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In Close to the Sun, Curiosity Matters More Than Combat

In Close to the Sun, Curiosity Matters More Than Combat

Whether you want to refer to them as walking simulators or first-person narrative adventures, I’ve come to appreciate the slower paced nature of experiences like What Remains of Edith Finch and Firewatch this generation – especially when compared to the ‘spectacle’ other games seek to provide by thinking that bigger…

20 Years of Guilty Gear, Street Fighter’s Punk Cousin

20 Years of Guilty Gear, Street Fighter’s Punk Cousin

There are few places you’ll see a crowd go wild watching a video game character open a door. But that’s exactly what happens when King_Rasta pulls off a clutch mix-up in the final round of the Guilty Gear Xrd tournament. I’m in the front row, in the back of a…

Snooker 2019 Cues Up For a Big Break

Snooker 2019 Cues Up For a Big Break

Snooker is one of those spectator sports that you either ‘get’ or think is the most boring thing on Earth. Two people with cues whacking a load of balls around a baize-covered table is not the height of athleticism or, on a superficial level, the source of obvious visual thrills….