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Garry’s Mod

DarkRP is a multiplayer game mode in Garry’s Mod which holds lofty ambitions. The general idea is that you join a multiplayer server which takes place in a map resembling a town, or a business district, or whatever, and choose a job to work: ranging from policeman to gangster, to chef, to gundealer, to scientist, etc. The hope is that in the process of carrying out your job, roleplay will occur (although hopefully not THAT kind of roleplay), stories will evolve and you’ll engage in player-created scenarios and drama in a way few games can even come close to reaching. Continue reading


Super Smash Brothers: Room for Improvement?

As the release of Nintendo’s Wii U grows ever closer day by day, it brings with it the promise of a new Super Smash Bros. title at some point during the console’s lifespan. Considering that Super Smash Bros. Brawl was not hugely dissimilar to Melee in terms of scope, many will be excited to see what kind of improvements will come along with the Wii U’s increased hardware power: the detail of the models and stages, the size of the roster, the range of game modes, the quality of online play.

And whilst these possibilities are quite exciting, I’m a little more interested in how Nintendo will handle some of the finer, less tangible details – many of which will likely not be all that easily communicated via press release screenshots or promotional trailers. Continue reading

Review: Hotline Miami

You step out of your car, your face shrouded beneath the rubbery latex of an animalistic mask, warm and sticky. You crane your neck backwards and gaze up at the multi-storey building standing in front of you. Each floor is packed with a crowd of violent, murderous criminals, and you’ve been hired to kill every single one of them. You take a deep breath and pause in the humid silence for a moment, before smashing open the front door with a thick wallop of your boot. Continue reading