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Gaming

New Gamer

Martha opens the laptop. I sit, frozen. She beckons me. “Don’t be scared,’’ she says. “It’s going to be OK”.  My area of gaming expertise can be traced to having both begun and ended during the winter of 2007, when me and my brother spent pyjama days by the light of the Xmas tree playing…

Gaming

Mental Health in Gaming

This month we saw World Mental Health Day where communities around the world came together to raise awareness of mental health and how we can take care of ourselves and others. In addition to this, hopefully by now you have seen Concrete’s own Mental Health Crisis Campaign which hopes to open up a dialogue between…

Gaming

Recently Played: Mount Your Friends 3D

Mount Your Friends 3D: A Hard Man is Good to Climb was released almost exactly a year ago, yet I only got to play for the first time in the last few weeks. The game, developed by Stegersaurus Software Inc, is a follow up to the 2D side scroller QWOP-esque classic originally released on Steam…

Gaming

Game Opinions: What in the world is Dungeons and Dragons?

Dungeons and Dragons, otherwise known as D&D, is often understood as a ‘fantasy tabletop role playing game’ designed in the late 70s as an evolution from miniature wargames such as War Hammer.  In fact, you may have only heard of D&D because it was featured on the hit Netflix show Stranger Things, so without wishing…

Film

Carol: the queer gaze on screen

‘Have you ever been in love with a boy?’ ‘No.’ ‘But you’ve heard of it.’ ‘Of course. I mean, have I heard of people like that? Sure.’ This is the conversation that Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) has with her partner Richard (Jake Lacy) in the 2015 film Carol, indicating that the focus of her romantic…

Music

TV made the soundtrack star

You may not even realise it, but a TV soundtrack has the ability to make or break a series. A good one can be the icing on the cake, but if the series is already average at best, a TV soundtrack that fails to compliment the various moods and storylines within, can turn it into…

Film

Venue Reviews: Mortal Engines

As a running joke in the books, real world pop culture relics show up thoroughly misunderstood in the new film adaptation of the Mortal Engines series. This seems to have happened between book and movie. I’m glad I watched this film. There’s undeniable joy in seeing so much care put into the translating the aesthetics…

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