Sondheim, Pokemon Shield and the timeless need to get lost in the woods

The first entirely new Pokemon games have arrived on Nintendo Switch with an attempt to offer the series’ own own stylised, approximated take on a lush, steampunk United Kingdom, with its forests, industrial towns and penchant for both good and questionable curry. Moving the games to what is ostensibly a home console has brought with it several changes – both bigger and smaller in scope.

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The ‘greatest lunchtime’: a tale of a stolen hour with Whitesnake and Lips on Xbox360

For some, stepping in to a karaoke bar might seem as exotic or hostile as the experience of entering some terrifying dystopian future or mysterious alien world.  Surely then, the medium was always perfectly suited to videogame adaptation. 

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