I’m lucky to live in a part of the world with relatively low light pollution, and on a clear night I like to look up and see the stars stretching into eternity. It’s pretty awe-inspiring to see them, and I hope I can always live in a place where the stars are visible. Read more
I’d argue you haven’t truly made it as a pop-culture phenomenon unless there’s a minifigure of the characters.
I was actually a big fan of Unfinished Swan. Granted, the controls were unwieldly at times, but it had a fascinating premise and a solid message about creating things for your own sake rather than merely cultivating a legacy.
I never felt like I really understood the whole ‘what if the Russians find out!?’ issue. The gate and the Upside Down pose a serious threat to humanity, but it isn’t something that can be controlled, replicated or even really stolen. Hawkins Lab isn’t exploiting the Upside Down; it’s doing all it can to contain it,… Read more
I wish Lego would make this more of a regular thing- kind of like the Lego Legends line they released when I was a child. There’s some amazing sets in their back catalogue (like the Medieval Market Village) that have yet to receive a modern-day equivalent.
I know, she seems like a pretty remarkable actress.
It looks and sounds like practically every kids’ superhero TV show before it. I’m glad to hear Kate Mulgrew is still working, however.
I feel like a console sequel is just right. The gameplay in Attack the Light was pretty excellent but the environments were pretty bland and boring to actually move around. Hopefully the new ones will have some more personality.
I don’t know, I feel like Rogue One succeeded because it paid close attention to the original designs... and when they did introduce new elements like Scarif or the U-Wing, they felt entirely plausible in the wider world they’d established. Read more
Unfortunately my first thought was teaming up Margaret Hamilton and... Margaret Hamilton.
I also recommend Loonacy (which is basically free-for-all snap), Seven Dragons (a simple colour-matching game with a surprising amount of strategy) and Blokus, which is an elegant means of screwing over three other people with brightly coloured squares. Read more
With or without giant mammary glands?
I realise it’ll never be seen as the definitive version or anything, but I’m a big fan of PS2 Half-Life. It adds in a little extra visual detail on the health and armour stations, Gordon is actually shown arriving at the training facility in the tutorial, and you can even play the game as a Vortigaunt thanks to a…
The original Red Faction looks and plays similarly to Half-Life 1, but with some added stealth and vehicular sections. Area 51 and Timesplitters are other options, but they move a little further towards the shooter end of the spectrum.
He was also the voice of Spyro in the original Spyro the Dragon game!
It was a pretty weird show in retrospect; tonally jarring, way more explicit (violently and sexually) than Doctor Who or even Torchwood, and filled with characters you often struggle to like or empathise with. Add in the naff scheduling and totally ridiculous premise, and it didn’t really have a chance. Read more
The film might be lacking in the character and plot department, but it’s visually stunning and there’s nothing else quite like it from that perspective. The fight scenes are exciting and creative, there’s some decent jokes and it also- by design- pushes a fair few nostalgia buttons without cramming references down our… Read more