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Mitchell Ryan Akhurst

Mitchell is a writer from Currawang, Australia, where his metaphorical sword-pen cleaves fiction from reality daily. When he's not writing, he plays video games and watches movies. While thinking about writing.

‘Mario + Rabbids’: Good As The Sum of its Parts

Despite some tiresome out-of-combat play, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle boasts excellent combat mechanics and production values.
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

‘Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice’: The Greatest Battle Is In The Mind

At the announcement of Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, the perpetually beleaguered Ninja Theory promised to deliver an independent game with triple-A production values. Following roughly...

‘Spider-Man 3’ Falls Victim to Superhero Studio Growing Pains

What a shame that the growing pains of this system had to wreck Raimi's otherwise successful trilogy.

RPG Watch: Hideo Baba Leads a New Studio and E3 Scorecard

With RPGs of all kinds hitting it big across the world—on consoles, handhelds and PCs—there is more than enough fodder for a column devoted to the genre.

Trailer Haul: Pick and Choose

We have only been posting Trailer Hauls a few weeks now and already a conundrum arises: when there is such a huge bounty of...

Trailer Haul: Shh

It's been a slow week for video game trailers: as the holiday rush dies down, we can look forward to more 2017 games getting...

Trailer Haul: An Embarrassment of Riches

Wow, what a week of trailers. It's a forgone conclusion that we won't be able to get through all of them, at least not...

Trailer Haul: This week is all about space

The trailer, though an advertisement, is also a work of art in and of itself and can be viewed as such. Yes, the main objective...

‘Doctor Strange’ – It’s Business as Usual, and Business is Booming

At this point, reviewing any one movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is deceptively difficult. Do you view it as a big screen television...

From Rare to ‘ReCore’: Can Xbox Attract Nintendo Fans?

ReCore releases this week and there are a lot of reasons for Nintendo fans to keep an eye on it. Let's go on a quick journey through...