Kirby-and-the-Rainbow-Curse
20 Mar 2015

Spotlight: Kirby | Absurdity in Dream Land

A pink blob, a purple blob, an anthropomorphised tree with an excessively large nose. The pink blob inhales quantities of matter, foreign bodies, hostile figures like a demonic vacuum cleaner and then changes shape, costume and abilities based on the absorbed matter in an unknown and unexplained type of digestion resulting in

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Phantoon_defeated_Control_Bridge_Main_Sector_HD
18 Feb 2015

Spotlight: Metroid | Creation in Gaming and Why We Love Sci-Fi

Surprisingly little has been written on  Nintendo’s black sheep space epic. For its many evocative themes, social commentary, its homage to the edifice of classic sci-fi, it remains largely a matter of obscurity. Most importantly, extraordinarily little has been written about its protagonist. But still, it retains its definition as a

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kidicarusgrande
30 Jan 2015

Spotlight: Kid Icarus – The Winged Comedy

28 years ago, Icarus and Daedalus, an enduring Greek parable of ‘how not to make glue’ was wrested from its classical heritage by Nintendo’s Frankenstein caress. Icarus endured the transmutation from antiquarian allegory in dilapidated old books to low-brow media mainstream when it hit the Family Computer Disk System in 1986

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