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Kevin Kissane

Kevin Kissane
Like the games he grew up with, Kevin has been around for a fair old time. Fond memories of his first game Pitfall on the Atari through to current PS4 pleasures seer in his mind. He is also a sucker for a good narrative. In whatever spare time is left, Kevin is also an anime, movie and football/soccer enthusiast. Kevin's previous work can be seen at The Average Gamer. Favourite games: Bayonetta series, The Walking Dead series, God of War series, Chrono Trigger.

Mario Party – 20 years of Mushroom Kingdom Mayhem

Ain’t No Party Like A Mario Party Let me indulge you for a moment. Imagine a table top board game rendered on-screen as a video game. Then imagine beloved video game characters, both good and evil, fully playable as if they were counters on several themed game boards. An…

The Trinkets and Kinship of Shenmue

“Maybe I Should Get Another” I have always had a thing for little trinkets. Back when I had to work in an office, my desk accommodated a Lego character here, a Marvel miniature there, an overall undeniable youthful spirit everywhere. My desk at home is a similar fixture, except…

Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A Parent’s Tale

No, there’s something in YOUR eye     Warning: This article contains major spoilers for The Walking Dead season 1. If you haven’t finished the game yet, bookmark the post and come back when you have. Seriously. Spoilers. Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead series is the benchmark of episodic video…
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Fortnite: The World’s Most Influential Video Game?

What is Fortnite: Battle Royale?   Recently, while out shopping with my 6-year-old daughter, she suddenly turned to me and said, as she does often, and proclaimed “Watch this!” Ever the skeptic when a child has a self-made and self-appointed flash of brilliance, it soon became clear this was…

Virtua Tennis 2: The Quintessential Wimbledon Experience

Experience the most relevant nearly 20-year-old tennis sim Wimbledon 2018 is over. For two weeks of every English summer, come rain or shine, everyone in England becomes a tennis fan. After all, Wimbledon is so quintessentially English. Throw in the nation’s fondness for queuing, along with strawberries and cream,…

Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Review (PS4)

Watch out for the Shaq-attack     I’m not entirely sure how it’s come to this: a sequel to Shaq Fu, the now-infamous 24-year-old fighter. Actually, I am sure; Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn came from a successful crowd-funding programme. Which leads to a more important question: why is…

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