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Addressing the Balance: Intellect vs Simplicity in Video Games

In your most cynical moments, it's easy to boil culture down into its most basic, lowest parts. When you're flicking through your TV channels,...
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Rise of the Tomb Raider: The Making of Lara Croft

It could all have been so different. She began as a man – a hat-wearing, whip-wielding archetype dismissed by Core Design as an Indiana...

Paint The Town Red – Early Access Review

Going into this review I had no idea what kind of game Paint the Town Red was. But now, after stabbing a guy to...

Could Boundless be a Minecraft killer?

I can charge people to have a wander around my space-zoo. Developed by Wonderstruck and formerly entitled Oort Online, Boundless looks to steal the crafting/sandbox...

The Ship: Murder Party – A Retrospect

By Morgan Davies Despite being over nine years old, Outerlight and Blazing Griffin's The Ship: Murder Party is still going strong, with an active player base. An ambitious...

Free Game Friday: A Wonderful Wander with “Bernband”

I sidled past the alien urinating in the street and entered the club. That's not a sentence I imagined I'd be saying today, but thanks...

System Shock: Enhanced Edition – “it’s a miracle”

By Daniel Courtney The predecessor to the much-loved cult favourite System Shock 2, and direct inspiration behind games like the Deus Ex and Bioshock series,...

Who’s Brave Enough to Change the MMO?

A seemingly endless stream of subscription based MMOs are opting to go down the free-to-play route. Does this trend uncover the weary nature of...

Subaeria Early Access Review

Roguelikes have been around for decades. We've all played one at one point or another (sometimes without realising it - Diablo, anyone? Or, better yet, ToeJam...

Shoppe Keep – Early Access Review

Have you ever wandered into a store in Skyrim or your other preferred RPG and just thought, "I do wonder how the store owner...

Observations on War, Through the Periscope of Silent Hunter 5

By Joshua Yeldham-Smith "War games, what are they good for?" …Learning Trigonometry! Monty Python once asked: “What have the Romans ever done for us?.” What has war...

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)...
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