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Gaming

Review: Metro Exodus

Of the many post-apocalyptic video games released over the last decade or so, titles in the Metro franchise have often came as close to the most typical – and, in a sense, brutalistic – visions of a broken future after economic, social and environmental catastrophe. Opening with a nuclear winter that rages across what was…

Gaming

Natasha Pulley – The Bedlam Stacks

Natasha Pulley’s The Bedlam Stacks is a charming romp, one that combines magical and paranormal elements with historical fiction. Young and crippled Merrick Tremayne, English horticulturalist, is given the task of retrieving medicinal quinine bark from the depths of Peru with his friend Clem Markham. On arrival, they are guided to the mysterious town of…

Gaming

Realism vs surrealism in gaming

As video game technology continues to improve at an exponential rate, games themselves seem to come  closer and closer to reality. Take a look at any cutscene coming out of big AAA developers like Naughty Dog, incredibly detailed the characters and environments are. As a result of these technological improvements, we are beginning to see…

Gaming

Articulate?

During darker times, when I identified myself in many ways that no longer resonate at all, I was selected to take part in a trip to Morocco with Girlguiding. In preparation for the trip we met once a month to talk about what we would put in our backpacks and to break the ice, so…

Features

Working with Words conference 2019

After a one year hiatus, the Working with Words conference returns this year to give students wanting to pursue a career in the creative industries an insight into the contemporary challenges and opportunities they may come across. It has a greater selection of panels than ever before, ranging from Marketing to Games and Political Writing…

Gaming

Recently played: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Heralded as one of the best games of all time, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a masterpiece. It outsold all previous Zelda games and was a break away from the traditional style of the series. Previous Zelda games have all focussed heavily on puzzles and linear gameplay whereas Breath of the…

Gaming

Game opinions: The representation of LGBTQ+ in video games

Video games are generally not the most inclusive. I’ve heard a lot of people say any representation is good representation, I’m not sure I fully agree. One of the most prominent methods game developers use to represent the LGBTQ+ community that I’ve seen is use of the F slur to illustrate that the character is…

Gaming

Kingdom Hearts 3

Brought to you from a wonderful seventeen-year old collaboration between Disney Interactive and Square Enix, Kingdom Hearts 3 is out after much anticipation from fans of the series. Released last month on both Playstation 4 and Xbox One, the game marks the final chapter in the Dark Seekers trilogy, which began back in 2002 with…

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…

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