Tag : video games

Fifa 19: The Fifa Fallacy

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It’s that time of year again in the gaming world where EA rolls out Fifa 19 at a hefty £59.99 on the PlayStation Store. This version promises updated gameplay in the form of precision ball control, the usual updates to player ratings, teams and kits, and the long-awaited inclusion of … Read More

Skyrim Remastered – Has the video game industry run out of ideas?

2 years ago / 0 comments

After years of waiting, at the 2016 E3 gaming conference, Bethesda finally confirmed that the remastered edition of Skyrim will be available on PS4, PC and Xbox One later this year. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition will contain the original game as well as add-on content, with improved … 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

Video Games – increased aggression or a healthy pass time?

3 years ago / 0 comments

Rock n’ Roll, Television and Social media. In the days when these developments first came about it was thought they would negatively impact society and create anti-social cynics out of younger generations. This led to headlines suggesting that these forms of media were responsible for all the world’s problems and … Read More

Halo Darkness My Old Friend

3 years ago / 0 comments

Tasked with the daunting challenge of giving an overview of the entire Halo series in the run-up to the release of Halo 5, I decided to replay a few levels from what was arguably the franchise’s zenith – Halo 3. Upon starting it up and hearing the haunting choral theme … Read More

A Spoiler-Free Look At Video Game Endings

3 years ago / 0 comments

He was dead all along. She was working for the villain. It was all a dream. We recognise these phrases from a catalogue of plot-twist endings that have become almost ludicrously ingrained in popular culture. Books, movies, and TV shows might have been doing it for longer than video games, … Read More

Death By Video Game: Hidden Killer?  

3 years ago / 0 comments

Halloween is here and the usual offenders are making an appearance: Hannibal Lecters, flesh-eating zombie cheerleaders and mad axe murderers to name a few. Have you ever considered a different killer, however? One more associated with killing time than people, but lurks among all corners of society nevertheless? Death 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

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