with Religious Wonder

The thing about Bioshock Infinite, apparent to anyone, is the sky-shattering, apocalyptic, and transcendent existence of the city of Columbia – nearly a god in itself.

An interview with Far Cry 3’s Vaas, Michael Mando
Jan23

An interview with Far Cry 3’s Vaas, Michael Mando

We got to have a chat with Michael Mando, the actor behind Fary Cry 3’s unhinged Vaas.

‘Bioshock’ and the Genius of Video Game Narration
Nov23

‘Bioshock’ and the Genius of Video Game Narration

[Spoilers for Bioshock follow] Would you kindly think back to that moment in Bioshock? That wall – covered with data and details, when all your murdering and killing and bashing mutants with pipes makes you finally question your character’s motivations: Why have I been doing all this? Who exactly is this guy I’m playing? Why have I been obeying the commands of some guy I’ve never met? Then all is revealed. “Would you kindly…?” As if...
‘Dishonored’ and the Widespread Infection on Modern Plots
Nov16

‘Dishonored’ and the Widespread Infection on Modern Plots

The overused Betrayal Trope is bordering on cliché; watering plots down, argues Tauriq Moosa.

How First Person Shooters mistake stupidity for openness
Nov08

How First Person Shooters mistake stupidity for openness

Why do game makers create beautiful, fleshed out worlds – but leave the player characters as ethereal blobs?

Telltale Games’ ‘The Walking Dead’ and the Power of Storytelling
Nov07

Telltale Games’ ‘The Walking Dead’ and the Power of Storytelling

Telltale’s The Walking Dead elevates storytelliing in video games with depth and meaning.

The banality of killing, with Spec Ops: The Line
Oct25

The banality of killing, with Spec Ops: The Line

Spec Ops is a smart, but self-mutilating, teenager of a game. It hates every moment of its existence and, since you’ve decided to experience the game, makes certain you experience its pain too.

The Dissenting Voice: I will not let Sleeping Dogs lie
Sep05

The Dissenting Voice: I will not let Sleeping Dogs lie

Sleeping Dogs may be a great game, but it’s not perfect, as one angry columnist vents his frustrations about the open world cops and robbers title.

Moosa’s Musings: Fighting Online Trolls
Jul03

Moosa’s Musings: Fighting Online Trolls

And now for something…completely different. Our resident Moose offers tips on battling online trolls.

Moosa’s Musings: Appraisal of absence not absolute
May28

Moosa’s Musings: Appraisal of absence not absolute

Risen 2 was criticised for not having pirate ships buttles – but would they really have worked?

Moosa’s Musings: What’s the point of game reviews?
May14

Moosa’s Musings: What’s the point of game reviews?

Our opinionated Moose takes his own view at the importance of video game reviews.

Silent Hill: Downpour review – Who’ll stop the rain?
May02

Silent Hill: Downpour review – Who’ll stop the rain?

Will psychological survival horror Silent Hill: Downpour leave you rocking in the foetal position?