• The Minecraft Renaissance

    Alex Tyndall Minecraft has increasingly been growing in popularity, despite already being a worldwide phenomenon. Alex dives into the reasoning behind this as she explores ‘the game that fills a block-sized hole in our hearts’. I was first introduced to Minecraft at the tender, impressionable age of 12, just...
  • Multiplayer Madness: The Best Games To Play With Your Freshers’ Friends

    Gemma Cockrell Many of you reading this will be starting university this week, and what better way to bond with your new university flatmates than through gaming? Gemma Cockrell provides some recommendations for free (or relatively cheap) games to play with your flatmates. Among Us Among Us is the...
  • Is ‘Detroit: Become Human’ Coming To TV?

    Alex Tyndall With rumours that Detroit: Become Human, a highly acclaimed story-based video game, might be coming to our TV screens, Alex delves into her hopes and concerns regarding a potential remake.  There has been recent speculation within the gaming community that Sony Pictures, responsible for films such as Casino Royale, Spiderman 1,...
  • Is The Term ‘Gamer’ Outdated?

    Daria Paterek EA’s Vice President of Brand, Ellie McCarthy, has recently stated that the term ‘gamer’ is outdated and no longer relevant in a recent interview. Her claim sparks a debate about why the term is rarely used, and whether it has lost all meaning.  Despite enjoying video games...
  • 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...
  • Your Interactive Stress-Ball. Do Videogames Help Your Mental Health?

    Cora-Laine Moynihan Over the years, studies about video games’ impact on mental health have provoked calls to regulate and limit their use. Researchers and developers in more recent years have shouldered the responsibility of investigating gaming’s true effects on well-being. Video games are the villains of our youth. They...
  • Among Us With AOC: Politics and Games Done Right

    Emily Ash Emily examines the impact of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s presence on Twitch. Among Us has been the latest craze in party games, asking you to stealthily murder your comrades or scream your innocence the loudest if you fail. We’ve covered the games’ ridiculous success before. Despite that, I don’t...