Photographers in an abandoned theme park in Pripyat

Chernobylite: Interview with The Farm 51 Creative Director Wojciech Pazdur

In Pripyat, Ukraine, April 1986, an underestimated safety power cycling test of reactor core no.4 would cause one of the greatest nuclear disasters in modern history. Initially, a steam explosion, a cascade of events would lead to radiation being spread across Europe.  Over two hundred employees and emergency responders were hospitalized due to burns and acute radiation syndrome, and hundreds …

The box of the Street Fighter Exceeed Fighting System base set featuring Ryu

Street Fighter Exceed – Review

A quick table-top battle of spirits, not fists, with Street Fighter Exceed Nothing can beat the experience of playing Street Fighter on the arcade but this game comes pretty close. BY GREG WATSON Review Summary Game: Street Fighter Exceed Fighting System Publisher: Level 99 Price: $29.95 from Level 99 Games Summary: Street Fighter Exceed is a tabletop combat card game …

Hands (and tongues) On with Speaking Simulator – Robotic Mouth Action at PAX East

Silly, trusting humans… When perusing the PAX East ’19 showfloor, one finds themselves constantly bombarded with spectacles of new and inventive games; Speaking Simulator is one of a kind. Upon approaching their exhibit, a model of a male character’s head with a questionably long mobile mass of muscle tissue hangs over a series of tongue-shaped business cards.   Jed Dawson …

Convention Diversity with Kyle-Steven Porter – PAX Diversity Lounge Manager

PAX events have a set of rules governing attendee behaviour. And their safety and accessibility pages state “Since the early beginnings of the show, PAX has been proactive about creating and implementing policies that ensure a safe and fun environment for attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and Enforcers alike.”   At PAX East, the Diversity Lounge was showing just how safe and …

Dangerous Driving Review – Takedown or Paradise?

Burning Out of the Noughties with Dangerous Dr1v1ng Shiny Red Car Five! BY ROBIN BATES​ Review Summary Product Name: Dangerous Driving Product Type: Arcade Racer Price: PC Epic Games store – $26.99/£22.49 PS4/XBox One – $29.99/£24.99 digitally Physical release – $39.99 US/$49.99 CAD/UK £29.99/Europe €39.99/Australia $69.95 AUD  Summary:  A blast from the past with shiny new graphics. Pared back but …

Hands on with Trover Saves the Universe at PAX East 2019

Trover Saves the Universe shouldn’t be as good as it is. It’s a fairly standard action platformer and yet it feels fresh and is fucking hilarious. PAX East saw Squanch Games bringing Trover Saves the Universe along to play. Plus a panel featuring Justin Roiland, co creator of Rick & Morty, hosting a series of guests to talk about comedy …