Netflix’s Love, Death and Robots: Volume 2 Review

David Fincher and Deadpool director Tim Miller’s Love, Death, and Robots is back with a new batch of animated shorts that delve into the diabolical dystopias, cosmic combat, and – er – a cenobite Santa Claus? And while we may not be getting as many episodes this time around, the series continues to be a fun and engaging cabinet of curiosities. Season 2 of Love, Death, and Robots only offers up eight episodes, which may feel slight compared to the first season’s eighteen installments, but there’s still a lot to…

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Review – Hood: Outlaws & Legends (PC)

A fantastic concept with a few too many glaring issues in its current state. Hood: Outlaws and Legends is a multiplayer centric, Grimdark take on the famous tale of Robin Hood and the Merry Men. Two teams of four Outlaws must infiltrate a state-owned military encampment, pickpocket a key from the Sheriff of Nottingham, and steal the chest from inside the vault before the other team can stop you. Conceptually ground-breaking with excellent teamwork and gameplay mechanics, Hood appears to be a steal for the low price of £27; but…

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Maximum Action Update 0.78 brings new music, overhauled Jungle

It’s been some time since Maximum Action, a high-octane first-person shooter currently in Early Access, got an update. But that changed on May 15, as the latest one has hit the game, bringing all sorts of changes and additions to players’ hands. This new update for Maximum Action features three large new changes that get the game closer to its finished state, ranging from an overhauled jungle level to a new tank. I, for one, am eagerly looking forward to official release, as nothing hits the spot quite like ridiculous action. Of…

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Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.: Season 1 Review

M.O.D.O.K. is Marvel by way of Robot Chicken. It’s filled with wall-to-wall jokes and visual gags, brought to life through innovative stop-motion techniques and by an all-star comedy cast. The 10-part series is MCU and comics-adjacent when it wants to rope in a few big Marvel names, but for the most part, it’s an original take on the iconic villain, voiced by comedian Patton Oswalt. The show, co-created by Oswalt and Jordan Blum (American Dad), discards the character’s bizarre comic baggage in favor of a brand-new origin and setting. It…

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Gloria Victis review — A fort-gettable journey

Last month, I was able to do a preview of Siege Survival: Gloria Victis. Now, this offering from developers Black Eye Games and FishTankStudio, and publisher Ravenscourt, is set to release. It did make me wonder since I had noticed a few issues in the preview build already, and I wasn’t sure if the studios would be able to refine the gameplay in time for release. Sadly, my findings and sentiments from the preview build still stand. While Siege Survival: Gloria Victis does have a few flashes of inspiration, it’s marred…

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Riders of Justice Review – IGN

Danish action-dramedy Riders of Justice, starring Hannibal’s Mads Mikkelsen, has been dressed up to look like a Taken-style revenge thriller for American audiences but it’s really an oddball fable with an endearing ensemble that treats its violence like dysfunction or maladjustment. Instead of it being a rather flat and flavorless piece of “good guy with a gun” porn, it’s filled with unexpected heart and surprising warmth.From writer/director Anders Thomas Jensen, who’s not only worked with Mikkelsen a ton but has also written several straightforward action pics or other directors, Riders…

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Review – Returnal (PlayStation 5)

Rinse, Return, Repeat Roguelikes aren’t my favourite genre of games, I don’t mind punishing games but when they require an insane amount of skill, luck and starting again I tend to give up quite easily. When I first saw Returnal I had heard it was challenging but I wasn’t aware of how much. Being a new PS5 exclusive, this game had me thinking it may not be as bad as it sounds in terms of difficulty and will actually cater to many people considering how hard it is to get…

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Endwalker got turned into Lego art

A lot happened in the world of Final Fantasy XIV last night. While many of us were comfy in our beds or slacking off (sorry, Tim!), Square Enix blew the lid off the game’s next expansion, Endwalker. Trailers, new jobs, more cities, and a release date all came out of the show. It was a good night for fans of the game. However, in all the noise and furor, some small, but charming news may have been missed. Square Enix put on an art exhibition, and one of the pieces…

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The Woman in the Window Review

.Delayed in production due to reshoots, then in release due to the pandemic, star-studded The Woman in the Window is now a standard slice of elevated pulp for Netflix. Based on the bestseller by A. J. Finn, the film’s a stylistic homage to Hitchcock’s Rear Window and other paranoid thrillers of yesteryear, flaunting its idolatry quite a bit, even having Amy Adams’ character watch many of these cinema classics from the confined comfort of her couch. And yes, it’s fun to watch famous faces go full-tilt with a camp thriller,…

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Review – Star Wars republic commando (Nintendo Switch)

Republic Commando is back! Republic Commando is back, although to many it never left. Such is the impression this game left on many including myself all the way back in 2005, at the time it was easily the second best Star Wars game ever released (The best being KotoR) and I’d argue it still is. I’ve often been heard preaching the virtue of this game and you can finally play it “remastered” on PS4 and Nintendo Switch.  Does anything say special forces more than a rappel into action? With the…

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