Alex Dewing

Community Manager at Player Two PR and Perpetual Games, with experience in Discord architecture and management and social media, as well as public speaking, and audio and visual production.

Freelance
entertainment writer and Previous Deputy Editor at New Games+, writing for The Digital Fix, with bylines at Curzon, Screen Queens, KeenGamer, Flip Screen, Horrorwood, Film Dazeand more.

I write reviews, features, and news pieces on films, games, and popular culture.
Contact me: alexdewing@newgameplus.co.uk

Chicory: A Colorful Tale review

Indie games are great. I don’t mean that in a way that belittles AAA games (or sounds ‘hipster’-ish), simply put indie games can provide poignant challenges to the norms of the industry. Think of the games that tackle mental health issues, or are diverse in their representation, or experiment with how they can be played. How many of those are big budget games? Chicory: A Colorful Tale, from a small team led by director Greg Lobanov, has easily become one of the games that exemplifies the brilli

The Lag: E3 2021 Special

Welcome to The Lag, the podcast from New Game+ where we focus on the games too old to be new and too new to be retro. Just as New Game+ promotes the belief that valuable discussion of games never expires, The Lag aims to carry that spirit by focusing on the old ones as much as the new ones. Alex Dewing and Olly Smith, the editors of New Game+ will act as your guides through The Lag, stopping to look at everything from RPGs to graphic adventure games. Except today we’re bringing you a bonus epi

The Lag #9: Resident Evil 7

Welcome to The Lag, the podcast from New Game+ where we focus on the games too old to be new and too new to be retro. Just as New Game+ promotes the belief that valuable discussion of games never expires, The Lag aims to carry that spirit by focusing on the old ones as much as the new ones. Alex Dewing and Olly Smith, the editors of New Game+ will act as your guides through The Lag, stopping to look at everything from RPGs to graphic adventure games. It’s not a stretch to say that everyone has

Coffee Talk review

From the image of meeting up with a friend in a bustling local café to the idea of sitting alone with a warm drink to escape a rainy day, there’s something profoundly special about coffee shops. They’re both incredibly personal and incredibly personable spaces, and Toge Productions’ Coffee Talk strikes this balance effortlessly to create a gaming experience that can soothe you even after the most stressful day – like a good cup of tea. Coffee Talk invites you into a fantastical version of Seatt

Forgotten Fields review

As I write this, I am two weeks away from being finished with my university undergraduate degree. I’ll be handing in my essays, articles, and dissertation and, along with them, my sense of structure and certainty. It’s a very particular feeling; not quite happy, but not quite sad. It’s a feeling that Forgotten Fields sketches with a delicate, but no less potent, touch. It’s no surprise really. The game promises to be a cozy game about nostalgia, creativity, appreciating the present, and the pas

The Lag #7: Animal Crossing New Horizons

Welcome to The Lag, the podcast from New Game+ where we focus on the games too old to be new and too new to be retro. Just as New Game+ promotes the belief that valuable discussion of games never expires, The Lag aims to carry that spirit by focusing on the old ones as much as the new ones. Alex Dewing and Olly Smith, the editors of New Game+ will act as your guides through The Lag, stopping to look at everything from RPGs to graphic adventure games. Can you believe that Animal Crossing: New H

How Fall Guys Broke Down the Battle Royale Barrier

There is something inherently scary about Battle Royales. The competitive element at their core lends the genre to a sense of fear; some players talk about the ‘battle royale anxiety‘ they experience as they drop in and fight for the crown, while others comment on the exclusionary feelings that can arise when coming to any battle royale months, or even days, after the game’s initial release. It’s a huge turn off for many players and is one of the reasons that even I tend to steer clear of the ge

How Abzû Practises Mindfulness

Mindfulness: the practise of being present and engaged in the moment, aware of your thoughts and emotions without distraction or judgement. It’s a technique that’s rooted 2,500 years into the past, yet presently we’re living through a time where many would rather detach from the present and escape to a different world. It makes sense, the world is big and scary enough without the uncertainty of a pandemic. But games can offer us a safe in-between during times like these and can show us how to r

The Lag #6: Little Nightmares

Welcome to The Lag, the podcast from New Game+ where we focus on the games too old to be new and too new to be retro. Just as New Game+ promotes the belief that valuable discussion of games never expires, The Lag aims to carry that spirit by focusing on the old ones as much as the new ones. Alex Dewing and Olly Smith, the editors of New Game+ will act as your guides through The Lag, stopping to look at everything from RPGs to graphic adventure games. To celebrate the release of Little Nightmar

The Elusive Empowerment of One Elena Fisher

Have you ever noticed that Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series opens through the lens of a camera? Not just any camera, of course, but that of Elena Fisher. While women do feature throughout the franchise, and even lead the acclaimed tie-in The Lost Legacy, only Elena appears in every game. Frankly, she’s one of the best parts of them. As a journalist, TV personality, and foreign correspondent, Elena is a force to be reckoned with, even able to hold her own throughout Nathan Drake’s daunting adventur

