• No Man’s Sky deserves a Second Chance

    No Man’s Sky (NMS) was released in 2016 on the biggest hype train of the generation. This game – an exploration-adventure set in a procedurally generated universe of five quintillion planets – would revolutionise the medium, promised overenthusiastic indie developer Hello Games. Then the game arrived, and the hype train...
  • Loot Boxes: Is your Overwatch skin worth exposing children to gambling?

    Loot Boxes, the very thing that I’m sure causes most people to roll their eyes and sigh with discontent as they have eeked their way into nearly every genre of game: sports, shooters, fighters, even some RPGs. But there seems to be a dangerous future for any company that...
  • TellTale: The Walking Death of a business

    As of the 21st of September, TellTale game studios has filed for bankruptcy and has essentially died. This was a sudden and surprising revelation that has caused great waves within the community as many of the games they have put out have become beloved and held in high regard....
  • Impact Plays Nostalgia Edition: Crash Team Racing

    For my last birthday my sister surprised me with an unexpected and thoughtful present, a boxed copy of Crash Team Racing for the Playstation 1. CTR was one of my most played and beloved games during childhood, I’ve always remembered it fondly as a personal favourite. In fact my...
  • A Queer Subject: LGBT Diversity in Games

    “I hope that those reading will have a greater understanding why LGBT representation is good for gamers and games, and that it’ll allow more discussion in the future.” As we enter an age where being gay, bi or trans* has become much more acceptable I believe there needs to...
  • Game Changer: Homeworld

    Earlier this year Gearbox software released remastered versions of Homeworld (1999) and Homeworld 2 (2003). While in their own right these new versions are excellent games, it is worth looking at the originals in all their innovative glory. What made Homeworld stand out from the crowd? Well, it was the...