Author: Tom McMylor

Being a relatively young gamer I still grew up with and appreciate the classics. I was raised on Tony Hawk, resident evil, Majoras mask and many other early 2000s titles. When it comes to my taste in games, I typically gravitate towards narrative games, that’s why my favorite game of all time is life is strange. Though I enjoy every type of game so long as I have fun! Going in a totally different direction, my favorite game series is the Yakuza/Like a Dragon franchise. I typically try to 100% and get the platinum trophy for every game I play. The number one thing a game needs in my opinion is a great soundtrack, everything is amplified when it’s accompanied by good music.
Backforce V Plus- Chair Review
Hardware & Tech

Backforce V Plus- Chair Review

I recently got the opportunity to take a look at the Backforce V Plus! Toting a price point of €499, I put this chair to the test. How did it hold up? Is it worth the price of admission? Sitting At a Hefty Price. I entered this review a little nervous as my first chair critique. “how do I go about reviewing a chair?” I thought to myself. Thankfully, my worries were swiftly dispelled. The Backforce V Plus gave me plenty to think about due to the sheer amount of features and customizability offered. The Build Regrettably, initial impressions were less than stellar. Put simply, I’m an over-worrier. The Backforce V Plus did not come packaged with instructions, leaving this hapless reviewer staring bewilderingly at all these components. However, in hindsight, the Backforce V Plus proved...
Deceit 2- PC Review
PC Reviews

Deceit 2- PC Review

Deceit 2 is the sequel to 2016’s “Deceit.” It originally launched as a pay-to-play title in September of 2023 and has now been released as a free-to-play title as of April 3rd, 2024, coinciding with the console launch. Compensation will be granted to those who previously purchased the game in the form of the Werewolf DLC and some in-game currency. Upon logging into the game, I received a choice of legacy skin for playing the first game. Deception? In a game called deceit? Never... Deceit 2 launched to a rocky reception at first, with players highlighting the switch from free to paid play, and changes to the mechanics; with a majority of players sticking with the first game over the second. Now that the game has launched free-to-play and on consoles, is it worth a go? Gameplay Decei...
Deceit 2- PS5 DLC Overview
Gaming, News & Updates

Deceit 2- PS5 DLC Overview

In tandem with its free-to-play and console debut, Deceit 2 developer world makers have delivered the first DLC for the game. The DLC introduces a new terror, a new curse role, and an item available at the peddler. For my full review of Deceit 2 alongside my thoughts on the DLC, check out my PC review linked here!  New Terror: The Wyrtorn The headliner here is The Wyrtorn Terror, a fresh take on the werewolf from the original deceit game back in 2017. Abilities Maim Maim is the Wyrtorn's basic attack ability, replacing the experiment's typical grab with a leap. Anticipate your opponent's movements and strategize your jump before pouncing on them, unleashing a savage assault and draining their sanity. Howl You and your AI companions unleash a hallowing howl that disor...
Sker Ritual – PC Review
PC Reviews

Sker Ritual – PC Review

I'm checking out the new game from Wales Interactive called Sker Ritual. The name might ring some bells as they did have a previous horror game as well called Maid of Sker. Although, that entry was a single-player horror experience. Their new game, however, takes a rather bold direction by switching to a round-based zombie shooter similar to Call of Duty Zombies.  You and up to three friends can fight waves together as Sker Ritual is available now on Steam for £19.99. The game is still in early access, but its full 1.0 release will be on the 18th of this month. There's a demo also available for the game for those looking to try before you buy. Nôl i mi eu heneidiau! From the Steam page, the Sker Ritual takes place after the events of Maid of Sker. The story primarily will appear throu...
Our Favourite Video Game Easter Eggs
Features

Our Favourite Video Game Easter Eggs

Well Easter is here and some of the team here at Thumb Culture are sharing their Easter Eggs. No not the chocolate kind... Our favourite Video Game Easter Eggs. Video Game Easter Eggs - The Plot Chickens How many of these were you already aware of? Let us know in the comments what your favourite Video Game Easter Egg is. The Last Of Us Tease - Tony Originally The Last of Us was to be revealed in July 2011. The development team on Uncharted 3 created a little link to the upcoming Naughty Dog game during development of Nathan Drakes 3rd adventure on PS3. With Uncharted 3 launching in Nov 2011, The Last Of Us would then be common knowledge. However when the reveal of The Last Of Us got pushed to December of that year, Uncharted 3 was already in players hands with the Easter Egg still i...
Melatonin – PS5 Review
PlayStation Reviews

