Dougie Dodds

Gaming

Layers of fear

Have you ever wanted to shit your pants so hard from fear you’re reduced to a blubbering mess? You could eat a dodgy German sausage from Aldi, or you could play Layers of Fear. There’s a story in there somewhere, but I can’t tell you about any of that, because I didn’t get that far….

Gaming

Lego: free your inner architect

Ready for a blast of nostalgia? What about a great excuse to seriously procrastinate away valuable studying time? Put down your iPad, your phone, your smart watch, or your computer, and think back to the colourful bricks that gave you so much joy as a child. If you’re anything like me then you had a…

Arts

Book review: The Northern Lights

The Northern Lights, bet that’s a title you haven’t heard for in a while. Philip Pullman’s masterpiece, because ladies and gentleman that’s exactly what it is, brings readers into the world of Lyra Belacqua, a young ‘orphan’ living at the very grand Jordan College in an alternative reality Cambridge. The world is much like we…

Gaming, OldVenue

What armour class is that bikini?

Women have developed an uncanny ability in video games, the power to be fully protected from harm while simultaneously showing a majority of their body. Games like Street Fighter and Bayonetta show women with skin of stone, somehow possessing the same level of protection wearing a bikini as a man in full dragon skin armour….