Gaming / 15/12/2020 Board Games

The Game of Life When my family and I fancy an afternoon playing a board game, we usually reach for The Game of Life. It’s fun, easy, and absolutely hilarious when someone lands on a spot and has to give up all their money (it’s usually the sore loser among the group). The Game of...

Gaming / 15/12/2020 Games of the Year

Animal Crossing: New Horizons It seems almost impossible to write about the top games of 2020 without mentioning Animal Crossing! The seemingly perfect timing of the game’s release as most of the world was in, or heading into, nationwide lockdowns was probably one of the greatest accidental marketing strategies of all time. The game instantly...

Gaming / 15/12/2020 The Soulsborne Series: A Masterclass in Storytelling

Many people have heard of Dark Souls, the notoriously punishing game set in a dark fantasy world. I’m sure many have also heard of its successors or even its predecessor, Demon’s Souls, which has recently been remade for the PS5. Amongst gamers, the Soulsborne series is considered both an example of gaming elitism (git gud)...

Gaming / 15/12/2020 Slender and its Influence on YouTube Horror

Back in 2009, Something Awful user Eric Knudsen created the creepypasta character Slender Man via a competition in which users had to create “paranormal images” using Photoshop. He added a tall, thin, faceless man to some black and white pictures of children and added snippets of text suggesting their abduction and death. Now, Slender Man...

Gaming, Venue / 24/11/2020 Revisiting: Ace Attorney ­– Spirit of Justice

The Ace Attorney series has always been known for its incredibly wacky plotlines, and similarly wacky casts, with series leads Phoenix Wright and Apollo Justice being some of the most hilarious I’ve known in my entire gaming life.  A bit of context: in the Ace Attorney series, you (usually) play as a defence attorney in...

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

The 2017 reincarnation of Star Wars Battlefront II has proven to be a game that I just can’t stop playing during both of this year’s lockdowns. Despite the criticism it received in previous years, the game now feels fully complete to me and I wish that the developers would continue to work on this tremendously...

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