• 20 Years of The Sims – Why Do We Love it So?

    Phoebe reflects on our 20 year love affair with Simulated mayhem Forget your millennium-born friends, the game that stole so many hours from your childhood turns 20 this year. Believe it or not (delco webney, for those fluent in Simlish) the virtual simulation series hits two decades on the...
  • Top 10 Game Soundtracks of the Decade

    Emily looks back at her favourite gaming music of the last ten years. I swear, I started this list with the best intentions. I had clear guidelines for judging an excellent game soundtrack, complete with a sliding scale and everything.  Then someone demanded I add The Witcher to this...
  • Fallout 4, 4 Years On: A Small Complaint

    After Fallout 4’s four year anniversary, November 10th, now is the perfect time to reflect on the game’s two weakest points: The main quest, and the motives of the main factions. You probably don’t remember the story the game was meant to tell us – we were all too...
  • Why We Love Untitled Goose Game

    Emily investigates indie darling Untitled Goose Game‘s cultural staying power. The gaming community right now is obsessed with House House’s Untitled Goose Game, and at first glance it seems like just another trend people are jumping on. However, the game is actually the perfect example of a simple idea...
  • Game Publisher Censors For China

    Game publisher Activision Blizzard are the masterminds behind World of Warcraft and Overwatch. They also enforce censorship for the Chinese government. You probably know about the situation in Hong Kong, where protesters are violently clashing with police over their rights to democracy. You’re probably not aware of Hearthstone, a...
  • Discover Nottingham: Gaming

    Nottingham is dense with gaming opportunities – from paintball to Virtual Realty. Take a tour of Impact’s favourite spots for you to get to know this year. BOARD GAME CAFES Board game cafes are pretty self-explanatory – the perfect place to relax with a group of friends, maybe between...
  • The Best Drinking Games For Freshers

    It’s a truth universally acknowledged that alcohol makes talking to strangers easier. Impact has found a bunch of ways to liven up drinking and make Freshers that little bit easier too PICCOLO No cards or cups to hand? Trade in some battery life instead with Piccolo, the handy drinking...