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Time is on my side

I’m fifteen. I spend an entire Christmas break off school playing Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. Two glorious weeks of murder, carjacking and ramping dirt bikes into the back of a cargo plane mid-take off, killing everyone aboard with a … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Role-Playing Shooter

If you’re not already quite excited about upcoming supernatural steampunk shooter Dishonored (American spelling, obvs), then you probably should be. With an interesting array of powers and some impressively open-ended design principles on display, the game could be a welcome … Continue reading

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Power To The People

If gamers are not necessarily famed for their eloquence, then the rest of the world certainly recognises the terrifying, earth-shattering passion gamers have for their art. In press releases and interviews developers will speak reverently of the “fans” or of … Continue reading

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The Secret Political Agendas of Videogames

We live in an age where even a film with characters made of felt can be considered propaganda. No doubt you will have stumbled upon this recent news report from Fox News anchor Eric Bolling accusing feel-good nostalgia behemoth The Muppets of brainwashing our … Continue reading

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Skip To The End

Spoiler warning. Endings are hard to get right. Bringing a story to a suitable  conclusion requires such a deep understanding of everything that’s come before, as well as the skill to tie it all together into a satisfying climax. With … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Nerds: Gaming’s Greatest Romances

Well, it’s that time of year again. The worldwide coupledom celebration festival approaches, and people are showering slobbery praise upon the other human beings they’ve somehow managed to attach themselves to. Gamers have recently been delivered a peculiarly mature investigation … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Big One: A Short Piece About Loading Screens

Imagine listening to an album where every track was preceded by four or five minutes of the band tuning their instruments and getting ready to play. Or imagine waiting at a news stand while they print every individual page of … Continue reading

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