Category : Video Games

Videogames | Elder Scrolls Online – Preview

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LSi was given access to the Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) Beta last weekend and as far as first impressions go, Bethesda made a pretty good one.  Quick loading times, beautiful landscapes, and it will even run on a slightly knackered Macbook Air. It seems as though the bugs, endless loading … Read More

Video Games | The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot – Not epic but adequate

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The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot sends you on a mighty quest on two levels. On one level you will be running around as either a knight or an archer collecting piles of glittering golden coins while shooting chickens and small frogs in the face. On another, you will be … Read More

Videogames | Wasteland 2 Beta – The end of the world, as we'll know it

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It’s been 25 long years since the first Wasteland was released, and in that time it’s inspired a plethora of post-apocalyptic games. But it’s taken until 2013 for InXile Entertainment to develop a sequel, and as of right now they’re just about done. The question is: can Wasteland 2 live … Read More

Video Games | The Jane Austen games we've all been waiting for

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that video games based on the works of Jane Austen are like buses – you wait forever for one and then two just turn up at once. Stride and Prejudice is the bastard child of your English Literature GCSE and Super Mario. Taking the role of … Read More

Video Games | Gone Home – Immersive exploration game

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As we settle into the winter months and the Northern climate becomes less hospitable, Gone Home does somewhat reflect a desire to recess into cushy family life and run away from looming essay deadlines. Except Gone Home doesn’t present a comforting family retreat: the house is empty and is left … Read More

Videogames | Battlefield 4 Beta

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Let’s face facts. The Battlefield 4 beta was never going to be a perfect example of an FPS – its very purpose is to help the developers iron out any kinks before releasing the final game. However, do these issues render it an unplayable mess, or is it actually an … Read More

Videogames | Grand Theft Auto 5

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The latest edition of Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto franchise is finally here and it’s safe to say, it was worth the wait. Not surprisingly, the eagerly-awaited GTA V tipped over the one billion dollar mark after just 72 hours of being on sale, illustrating its dominance as one of the … Read More

Blogs | Playing Your Own Story

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In last week’s piece, I touched on video games’ nature as a storytelling medium,  developing experiences and forming memories personal to the player, and that gaming is arguably the most interactive method of doing so. The immersion of transporting players from their immediate environments – reality – and planting their feet … Read More

Blogs | What Do Video Games Mean In 2013?

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‘Video games’ – surely popular enough now that one understands what is meant by the term? Certainly, the words will conjure an image in the minds in this current generation of the student population; A living room of lads gathered around a game of FIFA or COD on the TV, … Read More