Gaming

The rise of the big-budget indie title

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Given the ridiculous backlog of games I have yet to touch, yet alone complete, I have decided to be quite selective throughout 2016 with my purchases, lest I become forced to live...

Future perfect

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The year is 2026. You strap on your VR headset, fitting the connector electrodes along the studs grafted into your skull. Slotting jacks into the ports embedded in your skin, you...

What's in a game?: An interview with Mark Brown

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These past few weeks I’ve been trawling the Twittersphere for interviews with those who work in the industry and are involved in either the critique of games or the making of...

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe

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Last year was a very strange year for video games.  After much uncertainty and weariness as to whether the Playstation 4 and Xbox One would be a success or not, 2015 saw the two...

Club Trope-icana: Remakes and remasters

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For Club Trope-icana this week, following the sense of nostalgia I felt over the story of the iconic first level of Spyro the Dragon being remade using the Unreal 4 engine, I...

Pikachu the Great Mouse Detective

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Pokémon has spawned numerous spin-off titles in the twenty years since it first took the world by storm, from roguelikes to war games to on-rails photography, but the series’...

Memory card: Nanosaur 2 – Hatchling

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If you were ever to ask me the exact moment I became a gamer, I’d tell you it was at the young, impressionable age of nine, as I stared in sheer adoration at the picture of a...

The future is now

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It is completely undeniable that 2016 is going to be a huge year for gaming. Future trends like Virtual Reality, Esports, and Augmented Reality are finally starting to come to...

What I'm Playing: Rayman Legends

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As a child, I grew up playing two game franchises, both of which are engrained into my childhood memories. One of these, involving a pistol-wielding relic-hunting young woman, has...

New challenger approaching!

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At last, we can finally get off Sakurai’s wild ride. As of February 4th, the final two pieces of downloadable content for Super Smash Brothers for Wii U and 3DS have been...