• Activision Blizzard Is Under Fire…Again.

    Activision Blizzard is under fire (once again), and I don’t mean inside the world of Call of Duty. After facing a sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuit merely a month ago, the video game publisher is now facing a banded army of its very own employees in yet another lawsuit. However, this...
  • China Implements 3 Hour Weekly Limit On Gaming

    Cora-Laine Moynihan Implemented on Wednesday 1st September, Chinese youth now face restrictions that only allow them to play their favourite videos for 1 hour a day on Fridays, weekends, and bank holidays. With the weekly maximum halting at 3 hours. Cora delves into the reasoning behind it and the...
  • Scuf Gaming: Sexual Harassment Claims

    Cora-Laine Moynihan Over the past few weeks, in light of the California State DFEH v. Activision Blizzard sexual harassment lawsuit, employees working in the gaming industry have come forward detailing similar experiences of harassment and hostile work environments. Cora explores why Scuf Gaming is the latest company to face these allegations. To play...
  • July Book Of The Month: The Nature Of Witches

    Cora-Laine Moynihan The pain of the inevitable. That is what Rachel Griffin addresses throughout her moving debut The Nature of Witches. A tragic tale of inevitable feelings like grief, loss, and insecurity. Yet also an empowering tale of a girl that rediscovers hope, love and most of all herself....
  • Activision Blizzard Exposed For ‘Frat Boy’ Culture

    Cora-Laine Moynihan Activision Blizzard faces a lawsuit after a two-year investigation deems their workplace a hostile environment for female employees and discovers numerous counts of discrimination and sexual harassment.  Skylanders. Crash Bandicoot. Guitar Hero. Call of Duty. World of Warcraft. It would not surprise me if you have heard...
  • Real vs Virtual Crime: Illinois Senator Wants to Ban Violent Video Games

    Cora-Laine Moynihan TW: Discussion of video-game violence and sexual assault Violent video games have been under scrutiny ever since the release of Death Race in 1976. Their depictions of murder, maiming, dismemberment or sexual assault fuelled many campaigns for regulation. As graphics become ever more realistic, fears over the...
  • From Stalking to Unrealistic Ideals of Beauty: The Toxicity of Rom-Coms

    Cora-Laine Moynihan Romantic comedies have been an age-old cure for broken and yearning hearts, setting the standard for love across the world.  That’s something you will never hear anyone say. While rom-coms are occasionally used by broken-hearted and lonely singles to escape into these stories of laughter and romance...