Xalavier Nelson chats to Drew and Chella about how Mortal Kombat XI rendered black skin beautifully. So many games get dark skin wrong, but when it’s done right, it’s an empowering moment for the people it represents.
John Wick is getting the game treatment, with Mike Bithell at the helm, but there are so many films that could make great games. Drew and Chella devise a list of films you may not expect to see as games and discuss how they could work.
Avengers Endgame wraps up 22 films and 10 years of storytelling. Drew and Chella discuss the final film in this MCU phase, what worked, what didn’t and what happens next.
The 2019 games release schedule kicks into top gear in April, so Drew & Chella reveal their most anticipated games of 2019.
Jordan Peele’s latest social horror, Us, is the perfect vehicle for Lupita Nyongo and its young, black cast. Drew and Chella discuss the themes of the film and how it delivers.
Captain Marvel is late to the MCU party and, as a result, the film suffers. It’s an average Marvel movie with a huge weight of expectation upon it, but doesn’t deliver the unbridled power and joy that Wonder Woman or the latest MCU films have.
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.
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.
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.
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!