Hiveswap: The Art of Terrible People

*DISCLAIMER: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS STORY SPOILERS FOR HIVESWAP ACTS 1 & 2* If video games were a metaphorical cake, the characters would be the cherries on top. We grow attached to them, see ourselves in them, and may even aspire to be like them. Like most things, these casts usually fit into a set of […]Read More

Why The UK Needs More ‘Sesame Street’

I think it’s safe to say that Sesame Street is one of, if not the most iconic kid’s shows ever made. Even if you didn’t grow up with it, you probably know about it in one way or another. With an iconic cast of lovable, colourful characters and over 50 years of educational broadcasting under […]Read More

In Defence of the Silent Hill Movies

*This article contains some spoilers for the Silent Hill movies, as well as some graphic images* I probably belong to the relatively large population of people who know an awful lot about the Silent Hill franchise without actually playing much of it. I mean, I had the Silent Hill HD collection on the Xbox360, but […]Read More

The Cat Lady: How Games About Mental Health Should Be

*PLEASE NOTE: This article contains subject matter such as suicide and depression that may be triggering. If you are suffering, please seek help from a professional.* *This article also contains spoilers for the entire game* Mental health. Dealing with mental health. Helping friends with mental health. The term ‘mental health’ gets thrown around quite a […]Read More

Why Rin Was A Welcome Addition in Catherine: Full Body

*THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR CATHERINE: FULL BODY* I have a complicated relationship with Catherine. Developed by Atlus – the team behind the Persona franchise – this self-described ‘unconventional romantic horror’ title was released all the way back in 2011, when I was 11 myself. I have many a vivid memory of an awkward […]Read More

The Newfound Relevance of Presentable Liberty

*THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS MINOR SPOILERS FOR PRESENTABLE LIBERTY* Picture this: the world as you know it has been turned on its head by a mysterious pandemic. You have no choice but stay in your room and play video games to pass the time, waiting for a message from a friend or an update from those […]Read More