Jude Davies


Are Real-Time Strategy Games Dying?

Real-Time Strategy or RTS games are exactly what they say on the tin: there is no turn-based gameplay, everything takes place in ‘real-time’. The normal set-up involves gathering resources in order to build facilities that can produce units in order to take on an enemy threat. Since everything is in real-time, there is no knowing…

Gaming, Venue

What about sexuality and gender?

The topic of sexuality and gender in video games is hardly undiscussed. It is easy to take a glance at the most prominent titles and series over the last thirty years and believe there was a serious lack of non-heterosexual relationships and unconventional gender presentation in gaming on offer up until very recently. However, this…


Don’t rule out Rule of Rose

You’ve probably never heard of ‘Rule of Rose’. The 2006 survival horror game didn’t see a release over here due to a series of unfortunate circumstances, caused by media outlets and government officials denouncing the game based on incorrect claims and assumptions of its content.  Unlike other survival horrors of its era, or any era…


Spooky Games

In honour of this spooky time, we’ve put together a list of our favourite games to play near Halloween. To kick it off, I’m going to nominate The Last of Us which in my mind is one of the greatest games, period. Playing as Joel, a man haunted by his past, you must keep sassy…


AI: The Somnium Files Review

‘AI: The Somnium Files’ is the latest work from the mystery game writer Kotaro Uchikoshi, perhaps best known for creating the puzzle-thriller series Zero Escape, and his staple wit and humour is present here in just as great a supply. Unfortunately, while the writing is strong, the gameplay, which manifests in several differing styles during…


Review: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

In spite of mixed critical reception, King of the Monsters serves as a powerful continuation of Legendary Pictures’ Monsterverse series and as a love letter to long-time fans as well as the franchise’s pioneers. The film hosts some of the most impressive cinematography seen this year, with the true weight of its super-sized stars being…

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