Kit, Not Rivet, Is Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’s Trans Icon

Prior to the release of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, there was some speculation that Rivet might be transgender. This was owed to her tail, and the fact that Ratchet lore says cisgender female lombaxes do not have tails. When I spoke to the game’s director, Mike Daly, I asked point blank if Rivet was indeed trans – and it […]

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Blobkin Blaster Swims Onto PC VR Headsets in August

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) may have ended for another year but that doesn’t mean the videogame announcements have to stop. Today, developer Brave Lunch has announced that its first original virtual reality (VR) title Blobkin Blaster will launch in August, with a demo available on Steam now. A family-friendly wave shooter with tower defence elements, Blobkin Blaster takes you […]

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Metroid Is Coming Full Circle With Alien In Dread

The Metroid series is inextricably intertwined with the Alien film series. Metroid’s creators have often discussed the influence that Ridley Scott’s film had on the development of the original Metroid, and as the series progressed, each installment borrowed from and mirrored elements of the Alien franchise. There are small details and nods to the film series, like the name of […]

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Take-Two’s E3 Panel Was The Right Thing At The Wrong Time

The games have been hit and miss at this year’s E3. I don’t mean ‘some have been good and some have been bad’, I mean ‘some streams have had games, and some have not’. Xbox and Bethesda rocked up with a boatload of stuff to show off, while both Ubisoft and Square Enix had some decent titles too. Others didn’t […]

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Our prized pop culture collectibles

Pop culture fandom takes on many forms. Whether it be cosplay, fan fiction, or just obsessively collecting a whole bunch of stuff, there are a multifaceted wealth of ways that people can fly their geek flag high and proud. After pulling together the roundup of our favorite physical media last week, we got to wondering: “What about all this other […]

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Two Point Campus Preview – Back To School

Two Point Hospital charmed us when it launched in 2018, but there was certainly room for improvement. However, three years and 20 free updates later, the hospital-management sim is in much better shape than it was at launch. Still, Two Point Studios wanted to improve upon that formula with its next entry in the Two Point County series, Two Point […]

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FAR: Lone Sails Takes To The Sea With Upcoming Sequel FAR: Changing Tides

Frontier Foundry has announced its publishing partnership with Swiss-based development team Okomotive on their next title, FAR: Changing Tides, a sequel to the award-winning FAR: Lone Sails. The game was unveiled at the PC Gaming Show and sees players swap sand for the sea as they set sail in an abandoned boat to explore the inhospitable landscape. Okomotive Lead Designer […]

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