• Should Disabilities Be Included In The Sims?

    Alice Bennett There has been growing online discourse about whether disabilities should be included in The Sims franchise. As a result, Alice asks, ‘For a game that represents life, shouldn’t The Sims represent all aspects of it?’ Issues remain with inclusion in the game, including the lack of representation...
  • 17 Years Later, And The Sims 2 Is Still The Best Game In The Series

    Daria Paterek On the 17th anniversary of The Sims 2, Daria reflects on the successes and downfalls of the series. The first Sims game that I owned was The Sims: Unleashed. I was about 10, and my mom bought it from a charity shop, claiming that it looked fun. After...
  • Universities In Games, From The Sims To Bully

    Jack Richardson On the first day of Freshers, Jack looks at how accurate our favourite uni-based video games are… With COVID hanging around and a good chunk of teaching moving online this year, your regularly scheduled Fabled University ExperienceTM has gone out of the window. Truth is, the closest...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Scrapbook – Games to Play Before You Die

    Anyone who has had the pleasure of delving into the world of video games knows that such an experience is always a magical one – yet with so many games out there, it’s impossible to play them all. Therefore, Impact has compiled together a list of Video Games that...