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...

OUTERCAST #27: TEENAGE HIKERS MUST DIE

Grown-ish men @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston discuss Julian's trip to Las Vegas and the effects of gambling, the Prey demo, scary little game Little Nightmares, several movies including Ghost in the Shell and the new Mad Max: Fury Road 'blood &...

AAERO IN CONVERSATION: REZ WITH A WUB-WUB RAIL

Aaero, billed as a rhythm-rail-shooter, is a crowdfunded mash-up of the rhythm game and the twin-stick shooter. Playing it is a bit like trying to survive a bullet-hell shooter while you just happen to be navigating a Guitar Hero track at the same time, with a...

OUTERCAST #26: NAZI SEX AND MARIO KART

Fringe elements @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston have played Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as well as the Dawn of War III beta and The Sexy Brutale. They also  discuss the Super Nintendo Classic rumors and Palmer Luckey's debasing of Chronotrigger with his she...

THE RINGED CITY BRINGS DARK SOULS TO AN OPEN END

On sitting down to review the final piece of the Dark Souls puzzle, I'm confronted with the most daunting of questions: ‘Is there anything left to say about Dark Souls?’ The answer is no. Not only is the answer no, but much of the wide-ranging, personal exa...

OUTERCAST #24: THE ANIME BUTT MOUSEPAD

Chippendale dropouts @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston talk about the most unacceptable mousepads out there, the Xbox Scorpio, Persona 5, Drawn to Death, clowns with face tattoos, Mass Effect, Stellaris, new rhythm-game Aaero, Darkest Dungeon, the ton...

ABZÛ MAKES ENVIRONMENTALISM INTERACTIVE

It's a truism, post-Jaws, to say that the great white shark has taken on an almost fabled status – symbolic of the abject terror that the oceans hold for those hairless bipeds that would dare to brave its depths. It is also, now, a cliché to purport that the g...

OUTERCAST #23: STAY AWOKEN

Apologists @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston go H.A.M. on the Destiny 2 news, talk about a hands-on with upcoming indie titles Rime and Tacoma, confirm that Darkest Dungeon is a weird and great game, try to understand why people like The Binding of Is...

EVERYTHING IS THE SAME IN EVERYTHING

When I was a kid - and for a good chunk of my early twenties - there was a prevailing sense that the holy grail of videogames was the all-game, a full on simulation of the world, with all the complex social dynamics and chaotic, overlapping, and unpredictable ...

OUTERCAST #22: MASS EFFECT REAL DOLLS

Girl scout cookies @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston talk about Mass Effect: Andromeda (the game, the debacle), Nier: Automata and what it means for "a human to come out of another human", why Jake is getting bored by  Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Horiz...

OUTERCAST #21: BACARDI GOBLIN

Human videogames @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston review Scotch Whiskey and (physical) Zelda puzzles — turns out they mix quite well. They also tackle putting down horses in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Switch as a multiplayer console, Snipperclips...