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Talkingship – Video Games, Movies, Music & Laughs | October 25, 2020

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REVIEW: Watch Dogs

July 2, 2014 | 2

Watch Dogs is not an original game.

It is an amalgamation of all that has come before. It is an iteration on Grand Theft Auto, Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry. It is not new. It is not special. And it isn’t very good. Read More

REVIEW: 0RBITALIS (Early Access)

June 30, 2014 |

When I was a kid, my family would take the hour drive to the nearest mall two to three times a year as a way to entertain me and my rambunctious sister. My sister and I had very different … Read More

REVIEW: Rayman Legends (Next Gen Update)

March 31, 2014 |

When I first played Rayman Legends on the Wii U almost a year ago, I knew it was going to be brilliant. Since then, it’s been delayed for months, is no longer a Wii U exclusive, and has flown under the radar a little. But none of these things matter, because I was right: Rayman Legends is absolutely brilliant. Read More


REVIEW: House of Cards Season 2

March 24, 2014 |

House of Cards is a show defined by polarity. At times, the individually brilliant pieces that constitute it manage to click together and deliver moments of audacious entertainment. Elsewhere, however, the gleaming machinery of plot and character hiding just beneath … Read More

REVIEW: Jazzpunk

March 23, 2014 |

It is the year 1959B, and the Soviets are up to no good. I know this because I am a secret agent, an invisible tool my government deploys for tasks requiring the utmost discretion – like, say, stealing a Soviet hard drive from their imposing headquarters. Sounds difficult? Maybe for an amateur like you – but professionals like me always have a plan. Naturally, it begins in the park outside the headquarters. I walk up to my contact and say hello to him. “WHERE IS THE MACGUFFIN?” he screams at me, with impressive volume. Confused, I ask him again, and get the same reply, only louder. I wander off to ask a passerby what a MacGuffin is, but the first guy I run into asks me for some gum. I hand my last stick to him, and he blows a bubble so big that it bursts in his face, blinding him. He then, naturally, rolls into oncoming traffic.

This isn’t what I signed up for.

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REVIEW: South Park: The Stick of Truth

March 4, 2014 | 23

It’s not uncommon for an RPG to have a variety of playable classes. Wizard, Paladin, Brute…the list goes on. South Park: The Stick of Truth draws heavily on RPG heritage, and thus it has four classes of its own. Fighters: … Read More

REVIEW: American Hustle

January 1, 2014 |

‘Tis the season for big American stories with flashy criminal leads, it seems. There’s Martin Scorcese’s Wolf of Wall Street; and then there’s this, American Hustle. David O. Russell’s tale of con artists, government corruption and romance has an exceptional cast, but is by no means an exceptional film. Read More

REVIEW: The Novelist

December 19, 2013 |

The Novelist is a game about compromise. In that respect, it’s probably more realistic than any other: it is the embodiment of the idea that you can’t please everyone. And that idea leads to what makes The Novelist so special: you can’t win.  Read More

REVIEW: Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

November 25, 2013 |

As I sail the seas of the Caribbean, navigating through shimmering blue waters towards the next island, which is itself undoubtedly rich in flora and fauna, I realise something. Assassin’s Creed 4 has done the impossible: it’s made me enjoy sailing.


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REVIEW: Panasonic Technics Headphones (RP-DH1200)

November 14, 2013 |

When you first set sight on the new Panasonic Technics, you’ll be stunned at how good they look. Gone is the traditional boring, black headphone design of old: Panasonic have entered the Beats by Dre era, fully embracing the new … Read More