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InRetroSpect RAW: Top 5 Ladders and Lifts

With a strict twenty minute time frame RAW challenges the team at InRetroSpect to debate and decide their top 5 of a certain gaming subject or theme. This time, Sam, Pete, Dan and Kris gather together to pick their most obtuse list yet. Is it possible to define the top five ladders and lifts that …

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The Blog: The Diary of Sam Turner – Part III

Since I last lifted up the pages of my diary for your nosey eyes to finger through, a lot of games have come and gone. Though their part in my life might be small, the histories of each of these games have all been inscribed for prosperity in my black book of bit reviews. As …

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The Blog: I Just Want to Play my Games

Step 1. Go to shop and buy a game Step 2. Open game box Step 3. Insert cartridge into console Step 4. Switch on console Step 5. Play game Gaming used to be simple; you had a cartridge, a console and a plug socket. Put them together and blam! You were gaming! As years go …

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Through the Reticle: Put the Onus on Bonus

Used to¬†entice and sell every Triple A title in recent memory the Pre-Order Bonus is now a common tool in Video Game marketing. However, this month Sam argues that these methods employed to get us to drop money on a game before it has even been released are slowly being ignored by those selling them …

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Through the Reticle: Morbid Curiosity

This month Sam takes a look once more at the impact of death in video games. How crucial to narrative, structure and character is the moment when you first extinguish a life in a title? Could it be that when you draw first blood it is one of the most important parts of our modern …