Gaming / 07/12/2021 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...

Gaming / 07/12/2021 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...

Gaming / 07/12/2021 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....

Gaming, Venue / 16/11/2021 Exploring the highly anticipated update of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

If I’m honest, I haven’t been on Animal Crossing New Horizons for two months. My islanders were not pleased to say the least, especially Agnes. After ruffling my hair back into place and ridding my house of cockroaches, I set off to beg my villagers for forgiveness.  The reason for my return to the game...

Gaming, Venue / 16/11/2021 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...

Gaming / 26/10/2021 A Conversation with Twitch Streamer HoHoHoney

At Autumn’s beckoning, I took a weekend off and went to London. I met up with my best friend, Honey, who I have known for six years. Together we competed in NUEL’s Women Tournaments on League of Legends in 2021, she was also the first person who got me into gaming. Honey is currently a...

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Best games for mobile phones

An often-overlooked way of playing video games is through your mobile phone. Both the App store and the Google Play store have plenty to offer for everyone, so I thought I’d take a closer look. 1.     Pokémon Unite is a popular free game in which players can engage in team battles. It allows…

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My all-time favourite game

When I think of my favourite game, I think of hours spent in my room, playing The Sims 4, creating characters and little stories within the game.  The franchise is basically a life-simulator game where you can create your own ‘sim’ and walk them through life, completing milestones like getting a job, building a house…

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Do Video Games Encourage Violence?

The link between engaging in graphic video gaming and impulses to inflict real-life violence continues to be a debate of strongly divided opinion.  The American Psychology Association (APA) suggests that playing violent video games like Doom, Wolfenstein 3D or Mortal Kombat indeed have potential to increase a person’s aptitude for aggressive thought, feelings, and behaviour….

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Should GTA be remastered?

In August, several rumours were floating around suggesting that the original Grand Theft Auto trilogy could be seeing a remake. This includes GTA III, Vice City and San Andreas, which was originally released for Xbox, and later re-released on other platforms such as PlayStation 2 and 4, Windows and Mac Os X. These rumours sparked…

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Games to break the ice

As the new academic year approaches, the chances are a lot of us will be meeting new people. Living with strangers may seem daunting at first, but what better way to break the ice than playing a game together or having a games night? Of course, you can’t go wrong with a classic deck of…


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