Video Games

A Nazi-Killing Video Game Is Really Upsetting Some People Because... Y'Know, 2017

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK

If you didn’t know already, the year is not 1939. And since that fateful annus horribilis the world has learned a number of important lessons, one o...

Meeple Rising: How Digital Technology Is Growing, Not Killing Board Games

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

We've seen some of this with Skylanders and Disney Infinity, yet as the technology develops there is clearly much more that can be done. We've also seen digital companies take punts into physical - the developers of one of the biggest games in the world, League of Legends, recently launched a totally new board game.

Why James Bond: Nightfire Is The Best Computer Game Ever - As It Turns 15 Years Old

David Mooney | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Entertainment
David Mooney

I found out recently that the amount of time I spend thinking about James Bond 007: Nightfire is much greater than the average person. Memories of sne...

Gaming For A Good Cause?

Max Scott-Slade | Posted 03.10.2017 | UK Tech
Max Scott-Slade

The number of diagnosed cases of dementia is on the rise, and it is currently estimated that 130 million people will be affected worldwide by 2050. As it stands medical and scientific research can't keep up, which is why a fresh approach to the problem is now a necessity.

Breaking Down The New Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer

Charlie Lindlar | Posted 28.09.2017 | UK Tech
Charlie Lindlar

Rockstar unveiled the second trailer to the keenly-anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2 on Thursday, and fans everywhere will doubtless be poring over the footage to pick apart all the details to the sequel of one of what was one of the most universally acclaimed games of all time. Well, we say sequel, but more on that in a minute... Here are just some key takeaways from what we noticed, which might have to keep us going until the game's 'Spring 2018' release date.

Interview With The Player

Allen Baird | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Tech
Allen Baird

Competency-based interviews (CBIs) were born out of the best of intentions. Their original brief was to make job interviews fair. They sought to banish forever the days when candidates were chosen from an old boys' network of those with the correct school tie or the right sort of handshake.

Want To Feel Old? Watch This Girl Try To Use A Game Boy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Tech

It’s no secret that technology is evolving rapidly, but there is nothing like a stark reality check every now and then to remind us just how quickly...

Destiny 2 Review: Better, In Every Conceivable Way

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Tech

The original Destiny was less a video game and more of a social phenomenon. Despite being given an almost universal review of “meh” by critics, th...

The Skill I Learned From Video Games That's Helping Me Most As A Parent

Quora | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK Parents
Quora

Parenting is the ultimate grind, at maximum scale. The hundreds (thousands?) of sleepless nights, the tantrums on the floor at the mall because the pizza came with some dreaded flecks of seasoning on it, the endless fights over getting shoes on and getting out the door in the morning, the whining.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Review: Forget The Outside World And Be A Child Again

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Tech

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is a game that makes about as much sense as its name. It’s a videogame that joins two incredibly unlikely worlds: Tha...

A Virtual Reality Game Is Going To Help Researchers Understand Dementia

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Tech

Deutsche Telekom "SEA HERO QUEST" from BUF on Vimeo. A virtual reality game could be the answer to helping scientists diagnose Alzheimer’s dis...

Why Bioshock Is Still Awesome After 10 Years

Alan Grant | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Entertainment
Alan Grant

My favourite aspect of our culture is our collective decision that 'universes' are most definitely 'a thing'. We have accepted that while any individu...

Microsoft's Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Is A Thing Of Pixellated Beauty

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK Tech

Microsoft has unveiled a special Minecraft Limited Edition Xbox One S during its Gamescom livestream. Considering the millions of people who play Mine...

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...