Harry Routley

Gaming

A Look Back at L.A Noir

The idea of law and order in Rockstar games is rarely treated with much deference; In Red Dead Redemption, FBI agents manipulate a man looking for redemption, the teachers of Bully are generally incompetent and GTA: San Andreas’ Officer Tenpenny is an utterly brutal psychopath. Therefore, the very concept of L.A. Noire seems to be…

Gaming, Venue

The games that need remastering

Although classics such as Grim Fandango, Kingdom Hearts, and God of War have now received shiny new HD releases on current-gen platforms, the current theme with remasters seems to be to focus on games that had near universal acclaim upon their original release. What about the titles with flaws that could do with some gameplay…

News

UCAS October applications rise

UCAS released figures showing a moderate increase in applicants for 15th of October deadline courses. The total number of applications has reached 61,440, showing an increase of 7 percent from the same period in 2016. The general admissions deadline to apply for a place at university is the 15th of January but the October date…

Comment

We must hold MPs to a higher standard

In the midst of ever-growing allegations against once untouchable Hollywood moguls and superstars; there is an undeniable ripple effect spreading across the world. Only last year, Americans elected Donald ‘grab em’ by the p****’ Trump as their President. Now, Labour’s Jared O’Mara has been suspended for what would have been called part of ‘lad culture’…

Gaming

Indie-Penchant: Another Lost Phone

Narrative gaming has seen a rebirth in recent years. Gone are the clunky (yet still fondly remembered) point-and-click mechanics of Monkey Island and Sam and Max, replaced by the slick production of games like Life is Strange or the big budget licenses of Telltale Games; catapulting story-focused gameplay into the mainstream. So how could a…

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