Charlie Nicholson


Iron Fist

After a childhood jet-accident strands him in the mountains for fifteen years, the presumed-dead heir to Rand Enterprises returns to New York to find his family business has been purloined by childhood friends. Trained in martial arts with an ancient force of energy on his side (accompanied by a killer chest-tattoo), it is not long…


Reviewing Acceptance

Of course, every review is ‘personal’ in that views can never be wholly objective, but when reading about games such as Acceptance, it helps to know how the writer might specifically relate to them. Created by Laura Kate Dale (who identifies as a transgender woman), Acceptance is a short visual novel intended to place players…

Do Something Different Week

Syria’s ‘Untold Pilgrimages’: A surprisingly tight-lipped affair

The setup for the Mustard’s Untold Pilgrimages struck me as uncharacteristic of the centre’s usually generous layouts. Each exhibit resides in its own atrium, with even the smallest of artefacts fleshed-out with embellishments. A lack of pieces isn’t sinful, of course, and as I sidled between the hefty centre-barriers, I was nonetheless inspired by the…


Ginger: Beyond the Crystal

The late 90’s were the 3D-platforming Golden-Age. I, and just about every other television-belaboured child I knew of was quite familiar with the progressive, polygonal leaps of the PlayStation. My weekend timetable school-less, I divvied my cyber-exploits up between the PS1 and PS2. I woke to clamouring Bandicoots, lunched in weird puzzle-caverns, and spent my…

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