Gaming / 13/10/2020 What have you been playing this week?

Imagine Takeshi’s Castle meets Total Wipeout but with enough people to fill a lecture theatre. That’s Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. And it’s ludicrous fun. You play as a colourful little bean person (that you can put in outfits! Mine is dressed like a dinosaur!) taking part in “shows”: a series of different games and challenges,...

Gaming / 13/10/2020 Microsoft acquires ZeniMax Media: What does this mean for the industry?

Microsoft has acquired ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, for a huge $7.5 billion. This is massive news for the next generation of consoles, and signals a large shift occurring in the gaming industry as a whole.  ZeniMax Media is the parent company of well-known companies like Bethesda Softworks (Fallout, The Elder Scrolls),...

Gaming / 13/10/2020 The meteoric rise (and return) of Among Us

A few weeks ago, I had no idea what Among Us was. Now, I struggle to tear myself away from it. Among Us has recently shot up in popularity, especially amongst Twitch streamers, despite launching for the first time in 2018. There is a lot to love about this game, and it’s not hard to...

Gaming / 13/10/2020 PlayStation Now vs Xbox Game Pass: Which is better?

The age-old battle of the giants, Sony versus Microsoft, has risen once again. The latest announcement from Xbox that EA Play will be joining the Xbox Game Pass has reignited this battle, this time over who is running the better subscription service for their games. On the face, both appear to offer value for money....

#BLM, Gaming / 22/09/2020 The Sims 4 has a major diversity issue

The Sims is a real-life simulation game, aimed at recreating real life in a way that has been wildly successful. While it is obviously impossible to simulate all aspects of the human experience, the game has been heavily criticised for its focus on American, white, middle- class, suburban life. Compared to past versions, The Sims...

Gaming / 22/09/2020 Lockdown games

With lockdown came days that felt like forever. Days stretched into weeks, and weeks into months. But there was one shining light which got me, and so many others, through those early lockdown days: Animal Crossing. For so many of us, it was the gift we didn’t know we needed. It gave us the chance...

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What have you been playing this week?

Imagine Takeshi’s Castle meets Total Wipeout but with enough people to fill a lecture theatre. That’s Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. And it’s ludicrous fun. You play as a colourful little bean person (that you can put in outfits! Mine is dressed like a dinosaur!) taking part in “shows”: a series of different games and challenges,…

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Lockdown games

With lockdown came days that felt like forever. Days stretched into weeks, and weeks into months. But there was one shining light which got me, and so many others, through those early lockdown days: Animal Crossing. For so many of us, it was the gift we didn’t know we needed. It gave us the chance…


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