CUPHEAD IS THAT SNOBBY GAMER WE ALL HATE

Ask anyone who’s played Cuphead, the cartoonish new 2D shooter from Studio MDHR, and they’ll probably tell you that it’s a fiendishly difficult game. But ask anyone who enjoys the game and they’ll likely throw in a load of caveats. It’s hard but fair, they mig...

OUTERCAST #38: DESTINY 2 & THE BALLSACK MOLE PEOPLE

After a long summer hiatus, we're back to dissect Destiny 2, rant about politics and whisper about Conan: Exiles — turns out Jake is a snake god. Of course it wouldn't be Outercast without Jake trying to convince Julian to play Ark: Survival Evolved, so that d...

TACOMA IS IMMERSIVE THEATER FOR COMPLETIONISTS

Have you heard of Punchdrunk? They're a British touring theater company. Punchdrunk shows are completely immersive theater: you don a mask, put on a cool cape, and wander round a lavishly detailed, multi-room space, where all kinds of weird and wonderful scene...

CAN GAMES TEACH YOU TO CODE?

At not-quite-thirty I decided to get my mid-life crisis started good and early. What am I doing? What direction am I taking? Oh sweet Marduk why do I own so many toy soldiers? After uncurling from my foetal position in the shower, I decided that what was lacki...

OUTERCAST #37: SPLATOON IS A PAINTBALL GAME

Shrimp-human hybrids @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston discuss the Splatoon 2's hired-by-bears-to-steal-salmon-eggs debacle, Julian failing his behind-the-wheel driver's license, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds' relationship to male intimacy, the new ca...

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...