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.

Sigils of Elohim Review – No Pay 2 Play

In ‘No Pay 2 Play’, we review free video games (whether they’re riddled with microtransactions and season passes or not) and then answer the golden question: is it worth adding to your game library? Boring Details Developed by Croteam and…
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Skip’s Sanity Review – No Pay 2 Play

In ‘No Pay 2 Play’, we review free video games (whether they’re riddled with microtransactions and season passes or not) and then answer the golden question: is it worth adding to your game library? Boring Details Developed and published by…
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Review – Mango Cart

Whether you’re running a hospital, mining for minerals on Mars, or even developing indie games within an indie game, business simulations all share an important objective, and that’s to make as much dosh as possible. Enter AkriGames with an oddly-specific…
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Retro Rated – Blood

Few games have titles that are as to-the-point as Monolith Studios’ Blood. This ultra-visceral shooter from 1998 was built within the same game engine as the legendary Duke Nukem 3D, which was known for its action-packed gameplay, high level of…
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Retro Rated – Columns (Sega Mega Drive)

After Tetris came out, plenty of game companies wanted to add their own spin to the falling block puzzle sub-genre. SEGA’s answer was Columns, released in 1990 for the Mega Drive (or Genesis). The original idea was made by a…
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Retro Rated – Aftershock for Quake – Worst Expansion Pack Ever?

If you were a no-name video game company in the nineties, there was a pretty popular method of raking in money:   Step 1: Wait for a popular game to be released, along with its map-making tools Step 2: Make…
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Retro Review – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Sega CD) – Worst Game Ever?

Full-motion video (FMV) was all the rage during the nineties. While games like Command & Conquer fed players lore and objectives with campy video sequences that were compressed and fitted onto CDs, some games were almost-entirely made up of live-action…
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Jon St. John (Duke Nukem) Interview – The Cyber Den

Hail to the king, baby! This is an interview with professional voice actor and radio presenter Jon St. John, famously known as the voice of Duke Nukem. After the release of two successful side-scrollers and a critically-acclaimed first-person shooter, Duke was…
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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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