In this episode of geek podcast, Argue the Toss, Drew and Chella review Alien Covenant and then rank it among the whole Alien franchise (excluding AvP).
Assassin’s Creed has never shied away from the multicultural aspects of history. The next game in the series is rumoured to be called Assassin’s Creed: Origins, with an Egyptian setting, so it could take the next logical step and deliver the first black lead in a main game.
Chella and Drew have traveled to the far-flung future of 2049 to watch the trailer for Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the original Blade Runner, which takes place in the far-flung future of two years from now. They return with deep and well-considered opinions, and also a sports almanac I’m not supposed to tell anybody about.
What Remains of Edith Finch is a game about storytelling and one that proves how seamlessly the literary genre of magical realism fits with video games.
After a five-year wait, Mass Effect: Andromeda just about meets expectations, without exceeding them. It’s a fair Mass Effect game, as opposed to a great one. But there is plenty to do and see in this new galaxy, making the new series more than worth the trip.
March was chock full of must play games, so Drew and Chella struggled to keep up. In this episode of Argue the Toss they discuss just some of the big and little games of the month, from Zelda, to Horizon Zero Dawn and NiER: Automata.
In Mass Effect: Andromeda, BioWare continues to rely on humans being at the centre of the universe, which only serves as a means of making aliens the exotic other who are simply there for a quick snog in the engine room.
What Remains of Edith Finch is the second game from Unfinished Swan developer, Giant Sparrow. Ahead of its release, Chella talks to creative director Ian Dallas about the themes, the literary influences and for the game, as well as an insight into what to expect from this surreal tale of the mysterious Finch family.
Marvel have finally rounded out their Defenders line-up with their series about literally everybody’s favourite superhero – Iron Fist. Drew and Chella discuss the show’s mixed reception with a first impressions episode of Argue the Toss.
Horizon Zero Dawn delivers its promise of robot dinosaurs in a gorgeous openworld adventure. Unfortunately, it also delivers a masterclass in cultural appropriation, with no respect for the real world cultures it borrows from to lend its fantasy world a hint of ‘exotic tribalism’.