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Geguri, the first female competitor in Overwatch APEX

Photo: Twitter @ overwatch_news1

What it’s like being a ‘girl gamer’

Traditionally ‘nerdy’ sub-cultures are terrible to women

Photo: BarricadeCaptures @ flickr

Are Star Wars games doomed?

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

Photo: Sledgehammer Games

In defence of toxic behaviour in online gaming

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

Photo: Jared Young @ flickr

Level design done right

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

photo:GameSpot

The rise of pre-order culture

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

Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Speed running

A quick history of the subculture

Photo: Jeremy Bijl

Valve Cracks Down on Metabombing

The Corporation Strikes Back

Photo: BagoGames @flickr

Review: Destiny 2

Has Bungie delivered on their ambitious vision?

Photo: WIkimedia Commons

Loading, ready, run

While the US was being lorded over by the Atari 2600, the UK, and most of Europe was getting involved in the home computer

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Pangaea: Level 10 – Costume Competition

Who will be crowned champion and make it to the next level?

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