A sparse acoustic guitar plucks a shy tune over the laconic drawl of Aiden Moffat, singer of Arab Strap, as he begins his almost 5-minute long diatribe dedicated to the first big weekend of the summer. A driving kick drum stomps a beat that’s as consistent and clean as anything you’d hear on an electro […]Read More Booze, men and masculinity: A soundtrack by Arab Strap
The great thing about Steam in 2019 is you’ll never run out of choices. The bad thing about Steam in 2019 is navigating it’s tremendously overstuffed storefront is a lot like scouring some forgotten trash heap where finding a diamond in the rough is the proverbial needle in a haystack. Now, more than ever standing […]Read More Broken Reality Review – A dizzying trip through internet excess
It’s hard to recommend being a fan of Resident Evil. No franchise has been knocked around and mishandled as much as Capcom’s flagship zombie series. Having suffered a decade long identity crisis since the release of Resident Evil 5, Capcom has never been sure whether they’re making a survival horror game or an action movie. […]Read More Resident Evil 2 Remake Review
Life is cruel. You lay your head on the pillow at night and try to go to sleep and your minds synapses start to flare up like a dirty engine, sick with oil, spewing out flames in time with your brains wild flexing. The possibility of a good night’s sleep ebbs away. Thoughts incoherent and […]Read More Yawning (and how I learned to stop worrying and love sleeping pills)
2019 will barely be four days old when we see it, but the card for NJPW’s Wrestlekingdom 13 is already looking like it’ll be an absolute monster of an event, boasting some of the worlds greatest talent hitting the stage for the historic Tokyo Dome show. It isn’t mainstream right now, but for many grappling […]Read More Wrestling is changing and the WWE knows it.
LAM or the London Alternative Market is disappointing. But it’s not disappointing for reasons you might expect. It’s disappointing by just how normal everything seems. It’s not disappointing because it’s gross. It doesn’t disappoint because it’s a toxic environment or because it’s overpoweringly intimidating. Nope, it’s actually just pretty normal.Read More London Alternative Market: BDSM, but not as you know it.
As we approach Christmas I find myself thinking about my father an awful lot. The feelings are often confused and bittersweet and it doesn’t help when each year only seems to pile on more confusions and contradictions. After just a few years of this, the plumbing upstairs is well and truly blocked. I never grant […]Read More On Dad’s and Christmas
There’s a lot of crowds packed into a heaving tube train at 1am on weekends. People are smartly dressed and drunk. A man with a 5 o’clock shadow staggers on, swerving into people as though they were bowling skittles. He holds on to nearby handholds for dear life but the jerky movements of the tube […]Read More Gentrification and the Victoria Line: Authenticity is a marketing buzzword.
So, here we are then. My pals and I. Clutching an assortment of battered, cobbled together weaponry, leafing through the smashed remains of a West Virginian supermarket. It’s the middle of the night. We’re hunting for spare screws and aluminum to build our first generator – the last stop we need to get a working […]Read More Fallout 76 Beta Preview!
With the recent release of Castlevania Requiem on PS4 last week, it seemed to coincide either accidentally or not accidentally with the much-anticipated release of Season 2 of the TV show on Netflix. The strange thing about the Netflix adaptation of Castlevania is that, actually, it isn’t total bollocks. Adaptations often don’t go down well […]Read More Netflix’s Castlevania and how it tidies up the dangling inconsistencies of the video games.