Video Games

Mind Games

Paul Fletcher | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Fletcher

It's a shame to see a powerful and maturing art form seemingly content to take a well-trodden path, badging insanity as a convenient shorthand to motivate an otherwise inexplicable threat of violence. Sad, but perhaps unsurprising given a much wider tendency to find explanations for shocking behaviours in simplified ideas of mental illness.

Splatoon 2 Review: Utterly Silly In The Best Possible Way

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Tech

Splatoon 2 is the sequel to what could be argued was one of Nintendo’s most surprising games of the last few years. Splatoon was unlike anything the...

The Modern Tale Of 'The Birds And The Bees'; How To Keep Your Kids Safe Online This Summer

Claire Stead | Posted 02.08.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Stead

We can't see everything our kids are doing at all times; and it's something that if we tried to police, it would only build up resentment. Similarly, we can't ban the tech our children are using - it's about finding a balance, setting time limits and offering alternative activities to being online are good starting points.

Yes, eSports Have Already Outpaced Mainstream Sports

George Brasher | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Tech
George Brasher

Technology advancements are powering a new breed of pro gamers, teams, competitions and even stadiums, drawing in new fans as well as big businesses and big sponsorship deals. As we blur the lines between the digital and physical worlds, it'll be sooner than we think that all sports fans - not just gamers - will be grabbing a pint to watch elite eSports in pubs and living rooms across the country.

The Destiny 2 Beta Is Now Live, Here's Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK Tech

Destiny 2, the sequel to the best-selling video game of the same name, is set to launch on the 6 September in the UK. Before that can happen though ga...

The Next Big Mario Game Is Going To Be Something Special

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech

Super Mario Odyssey is not just the next major Mario title for Nintendo, it is also the next desperately needed blockbuster title that will be heading...

These Are The Best Deals We've Found On Amazon Prime Day

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Tech

Amazon Prime Day is upon us. While for many the 11 July 2017 will just be another day, for those looking to grab a bargain it is effectively Amazon’...

The World Has Gone Crazy - Could This Video Game Be The Answer?

Carolyn Dailey | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Tech
Carolyn Dailey

And yet from that very medium comes a new video game so beautiful, so full of humanity and universally moving themes, that it shakes one into believing the world may not be lost. On the contrary, on a number of levels, it signals that the world could be barrelling towards a brighter, more emotionally-intelligent future than we had thought.

Sony PlayStation: A Brief Look Back At A Console That Became An Icon

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech

While E3 2017 shows us the latest and greatest in video games it seems almost an age ago that Sony released the very first PlayStation in 1994. Boasti...

Watch The Brand-New Trailer For Destiny 2

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Tech

Destiny 2 will officially launch in the UK on the 6 September for Xbox One, PS4 and then for the PC on 24 October. Activision announced the new releas...

Call Of Duty: WW2's Multiplayer Is A Complete Reset Button

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Tech

Call of Duty: WW2 is going to either make gamers incredibly happy or incredibly annoyed. Set during the Second World War, the game takes the billion-d...

Nintendo's E3 Briefing Might Have Just Stolen The Show

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.06.2017 | UK Tech

Nintendo’s E3 2017 press briefing wasn’t supposed to be a big deal. With a running time of less than an hour and the promise of only small announc...

There Is A Brand-New New Spider-Man Game And It Looks Brilliant

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Tech

Sony kicked off their E3 2017 with a huge raft of new game announcements and trailers at a packed PlayStation Briefing. Leading the charge was a brand...

Xbox One X Vs. PS4 Pro: Here's How They Compare Against Each Other

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Tech

When Microsoft unveiled the new Xbox One X at its E3 2017 press briefing it was clear that they had only one goal in mind: To beat the PlayStation. De...

Assassin's Creed Origins Will Transport You To Ancient Egypt

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK Tech

Assassin’s Creed, the multi-million dollar gaming franchise, has returned with its next major title: Assassin’s Creed Origins. After a year-long h...

This Is The Xbox One X, The 'World's Most Powerful Console'

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK Tech

After a year of teasing gamers Microsoft has finally unveiled its brand-new games console, the Xbox One X. The Xbox One X will launch on 7 November an...

Watch Sony's PlayStation E3 2017 Press Briefing Right Here

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.06.2017 | UK Tech

The E3 2017 video games conference is already shaping up to be pretty spectacular with Microsoft unveiling its most powerful Xbox ever and Sony expect...

Watch All The Best Game Trailers From E3 2017 Right Here

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK Tech

The size and scope of E3 has grown along with the industry and this year looks set to be the most spectacular yet. E3 2017 has so far seen the unveili...

Watch Microsoft Unveil Its Most Powerful Xbox Ever Made

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.06.2017 | UK Tech

Microsoft is expected to unveil not only the most powerful Xbox it has ever made but the most powerful games console ever released, later today. The g...

Prey Review: Not For The Faint-Hearted

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech

Prey is a game that plays a very cruel trick on you. Released on 5 May for PS4, Xbox One and PC, this survival horror from developers Arkane Studios a...

Here's Your First Official Look At Destiny 2

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.05.2017 | UK Tech

Destiny 2, the sequel to the £500m blockbuster game of the same name, has officially been unveiled along with a new gameplay trailer. At a special ev...

Experiences Of A Female Gamer

Michelle D Harris | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Tech
Michelle D Harris

My son is an avid gamer, and now an adult has always known it as normal that females play video games and what's more, can play as well as men. He has just got his Computer Games Development degree and has always been amused that his mum plays video games, not because of age or gender, he says, but because I'm still better at some games than him and he's played all of his life.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Tech

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a single person in the UK that doesn’t in some way have a connection to Mario Kart. Whether it’s you yourself, o...

This Is What Happens When You Buy Your Dad A Playstation

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Tech

People might chastise children for becoming too involved with their video games, spending hours physically attached to the console and developing squa...

Video Games Are Making Teenagers More Sexist, Says New Study

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 30.03.2017 | UK Tech

As anyone who has ever played Grand Theft Auto can attest video games have not, in the past, exactly been known as bastions of female empowerment and ...