Review: Spec Ops The Line

Spec Ops: The Line is a third-person military man-shoot with all the trappings. You shoot from the accustomed sanctuary of knee-high cover, brutally execute unarmed enemies, boot down doors in glitzy slow motion and make heads disappear in a dramatic red haze. But hold on, don’t go anywhere yet.

Review: Lego The Lord of the Rings

Franchise fatigue has no doubt held a few veterans at bay, but if ever there were cause to sit up and take note of the Traveller’s Tales series this would surely be it. Is Lego The Lord of the Rings the game they were built for, then, or one Lego-adventure too many?

Review: The Walking Dead Episode 5: No Time Left

Over the course of 15 hours Telltale’s greatest achievement has been to turn videogame players – those of us who would gladly punch our own comrades into mulch if it meant we were first to a gun – into firebrand altruists. That so many of Episode 5′s most gruesome decisions hinge on the question ‘what’s best for Clementine?’ is proof positive of that remarkable triumph.

Review: Hitman: Absolution

It’s been six long years since Agent 47 was last let off the leash, and a lot can change in that time. The bald-belligerent returns in Hitman: Absolution, but is this Hitman hauled graciously into the modern era or an affront to the lineage of one of gaming’s finest killers?

An interview with The British IBM

It’s not everyday you catch word of a band that takes inspiration from the likes of Clive Sinclair and Steve Jobs. It’s not everyday you catch word of a band that’s grounded its aesthetic in a feud between Sinclair and Chris Curry either. Enter The British IBM, a three-piece indie outfit from the UK that, …