Adventure X is a two-day festival dedicated to adventure games, interactive fiction, visual novels and narrative-led games. Chella went along and picks her highlights from the weekend.
A Mortician’s Tale is a short, beautiful, and powerful game that will have you reassessing the way you think about death, and maybe even planning your funeral in the most death-positive way. This one is particularly poignant and enjoyable for thoughtful players.
Drew and Chella talk about Mario Odyssey, Assassin’s Creed Origins and discuss the latest violent trailers for The Last of Us II and Detroit: Become Human.
October marked 30 years of black history month in the United Kingdom, so Chella looks back over 30 years of black video game characters. She picks some of the best and some of the worst in an industry that continues to struggle to provide good black role models.
Drew and Chella get into the spirit of Halloween and celebrate the 20th anniversary of iconic show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This episode of geek podcast, Argue the Toss, compiles the 10 best Buffy episodes of all time.
EA announces the closure of Visceral Games, the studio behind Amy Hennig’s Star Wars project. Chella tries to determine what it means for storytelling when EA says it has to ‘pivot’ the game away from single-player.
Drew and Chella review Blade Runner 2049 in this week’s Argue the Toss podcast. It’s a sequel that honours the original, but also carries some of its mistakes. A beautifully paced sequel that gives you time to contemplate the sci-fi themes.
You may have noticed that Rockstar dropped a new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer because the internet went rabid for a while. We went over the trailer with a fine toothed comb, and found some interesting things about what will inevitably be one of the most anticipated sequels of all time.
Drew and Chella discuss film with IT, the latest Stephen King adaptation, plus the games Heat Signature and Islands: Non-places. And finally, the Argue the Toss team recommend a new podcast serial, Alice isn’t Dead.
It’s the autumn equinox today and apart from colourful leaves and longer nights, it’s time to consider the best games of autumn 2017. Chella’s picked the main contenders.