OUTERCAST #36: DOOMFIST GOES TO WIMBLEDON

Cucumber sandwiches @dompreston and @olliefox kick off the first ever British Edition of the Outercast with talk of Wimbledon, Overwatch's new character Doomfist, Life is Strange 2, who'll take ice cream and who'll settle for cake in Splatoon 2, whether Destin...

WARHAMMER 40,000 IS PREDICTING THE PRESENT

Tabletop toy soldier game Warhammer 40,000 is the apogee of the '80s. It was born in the '80s, forged in the '80s, is both the paradigm and ultimate parody of the '80s. It is a fictional setting defined by punk rock and totalitarianism, bloodless tradition pit...

OUTERCAST #35: SPIDERMAN HOMECOMING IS HASHTAG LIT

Exploding corpses @julianfeeld and @snakesiegel and @dompreston discuss the soon-to-be-unavailable SNES Classic, crafting dongs in Conan Exiles, blowing up dead things in Diablo 3's new Necromancer DLC, the ever-addictive Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, the su...

OUTERCAST #34: TEENAGE SLANG & BEAR ATTACKS

Bonafide professional wrestlers @julianfeeld and @snakesiegel and @dompreston discuss Get Even, the controversy around shooting nazis in Wolfenstein: The New Order and the upcoming Wolfenstein II: New Colossus, whether The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild h...

VENOM SNAKE’S LIBERTARIAN ZOO

In further evidence that Metal Gear Solid V is the greatest work of aesthetic maximalism since Gravity’s Rainbow, I have just discovered that lead character Venom Snake is running an unlicensed zoo. 30 hours into my playthrough (not counting a one-year hiatus ...

OUTERCAST #33: MARIO IS BEYOND GOOD & EVIL

Sentient caps @julianfeeld and @snakesiegel and @olliefox discuss the wonderfully bizarre Super Mario Odyssey, the long-awaited Beyond Good & Evil 2 announcement that may or may not live up to our fond memories of the original, whether Bioware's upcoming D...

OUTERCAST #32: DAVID LYNCH’S TWINTELLE PEAKS

Absolute boys @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston talk about Bioware's newly-announced Destiny-like Anthem, Nintendo's upcoming punchy-puncher Arms (which Dom has played lots of), Wonder Woman and its surrounding cultural discussion, the new Morrowind e...

CORBYN RUN: KEEP YOUR GAMES OUT OF MY POLITICS

We’re neck deep in a ludicrous and unplanned election season in the UK, between the incumbent Conservative party, champions of austerity and neoliberal market deregulation and privatisation of state services, and a newly-old-school Labour party, who under the ...

DIGGING THE DEPTHS OF ITCH.POTAT.IO

Welcome to Potato Week, Outermode's celebration of all things spud-ly, inspired by the rather singular Spaceplan. To read more, check out the rest of the Potato Week collection. As Shakespeare famously said, “There are more games in itch.io, Horatio, than a...

OUTERCAST #31: LOVE IS A BATTLEGROUND(S)

Cult members @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston talk about the interesting choices Ubisoft is making for Far Cry 5, Julian's unexpected love story with Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, the bizarre decision to splice Mario with a bunch of wacky rabbits in...

OUTERCAST #30: WHO PHANTOM DUSTED MY DEAD CELLS?

Unexpected! @julianfeeld and @snakesiegel are joined by @olliefox instead of that other British guy to discuss the big Destiny 2 thing, the dark underbelly of the dark overbelly that is Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, building weird shit in Minecraft on the Sw...

OUTERCAST #29: HERE’S A XENOMORPH I GUESS

Potato pals @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston explore the weirdly enticing Spaceplan, Dom's first impressions of Alien Covenant (it's out in the UK), and Ubisoft's next crop of games — including Assassin's Creed: Origins, Far Cry 5, and The Crew 2. Al...

EXPLORING THE SPUD SCIENCE OF SPACEPLAN

Spaceplan is probably the best idle game currently available for $2.99/£1.99 – and you can’t say fairer than that. With a sales pitch as beguiling as it is bonkers, Spaceplan’s ‘total misunderstanding of Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time’ takes you on ...

KIMMY IS A REMINDER THAT EVERY CHILDHOOD MUST END

Though summer vacation may seem to stretch on in a forever haze, Nina Freeman’s Kimmy is a bittersweet reminder that every childhood must come to an end. It’s a visual novel about the complex society of children, governed by their own rules and rituals as they...

GHOST RECON: WILDLANDS CELEBRATES A KILLER

Popeye’s most distinctive trait is his arms: skinny biceps, huge forearms, and even bigger fists. If it was not for them, he would seem harmless, a pushover, a rather forgettable figure who Bluto would see no point in teasing. Anywhere in the world the name...