Gaming, Venue / 03/05/2022 Lego Star Wars: First Impressions

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga released on Nintendo Switch at the beginning of April and is available at £49.99 (which unfortunately seems to be the standard price for a decent Nintendo Switch game) as a Switch game card or a digital download. It has since topped over 3.2 million sales, so I thought I’d...

Gaming, Venue / 03/05/2022 Why Sonic the Hedgehog Should Have Remained a Video Game

As Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has been released in cinema, I decided to give the films a go. The series has been extremely well received, and I can see why, but as a lifelong Sonic fan, I was disappointed.  My main qualm with the films is simply that I don’t feel as though Sonic, a...

Gaming / 22/03/2022 Forspoken to Be Delayed – Will it Be Worth the Wait?

Forspoken has been heralded as an ambitious role-player game by Square Enix. They describe how “Forspoken follows the journey of Frey, a young New Yorker transported to the beautiful and cruel land of Athia. In search of a way home, Frey must use her newfound magical abilities to traverse sprawling landscapes and battle monstrous creatures.”...

Gaming / 22/03/2022 Elden Ring: Is it Worth Buying?

Elden Ring is a new third person action fantasy role-play game which has been likened to its predecessor Dark Souls. Developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, its trailer certainly boasts some impressive settings, it also has mostly glowing reviews. The game is available on Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation5 as...

Gaming / 22/03/2022 Escape Room Shenanigans

Escape Rooms are fun – each one you go to is a unique experience. Many of my favourite memories have taken place in them. I’d like to share a few. Of all the places, my first escape room experience was actually in Budapest. On our stay, my friends and I googled things to do in...

Gaming, Venue / 01/03/2022 Top Female Gamers

As International Women’s Day is soon approaching, here is a list of some of the most popular women gamers and streamers, as well as a few of my personal favourite creators to watch. 1.     An extremely popular Twitch streamer is Pokimane, who began streaming in 2013. She is known for playing games such...

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The 2022 Video Game Line-up

For us video game enthusiasts 一for whom the Wi-Fi going down is as bad as the apocalypse, who rejoice in watching our friends suffer on a level we aced first try 一 2022 is gearing up to be a big year of releases. With many video games award-winners to be announced in the next month…

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A Review of Halo Infinite

Following Halo Infinite’s surprise early multiplayer release on the 20th anniversary of Xbox and Halo, on November 15, it’s fair to say the game is off to a great start.  Everyone has free access to multiplayer, which includes a ranked arena, quickplay and big team battle modes. The ranked playlist is already a success with…

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Some of The Best Video Games of 2021

Whilst 2021 looked promising in terms of video games, it seems several of the biggest titles we were anticipating have fallen flat and failed to live up to their expectations (Sorry, Battlefield 2042). However, I’ve compiled a list of a few of the best games released this year, in terms of their ratings and feedback….

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Gaming Giant SEGA to Join Forces With Microsoft

There has been debate in the online gaming community about whether the gaming giant was being bought out by Microsoft Corporation, since SEGA published a tweet where they visited Microsoft’s offices. It has been announced that the Japanese video game company is ‘in principle’ joining forces with Microsoft. It is an alliance aimed at allowing…

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Do we still need to purchase consoles?

Is there any need to continue purchasing consoles? Typically, I play Xbox the old fashioned way, through my console and TV. At first I was skeptical about trying it out using Xbox Cloud Gaming, fearing that it wouldn’t be as enjoyable playing on a small screen. However, shortly after pairing my controller with my iPad…

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13 games coming to Xbox Game Pass

Hooray Xbox Game Pass subscribers, 13 games are waiting for you to pick up and play!  The new games include 5 existing games and 8 new releases that were scheduled to launch from the 15th of September. Whether you are looking for an adventurous story or a battlefield, there is something for you.  These 13…


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