• Ubisoft VS Gaming’s #MeToo Moment

    Myron reveals Ubisoft’s sickening abuse culture and their abysmal response. In the past few weeks a wave of misconduct allegations have rocked all corners of the videogame industry, from streaming to development to communities around individual games. Even Super Smash Bros!, most high-profile of all, are included in the...
  • Impact Plays – Assassin’s Creed: Origins – Is it the reboot the series needed?

    I am, by all accounts, an Assassin’s Creed nerd. When the first game came out, as the younger sibling I was forced to simply sit and watch as my sister got to play through the life of Altair, assassinating key figures in the ancient cities of Damascus, Jerusalem, and...
  • Scrapbook – Ten Years On…

    In honour of the University of Nottingham’s very own NSTV celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, Impact are looking back at what else first appeared in 2007. We’ve compiled a list of ten things that are now ten years old, so get ready for a jump back into pop...
  • Impact Plays – Dragon Age: Origins. . . A Gamer’s Nostalgia

    For me, there are numerous games which I will forever praise above the rest, but one which I will repeatedly play without ever growing bored is Dragon Age: Origins. First introduced to me at 13, I was sceptical of such a game design – most of my interests lay...
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: First Impressions

    If you know anything about action-RPG gaming, then you’ll know that one of the most highly anticipated games of early 2017 is Horizon Zero Dawn, the latest offering from Guerrilla Games. Released on the PS4 on the 1st March, it has so far proved to be an unexpectedly remarkable...
  • 2016: Hot Or Not – Assassin’s Creed (The Movie)

    Anyone who’s played Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed games will know the basic idea: a modern man is put inside a computer simulation (known as the Animus) and taken back in time, placed within the body of one of his ancestor, who happen to be Assassins who are locked in an...
  • “Half of history is hiding the truth.” – The effect of video games meddling with the past

    The titular quote comes from Joss Whedon who is communicating the ambiguity of history due to contemporary disagreements about what actually happened. This has led to a certain fascination with the subject by almost everybody; academics, politicians, journalists and, most importantly, creative industries. The past is an incredibly rich...