• The Among Us Phenomenon – Why Is It So Popular?

    Gemma Cockrell Gemma investigates gaming’s latest crowd favourite. Following the rise of Fall Guys a few months ago, there’s a new game on the block – Among Us. The game has seen 41.9 million downloads in September alone! The sudden popularity of the game was somewhat unexpected, seeing as...
  • Feminist Criticism In Games: Thank You, Anita Sarkeesian

    Emily Ash Emily celebrates the positive impact feminist game critic Anita Sarkeesian has had on her life. A lot of negativity has been published about Anita Sarkeesian’s video essay series Tropes vs Women in Video Games (TvW); there was negativity at the time, and there’s still negativity now. So,...
  • How Not To Politicise A Video Game

    Myron Winter-Brownhill Myron examines how games publishers exploit political iconography for profit. On August 30th Ubisoft released a trailer for their new mobile game, Tom Clancy’s Elite Squad. Setting out the game’s story, the trailer describes a shadowy cabal named UMBRA that aims to build a new world order...
  • Gaming on a Student Budget

    Jack Richardson With everyone spending more time inside, interest in videogames has soared. But how do you sustain such a notoriously expensive hobby on a student budget? The most basic advice is to buy games you’ll get hours of content from (Red Dead Redemption 2, The Witcher 3, Minecraft...
  • Universities In Games, From The Sims To Bully

    Jack Richardson On the first day of Freshers, Jack looks at how accurate our favourite uni-based video games are… With COVID hanging around and a good chunk of teaching moving online this year, your regularly scheduled Fabled University ExperienceTM has gone out of the window. Truth is, the closest...
  • Fall Guys – What’s the Appeal?

    Gemma Cockrell Gemma delves into the appeal of Fall Guys, and why it’s been so well-received and so widely loved by gaming fans. If you’re remotely interested in video-games, you’ll have heard Fall Guys mentioned in conversation non-stop this month. For those who don’t know, Fall Guys consists of...
  • #FREEFORTNITE: Google And Apple Vs Epic Games

    Emily Ash and Jack Richardson Emily examines the spat between Google, Apple, and Epic, and reminds us why corporations are not our friends.  The Apple Store and Google’s Play Store are powerhouses of the mobile app market. Taking a 30% cut of all in-app purchases is a huge money-maker...