Control Game Director Mikael Kasurinen Talks Twin Peaks, Tarkovsky and Reinventing Telekinesis

Editor’s note: Here’s an unpublished interview I found on an old Google Drive (how apt!) with Control Game Director Mikael Kasurinen, conducted during Gamescom 2018. I had just seen a hands-off preview of the game before we spoke. Thanks to Emma Withington for setting it up.  JO: In previous interviews, you’ve spoken about the open-ended structure of Control, can you talk about what that will … Continue reading Control Game Director Mikael Kasurinen Talks Twin Peaks, Tarkovsky and Reinventing Telekinesis

Soul Calibur VI Review

Soul Calibur is a fighting series steeped in weird lore, shiny weapons, and weird guest appearances. Link, Spawn, and even Yoda have all made appearances in this game, some fit better than others. Seeing Geralt alongside the Soul Calibur roster feels so normal it almost seems as though he could have been there all along. This certainly wasn’t the case with the little green acrobatic … Continue reading Soul Calibur VI Review

Not Your Routine Blood Test: Vampyr Review

There’s panic on the streets of London. It’s nothing to do with Morrissey, though: it’s a blight of unholy parasitic creatures lurking in the dark corners of the world, living long after they should have died, sapping the very foundations of decent society. Actually, that does sound a lot like Morrissey. But in this case, it also describes the titular plague in Vampyr. Developed by … Continue reading Not Your Routine Blood Test: Vampyr Review