Detroit: Become Human

Every once in a while a game comes along that instantly knocks your socks off with its style, characters, design and plot. And this! THIS! This is such a game! This is Detroit: Become Human the most recent arrival from the amazing French studio Quantic Dream. This gorgeously made PS4 game revolves around Kara, a highly advanced android who escapes the confines of the factory assembly plant and makes her way into Detroit, USA, where she begins to explore her mind, body and, if you like, soul in a world where humans are otherwise and androids and simplistic.  

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News: Friday the 13th: The Game

“Look, you don’t understand. There is a maniac trying to kill us.” — Rennie Wickham (Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan. 1989) In case your internet access has been temporarily revoked and the excited squeal of our Shadowy editor hasn’t reached your ears we believe you should know that a wonderfully gruesome title with many nostalgic ties has been officially announced. As the article title suggests we are talking about Friday the 13th. Not that long ago the folks at Gun Media, a small video-game programming company, revealed an asymmetrical-multiplayer horror game called “Summer Camp”, which seemed to be a promising entry into the slasher franchise. The announcement came via IGN February earlier this year. Shortly after the […]

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Triborn – Interview with Adam Sonnet

Sometimes dreams can come true; and for we lucky few a dream has come true. After decades of waiting Carrie Henn (Newt from Aliens) is finally returning to wonderful world of movies in the fantastic Sci-Fi film, Triborn. To top it off I recently sat down and chatted to the man behind this Sci-Fi feast, Adam Sonnet. Would you care to introduce yourself and give us a little of your film background? My name is Adam Sonnet and I’m the writer, a producer, and director for TRIBORN. I first want to thank John Crofts for reaching out to us to cover this story. For those that don’t know me or Sonnet Realm Films (SRF), we are inspired to produce fantasy […]

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Star Trek: Renegades

 

 I’ve seen a fair few fan films in my time, and I must say “I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!” So when I found out a few years back that there was talk of a Star Trek fan film that could possibly, in some way, maybe, perhaps, become a new TV series, I was instantly hooked. Skip ahead two years and the fan film, Star Trek: Renegades has landed with a gigantic splash that can be felt all the way over in the Delta quadrant. In the words of Wookiee: “This is not your grandparents star trek, it’s better.“ How do I describe this to you without giving too much away? Perhaps like this: The galaxy is going to pot. An […]

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Mafia 3

Some of you know that I am a fan of organised crime games. I still cannot place my finger on exactly why I enjoy them, I simply do. Perhaps it has something to do with the suits? Maybe it has something to do with the cars? Perhaps it’s the notion that men of honour have access to a plethora of gorgeous ladies? Perhaps it’s my deep desire to make my enemies “‘an offer they can’t refuse”? On the other hand it could be my deep desire to embrace the  Machiavellian mindset when dealing with life’s little obstacles. Or maybe, just maybe, it lets me live the Italian-American dream? Who knows??? Regardless, I love the Mafia games. So you can imagine […]

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The historic moment: A robot passed a self-awareness test

It’s like a scene out of Neil Blomkamp’s Chappie, a robot waking up and suddenly being no longer just a machine but an entity that is able to understand its surroundings. Robots have always been a part of the collective human fantasy, the machine that does the chores we hate and fights the wars that we do not want to sacrifice human life to win, and on the verge of all of this fantasising there have been those who have longed for a robot that is self-aware. Perhaps it is our human desire to relate to the objects that we create. After all we add human personification to many other man-made objects in our world, and this is just another […]

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I, NAG

Ever since NAG mysteriously showed up around 17 years ago, many researchers, have been trying to determine exactly what it is that makes it so successful and why it has a symbiotic relationship with its owner. What they found was quite interesting: NAG entices its host with its vibrant cover which usually features a digitally created character as well as the promise of more information pertaining to that character when the host chooses to accept NAG as its host. In return NAG will give the host what are known as “Demos” of games. This symbiotic relationship is beneficial for both the host and the NAG magazine since it has advantages for both of them. These hosts are what have become […]

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Fare thee well NAG mag

In a world that moves more towards paperless environments it comes as no surprised when magazine publications die out too. We’ve seen it in the games industry as well with the end of Gear and PC Format and now, after 17 odd years, the last local gaming magazine; NAG is saying goodbye too. I myself have been an avid reader since 2007 when a cover with Half-Life 2 drew me in. I have a cupboard with a growing stack of NAG magazines and a few piles of discs. The thought of it stopping brings tears to my eyes, almost. The news came as an article on their online counterpart; NAG Online. While it mainly thanks the readers, writers and the […]

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NAG

I can still recall the first time I held a NAG magazine (Issue 3) in my hands: the feel of the plastic wrapping, the soft swooshing sound made by the CD moving against the wrapping and the magazine cover, the smell of fresh printing and paper as the wrapping was torn away. Ah, yes. Those were the days of miracles and expansion packs. So today is going to come as a shock to some of you; but today -after 17 years- NAG releases their final issue. That’s right, today is the last day of the magazine that taught me all about games and gaming. Today is the end of the magazine that inspired me to join 925 and run headlong […]

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Lee and Tolkien

“I still think Lord of the Rings is the greatest literary achievement of my lifetime” – Sir Christopher Lee on The Fellowship of The Ring. We were all saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Christopher Lee last week. From Dracula to Scaramanga to Count Dooku, there is no doubt the man was a true legend of cinema, not to mention many other things. Fans of fantasy will remember him as the wizard Saruman, head of the white council, in Peter Jackson’s adaption of The Lord of The Rings and Hobbit. There is more to Sir Lee’s involvement with the Tolkien universe than many may realise. Lee originally auditioned for the role of Gandalf in the trilogy, but is […]

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