The Lag #5: Hitman (2016)

Welcome to The Lag, the podcast from New Game+ where we focus on the games too old to be new and too new to be retro. Just as New Game+ promotes the belief that valuable discussion of games never expires, The Lag aims to carry that spirit by focusing on the old ones as much as the new ones. Alex Dewing and Olly Smith, the editors of New Game+ will act as your guides through The Lag, stopping to look at everything from RPGs to graphic adventure games. In celebration of Hitman Week here at New G

Bonding over Borderlands 2

When I was younger I had a never-ending list of hobbies. From fondant figure modelling to roller skating, I liked to do it all, and gaming was surprisingly low on my list. My brother, on the other hand, has been a gamer ever since I can remember. It was always him that brought me back to video games, from Kingdom Hearts II on the PS2 to Halo 3 on the Xbox 360. A few years later, we broke out a new game, Borderlands 2, and it was the experience of sharing that with my brother that cemented my lov

The Lag: 2021 New Year’s Special

Welcome to The Lag, the podcast from New Game+ where we focus on the games too old to be new and too new to be retro. Just as New Game+ promotes the belief that valuable discussion of games never expires, The Lag aims to carry that spirit by focusing on the old ones as much as the new ones. Alex Dewing and Olly Smith, the editors of New Game+ will act as your guides through The Lag, stopping to look at everything from RPGs to graphic adventure games. Except, not today… We have our very first b

New Nostalgia in Over the Garden Wall

Humans are strange creatures. The adults of the species even more so. We spend our lives dipping into a state of fear; fear of the past, fear of the future, fear of the unknown. As children, these things pass us by. We are too busy clutching at teddy-bears, wondering about the monsters under our beds and being scared of the dark. Blissfully unaware of the existential horrors waiting to scare us as the years go by, instead we watch cartoons. As adults, many of us turn back to cartoons. Perhaps i

The Lag #4: Dead Rising

Welcome to The Lag, the podcast from New Game+ where we focus on the games too old to be new and too new to be retro. Just as New Game+ promotes the belief that valuable discussion of games never expires, The Lag aims to carry that spirit by focusing on the old ones as much as the new ones. Alex Dewing and Olly Smith, the editors of New Game+ will act as your guides through The Lag, stopping to look at everything from RPGs to graphic adventure games. For our fourth episode, and our Christmas s

Soul review: Pixar sends Jamie Foxx on a joyful, existential journey

Pixar has over recent years distanced itself from its counterpart Walt Disney Animation. While still targeting the same audience, the stories told by the studios have always been different; it's best summed up by Disney character animator Glen Keane who says that Pixar asks 'Wouldn't it be cool if...?' while Walt Disney lulls with 'Once upon a time...'. stories. Pixar's latest feature, Soul, makes this distinction clear and in doing so, sets itself up as their most philosophically relevant and e

Orwell’s Animal Farm review

Firmly situated as a narrative adventure game, Orwell’s Animal Farm brings you inside Manor Farm as it teeters on the brink of revolution. You are not one of the animals, merely a spectator of the farm or maybe even Orwell himself, but the animals turn to you to make the decisions of day-to-day life: rest or work, study or spy. These choices are made through a basic point-and-click system. The animals represent those actions, where hovering over them will show you the outcomes for each; the cor

Nomadland review: Frances McDormand travels middle America in search of herself

Empire, Nevada. 89405. A company town for the United States Gypsum Corporation, its population once standing at 750. That is, before the demand for sheetrock fell and the Gypsum shut down. Empire became a ghost town - its zip code disconnected, its residents scattered. This we learn from the opening title card of Chloé Zhao's Nomadland, a gentle examination of the life of former Empire dweller Fern (Frances McDormand)...

The Lag #3: Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

Welcome to The Lag, the podcast from New Game+ where we focus on the games too old to be new and too new to be retro. Just as New Game+ promotes the belief that valuable discussion of games never expires, The Lag aims to carry that spirit by focusing on the old ones as much as the new ones. Alex Dewing and Olly Smith, the editors of New Game+ will act as your guides through The Lag, stopping to look at everything from RPGs to graphic adventure games. In our third episode, we’re taking a trip t

Run film review: Sarah Paulson does her twisted, evil best in Hulu's pulpy thriller

Parking up next to a small-town American cinema, you see the name of the film Diane (Sarah Paulson) and daughter Chloe (Kiera Allen) are there to watch: "Breakout". Though it's one step away from The Great Escape, this cinema trip encapsulates both the central tension of Run and the way it is approached. The intensity and endurance of the thrills are lightened by a self-awareness, unafraid to dip a toe into the pulpy nature of thrillers, resulting in a forceful sophomore feature. Aneesh Chagant
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