• How Wii U's Weirdness Created a New Nintendo

    How Wii U’s Weirdness Created a New Nintendo

    Nintendo’s proof has always been in their conceptual approach to each console – at least in my eyes. Their greatest concepts always rely on identification of the console as a whole rather than individual parts. The obtuse angles of the GameCube, the intimidating, bulky cartridges of the Nintendo 64;...
  • In Defence Of Dunkey's Criticism of Video Game Critics

    In Defence Of Dunkey’s Criticism of Video Game Critics

    Prominent Youtuber ‘videogamedunkey’ recently has caused quite a stir resulting in the backlash of several videogame journalists and critics and has now seen many people on both sides beginning to either question or defend the methods of videogame reviews from prominent sites such as ‘IGN’ and ‘Gamespot’. How did...
  • The Overlooked Achievements of Alien Isolation

    The Overlooked Achievements of Alien Isolation

    The first Alien movie has a truly timeless quality to it, when it came out in 1979 it was a milestone in movie making history, not only was it an uncompromisingly scary movie, it was a triumph of technical production. Horror movies, sci-fi movies and not to mention video...
  • A Look Back: Star Wars Battlefront

    Star Wars: Battlefront was a landmark franchise within the Playstation 2 era. Releasing alongside the prequals, the game fulfilled the satisfaction of being one of the Rebels and later the 501st. Battlefront (2004) Fighting alongside Stormtroopers and the Rebel Alliance brought with it a sense of being one of...
  • A Look Back: Lego Games

    Lego, famous for its building bricks decided to expand their franchise into multiple lucrative industries. Video games were one of those industries, from Lego Racers to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What has changed? Lego Racers, developed in 1999, was a racing game with combat mechanics. The first game...
  • How Rockstar Turned GTA 5 into a Complete Abomination

    How Rockstar Turned GTA 5 into a Complete Abomination

    While GTA 5 is constantly being praised for how fun it is and how amazing Rockstar is for their constant updates of free DLC, in reality GTA 5 is Loading Screens: The Game with pay-to-play mechanics that fuel Rockstar’s money making machine. Let’s tear this baby apart. The False...
  • Kirby's Blowout Blast Review

    Kirby’s Blowout Blast Review

    Nintendo have taken an interesting route with the Kirby series in recent years. The last two games to release on the 3DS have come with fun little mini games that have seen expanded versions released on the eShop. Following the likes of Dedede’s Drum Dash and Team Kirby Clash...
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins: Fit For a Pharaoh or a Forgotten Empire?

    Assassin’s Creed has become something of a household name in gaming since the release of the titular iteration almost a decade ago. Fans of the franchise are some of the most die-hard available, standing alongside the developers, Ubisoft, throughout recent tumultuous launches. This, combined with the fact that the...
  • The Spirit and Charm of Indie Games

    The Spirit and Charm of Indie Games

    Indie games have only recently begun to make an impact on the game industry. In the past few years, big producers such as Microsoft and Electronic Arts have included indie games in their E3 conferences. Before this, these independent developers would have to gain traction in other areas. My...