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James Thursfield

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What are you Wii U-ating for?

James Thursfield argues why it is time for gamers to pick up a Wii U

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E-Sports becomes a second-level Olympic Sport

James Thursfield discuss how E-Sports became recognised as a second-level Olympic Sport in Korea and what it reflects about the entertainment industry

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Assassins Creed Rogue: The Sainsbury’s Basics of Video Games

James Thursfield explores how Assassins Creed Rogue is currently superior to its next-generation counterpart Assassins Creed Unity

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The Great FIFA Myth

James Thursfield explores how FIFA has influenced the way we perceive real football

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor – The One Game to Rule Them All?

James Thursfield explores why Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is The Lord Of The Rings game fans have been waiting for.

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Which video game company should you work for?

At some point in every (slightly nerdy) person’s life, there will have been consideration of the attraction of developing their own video game or working…

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Destiny – The Great Divergence

Since its launch on 9th September Destiny has received “mixed” reviews from the gaming press. Does Destiny’s commercial success emphasise a shift in the balance of power within the gaming industry?

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Minecraft – The $2.5 Billion Cultural Phenomenon

On 15th September Microsoft acquired Swedish developer Mojang and Minecraft for $2.5 billion. With the departure of its creator Markus “Notch” Persson, what does this mean for the future of Minecraft?

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FIFA 15 – Is Realism Enough?

EA is set to launch FIFA 15 on 25th September. With their latest offering, is EA prioritising realism over genuine innovation?