The Mancunion

Britain's biggest student newspaper

Games

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Reddit and weep: the influence of the forum

How Reddit posts are shaping our perception of games before we’ve even picked them up

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A look at Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

New game, old formula

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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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2017: the year deception stopped being profitable?

Undesirable game mechanics aren’t so easily disguised anymore

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Are Star Wars games doomed?

Are Star Wars games redeemable, or have they fallen to the dark side?

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EA vs. The People: Round 2

UFC set to feature loot boxes despite consumer uprising

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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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Battle royale mode coming to Call of Duty

CoD fans are excited at the prospect of PUBG-styled gameplay

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In defence of toxic behaviour in online gaming

To really enjoy a game, sometimes you have to make sure others don’t

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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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Level design done right

Some examples of top quality world and level design over the years