• Discover Nottingham: Gaming

    Nottingham is dense with gaming opportunities – from paintball to Virtual Realty. Take a tour of Impact’s favourite spots for you to get to know this year. BOARD GAME CAFES Board game cafes are pretty self-explanatory – the perfect place to relax with a group of friends, maybe between...
  • The Best Drinking Games For Freshers

    It’s a truth universally acknowledged that alcohol makes talking to strangers easier. Impact has found a bunch of ways to liven up drinking and make Freshers that little bit easier too PICCOLO No cards or cups to hand? Trade in some battery life instead with Piccolo, the handy drinking...
  • Watch Dogs: Legion and the Death of the NPC

    Jack takes a look at Watch Dogs: Legion’s surprising gameplay innovation. You’ve all played open-world games, right? They’re usually stuffed with Non-Player Characters (NPCs); mindless drones for you to screw with and murder when you get bored. Well not anymore. Ubisoft’s E3 2019 conference began with a demo of...
  • EA and Star Wars: The Fall of an Empire

    With Jedi: Fallen Order unveiling its first gameplay at E3, Jack examines EA’s troubled history with Star Wars. Imagine this. You’re one of the biggest game publishers on the planet, and you’re handed the biggest brand in pop-culture on a platter. Star Wars is bigger than ever. Episode VII...
  • Sea of Thieves: Is It Time to Take the Plunge?

    Upon first release, Rare’s Microsoft-exclusive pirate game was empty, grindy and full of trolls who took the whole ‘pirate’ thing a little too seriously. A year on, with four major free updates under its belt and a fifth on the way, let’s run through all the ways Rare has...
  • ‘FALLOUT 76’ – A POST-MORTEM OF THE BIGGEST GAMING FAILURE OF 2018

    If you’ve heard anything about the buggy hellscape that is Bethesda’s latest release, you already know it’s an empty, broken mess. But we’re not here to discuss Fallout 76’s gameplay. Instead, let’s dissect the storm of controversy and failure Bethesda has suffered since the game’s launch. Development, Advertisement, and...
  • Gaming Review: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    A game that allows you to launch a green dinosaur from a moving spacecraft with a hammer, playing as a pink marshmallow has no right to be a real game. But it is a real game, and we should all be thankful. Our latest gift from Masahiro Sakurai and...