●●●●○ Jon Bernthal’s popularity in the second series of Daredevil led to a spinoff series ordered, written, shot and released in just over one year. While the likes of Daredevil and Iron Fist always see a chance for redemption in … Continue reading Taking Care of Business: “The Punisher” More brutal than much of the MCU, The Punisher’s action sequences are slow, methodical and downright terrifying.
●●●○○ Star Wars Battlefront II marks the second console entry in EA’s tenure with the Star Wars Games licence. It excels in some aspects, but is let down by complexity and a frustrating grind in both multiplayer and the single … Continue reading Star Wars Battlefront II – PS4 It excels in some aspects, but is let down by complexity and a frustrating grind in both multiplayer and the single player campaign.
In May this year, Dublin saw the opening of its first true combination of bar and arcade. Token, in Smithfield, follows a recent trend from the US – so called barcades have been popping up in most major cities across … Continue reading Geeky spot – Token Smithfield Nostalgia trends continue
In recent years, the internal workings of Nintendo have been an enigma. The company would often make seemingly idiotic decisions that left fans worrying for the future of the company and, by extension, beloved pop culture icons such as Mario … Continue reading Nintendo’s Boom and Bust History A roller-coaster of consoles and competitors
On a quiet side street, off the vibrant George’s Street, lies an esoteric haven for nerds. The R.A.G.E. is Dublin’s leading retro games shop and record emporium. Upstairs, the walls are lined with faded, crumbling console packaging older than most … Continue reading Dublin’s Best Geeky Spots – The R.A.G.E. Looking for a copy of an obscure licensed platformer for the original PlayStation? It’s probably there somewhere.
Did you think movie tie-in games were dead? I did too. Growing up in the early 2000’s, these games comprised a significant portion of my PlayStation 2 library. Such titles were renowned for their low quality and were often labelled … Continue reading “Cars 3: Driven to Win” on Nintendo Switch – review
I’m ashamed to say I’ve never been to a convention before. This shame is not without reason as Conventions are a tentpole of modern “nerd culture”. Cosplays, panels featuring B-Movie stars from the 80’s and asinine amounts of pop-culture merchandise … Continue reading Cherry Poppin? My First Convention: A Newbie’s Experience at MCM Dublin Comic Con
E3 is a special time of year for gamers. Known for jaw-dropping announcements and fan service by the bucket load, an E3 conference never fails to fill me with excitement from the minute the curtain lifts. In recent years, Sony … Continue reading E3: Sony press conference
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s been three months since Nintendo crashed back into the gaming industry with the Switch. After a rocky launch, plagued with hardware issues and supply shortages, the Switch is doing better than you have might expected. Time for a report … Continue reading The Games & Tech Progress Report: Nintendo Switch
Ben Clavin is the co-founder of Pewter Games, an indie games studio based in Dublin. Their first game, The Little Acre, was released on Steam, PS4 and Xbox One on 13 December 2016 to critical acclaim. Sean Clerkin talks to … Continue reading Pewter Games: life at the forefront of a fledgling Irish industry
●●●○○ While I had heard of Sniper Elite before, I couldn’t have imagined it was successful enough to warrant four sequels. Nonetheless, I was pleasantly surprised by what it brings to the table. The World and Story The game’s … Continue reading Sniper Elite 4 – review
●●●●○ Final Fantasy XV was perhaps the most anticipated game to be released last year. Originally announced in 2006 as Final Fantasy versus XIII, the game seemed to be doomed to fail. Surely, with a ten-year development cycle and a … Continue reading Final Fantasy XV – review