Richard Costa

Staff Writer

Ape meets keyboard. Hack for hire, recovering academic and RPG enthusiast who started gaming on MSX in the late 80s, then witnessed the glorious 90s on PC.

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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Review – Mutated Muppets

The post-apocalyptic genre has a tendency to reinvent the wheel. Encountering the vestiges of Humanity’s Wake, the dwellers of these settings are often puzzled by the Old Ones and their…

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Distortions Is a Dreamscape Inspired by David Lynch

Some games are better described as audiovisual experiences. Distortions is the debut title of Brazilian indie studio Among Giants, started as a labor of love by a group of friends.…

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Underworld Ascendant Review – Unworthy Descendant

What was it like to play Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss? Beyond its myriad technical achievements, the world of the Abyss was a place that felt alive. Banished for a…

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Amorous Platformer Degrees of Separation Launches Valentine’s Day

There’s a bit of a vacuum in the niche of co-op games that you can also play solo. You might remember Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, which is probably…

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Unravel Lovecraftian Mysteries in Colina: Legacy

At some point in 1995, I played Alone in the Dark. It was my first proper horror game. Even though my crappy 286 PC didn’t have a sound card, it…

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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Review – Slay Queen

The world of The Witcher stands out as a subversion of fantasy tropes. Sapkowski took Tolkien’s legacy and turned it on its head, conjuring a more cynical and naturalistic vision…

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Embrace Your Post-Human Inner Beast in Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

What if a boar-man and a duck-man partnered up in a bleak post-human landscape? This isn’t some bizarro version of Looney Tunes, but the actual premise of Mutant Year Zero:…

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Interview with Developers of Kartridge, A New Indie Distribution Platform Launching Today

As reported in September, the webgaming portal Kongregate announced their own digital distribution platform called Kartridge. It enters a highly competitive market, towered by the colossal, ever-growing Steam. While there…

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Return of the Obra Dinn Review – Tour de Force

Imagine a logic puzzle designed by Edgar Allan Poe, the creator of the detective story. It would be a specific type of puzzle, similar to the Zebra Puzzle or Einstein’s Riddle.…

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Magic: The Gathering Arena Announces Streamer Events And Direct Multiplayer

Magic: The Gathering Arena entered open beta on September 27. The game has since enjoyed a great influx of new players that didn’t manage to get a closed beta key–100…

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