Melatonin – PS5 Review

When I type up a review for video games, I try to write with a level head. While I'll attempt objectivity, it's hard not to gush about Melatonin; it's just that good. This was one of those games that I’d heard of, and seen gameplay of, but regrettably overlooked until now. I don't intend to repeat that mistake and neither should anyone interested! Now sit back, relax and enjoy my review. Tired, in a good way A celestial gift lowered down from the skies and placed in our hands by developer and publisher Half Asleep, Melatonin finally graces us on PS5. Having previously released on PC and Switch in December 2022, it launched on PlayStation on March 12th 2024. What rhythm games do you love and why? Let us know in the comments below! Gameplay Here’s a comparison from my partner who play...
Banishers: Ghosts Of New Eden- PS5 Review
PlayStation Reviews

Banishers: Ghosts Of New Eden- PS5 Review

Banishers: Ghosts Of New Eden is a choice-centered action RPG developed by DONTNOD, creators of Life is Strange and more recently, Vampyr. And published by Focus Home, I mean Focus Entertainment, sorry, I meant PulluP Entertainment, sorry I mea- they’ve changed their name 3 more times since I started this review. Bae Or Bay? Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden released on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X|S on the 13th of February 2024. After leaving the life is strange series in the hands of developer Deck-Nine, DONTNOD have moved onto making more original games like JUSANT, Twin Mirror, Harmony, and now Banishers. Does this pivot pay off? Gameplay There will be minor spoilers for the first hour or so of the game here, so if you’d like to go in completely blind, best to leave now. Banishers sta...
The Xbox Podcast – The Exclusive Question Answered
News & Updates

The Xbox Podcast – The Exclusive Question Answered

After months of leaks, rumors, and speculation about the future of the Xbox brand and specifically Xbox exclusive games, we finally have (sort of) an answer thanks to the recently posted, special edition of the Xbox podcast. Is Xbox as a console dead? Is every single Xbox game coming to PlayStation and Nintendo Switch? Well…no. Attended by Phil Spencer, Matt Booty, and Sarah Bond, The Twenty-Two-minute podcast began with Phil Spencer, the CEO of Xbox, ripping the band-aid off and giving it to us straight. Four previously Xbox and PC exclusive games are coming to other systems, the PlayStation and Nintendo Switch. No confirmation on any Ouya versions yet, sorry Ouya fans. So…what games ARE they? Phil didn’t specifically mention any titles of games, leaving the reveals up to the creators...
Breachers – PSVR2 Review
PlayStation Reviews, VR Reviews

Breachers – PSVR2 Review

Originally released on the Meta Quest 2 on the 13th of April 2023, Breachers is a tactical multiplayer shooter that has now found its way onto the PSVR2. It is available now on Quest platforms and PlayStation 5. Breaching onto the PSVR2 The tactical “Rainbow Six Siege” style VR shooter has had a rough time on the PSVR2 with titles like Firewall: Ultra being incredibly disappointing, eventually leading to the closure of the development studio. Could this all change with developer Triangle Factory and their new title? Gameplay To start with the basics, rounds will start out in the buy menu, where on the attacking side you can choose your weapons, gadgets, and entrance point. for defense, you’ll also choose weapons, and gadgets to set traps for the attackers. After that the round b...
Home Safety Hotline – PC Review
PC Reviews

Home Safety Hotline – PC Review

Home Safety Hotline is an immersive analog horror experience where players must take calls with problems anywhere from mundane everyday household issues like black mold, all the way to the unimaginable horrors that lurk, and everything in between. Computer says no Home Safety Hotline from Developer Night Signal Entertainment, released on January 16th, 2024, after a demo period during the Steam Next Fest 2023, and is available now on Steam. Story & Gameplay The gameplay loop here is simple, as such story and gameplay will be bundled into one. Most of the enjoyment of Home Safety Hotline comes from the creatures, their designs, and their description, so I’ll keep spoilers to the early game. Players take the role of an unnamed character who, congratulations! has just been ac...