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By Matt S - Editor-in-Chief • Issue #79 • View online
Hello everyone!
It’s magazine publication week, so naturally we’re crashing a little as the coffee wears off… well worth it though. If you scroll down to check out the summary of the issue, it’s one of our best year, with some amazing features covering everything from the most transgressive cinema to SEGA’s classics.
In between all of that we found the time to review two big games - Soul Hackers 2, which is the most wonderful throwback to Shin Megami Tensei before SMT and Persona became massive, and also Thymesia, a soulslike that we just never expected to love (but it hooked us big time).
And we finished up our biggest competition to date. We had so many entries for the custom Cult of the Lamb controller, and I hate that we only had one to give away, as so many of the entries were too much fun. Thomas Knight wins the controller - congrats Thomas!
Luckily we do have three codes of the game itself as a consolation prize, and those will do to Wim Boeren, Brian Vayndell and LalTheGaL. I’ll be dropping you all emails early next week to arrange the prizes.
Thanks to everyone for entertaining us with your great entries, and we are getting to run a lot of competitions at the moment. If you didn’t win this one, there will be another chance soon, I’m sure.
Thanks as always, everyone, and have an awesome weekend!

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Review: Soul Hackers 2 (Sony PlayStation 5)
Review: Thymesia (Sony PlayStation 5)
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The August Edition Of The Dee Dee Zine Is LIVE!
This month on the Dee Dee Zine we cover a truly eclectic range of topics, from transgression to motorbike anime, Australian games to classics from SEGA. Some of the things you’ll read in our pages this month include:
- Cinema of transgression in Japan, and what that tells us about culture.
- SEGA Ages, and how the house of Sonic is teaching us all how preservation should be done.
- 40 years of Australian game development - what should you be playing?
- A wonderful anime that will inspire you to take up motorbikes.
- The unique challenges of writing a visual novel.
And, that’s not all! Puzzles, comics, art and stories are all in there too. It’s a big 56 pages which anyone who enjoys their art, games and culture from Japan will love.
Click here to buy the magazine from our Payhip store. It comes in a lovely, high-definition and print-quality pdf so you can read it on your computer, your tablet of choice, or print it out for the full magazine experience.
You also get the magazine in return for backing us on Patreon. It’s the best magazine subscription going!
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