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E-Sports becomes a second-level Olympic Sport

On the 27th of January E-Sports was recognised as a 2nd level Olympic sport in Korea. In doing so, E-Sports has been ...

Photo: Javier Domínguez Ferreiro@Flickr

The Console Retrospective - 2014

2014 was a significant year for Microsoft, Sony, and to a lesser degree, Nintendo. It has been the first full year the ...

Gaming Arcade. Photo: Vivienne Gucwa @Flickr

If on a Winter's Night a Gamer

Towards the end of his novel If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller, Italo Calvino conjures an image of an abstract library, ...

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E-Sports becomes a second-level Olympic Sport

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Photo: Javier Domínguez Ferreiro@Flickr

The Console Retrospective - 2014

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Gaming Arcade. Photo: Vivienne Gucwa @Flickr

If on a Winter's Night a Gamer

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Photo: Chris Yunker @Flickr

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

Photo: Javier Domínguez Ferreiro@Flickr

The Console Retrospective – 2014

Marcus Winchester reflects on a year of gaming

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.

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Mountain Dew Rising – Sunset Overdrive Review

Elliot Coen fires explosive teddy bears in his bombastic review of Sunset Overdrive

The Nostromo. Photo: Alien: Isolation @Flickr

Review: Alien Isolation

Despite the critcised length of the game, Alien Isolation is another success for Alien franchise fans

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When you go down to the woods today, you’re in for an axe wound to the face

Patch Scales dices with death in the cannibalistic confines of The Forest

"Come on Nan, stop hogging the PS2..." It is hoped that these games will encourage OAPs to stay active. Photo: Robin Fensom @Flickr

New computer games could lower risk of OAPs falling

A series of computer games could help prevent OAPs from falling at home and in the community, according to the Manchester researchers who developed them

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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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Shovel Knight – Strike the Earth!

Josh Goldie found Shovel Knight to be short but sweet

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Wolf on Boom Street

Josh Goldie reviews the Monopoly-inspired party game on the Wii

Photo: Tom Bruce

WOW! Make Way for the (ML)G-Unit

Many people can’t wait for the ephemeral montage parody craze to shut up, log off and die, but Tom Bruce reckons it’s here to stay. And he accepts it gladly

Photo: Empurasie

The Battle of Olympus: Emphasis on ‘Battle’

Josh Goldie looks back at an extremely difficult NES game, The Battle of Olympus. A game which tests your memory as much as it does your patience