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Britain's biggest student newspaper, serving Greater Manchester

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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 ...

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My Double Life Online

I am a savagely dysfunctional man. Unless a friend accompanies me on my journey to university, I shamble along Oxford Road with ...

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Destiny – The Great Divergence

Destiny, a game backed by a $500 million development budget, is the most expensive game ever made. It was released on 9th ...

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Which video game company should you work for?

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My Double Life Online

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Destiny – The Great Divergence

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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

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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…

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.

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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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Review: Hohokum

Does this indie title plummet or soar?

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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?

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.

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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?

Dark Souls II Preview

Tuan Dao braces himself for another round of punishment at the hands of Dark Souls.

King of the North Tournament

In March, Manchester will play host to the UK’s biggest student-run gaming event. The King of the North tournament has been meticulously put together by…

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Conquer YouTube with Your Console

Alasdair Preston looks at how Achievement Hunter has established itself as a dominant name in YouTube Channels