Karan Pradhan
Karan Pradhan
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Gaming

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Review: A fantastic reason to pick up a book or a new hobby

Repetition, tedium, frustration and a lack of things to do relegate this Capcom title to the category of ‘only for hardcore fans’

long-reads

Empathy engines, the paranormal and living vicariously | Inside Life is Strange: True Colors

Life is Strange: True Colors is 'a game about the power of empathy and the protagonist's critical journey of self-discovery'

News & Analysis

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart review | The boys are back in town and they truly bring the PS5 to life

The titular duo makes its first appearance for around five years in Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart that releases on PS5 on Friday

Gaming

Subnautica: Below Zero and beyond | A peek into Unknown Worlds as the studio turns 20 years old... or thereabouts

If it's a gorgeous looking and sounding, slow-burning and intrigue-laden underwater adventure you're after, look no further than Subnautica: Below Zero

News & Analysis

Returnal Review in Progress: It's not for everyone, but this is the launch title the PS5 deserved

Housemarque's latest outing is a tough old slog and it’s why what you are reading is a ‘review in progress’ rather than an outright review

Gaming

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 musings: 'If it ain't broke...' really doesn't cut it anymore

The Vicarious Visions-developed and Activision-published title released on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X on 26 March, having already hit last-gen consoles last year

India

No trade unless India reverses Article 370 abrogation, says Pakistan and shoots self in foot

For a while it seemed that amidst all the darkness and despair in the world in 2021, India-Pakistan relations had taken off on a positive note

Gaming

Persona 5 Strikers review: A fun spin-off, but one that's neither as vital nor engrossing as the original

The latest offering in Atlus' Persona 5 series released on 23 February and is available on PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch

India

How China-linked group RedEcho is targeting India's power grid: The Recorded Future interview

Across the world and despite concerns for a decade that China-linked groups have had an intent or capability to target critical infrastructure, reports of targeting critical infrastructure for disruption from Chinese groups are rare

India

India-Pakistan LoC ceasefire agreement is a landmark one... until the next violation, that is

There will certainly be grumbling that it's a very basic joint statement, that there have been so many of the sort in the past and that Pakistan is not to be trusted

Gaming

Mass Effect Legendary Edition arrives on 14 May: Long-awaited reunion with Commander Shepard beckons

Mass Effect Legendary Edition will launch on 14 May worldwide on PC via Origin and Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with forward compatibility on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S

Gaming

Sony PlayStation 5 review: Forget the damn graphics, immersion is the name of the game

If video game developers are able to harness the power of the DualSense controller's haptics and adaptive triggers, they will have on their hands an excellent tool for immersive storytelling

Sports

Mesut Özil leaves Arsenal: End of protracted exile situation is a win-win for player and club

The last time Özil featured in a matchday squad for Arsenal was on 25 June against Southampton. It's doubtful whether he's even been to the Emirates Stadium very much since then

long-reads

How gaming made 2020 a tiny bit more tolerable: A short story

This January, as I pondered the new direction my gaming was taking, what I hadn’t factored in was 2020, what an absolute stinker it was going to be, and how gaming would make the year (ever-so-slightly) more tolerable.

Gaming

Immortals Fenyx Rising review: Charming, challenging and funny, this could be the sleeper hit of the year

The game is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Google Stadia and Nintendo Switch

Gaming

Making puzzles for Immortals Fenyx Rising was biggest challenge, says Ubisoft's Julien Galloudec

Ubisoft's latest offering, Immortals Fenyx Rising, releases on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Google Stadia and Nintendo Switch on 3 December

Gaming

Yakuza: Like a Dragon musings | A most worthy addition to Ryu Ga Gotoku's fabled franchise

SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio's Yakuza: Like a Dragon is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S

Gaming

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales review | Short and mostly sweet, but a total ripoff at full price

PlayStation exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales releases on PS4 and PS5 on 12 November

Gaming

Watch Dogs: Legion first impressions | Believe the hype, it's worth a butcher's at the very least

The third edition in the Watch Dogs series of games by Ubisoft releases on Thursday, 29 October, on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Stadia

World

After a largely civil final presidential debate, it's clear the US election is Joe Biden's to lose

At last count, Donald Trump trailed Joe Biden 43 percent to 51 percent in national polls and was behind in every single battleground state apart from Ohio and Texas