Tag: Video Games

Gaming

A return to gaming

For as long as I can remember, the best days of my childhood were my summers.  Filled with days off school, the lush green grass and walks by the beach, there was always something beautiful about the season. However, more than the beauty in full growth around me, summer held great memories because I knew…

Gaming

New Gamer Column

I think it is quite safe to say that the idea of video games never held much appeal to me, perhaps this was because I was under the impression that, unless you were playing the Wii, you were restricted to one kind of game and that involved guns and violence. With this in mind, I…

Gaming

Recently played: Return of the Obra Dinn

3Lucas Pope’s previous game, Papers Please, was a riveting thriller which cast the player as a downtrodden border control officer. Keeping with this pattern, his latest creation has you play as a 19th century insurance investigator for the East India Trading Company, with the primary goal being to fill out some paperwork. No, really. The…

Gaming

Top five gaming soundtracks

Sure, plot is vital, characterisation brings a game alive, and mechanics make an enjoyable player experience, but I think we can all agree that the soundtrack is what really makes a video game memorable.  From the nostalgic electronic bleeping of Crash Bandicoot to the delightful 50s radio stations of the Fallout series, I’m going to…

Gaming, OldVenue

What armour class is that bikini?

Women have developed an uncanny ability in video games, the power to be fully protected from harm while simultaneously showing a majority of their body. Games like Street Fighter and Bayonetta show women with skin of stone, somehow possessing the same level of protection wearing a bikini as a man in full dragon skin armour….

Gaming, OldVenue

The rise of downloadable content and microtransactions

It’s widely held that microtransactions are the Mecha-Hitler of gaming. Usually the scourge of mobile apps, they lurk in the background of every screen, dully flashing, tempting your eye, waiting for your patience to run thin. Running out of lives on Candy Crush? No matter; for a small fee, you can spend another twenty minutes…

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    Favourite song covers
    Ma’am, this is a Wendy’s
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    Favourite song covers
    Is this author 14 years old with absolutely zero knowledge on music? Has to be. Two out of three songs are irrelevant. Both by shitty bands. Who paid for this?…
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    Should we mourn GCSE poetry?
    Wonderful article! Very insightful and brilliantly communicated. I wasn't aware of this issue before, but this article has really brought it to light for me. Thank you very much!
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