Film, Venue / 24/11/2020 Review: Clouds

If you have Disney+, I’m sure you will have seen their latest biopic, Clouds. The film tells the true story of Zach Sobiech (Fin Argus), a high school senior who uploaded his song ‘Clouds’ to YouTube and it became a viral hit, leading to a recording contract and a concert performance. Clouds has all the...

Gaming, Venue / 24/11/2020 Lockdown Games Part II

Pokémon Platinum is a welcome respite to the stress of lockdown. Any time I want to squeeze some serotonin into my life, I boot up my ancient Nintendo DS, wipe my completed game file, and start playing again from scratch.  You play as a Pokémon trainer, travel through the Sinnoh region, battle and capture Pokémon...

Books, Venue / 24/11/2020 The toxicity of the online book community: has reading become competitive?

The Internet is great for many things, notably connecting us to other like-minded people from all over the world. Throughout my teenage years, as the one guy at school who wasn’t shallow enough to think books “weren’t cool” and because being friends with girls was a cardinal sin at the time (still makes no sense...

Gaming, Venue / 24/11/2020 The Impact of Covid-19 on the Gaming Industry

Covid-19 has had some devastating effects on businesses all around the world, but the gaming industry has not suffered as much as it has boomed.  Though we’ve seen delays in games, like Cyberpunk 2077, and cancelled competitions, we’ve also seen the gaming industry adapt with the changing times and still continue to thrive.  While the...

Gaming, Venue / 24/11/2020 The State of the MMO Genre in 2020

MMOs – that’s Mega Multiplayer Online games – first (commercially) began in the 1990s with the release of Neverwinter Nights. Since then, we have seen countless titles: some which remain powerhouses today. One thing we have also seen is the stagnation of the genre, an inertia resulting from similar formulae being reproduced each new release....

Music, Venue / 24/11/2020 “Why are you doing music if it’s just to play in your room?”: A talk with Floral Image

I had the great honour of speaking with Norwich psychedelic rock band, Floral Image, in preparation for their single “Why I Leave” and subsequent music video. You can find their video on YouTube and Facebook Watch, and the single is on Spotify and Bandcamp. Floral Image consists of Fergus (guitar, vocals), Jack (Keys, vocals), Julian...

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Review: Clouds

If you have Disney+, I’m sure you will have seen their latest biopic, Clouds. The film tells the true story of Zach Sobiech (Fin Argus), a high school senior who uploaded his song ‘Clouds’ to YouTube and it became a viral hit, leading to a recording contract and a concert performance. Clouds has all the…

Gaming, Venue

Lockdown Games Part II

Pokémon Platinum is a welcome respite to the stress of lockdown. Any time I want to squeeze some serotonin into my life, I boot up my ancient Nintendo DS, wipe my completed game file, and start playing again from scratch.  You play as a Pokémon trainer, travel through the Sinnoh region, battle and capture Pokémon…

Gaming, Venue

The Impact of Covid-19 on the Gaming Industry

Covid-19 has had some devastating effects on businesses all around the world, but the gaming industry has not suffered as much as it has boomed.  Though we’ve seen delays in games, like Cyberpunk 2077, and cancelled competitions, we’ve also seen the gaming industry adapt with the changing times and still continue to thrive.  While the…

Gaming, Venue

The State of the MMO Genre in 2020

MMOs – that’s Mega Multiplayer Online games – first (commercially) began in the 1990s with the release of Neverwinter Nights. Since then, we have seen countless titles: some which remain powerhouses today. One thing we have also seen is the stagnation of the genre, an inertia resulting from similar formulae being reproduced each new release….

Music, Venue

“Why are you doing music if it’s just to play in your room?”: A talk with Floral Image

I had the great honour of speaking with Norwich psychedelic rock band, Floral Image, in preparation for their single “Why I Leave” and subsequent music video. You can find their video on YouTube and Facebook Watch, and the single is on Spotify and Bandcamp. Floral Image consists of Fergus (guitar, vocals), Jack (Keys, vocals), Julian…


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