• Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes

    Why Marvel vs. Capcom Made Me Love Fighting Games

    The crossover arcade port wasn’t my first experience of fighting games but it was my favourite. The Gameboy was my first console. I didn’t get a video console until 2003 when I finally got a Nintendo 64. By then, it was already out of production for a year. I had to use it on my mum’s inherited black and white television and used that for the PS1 I bought that same year. Which brings me nicely to the point of this article. My friend had a PS2 and waxed lyrical about this game called Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes. I’d never played it but the title gave me…

  • never-alone

    ‘Never Alone’: Why It’s OK to Cry (and Die)

    Never Alone is a game worth your time and tears, says Andrew Martin. (Originally written on 5th May 2015) When I finally bit the bullet and bought a one-year subscription to PlayStation Plus a few weeks ago, I did so with one goal in mind: To get the free monthly games and play the living hell out of them. In the months preceding this purchase, I thought to myself, “Hey, I don’t really play games online that much—and never really have, for that matter—so why do I need PS+?” A close friend mentioned that he mostly used it to get the free games, but even then I somehow convinced myself…