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HWM (Malaysia) - - ED'S NOTE - Michael Low Ed­i­tor

As much as I hate to ad­mit it, habits do change as we get older. Pulling an all-nighter to fin­ish the lat­est sur­vival hor­ror re­lease may sound like a no-brainer when you’re in col­lege, but now I’m lucky if I can clear an equal-length, story cam­paign in a week (or two). In fact, if one were to peek into my re­cent Steam ac­qui­si­tions, they will in­stead find gems like

IN­SIDE, Vir­ginia, and the live-ac­tion psy­cho-hor­ror that is The Bunker. More of­ten than not, I find my­self crav­ing for th­ese shorter ex­pe­ri­ences, as they tend to be more fo­cused and well­paced in both nar­ra­tive and game­play.

Of course, there are also times when I’m just not in the mood for gam­ing, and that’s usu­ally when my at­ten­tion goes to my back­log of Net­flix, books, and real-world re­spon­si­bil­i­ties (in no par­tic­u­lar or­der). Dur­ing one of my catch-up ses­sions with Deep Space Nine, it sud­denly dawned on me that I have com­pletely ne­glected my progress with

Bat­tlestar Galac­tica, which I picked up on Blu-ray a while back. This lit­tle mo­ment of self-aware­ness even­tu­ally be­came the ba­sis of our opener this is­sue (‘Some­thing binge-wor­thy’, page 45). Happy read­ing!

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