Narrative and context: Thomas Was Alone/Catherine double feature (PS3)

THOMAS WAS ALONE (PS3) Thomas Was Alone is a simple puzzle platformer in which you switch control between different shapes and sizes of moving rectangles to navigate through a side-scrolling maze. It’s one of the most important narrative achievements in

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Narrative and context: Thomas Was Alone/Catherine double feature (PS3)

THOMAS WAS ALONE (PS3) Thomas Was Alone is a simple puzzle platformer in which you switch control between different shapes and sizes of moving rectangles to navigate through a side-scrolling maze. It’s one of the most important narrative achievements in

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Tomb Raider (PC)

The main screen makes it look like a B movie, with the blunt, effective, high-contrast, attention-demanding typography and the cheap, brash attitude: lightning strikes on the high tide of a forgotten, foreboding island, with the remains of a shipwreck on

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Tomb Raider (PC)

The main screen makes it look like a B movie, with the blunt, effective, high-contrast, attention-demanding typography and the cheap, brash attitude: lightning strikes on the high tide of a forgotten, foreboding island, with the remains of a shipwreck on

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Alpha Protocol (PC)

The “Espionage RPG” starts off very clumsy. I expect a lot of people to stop playing before they’re even properly out of the tutorial, because for the first couple of hours all you see is a cheap, not up to

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Alpha Protocol (PC)

The “Espionage RPG” starts off very clumsy. I expect a lot of people to stop playing before they’re even properly out of the tutorial, because for the first couple of hours all you see is a cheap, not up to

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Halo 4 (Xbox 360)

Day 1. Campaign. This localisation thing is beyond stupid. Forcing Finnish players to use the Finnish text? Really? Fixed by changing your console’s locale to, say, the UK, but come on. It would be a single menu option to change

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Halo 4 (Xbox 360)

Day 1. Campaign. This localisation thing is beyond stupid. Forcing Finnish players to use the Finnish text? Really? Fixed by changing your console’s locale to, say, the UK, but come on. It would be a single menu option to change

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Warframe (PC)

The core gamer free to play field is filling fast. Most of my gaming time on the PC is already spent on Ghost Recon Online, with the occasional night of Hawken, Mechwarrior Online or World Of Tanks. Warframe represents something

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Warframe (PC)

The core gamer free to play field is filling fast. Most of my gaming time on the PC is already spent on Ghost Recon Online, with the occasional night of Hawken, Mechwarrior Online or World Of Tanks. Warframe represents something

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WiiU and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Wii)

I don’t have a long history with Monster Hunter. I’ve played one of the PSP titles maybe a dozen hours, but could never get very far into it because of the difficult controls. It’s still an intriguing concept and something

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WiiU and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Wii)

I don’t have a long history with Monster Hunter. I’ve played one of the PSP titles maybe a dozen hours, but could never get very far into it because of the difficult controls. It’s still an intriguing concept and something

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Strike Suit Zero (PC)

I almost didn’t get to write this post, as initially Strike Suit Zero was way too hardcore for me. I just couldn’t get through the first mission with the actual giant robot – essentially part of the tutorial. They’ve since

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Strike Suit Zero (PC)

I almost didn’t get to write this post, as initially Strike Suit Zero was way too hardcore for me. I just couldn’t get through the first mission with the actual giant robot – essentially part of the tutorial. They’ve since

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Goodbye, Lucasarts: The things you gave me

I want to say that Lucasarts made me love videogames, but that’s not true. I do think I learned to love them more deeply thanks to Lucasarts. Here’s my most cherished memories with their games. MANIAC MANSION The Finnish review

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Goodbye, Lucasarts: The things you gave me

I want to say that Lucasarts made me love videogames, but that’s not true. I do think I learned to love them more deeply thanks to Lucasarts. Here’s my most cherished memories with their games. MANIAC MANSION The Finnish review

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Defense Grid (PC)

Comfort gaming It’s a common question. “What game do you go back to, over and over again?” I always thought I didn’t have an answer to that as I’m always looking for new things to play, but some time ago

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Defense Grid (PC)

Comfort gaming It’s a common question. “What game do you go back to, over and over again?” I always thought I didn’t have an answer to that as I’m always looking for new things to play, but some time ago

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Thirty Flights Of Loving (PC)

Small form gaming In journalism the long-form is making a return. That’s a great development, if somewhat paradoxical with the proliferation of time spent on smartphones and ever smaller chunks at a time on one specific thing. The rise of

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Thirty Flights Of Loving (PC)

Small form gaming In journalism the long-form is making a return. That’s a great development, if somewhat paradoxical with the proliferation of time spent on smartphones and ever smaller chunks at a time on one specific thing. The rise of

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