Liam Maguren

Liam Maguren is the assistant editor for flicks.co.nz and has been writing about movies in New Zealand for years. He enjoys other things too, like video games and neck massages.

Television
Dec 28, 2017

Summer reissue: The Barefoot Bandits is New Zealand’s answer to The Goonies

Liam Maguren talks to the Mukpuddy team about season two of The Barefoot Bandits, Māori MacGyver in space and getting adults excited about cartoons again. 

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Gaming
Dec 6, 2017

Man plays Cuphead instead of doing Movember, goes insane

Cuphead is one of the most difficult games of the year. In lieu of participating in Movember, Liam Maguren decided to stream the game instead. Misery ensued.

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Television
Oct 5, 2017

Barefoot Bandits is New Zealand's answer to The Goonies – and it's not just for kids

Liam Maguren talks to the Mukpuddy team about the return of The Barefoot Bandits, Māori MacGyver in space and getting adults excited about cartoons again.  Ryan Cooper, Tim Evans and Alex …

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Gaming
May 22, 2017

Let’s play – Legendary: the Marvel Deck Building Game

Everything's coming up Marvel these days, Liam Maguren and buddy Doug try the latest card game tie in

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Gaming
May 12, 2017

R.I.P, WiiU: A tearful eulogy for Nintendo’s unloved gaming console

The Nintendo Switch is the latest piece of gaming gear everyone's got to have. But spare a thought for what the Switch replaces: the underappreciated WiiU. Liam Maguren takes to the pulpit to share some stories and plead for the maligned console's legacy.

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Gaming
May 2, 2017

The beat ’em up will never die, and thank god for that

Final Fight, Streets of Rage, Battletoads - these are the games that sprained our thumbs

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Gaming
Apr 10, 2017

The latest NZ made indie games to drop some bitcoin on

Got a spare $10 or so? Here's some nice wee local games you might like to try out.

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Gaming
Apr 4, 2017

‘The story of my utter failure’: Why The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is ‘unreviewable’

In which one video game critic lose all sense of himself and his place in the world when confronted by the gargantuan scope of the new Zelda game.

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Gaming
Feb 28, 2017

Why the DOOM Boardgame deserves to exist

What if someone told you they made a DOOM boardgame and what if someone told you it was good?

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Television
Jan 24, 2017

‘We are very flawed and gross’ – PSUSY creator Jaya Beach-Robertson on bringing nasty women to the screen

Sick of seeing women portrayed as squeaky clean and virtuous, Jaya Beach-Robertson created PSUSY to prove they can be anything but. Liam Maguren sat down with her to talk through the ups and downs of creating a worldly web series.

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Gaming
May 31, 2016

Doom: a homecoming caked in demon blood

Chainsaws, shotguns, 'roids: it's a Doom review, what else?

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Gaming
May 10, 2016

Imps and anus-eyeballs – an ode to Doom

Back in the days before 30gb download files and region-locked downloadable content, video games were delivered on floppy disk with a physical tome of instructions. Liam Maguren explains why Doom had the best of them all.

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Gaming
Apr 22, 2016

The Doom BETA multiplayer burger – two buns, a pattie, but no pickle

The Doom multiplayer BETA dropped on the weekend. Liam Maugren finds the old dog is still fun, but no longer head of the pack.

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Gaming
Mar 21, 2016

The Division: star jump your way through dystopia

In Ubisoft's The Division you can either rebuild society or defile street art with bullet moustaches. Your choice.

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Television
Feb 12, 2016

How local animation studio Mukpuddy journeyed from guerilla filmmakers to Barefoot Bandits

Liam Maguren celebrates the heroic journey of local animation studio Mukpuddy to primetime TV, ahead of the premiere of their new cartoon The Barefoot Bandits (Sunday, 6.30pm on TV2).

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Gaming
Feb 12, 2016

Climate of fear – how a German global warming parable foretold Call of Duty

It's one of the biggest threats the world faces, but can video gaming make fighting climate change exciting? Inspired by Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Liam Maguren plays A New Beginning on Steam.

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Gaming
Feb 5, 2016

Friends with a monster – Indie RPG Undertale

It's a thin line between hilarious and ridiculous in indie RPG Undertale. Liam Maguren gets familiar with a bunch of monsters who just want to be understood, not slain.

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Gaming
Jan 5, 2016

Summer Reissue: I Beat the World’s Toughest Video Game – and the World Shrugged

Beating Playstation's notoriously difficult Super Meat Boy was one of the biggest achievements of Liam Maguren's young life. So why didn't anyone care?

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Gaming
Nov 25, 2015

Gaming: I Beat the World’s Toughest Video Game – and the World Shrugged

Beating Playstation's notoriously difficult Super Meat Boy was one of the biggest achievements of Liam Maguren's young life. So why didn't anyone care?

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