Recommend a TV show to anyone nowadays and you’ll no doubt be greeted with looks of despair and guilt and shouts of ‘there’s too much good TV’ and ‘I can’t get through it all’. It’s a nice problem to have, but it’s true that with the golden age of television our viewing schedules have become A LOT busier. It’s almost become a full time job trying to keep up. I certainly wouldn’t like to admit the excellent TV shows I’ve missed this year (*cough* Killing Eve, Bodyguard... *cough*), but it’s not just about the best TV around. Obviously, we love talking about that too, but we also want to know what TV show you binged the most this year, whether it was one of the best, or a little-known series that took you by surprise. The GR team has done the same below, revealing the series they watched the most, from big water cooler TV blockbusters to guilty pleasure viewing. Who knows, maybe you’ll discover the new … [Read more...] about What TV shows did you binge the most this year?
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We started our journey into the Bushido skirmish game by GCT Studios in June, when we reviewed the core rules, along with the Tengu Descension and the Ito Clan starter packs. This time we’re going to be looking at two of the core factions of the setting, through the Prefecture of Ryu and the Cult of Yurei starter packs. Prefecture of Ryu Prefecture of Ryu, Bushido starter pack. The Prefecture of Ryu are the leading clan in Bushido and the closest to historical accuracy in terms of warriors. The Prefecture are the honest representation of the feudal Japanese samurai going to war. The Prefecture of Ryu are the perfect starter clan for Bushido, in that they have solid stats with a great fighting ability and reasonable armour, their support abilities are straight-forward and what they lose in flair, they make up for by solidly storming forward to defeat their enemies. The starter pack is also extremely easy to put together. Four out of the five miniatures are one piece and just need … [Read more...] about Bushido – Prefecture of Ryu and Cult of Yurei Starter Pack Review
With the likes of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Crackle, and a cacophony of other streaming services all offering instant access to the latest shows with the press of a button, the ancient art of buying and using a box set by physically placing disc after disc into a machine sounds practically medieval at this point. But box sets aren’t quite dead yet. You can never guarantee that your favourite show will stay on Netflix for the entire time you’re watching it, for instance, but the physical disc lasts forever... unless you count its slow but inevitable degradation into a pile of dust, that is. Plus, box sets offer an opportunity for studios to get creative, packaging hours of viewing content into unique cases that range from the majestic to the downright bonkers. Some, though… some are just so crazy and ridiculous that you simply have to own them, even if it’s unlikely that you’ll ever watch them again. Here’s our pickings of the best TV box … [Read more...] about The best collector’s edition box sets that every TV binger should own, from Game of Thrones statues to Breaking Bad cooking wear
Red Hook Studios’ moody and infuriating Darkest Dungeon has met with a lot of critical praise (including from yours truly). Its atmosphere, its bracing strategic challenges, its willingness to explore the darker side of dungeon-crawling, all earned plaudits for Red Hook. I particularly liked the fact that, unlike most games that flaunt their difficulty, there was a sobriety and maturity to Darkest Dungeon. It didn’t need to beat its chest about how challenging it was; the developers had the confidence to let the game speak for itself. And oh the things this game said. What I did not know is that Darkest Dungeon was inspired, in part, by a tabletop RPG: Burning Wheel’s Torchbearer, which was sporting several freshly printed adventures and new Nordic setting at GenCon this year. If you liked Darkest Dungeon, and you’ve had a hankering to recreate its experience at your gaming table, then I’d very strongly recommend taking a look at Thor Olavsrud and … [Read more...] about Opinion: A look at the tabletop RPG that inspired Darkest Dungeon
Destiny 2 brings back Exotic weapons – rare and powerful boomsticks. Let’s take a look at the collection and daydream about putting them to use. Destiny 2 has a stronger focus on story but Bungie hasn’t abandoned the aspect most of us ended up obsessing over: Exotic weapons. As part of our Destiny 2 guide, here’s a list of the currently available Exotic weapons. If you’re looking for armour, see our Destiny 2 Exotic armour hub. You can find all the perk and trait abilities of Destiny 2’s starting set of Exotic weapons below. We expect more Exotic weapons to crop up in Destiny over time, and we look forward to discovering more as they’re added in over the weeks, months, and years to come. In fact, right now we’re working on adding the Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris Exotics to this list. Since they’re exclusive to the expansion, we’re dropping them down the bottom of the page. Please bear with us while we fill in the details, since … [Read more...] about All Destiny 2 Exotic weapons so far: 24 beautiful, deadly boomsticks including new Curse of Osiris additions