Oliver Cragg

Oliver Cragg is an MA student and freelance writer with a particular interest in videogames and film

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Pokémon Trading Card Game 3DS review: a fun little artefact

£4.49; 3DS; Nintendo

Super Smash Bros, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2: First look at the upcoming Nintendo releases at Hyper Japan

Taking centre stage was the latest Super Smash Bros title, playable for the first time exclusively in the UK

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Sunken King review - a handful of new, tougher enemies

£7.99; Namco Bandai; Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC

Alien: Isolation preview - If you scream in space, it makes a sound

Unlike most stealth games there is no illusion of safety. Could Alien: Isolation be the scariest game ever?

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark review - an embarrassing amount of design flaws

£49.99; PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, PC

World Cup 2014: The best football mobile and tablet games

England might not win, but that doesn't mean you can't experience success on the virtual pitch

Murdered: Soul Suspect review - a ghost-eye's-view story that's captivating but flawed

£49.99; Square Enix; PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC;

Wolfenstein: The New Order review - A B movie romp where the Nazis won is ridiculous, fun

£59.99; PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC

Broken Age: Act 1 review: Sincerity, charm and warmth elevate this title above mere nostalgia

A point-and-click adventured that was crowdfunded into life - Broken Age: Act 1 varies between emotional poignancy and quirky comedy

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Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?
Rachael Lander interview: From strung out to playing strings

From strung out to playing strings

Award-winning cellist Rachael Lander’s career was almost destroyed by the alcohol she drank to fight stage fright. Now she’s playing with Elbow and Ellie Goulding
The science of saturated fat: A big fat surprise about nutrition?

A big fat surprise about nutrition?

The science linking saturated fats to heart disease and other health issues has never been sound. Nina Teicholz looks at how governments started advising incorrectly on diets
Emmys 2014 review: Can they genuinely compete with the Oscars

Can they genuinely compete with the Oscars?

The recent Emmy Awards are certainly glamorous, but they can't beat their movie cousins
On the road to nowhere: A Routemaster trip to remember

On the road to nowhere

A Routemaster trip to remember
Hotel India: Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace leaves its darker days behind

Hotel India

Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace leaves its darker days behind
10 best pencil cases

Back to school: 10 best pencil cases

Whether it’s their first day at school, uni or a new project, treat the student in your life to some smart stationery
Arsenal vs Besiktas Champions League qualifier: Gunners know battle with Turks is a season-defining fixture

Arsenal know battle with Besiktas is a season-defining fixture

Arsene Wenger admits his below-strength side will have to improve on last week’s show to pass tough test
Pete Jenson: Athletic Bilbao’s locals-only transfer policy shows success does not need to be bought

Pete Jenson: A Different League

Athletic Bilbao’s locals-only transfer policy shows success does not need to be bought
This guitar riff has been voted greatest of all time

The Greatest Guitar Riff of all time

Whole Lotta Votes from Radio 2 listeners
Britain’s superstar ballerina

Britain’s superstar ballerina

Alicia Markova danced... every night of the week and twice on Saturdays
Berlin's Furrie invasion

Berlin's Furrie invasion

2000 fans attended Eurofeurence
‘It was a tidal wave of terror’

‘It was a tidal wave of terror’

Driven to the edge by postpartum psychosis