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A Lamppost and a Goat: The Satire of the Simulation Game

By Leo Powell Following the Zeitgeist of the weird, not-quite-a-game-but-still-a-game logic that fuels the likes of Goat Simulator and The Path, I stumbled across a 4chan thread...

Games That Changed Our Lives #9: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II

By Conor Bailey Star Wars games have always had a special place in the hearts of gamers. It's very, very hard not to name a...

Raiders of the Lost Video Games: The Hunt for Britain’s Last Arcades

Back in the '80s and early '90s you couldn’t move without coming across an arcade machine, they were everywhere. As well as in the...

Darkest Dungeon Early Access Review

“And much of Madness, and more of Sin, And Horror the soul of the plot” - Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe’s famously ominous...

An 8-bit love affair: Terraria

Whilst I am a fan of many gaming genres, one could not capture my limited attention span. Minecraft gave birth to a new era of...

Total War: A Retrospective

By Biagio Ruggiero Since the year 2000, Creative Assembly have been showing us history in its most brutal form. From the Roman to the French empires,...

Games That Changed Our Lives #8: Final Fantasy VII and VIII

Those crazy Japanese. Western culture can’t account for them. The Japanese are so bewildering that Sophia Coppola earned four Oscar nominations for a film...

Game Corp DX Early Access Review

Making video games is not an easy task. Many games these days can take years to make, cost millions of pounds and require a lot...

Destiny and the Question of Video Game Story

One of the biggest deals players are making about the huge Destiny 2.0 update (and the subsequent year 2 expansion, The Taken King, out now)...

Why Saints Row Is Better Than GTA

I'm afraid I need to get something off my chest, something that's been slowly bubbling away in the back of my mind for years,...

Why We Love: Mirror’s Edge

By Josh Patterson It's actually a little hard to believe that Mirror's Edge: Catalyst, a sequel long whispered about among fans of the franchise but...

Playing on Hard Mode – Discussing Video Game Difficulty

By Joshua Yeldham-Smith Wherever possible, I play games on Hard Mode. For me, this trend began with Veteran Mode on Call of Duty 2 for Xbox...
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Free Game Friday – The Witch’s House

The Witch’s House is a PC horror game made in RPG Maker. I know these games aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but trust me...

Games That Changed Our Lives #7: The Dragon Age Series

Guild Wars, World of Warcraft, Neverwinter... The list of RPGs I've played and thoroughly enjoyed throughout my life goes on, but none will ever...

Pokémon Reborn: The Fan-Made Dark Side of Pokémon

By Callum Humphreys Imagine a world as dark and disturbing as that in The Hunger Games trilogy. Now transfer that violent imagery to a Pokémon game....

An Idiot’s Guide To LAN Events – Insomnia 55

For most people in the UK, the last weekend of August was a normal bank holiday, a time designed to make people feel better...

Brawlhalla Early Access Review

From Blue Mammoth Games, Brawlhalla is a 2D arena fighting game akin to the ever-popular Super Smash Bros.

Make Up The Numbers: The Problem With Review Scores

The vast majority of reviews (not just for video games but also for films, books and albums), include some kind of numerical score. Whether...

Games That Changed Our Lives: Resident Evil

Zombies are everywhere nowadays. You can’t get away from them. Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead, 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, The...

On Metal Gear Solid V, Mad Max and the Ethical Role of Reviewers

Last Tuesday saw the release of what for many will probably be the game of the year, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain....
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