Author Archive: Jake 'The Voice' Parr

Voice actor, community radio DJ, freelance writer, classy chap.I'm big, I'm bad - I am your dad.

DUSK Review

There was a time when every first-person shooter tried to be the next Halo or Call of Duty, favouring heavy plots and linear levels. Health would regenerate magically, and you could only carry two weapons at a time. In short,…
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John Dick (Serious Sam) Interview – The Cyber Den

Serious Sam is a throwback shooter with big guns, ludicrous amounts of enemies, and a seriously-awesome protagonist named Sam “Serious” Stone. With his trademark shades, sharp tongue and minigun, he’s ready to save the world and look damn-cool doing it. “Yeah,…
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Postal Dude Interview (Rick Hunter and Corey Cruise) – The Cyber Den

Whether he’s firebombing a marching band, using a cat as a gun silencer, or robbing armed-and-dangerous child movie stars, the eponymous Postal Dude of the Postal series always stands on top of whatever bizarre events occur in his life while…
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Retro Rated – Duke!ZONE II (Duke Nukem 3D)

Patty Bouvier of The Simpsons once said, “The easiest way to be popular is to leech off the popularity of others.” When iconic shooters from decades ago had their map-making tools officially released to the public, a plethora of no-name…
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Retro Rated – Duke Nukem II

Before his claim to fame as a FPS-icon of the nineties, Duke Nukem started off as a humble protagonist-in-pink on a PC-exclusive side-scroller. His debut game bagged some sweet reviews and sold very well at the time, but by today’s…
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5 Unbelievable Outfits in Gaming

Decorating characters in video games can be a lot of fun. While armour and camouflage have their practical uses, it can be great fun to suit up a character or avatar in some sweet-looking gear to help them stand out…
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Retro Rated: Wipeout 2097 (PlayStation)

Hovercraft, headbanging-music and explosive weaponry – welcome to the future of racing, ladies and gentlemen! British studio Psygnosis released Wipeout in 1995 to an unexpected gaming audience, and the title was all about speeding through race tracks as catchy electronica…
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Our Picks: 5 Strange Video Game Expansion Packs

Gamers have mixed feelings towards expansion packs and downloadable content these days. After all, a sizeable portion of downloadable content seems to be comprised of useless outfits, painted guns and cut-content, in hopes of squeezing out as many pennies from…
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Retro Rated: Duke Nukem 64

Few could have predicted a game to rival the likes of id Software’s revolutionary first-person shooter DOOM. In 1996, 3D Realms released the rude ‘n’ crude alien frag-a-thon Duke Nukem 3D to critical acclaim. The game was packed with cheesy…
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