Overwatch: The Five Darkest Backstories You May Not Know.

Overwatch presents us in a world blessed with technological advancement and a golden age of exploration, where the vast unknowns of space are within reach, and robotics are a normal part of life. In truth, for a game with no campaign and seemingly little backstory, there is an insane amount of lore available if you’re…

Nintendo Switch Announcement Recap and First Impressions.

Nintendo’s long awaited console, the Nintendo Switch, finally has a release date of March 3rd. Along side this rapidly approaching date, we learnt some new information about the console, which games and studios will be featured, along with a bigger look into the workings of the console, and – as always – some general Nintendo…

Top Five Xbox One Indie Games of 2016

Every year we all take the time to reflect back on what the past 365 days have brought us, and 2016 was no different. Here at Can’t Pause This, we voiced our collective (and differing) opinions on the years’ best games, TV, movies, and even wrestling. But for all the discussion and fanfare of those…

Final Fantasy XV – First Impressions

There is no doubt that Final Fantasy is one of the greatest series in gaming. From pixel beginnings to hair that┬áTreseme would be jealous of, it has shaped much of the gaming world and has hit hard as a JRPG powerhouse for as long as I can remember. I have written before on how Final…

Virginia – Indie Games’ new cult darling

Virginia is a game that lends itself to spoilers. It is full of nuanced movements, emotionally charged silence, and stunning storytelling. It hit me right in the chest. It delves into parts of human life which we often shun, and parts we wish to embrace. It effortlessly brings us close to characters who do not…

“I kicked that f***** into the creek!” – Blair Witch (2016) in review.

It’s 1999, “Hit Me Baby One More Time” plays on the radio as you browse that new website, Myspace. Looking up from your iBook (you’re so on trend) you see a documentary on SciFi channel about a┬ámysterious and chilling string of murders surrounding a quiet out-of-the-way town in Maryland. You see interviews with residents of…

Stranger Things: A Discussion of Fan Theories

If you haven’t seen the Netflix original series Stranger Things yet, firstly: where have you been? It’s eight episodes!┬áSeriously, drop what you’re doing and watch it. Trust me. And secondly: stop reading here. This is going to be spoiler heavy and will likely ruin one of the most interesting and original shows to air this…

Lights Out – In Review

Horror is a genre that is most effective in your head. In the moments following the trailer, when your mind races and fills in the blanks with scenes that make you outwardly shiver; in the hours following when you hesitate to turn off the light, taking a few extra moments to drift off to sleep….

Aliens and Green Lipstick – A Beyond Good and Evil Retrospective.

Every now and then Xbox Live’s Games with Gold brings back gems from previous generations. This month, it’s brought us Beyond Good and Evil – Published by Ubisoft for the Playstation 2 in 2003. Overtime, Beyond Good and Evil has curated quite a following that only seems to grow in numbers. For myself, I discovered…

Murder on the dance floor – Party Hard review.

We’ve all been there, laying awake at 3AM, unable to sleep because of inconsiderate noisy neighbours. Why can’t they have parties in the day? Why can’t they just make a microwave meal and hit the hay like normal people? Your mind races with ways to make them quiet down: you could call the police, or…

Indie Game Spotlight – Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter is a lovingly crafted homage to the 16- bit classics of our childhoods. It presents us with a play-style so seeped in nostalgia that you find yourself breathless as you play; completely encapsulated by the dreamlike landscapes and violent, erratic monsters infesting the world. The games developer, Alex Preston of Heart Machine,…