Tag : gaming

Reveal the Deep: Thalassophobia ahoy

3 years ago / 0 comments

Reveal the Deep might be bare on the instructions side, but the title more or less gives you all the information you need. A lone deep sea diver, trudging around in gear similar to Bioshock’s Big Daddy or a pre-Delta Johnny Topside, you find yourself on the deck of a … Read More

Dark Souls 3: YOU DIED. No kidding.

3 years ago / 0 comments

Making a game based purely on combat immersive enough to make you want to pour hours into is difficult, especially for a game as unforgiving – and generally downright abusive – as Dark Souls 3. Why do people keep coming back to it, again and again, despite the fact the … Read More

Serena: Herald of the point-and-click renaissance

3 years ago / 0 comments

Was it a good idea to play Serena at midnight, after three glasses of wine, in a darkened room? Probably not. Even though Serena lasted only forty-five minutes in the same darkened, dusty cabin, I thought I’d be relieved when I got to the end. But the end…well, in the … Read More

X-COM 2: How the war was lost

3 years ago / 0 comments

In preparation for XCOM 2, I went back to 2012’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown to try the apparently canonical ‘Impossible’ difficulty one more time. Unsurprisingly, the first mission ended how it usually does. By turn five, Rookie Harry Turner, faced with the deaths of his three comrades at the hands of … Read More

Firewatch: Voyage into the wild

3 years ago / 0 comments

Firewatch is a dangerous game. Why? Because it lulls you into a false sense of security, makes you want to leave it all behind and escape into the Wyoming wilderness. Man goes out into the wilderness to forget his wife, Man reconnects with the simplicity of nature, Man forms a … Read More

LGBTQ* in gaming: Love, Greenbriar, Borderlands and Talos

3 years ago / 0 comments

Applying terms like tolerant or open-minded seems outmoded in the 21st century, as accepting someone’s sexual preference is pretty much a case of simply being a decent human being. Oh for a time when we can count ourselves like the Asari from Mass Effect, who in addition to rocking sapphire-blue … Read More

The Witness: A lost world of puzzles

3 years ago / 0 comments

Let’s face it we all need a source of inspiration, a beacon of hope in this dreary mid-winter. As the glowing faces of freshers grow aged and tired and final-year students push through their last ounce of childhood, one might question where this inspiration can be found or whether it … Read More

Esports: The sport of the future?

3 years ago / 0 comments

We all know football. Whether you like it or loathe it, there’s more money in it than almost any other sport and it’s benefitted greatly from a history spanning centuries. Watching football matches on TV or at the local stadium is nothing unusual, and kids are still inspired by their … Read More

Review: Fallout 4

3 years ago / 0 comments

Bethesda engines has recently released a new game to add to the Fallout series, Fallout 4. The official release date was November 10th. When I found out this game was being made a while back I was intrigued and curious over what the developers could possibly do to improve from … Read More

Old school gaming

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Super Mario 64 This little guy in a red cap and dungarees is literally the king of childhood video gaming. While Mario Kart might be the game that most people remember, Super Mario 64 was a literal game changer when it was released in 1997 and became the best selling … Read More