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    Zero Punctuation: Top 5 of 2017

    Well that surprised me. I honestly thought 1 and 3 would be the other way around.
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    Virtue and Virtuality

    You could have serious fun writing those. Cunning Plan 35. You know how a chicken runs around with its head off.....
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    Virtue and Virtuality

    I've think I've seen everything now. A Jane Austen themed WoW style MOMPG. No really.
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    Zero Punctuation: Pyre

    Not sure why he chose a 1980's Kevin Keegan. But then why not.
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    Hyper Light Drifter

    Actually, I got one of Shantee games on the Steam sale. And some arty one called 'Fract OSC'. But back to the game. I'm also reminded of Bastion and Fumito Ueda games. Dead.dying worlds seem to bring out the best in designers these days. See also 'Journey'.
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    Hyper Light Drifter

    Very promising game thus far. Metroidvania meets Nausicaa/Laputa. What's not to like?
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    System shock remake is now full fledge reboot

    I've always been surprised that no-one has ever gotten round to doing this. System Shock has not just one of the best game villains ever, but one of the best games premises ever. The definitive space 'man trapped in haunted house'. I'm just hoping that the developers do the game justice. I.e...
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    Fran Bow

    Just tried 'Fran Bow' right now. Two ways of calling this one. Either another sleeper cult hit that blends Lewis Carroll and HP Lovercraft. Or I could be a touch blunter and call it 'F_____d up'.
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    That is the glorious thing about 'word of mouth' successes. They feel like they have been earned. Plus, now that the developer has gained itself a reputation (or sorts) there are going to be plenty of people out there eager to buy whatever else that they have in store. Like with Bastion/Transistor.
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    Just got and played it start to finish. Not bad at all. More of a 'sleeper cult hit' than a mainstream smash. Anyone else tried it?
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    Zero Punctuation: Elite: Dangerous - Space Truckin'

    Forget that! My highlight of the year will be his take on 'Hearts of Iron IV'.
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    Fox Officially Greenlights Independence Day Sequel

    No film defined the mid 90's like Independence Day. This was the moment when American stood on top of the world and without a challenger in sight. The Soviet Union had imploded, China was still in development (as was India and Brazil), and Jihadism was something that only affected 'other' parts...
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    French Politician: Assassin's Creed is "Propaganda Against the People" This is as good as a portrayal of period of the French Revolution known as 'The Terror'. It is an episode in human history that has repeated itself over and over again. Fear of very real threats descending into paranoia combined with seeing that the...
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    Fantastic Four Reboot's Doctor Doom Is a Russian Blogger?

    It would be far more amusing if somehow he was really MF Doom and reality had folded back in on itself.
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    Escape to the Movies: Fury - Tank You Very Much

    Haven't seen it yet, but didn't 'Kelly's Heroes' (one of my favourite war movies of all time) do all this stuff first?