The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper

Jeremy Bijl

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The rise of the audiobook

Books have never sounded better, and they’re here to stay

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Ludonarrative dissonance: the developer’s paradox

The biggest problem facing true immersion in video games?

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How PUBG and Fortnite will redefine the industry

But not in the way that you might think

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Pixel Bomb Games: An Early Access story

Post-Apocalyptic Manchester stuck in pre-release

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What to expect from the games industry in 2018

The Mancunion’s guide to the coming year in the industry

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Skate 4: A New Hope?

Why EA’s recent indiscretions with Star Wars may re-open the door for the fan favourite

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Traps to watch out for in the AAA space

A publisher-by-publisher guide for what to guard against in the coming years

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Why FIFA is the root of the lootbox infection

‘It’s in the game’ has never sounded more sinister

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Review: Star Wars: Battlefront II

A game that promised to be marmite but delivered mediocrity

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Review: Football Manager 2018

Football Manager shakes off last year’s malaise with a strong addition to the series

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The rise of pre-order culture

A look at one of the most taken-for-granted practices in the industry

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Review: Assassin’s Creed: Origins

The latest Assassin’s Creed game looks great, but is it more than just a pretty face?