Video Games

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 ...

Destiny 2 Officially Announced

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech

Video game developers Bungie has officially confirmed that Destiny 2 is indeed happening. The studio tweeted what may well be the logo for the hotly a...

Researchers Claim Video Games Could Be A Viable Treatment For Depression

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Tech

On the surface, staying at home on your own and not socialising with other human beings for extended periods of time, doesn’t seem like the best ant...

Are Esports Diluting The Physical Activity Message?

Max Harvey | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Tech
Max Harvey

If we want children to engage in more sport to live healthier lives, then it doesn't help to have any confusion over definitions. I realise that not all sports are very physical, but gaming is already extremely popular and the issue of children being stuck to screens needs to be mitigated, not made worse.

When The World Ends This Is Probably What You'll Be Doing

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech

For anyone who lived through the millennium and survived the Y2K bug (the original anti-climax), you might feel like you already know what you’d do ...

Violent Video Games 'Don't Have A Long-Term Impact On Aggression'

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech

The debate about whether violent video games make people aggressive has raged since the dawn of gaming itself. But with first-person shooters becoming...

The Nintendo Switch Is Already Experiencing A Few Teething Issues

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Tech

The Nintendo Switch has only been out for a few days and already customers are starting to discover a few issues with the new games console. These inc...

The Race For World First

Andy Patel | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK Tech
Andy Patel

Despite the fact that the reward for winning is nothing more than bragging rights, plenty of guilds take this challenge seriously. As you can imagine, these guilds attract many applicants. The requirements to join a hardcore mythic progression guild are extremely steep. Let's take a look at some of these requirements.

Nintendo Switch Review: A Console With Vast Potential

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK Tech

The Nintendo Switch is not like other video game consoles. It’s not as powerful as the PS4 Pro or Xbox One S, nor is it as pocketable as the Nintend...

Nintendo Switch: Five Incredibly Important Things We've Learned While Using It

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech

The Nintendo Switch is one of the most interesting games consoles to appear since Nintendo first unveiled the Wii. By promising a console that can off...

Buying The Nintendo Switch? We've Got Some Bad News For Your Wallet

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Tech

The Nintendo Switch is already shaping up to be one of the most disruptive gadgets in recent years. We can’t reveal too much about the games we’ve...

Four Reasons Why The Mega Drive Is The Ultimate Retro Console

Nathan Atkinson | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech
Nathan Atkinson

With Nintendo and Sega having recently launched new retro plug-and-play consoles, gaming fans are once again firmly split in their allegiance. Having reignited an old rivalry, here are four reasons why you should do the right thing and side with Sonic and the Mega Drive.

Nintendo Switch: Here's Literally Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Tech

The Nintendo Switch is officially here, unveiled to the world at a special event held in Japan. Nintendo’s sequel to the Wii U has been designed as ...

Man Turns His Garage Into Ultimate Retro Video Game Arcade

SWNS | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Tech

Sure you could put your car in your garage, but why do that when you could turn it into a 1980s-style arcade?Mat Corne, 40, has spent thousands of pou...

You Can Now Play The Original (Incredible) Rollercoaster Tycoon On iPhone/Android

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Tech

Remember Rollercoaster Tycoon? Of course you do, it was that glorious PC game that you played before you eventually lost your life to the Sims. Since ...

How To Be The Best Gamer You Can be

James Knuckey | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Tech
James Knuckey

The biggest fault that a lot of gamers have or have had, myself included, is the mindset that they are already the best they can be and that there is no more room for improvement. This is possibly the worst way you can think because, eventually, you are going to run into an obstacle that you cannot get over.

Fanatec Take Racing Peripherals To New Levels of Excellence

Alan Boiston | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Tech
Alan Boiston

Fanatec have long been established within the racing wheel market, and have built an enviable reputation for quality amongst serious sim racing fans. Their wheels over the past few years have pushed their competitors in producing ever more refined and realistic feeling products, yet keeping within a modest price range.

Football Video Game 'Knows More About Brexit' Than Govt

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Politics

The developers of the Football Manager 2017 video game have thought harder about Brexit than Government ministers, Labour’s Tom Watson has declared....

Pokemon Go: Fun, But At Whose Expense?

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Tech
Fiona Hotston Moore

This is potentially valuable data, especially when aggregated with that gathered from millions of other players. The question it raises is not whether a game should be free to use, as this is, but whether users should actually be paid to play them.

Fighting Demons: Mental Health And Video Games

Ollie Ship | Posted 09.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ollie Ship

I like to endorse a less conventional method, one that deserves greater attention all together. Video games. As the audience gasps at the medium supposedly causing millennial violence and promoting poor health - hear me out. I genuinely believe the entertainment supposedly damaging our minds is a vessel for clearing them.