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Breaking Down the Backlog: The Fall

In this week’s Breaking Down the Backlog; I fought against the system with all my might just to try to save someone. The Fall is an odd game. All I knew was that it won...

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Man Seeking Woman succeeds by flipping its script

FOR TWO SEASONS, those of us who’ve been watching FX’s Man Seeking Woman have watched as Josh Greenberg (Jay Baruchel) comes constantly close to happiness, never to quite reach it. It’s always been a programme...

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A Final Fantasy Retrospective: Final Fantasy II (Famicom)

A quick note: Since Final Fantasy II never received an official English localisation in its original form, I relied on Demiforce’s excellent fan-translation for the purposes of this write-up. HIRONOBU Sakaguchi was in a pickle....

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BDTB: Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

In this week’s Breaking Down the Backlog, not to feel left out, I went on my own legendary adventure and saved Princess Zelda from the evil Ganondorf. Before this game, I had only played one...

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US Late Night Satire: Jon Stewart’s Legacy

“LAWS, LIKE SAUSAGES, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” – Jon Saxe Politics has gotten really weird. I mean, it’s always been a bacon-bowl mouth-burn of conflicting human interests...