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Nic Reuben

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Nic Reuben likes to pause games every five minutes to ponder the thematic implications of explosive barrel placement. When he's not having an existential crisis over CAPTCHA verifications that ask him to prove he's not a robot, he's reading sci-fi and fantasy short stories, watching cartoons, and mourning the writing standards in Game of Thrones.

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There’s a fragile serenity to the opening moments of In Other Waters. Lush ambient electronica announces a swirling, minimalist display of reefs like alien fingerprints. Dark blues and busy yellows color a sleek UI that feels both functional and ornate. There is wonder here, in these…

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George Orwell‘s 1945 classic Animal Farm was, the author said, the “first book in which I tried, with full consciousness of what I was doing, to fuse political purpose and artistic purpose into one whole”. An allegorical critique of Stalinist Russia, Orwell’s book follows the revolutionary undertakings…

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If the numbers are anything to go by, it’s unlikely players have had their fill of the delicious, fleshy taste of Numantian Games’s lurch-away success, They Are Billions. It’s still in early access, and is yet to feature the promised story campaign, but that hasn’t stopped…

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Soundtracks, eh? Sound. Tracks. Them old ear ticklers. Those good time, toe tapping, hip jiving noisy noisy sound casseroles. Those hullabaloo rockets that launch themselves right into your brain and make you say “Now this is a racket that really butters my bread, Joe”. What…