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About Ryan Dean

Ryan Dean spends his evenings looking for new ways to bother people with his opinions, and spread his love for gaming online. If he can summon up the courage, you’ll normally find him playing the latest Silent Hill looking through the gaps in his hands.
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Assault Android Cactus Review – Trigger Happy
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3 years ago

Assault Android Cactus Review – Trigger Happy

By  •  Reviews

As a reviewer, it’s very rare that you come across a game that can almost entirely be summed up in one word, but in the case of Assault Android Cactus, the cliché is true; and that word is “dynamic”. Read Review

Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness Retro Reflection
3 years ago

Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness Retro Reflection

By  •  Retro

Gearing up to write a retro reflection is a bit like fondly remembering the times spent in your abysmal university house share. Read Retro

JAK II: Renegade Retro Reflection
3 years ago

JAK II: Renegade Retro Reflection

By  •  Retro

A few months back an image was leaked of a protagonist from a popular Naughty Dog title that unfortunately never was; bearded and athletic, it wasn’t a still from a sequel to The Last of Us, it wasn’t even the chiselled, marble-jawed visage of Nathan Drake… Read Retro

5 Important Life Lessons I Learned From Gaming
3 years ago

5 Important Life Lessons I Learned From Gaming

By  •  Features

For centuries people have claimed to learn things from texts they’ve read, found role models in their favourite novels or plays, and even praised films and TV shows for their didactic quality – so why is it then that discussions of the effects of gaming have been limited to violence and desensitisation for so long?…
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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Retro Reflection

By  •  Retro

If you’ve read anything about Monolith’s Shadow of Mordor recently, you probably know that it borrows heavily from Ubisoft’s huge Assassin’s Creed franchise. read Retro

Soul Reaver Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Soul Reaver Retro Reflection

By  •  Retro

In 1999, amongst the releases of massive games such as Super Smash Bros. for the N64 and Final Fantasy VIII for the PS1, little known developer Crystal Dynamics (Pandemonium, Tomb Raider Legend) crept out of the darkness with the atmospheric, gothic Soul Reaver, which was going to pretty much change the way we thought about action adventure gaming. Read Retro

Resident Evil 4 Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Resident Evil 4 Retro Reflection

By  •  Retro

I’m going to start this piece with a warning, not about spoilers or explicit content, but simply about perspective. Read Retro

Devil May Cry Retro Reflection
4 years ago

Devil May Cry Retro Reflection

By  •  Retro

2001 was somewhat of a strange year for me. I’d just moved to a new town, and a developing love of video gaming wasn’t exactly doing me any favours in the social life department. Read Retro