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Thief: An Appreciation

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The recent trailer-that’s-not-really-a-trailer for the long-awaited fourth instalment in the popular Thief series didn’t do much to get me excited (it’s hard to get enthused about a cheap-looking live-action sequence featuring plastic pearls, accompanied by a slick Hollywood voiceover). Yet … Continue reading

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Deadpool The Game: A Hands-On Preview

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Despite starting life as a rip-off of Deathstroke, Deadpool is without a doubt one of my all-time favourite comic book characters so you can imagine the grin on my face when I heard they were making a Deadpool game. You … Continue reading

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Through the Retroglass: Chakan (1992)

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Chuck Norris has nothing on Chakan. We’re talking about a guy who was such a badass that he challenged Death himself to a duel and won. His prize was eternal life, which Death granted him because he’s nice like that. … Continue reading

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Through the Retroglass: Gargoyle’s Quest

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Gargoyle’s Quest possesses several of the quintessential qualities you often find in games from the 1990s: firstly, it was at heart a platformer; secondly, it had a wonderfully generic storyline – evil Destroyers (they’re actually called that) have come from another … Continue reading

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Through the Retroglass: Lords of Magic (1997)

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It’s hard not to feel a touch of sympathy for Balkoth, the antagonist of 1998’s strategy game Lords of Magic. Saddled with a ridiculous name, he was no doubt the kid that was picked last for team sports at school and left … Continue reading

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