• 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,...
  • ‘Beginnings’ – September Creative Showcase

    In light of the new term and fresh starts for everyone, we gave our contributors the theme of ‘beginnings’ for this month’s creative showcase. Here is the writing and artwork that they came up with! Beginning Again John Locke said personal identity was defined by  consciousness and memory.  ...
  • #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...
  • Dream Videogame Movie Pitches

    Inspired by Sonic the Hedgehog’s record-breaking success, our writers pitch their dream game-based movies and TV shows… CLUEDO Knives Out x Black Mirror: Bandersnatch Ah yes. Cluedo. It’s not quite Monopoly in the boardgame hierarchy but it’s definitely up there.  Now, the astute among you will probably say that Jonathan...
  • Wattam I Doing: Weird and Wonderful Indie Games That Make Me Want to Not Die

    Emily dives into the visionary work of indie developer Keita Takahashi. Let me set the scene for you. It’s the 21st of January, 4 am on a Tuesday morning. There I am, having a sleepless episode, innocently browsing Twitch in a desperate bid to find something that will send...
  • 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...