Helen Jones


Sunless skies: Kickstarter launch

Zee-Captains and Aztronauts alike will be thrilled to hear that Failbetter Games, creators of Fallen London and Sunless Sea, have recently launched a Kickstarter for their newest game: Sunless Skies.  Taking place ten years after the events of Sunless Sea, Skies launches players into the High Wilderness of the stars on the wings of Queen…


Gabe Newell’s Reddit AMA

Our glorious Valve-Overlord, Gabe Newell, recently participated in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) with the people of Reddit, giving some new announcements about what’s in store for Valve and the Steam platform in 2017 as well as some more personal insights about the man himself. Newell confirmed that Valve are dedicated to improving Steam’s much-criticised…


We’re looking forward to: Mass Effect Andromeda

Between The Video Game Awards and the CES Keynote event we’ve been treated to a steady drip-feed of new information about Bioware’s latest addition to the Mass Effect series: Andromeda. Andromeda is set up to carry the flame of its predecessors as a sci-fi action RPG, but this time with a whole new galaxy, new…


D&Dip your feet into Dungeons and Dragons

A new year means trying new things, and if you’re a gamer who’s still unacquainted with the world of Tabletop RPGs then do I have some recommendations for you. If you’ve played your share of MMOs and RPGs like World of Warcraft or Fallout then you’ll probably find yourself already uncannily familiar with the granddaddy…


Watch Dogs 2 in vagina controversy

Vagina. Clitoris. Vulva. What is it about these words that causes unrivalled shame and outrage everywhere they go? This was the question that faced fans of Watch Dogs 2 last week, when a player discovered and was promptly banned for posting a screenshot of a dead prostitute’s fully-modelled vulva. This naturally caused a massive outcry amongst PlayStation…

Gaming, Venue

What gaming means to you

When you meet your boyfriend of six years through a game, and have a lifetime of guildies and raids to remember, it’s pretty hard not to say that World of Warcraft is special to me. Stormwind Vets represent. – Helen Jones Playing through every second of Pokemon Blue together with my sister. She would come…

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Civ 6/10

Many of you will not have time to read this review because many of you are already caught in the endless time-sync that is Sid Meier’s Civilization series. For those of you that aren’t in-the-know, Civilization is a turn-based strategy game all about growing your civilization from the Stone Age through to the Space Age…

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