#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...

Gaming / 22/09/2020 Super Mario’s 35th Anniversary announcements

There was… enough to get excited about from Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary announcement. While I have no interest in getting a Game & Watch, Super Mario Bros. 35. looks a bit busy for my liking, and the novelty of a Mario Kart where RC characters drive around your living room will wear off...

Gaming / 22/09/2020 Favourite games of the last generation

Although I played Dragon Quest XI on the Nintendo Switch, it was originally released on PS4 in 2017. The main criticism of the Dragon Quest series is the sameness that runs through each title, but it is this very criticism which is also its greatest strength to long-term fans of the series like myself. With...

Gaming / 22/09/2020 Gamescom 2020 overview

Gamescom 2020 gave us so much to look forward to, with a crazy amount of highlights despite the online-only nature of the event. Here are the two things from the event I’m most excited for! Dragon Age 4 Bioware gave us a behind the scenes look at Dragon Age 4, which has been a long...

Gaming, Venue / 04/08/2020 The Last of Us Part II Review

“Phew.” That was my feeling when I finished Naughty Dog’s successor to their acclaimed 2013 title. Not a “phew, I’m glad that’s over because it was awful”, more of a “phew, I’m glad that’s over because I’m not sure I could have managed much more of this tension”. It’s a hard game to review without...

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