• 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,...
  • Hallelujah, Coronavirus Is Over! Well, According To Social Media, Anyway

    With the gradual easing of restrictions and lack of daily briefings, it’s easier to fall into the trap of letting social distancing slide because you don’t really know what the rules are anymore. This reasoning is something I can totally empathise with, only two households can mix indoors (at...
  • How Netflix’s ‘Ozark’ Writes Strong Independent Women

    I recently finished Season 3 of Netflix’s acclaimed show Ozark, fronted and often directed by the immensely talented Jason Bateman. Bateman plays the relentlessly efficient Marty Byrde, prime money launderer for the second-biggest drug cartel in Mexico. A betrayal and some dead bodies later, Marty finds himself rushing the...
  • 20 Years of The Sims – Why Do We Love it So?

    Phoebe reflects on our 20 year love affair with Simulated mayhem Forget your millennium-born friends, the game that stole so many hours from your childhood turns 20 this year. Believe it or not (delco webney, for those fluent in Simlish) the virtual simulation series hits two decades on the...
  • Does NHS Privatisation Work?

    The words NHS and privatisation, coupled together, were hot press in 2019. However, the reality behind what privatisation really entails, and the differences it will make, were often forgotten. Talk of a future trade deal with America 'selling the NHS' was misleading and left much of the electorate in...
  • 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...