Category : Video Games

Neverending Nightmares: Mental Illness in Videogames

3 years ago / 0 comments

“Er, did that doll just blink?” my housemate asked me as I cautiously shrunk back in anticipation. It was hard to tell which doll she was referring to, considering that they littered the decrepit corridor I was edging myself down, and to be honest I didn’t fancy going back to … Read More

Undertale: A (pacifist’s) review

3 years ago / 0 comments

Typeface-themed skeletons. Spider bake-sales. Melancholic ghosts. Showbiz robots. Overly-excitable dogs. Cinnamon-butterscotch pie. Anime. Welcome to the crazy and adorable world of Toby Fox’s game UNDERTALE: the friendly RPG where nobody has to die. The game’s opening (literally) drops the protagonist, a young human, into a vast cave populated only by … Read More

Freedom, Creativity and Nostalgia for E3

3 years ago / 0 comments

This year’s E3 convention was the best entertainment I’ve watched all year. Summed up in three words? Creativity, freedom and nostalgia. It’s renewed my faith in the gaming industry’s direction by returning freedom and power to the heart of the gamer. Several large studios will harness the creativity of the … Read More

Metal Lingerie – Women in Video Games

4 years ago / 0 comments

It only takes a few seconds to realise how sexist the games industry is towards women. Perhaps the reason there is a distinct lack of strong female leads in games is because they all K’od long ago, as their amour was basically metal lingerie. When I was younger, inspirational female … Read More

Vampires take over in The Order: 1886

4 years ago / 0 comments

The Order: 1886 has by far been my most anticipated game since its announcement at E3 in 2013. With every date we’ve been given being constantly pushed back, I was beginning to doubt the game would ever actually be released. However, it’s finally here, and having been in the making … Read More

The Next Generation- When will the developers step up their game?

4 years ago / 0 comments

It’s been over a year since the release of the 8th generation consoles – PS4 and Xbox One. Yet many of us still haven’t felt excited enough about any of the exclusively new-gen games to throw down over £300. Since the release of the first Playstation in 1994 – which … Read More

Is the gaming world ready to stand up for LGBTQ rights?

4 years ago / 0 comments

It is a truth universally acknowledged that to be anything other than a straight, white male in the world of video games will at some point wind up working against you, and as Gamergate continues to rumble on unabated, it would appear that there’s not much chance of things improving … Read More

Trivial Pursuits?

4 years ago / 0 comments

Who gets the T.V? A question that has divided families since pixels popped into our lives. With the Christmas break coming up you can say goodbye to the casual team death match as dad is secretly desperate to find out what is going to happen in Hollyoaks.  So here’s a … Read More

Have we finally lost faith in the Japanese giant?

4 years ago / 0 comments

The irony that Final Fantasy’s least liked character of recent times is named Hope is not lost on me. A franchise that once revolutionised the way we game seems close to throwing in the towel, with more recent failures than successes like the disastrous Final Fantasy XIV – their second … Read More

Sex, Drugs and Video Games

4 years ago / 0 comments

When asked to list movies, TV shows or even songs that deal with the issue of drugs in mature and complex ways, we might be able to list a few just off the top of our heads. So why are video games taking so long to catch up with other … Read More