Nightflyers is a sci-fi horror based on a George R. R. Martin novella from the 80s. It’s not bad, but it’s just not scary and leans so heavily into common sci-fi and horror tropes that it all feels too familiar to be compelling.
Sable is a tool for blind gamers to make their own games. Chella looks at some of the facets of the blind gaming community, such as audio FPS games and the lack of accessibility in mainstream games.
Drew and Chella get into the world of remakes and remasters with Drew at the helm, as he reveals the history. From ports of arcade games to the first home gaming machines, to the success of the latest Spyro and Resident Evil 2 remakes, games have a long history of remodeling and remastering for the latest technology.
Meditations delivers a short five-minute game every day of the year. Chella looks at today’s game and considers the value of tiny games.
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is Netflix’s latest experiment with interactive TV and it seized the imagination of many viewers. For anyone familiar with interactive fiction or Black Mirror, Bandersnatch isn’t the best example of either of those things, but it is an interesting move into the mainstream for the medium.
The big games of 2019 include a cyberpunk search for human connection, dystopian DC, demon slaying and a spot of fishing and weeding. That’s right, all our hobbies are represented in the next 12 months with Animal Crossing, the latest from Platinum Games and From Software, as well as some indie gems like Sable.
Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse sets Marvel films a new standard to meet. Drew and Chella discuss the animated success, which delivers more than just a fan favourite. Welcome to Season 5 of Argue the Toss!
Drew and Chella announce the coveted Tossers of 2018, otherwise known as their gaming highlights of the year. Best writing, best art, biggest surprise and of course best game are among the categories with winners from indie, VR, AAA and mobile.
Last year everyone said that single player games were dead. But that proved totally untrue as 2018 was wild with amazing single-player content. Chella celebrates the best single player experiences that the year had to offer, from cowboys to classic arcade action to deep narratives involving the heady world of insurance claims.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a peculiar collection of wild west stories told in classic Coen brothers style. This podcast episode isn’t about that film. It’s about all the other Coen brothers films ever and the key elements that make a Coen brothers film.