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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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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