Monthly Archives: December 2013

[REVIEW] TO THE MOON

I understand that reviewing To The Moon in late 2013 isn’t exactly surfing the cutting edge of the cultural zeitgeist, but when thinking about the year I realised it was one of my favourites games, yet I’d never written about it. Consider this me taking the time to right that wrong. In many ways To […]

[REVIEW] THE WALKING DEAD: SEASON TWO – EPISODE 1: ALL THAT REMAINS

Telltale’s incredible debut season of its take on the phenomenon that is The Walking Dead set new standards for interactive storytelling; it’s memorable cast of characters, well written dialogue, unpredictable story turns and a constant stream of excruciating decisions to be made ensured that it ingrained itself into the minds of all who experienced it. […]

[REVIEW] RESOGUN

When looking at the PlayStation 4’s launch line up you may instantly assume that the likes of Killzone Shadow Fall or Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag may be the strongest. Well after playing Housemarques’s latest side scrolling twin-stick shooter, that may not be the case. With Killzone Shadow Fall being your conventional first person shooter […]

[POD] #14: The 2013 HSR Game of the Year Podcast

We’re back for our second annual Game of the Year awards! With 11 categories and plenty of competition, there’s some decent chat to be had as we look back on a truly fantastic year for gamers. Be sure to check back here at the site over the next few weeks for a full write-up, plus […]

[FILM REVIEW] ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES

The original Anchorman achieved practically everything a comedy film should set out to achieve; it’s fantastically memorable, endlessly quotable, wonderfully irreverent and, of course, side-splittingly funny. It’s arguably Will Ferrell’s greatest work, one which he hasn’t even come close to matching since its release in 2004, and looms imposingly over the comedy genre like some […]

[FILM REVIEW] THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG

The last 12 months has probably gone quicker than the opening 40 minutes of last year’s first installment in Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit, which is just as well, because for many the wait for the follow-up has been unbearable after the epic yet inevitably unsatisfying conclusion to Bilbo’s unexpected journey. This time around, […]

[FEATURE] PlayStation 4 first impressions

So the next generation is finally upon us, both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have been released and are being enjoyed by millions I’m sure. I fortunately am one of those individuals as I picked up my PlayStation 4 over the weekend and am pleased to say, Sony you’ve nailed it this time! Ever […]