Valkyria Chronicles is Back and I'm Delighted

Jamie Dickerson | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Tech
Jamie Dickerson

Recently, Sega announced that Valkyria Chronicles is getting a reboot in the form of Aoki Kakumei no Valkyria. While the game looks to have a more RPG lean than previous entries in the series, I for one am delighted that one of my favourite games from last generation isn't getting completely dead and buried like I originally feared.

E3 and the Need for Cynicism

Jamie Dickerson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Tech
Jamie Dickerson

It's in that delirious enjoyment of seeing the words of a long-forgotten franchise flash up on stage that you forget how everything could go wrong. But things can go wrong. Remembering that is what shades you from disappointment.

Doom: Why It's Important

Jamie Dickerson | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Tech
Jamie Dickerson

Doom is unrelenting in its dedication to gore and challenge. It's a careful balance throughout, making you struggle to overcome certain areas and treating you to a gory display as you finally wipe your enemies from the screen.

Why Bethesda Shouldn't Remove Gender Options in 'Fallout 4'

Jamie Dickerson | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech
Jamie Dickerson

Fallout doesn't have to star Dick Masculine like the rest of mainstream games, but any spectrum of gender or ethnicity that the player wants. To someone who is going to play a man anyway, it's a subtlety nice feature, but to people who aren't usually portrayed in games as much, it can be a huge deal.

Will the New Dawn of Plastic Instruments Make It to Dusk?

Jamie Dickerson | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jamie Dickerson

That might seem a bit harsh, especially considering the warm reception both games have gotten since their reveals. But I can't see this second wind of plastic instruments lasting. Personally, I'm done with the genre.

Are We Heading Towards Another Video Game Crash?

Jamie Dickerson | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Tech
Jamie Dickerson

As 1982 ended, video games were booming. By the end of 1983, video games were practically dead. This was because of the video game crash, or Atari Shock, and it was an important milestone in game history.

The Psychology of Destiny's Loot System

Jamie Madigan | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Tech
Jamie Madigan

I've been thinking about the psychology of Destiny's loot system and how it compares to other games. I think they've done one thing well and one thing not as well. Let's look at something I think Bungie's designers flubbed on first.

Cheap Beer and the Psychology of PlayStation Now Pricing

Jamie Madigan | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Tech
Jamie Madigan

Sony recently launched its new Playstation Now service that lets you rent access to streaming games. Technically I know they're saying it's still in b...

11 Celebrities Who Appeared In Games They Really Shouldn't Have

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Tech

Celebrities just can't help themselves. Not content with making it into some of the world's biggest films, TV programmes, magazines and websites, they...

Normalizing Violence in Grand Theft Auto V

Stephen Beirne | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Beirne

With the recent release of Grand Theft Auto V, the roles have shuffled around a bit. Parents and news anchors seem largely disinterested in the latest instalment. Instead it's the fans, now grown up, calling it transgressive as a satirical text, in light of critics' dressing down of the game's attempts at a message.

Don't Expect Anything New From the PS4 or Xbox One

James O'Malley | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Tech
James O'Malley

As we move towards Christmas and the release of the PS4 and XBO what's really important is what both companies have chosen to put in the box from day one. What I think is particularly notable is that whilst - controversially - Microsoft have opted to include the next generation Kinect camera and require it for gameplay, Sony have - also controversially - elected to not even include their camera, selling it separately instead.

Review: The Art of Dead Space by Martin Robinson

Alice Charles | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

Even for non-gamer like me, it's engrossing to see just how much thought goes into creating a top-of-the-line game such as Dead Space. I might even check out the game itself.

Video Games, Live-Action Role-Playing and Interactive Story-Telling

Peter Allison | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Tech
Peter Allison

Compared to other games, LARPing is the only one which allows you to completely immerse yourself into the setting, and perhaps offers the player their best chance to experience what it would be like to be someone else. That is until full Artificial Reality video games are realised, which will not be for some time.

Mermaid, Videogames Writer, Role Model

Belinda Parmar | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

When Rhianna Pratchett was a little girl, she wanted to be a writer. Or a mermaid. Today she is an award-winning scriptwriter, story editor and - a term that she coined - a narrative paramedic for videogames.

Wii U: Brain Over Brawn?

Will Porter | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Tech
Will Porter

Although I don't doubt that the Wii U will not sell as many units as the Wii, I will suggest it won't be gathering dust. When the Wii 3 comes Nintendo will have raised a generation with their design ethos of gameplay over graphics, brain over brawn.

Can Gamers Live Without GAME?

James Poyner | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Tech
James Poyner

GAME has been a high street institution for gamers with a large wad of cash burring a hole in their pocket for what feels like a couple of decades, so news that GAME group is going into administration saddens me a little.

Five Things Coming to Gaming in 2012

Sam Sheppard | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK Tech
Sam Sheppard

The start of a New Year is a time for looking forward rather than back, and I want to turn my gaze onto the world of gaming. Here are my top five highlights of the coming year.

WATCH: Angry Birds Christmas Light Display Takes Epic Pig Battle To The Next Level

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK Tech

This YouTube video of an Angry Birds Christmas light display is the aficionado's answer to festive pigging as airborne avian terrorism is given a yule...