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TV Binge: Bitter Lake

If you don’t immediately head over to BBC iPlayer to watch Adam Curtis’ documentary Bitter Lake after reading of Matthew Cole’s profound experience with the piece, then you are clearly a Fox News subscriber

Gaming Arcade. Photo: Vivienne Gucwa @Flickr

If on a Winter’s Night a Gamer

Matthew Cole pretentiously channels Italo Calvino in an attempt to express the reasons why we play games.

The Capital Wasteland. Photo: Pakoe_ @Flickr

Leaving the Vault

Matthew Cole relives the magical ten seconds of Fallout 3

Other arcades titles included: Fix it Felix Jr, Traverse USA, Burgertime, Blasteroids, Gorf, Robotron 2004 and Karate Champ. Photo: Lee Dyer @Flickr

PlayExpo 2014

We report on Manchester’s biggest gaming event of the year

Generic image displaying our interconnectedness. Photo: Terra Nova @Flickr

My Double Life Online

Matthew Cole puts a romantic spin on the act of befriending clammy freaks on the web.

Heroine Samus Aran flaunts her power stance. Photo: PictureTrivia @Flickr

Retro Corner: Metroid Prime

Matthew Cole leaps and morph-balls through the GameCube classic.

Hohokum PSMania@Flickr

Review: Hohokum

Does this indie title plummet or soar?

The Oculus Rift aims to provide the ultimate escapist experience by immersing players into 3D worlds. Photo: Global Panorama @Flickr

The Year in Games: 2014

A round-up of the biggest gaming news and releases so far.