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...

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...