Category : Video Games

Please, Press Play.

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Press play doesn’t mean what it used to. In the last decade the gaming industry has developed at such momentum it can now attract actors of the calibre of Kevin Spacey, Willem Dafoe and Ellen Page to lend their voice and likeness to games. What’s more with games like Metal … Read More

Civilization: Beyond Earth a Pandora’s Box of opportunities

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You’ve just engaged Ghandi in an all-out nuclear war and your frail empire is in tatters, you decide that the only way to win the game is to funnel all your resources into sending man beyond earth and into the stars. And so the late game stage of Civilization V … Read More

Don’t call me a “Girl Gamer”

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You may be aware of Gamergate – that social booby trap currently disguising itself as a serious debate – or you may not be. The important thing you need to know about it is this; various women who are involved in the gaming industry on various levels have been made … Read More

Video Games | Super Smash Bros. is handheld mayhem

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Pikachu just electrocuted Zelda. She’s sent flying into the path of Pac-Man’s punch, which cannonballs her through the Mushroom Kingdom, into the villager from Animal Crossing which knocks your score up two points. If you’ve played a Smash Bros. game before, that probably sounds familiar. If you haven’t, then know … Read More

Video Games | ISIS are playing the West at their own game

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There are three constants in life; death, taxes and the constant claims that video games are corrupting our children. Now a recent video released to the internet that appears to be a trailer for an ISIS video game has the likes of Bill O’Reilly and the rest of the Murdoch … Read More

Video Games | Player representation – an archaic affair

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Ask your anyone on the street to describe your typical video-gamer and you’ll see a picture begin to emerge. Socially awkward, Vitamin D deprived, neck-beard. White. Male. The only problem with that picture is that almost half of all gamers are now women – which, given that they make up … Read More

Video Games | Best of E3

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This year the great and the good of the video games industry gathered once more to bring us all the news, updates and previews we could possibly want and Leeds Student stayed up well past their bedtime to bring you the highlights from all five conferences.   Microsoft Many were … Read More

Video Games | Star Citizen – The beauty of crowd funding

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Crowd-funding has revolutionised the way that new products make it to market. Rather than relying solely on huge corporate backing, product developers have now got an effective way of securing funding straight from the customers themselves. Perhaps no industry has benefited as much as the video game industry, and no … Read More

Video Games | Titanfall – Totally Enormous Addictive Mechs

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Titanfall is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated games of the year. Created by a team of former Call of Duty developers at Respawn Entertainment, Titanfall puts single-player gameplay on the back burner in favour of a multiplayer format crammed with guns, jetpacks and giant robots. Valentine’s Day saw Respawn … Read More

Video Games | Jazzpunk – One of the weirdest and most surreal games ever made

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Jazzpunk is undoubtedly one of the weirdest and most surreal games ever made, but it’s a fantastic experience. The game, the latest offering from Necrophone Games and the brains behind [Adult Swim], has a quirky pop art style in an alternate Cold War setting where characters take the form of … Read More