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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

Game Review: Haven

Released: December 2020 Rating: M 17+ (Nudity, Sexual Content, Violence, Use of Drugs and Alcohol) As Madness once sang, “Nothing more, nothing less, love is the best” – an undisputed notion, of course, one that also informs the latest sci-fi adventure from Montpellier-based studio The Game Bakers. Haven (2020) has the player exploring the fractured […]Read More

Don’t Make These 5 Mistakes in Wargame: AirLand Battle

I fancy myself as a bit of a defence pundit. I’m also in my second year of a War Studies BA at King’s College London. So, with the inordinate arrogance of youth (and mediocre talent), I thought Wargame: AirLand Battle (2013) would be a breeze. I was wrong. Very wrong. Turns out this whole ‘fighting […]Read More

Persona 5 Royal: Is It Worth Buying?

Persona 5 Royal was released worldwide on March 31 of this year and is an enhanced version of Persona 5, which is similar to Persona 4 Golden. The story follows a young man who is falsely accused of a crime and transferred to Tokyo to live out his probation. During his time at school, he […]Read More

Gaming: 6 Must-Own Games

Gaming Editors Mary Helen Josephine and Megan Roxburgh recommend some games to keep you entertained during lockdown Whether you’re interested in zombies, history, or physics, our must-own game selections have something to offer everyone. MARY HELEN JOSEPHINE’S PICKS Portal  Way back in 2007, which seems like a different lifetime, Valve Corporation bestowed upon the world […]Read More

Gaming: Dungeons and Decamerons

Storytelling has long been a means of survival. The cliffhangers in One Thousand and One Nights serve as a stay of execution for the condemned narrator. Proust wrote in the hope that destiny would continue to grant him another day of reprieve. And when the plague struck Florence in 1348, Boccaccio’s impulse to tell stories […]Read More

The Last Of Us Part II Leaks: Could It Be

**WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for The Last of Us Part II.** Cast back your thoughts, if you can, to the olden days of 2016. All in all, it was an awful year, yet a certain event stood out to PlayStation gamers: the announcement of The Last of Us Part II. It was a […]Read More

Where Should Grand Theft Auto Go Next?

Gaming writer Gerard Thornton shares his thoughts on what the GTA series’ next steps should be. Grand Theft Auto V has been out long enough now that I feel we should all be turning our attention to what the next GTA focus should be. I’m not saying I want it to be out tomorrow, or […]Read More

My Life in Games: Chris Parbery

In the summer of 1994, my parents went to a yard sale and came home with something that looked a lot like our VCR. I couldn’t have been less interested, until my Dad turned it on and put that perfectly rectangular controller in my hands, and I found out that this was no ordinary machine. […]Read More

Gaming Glories: Resident Evil: Zero (Vol. 1, Iss. 4)

Gaming Glories is a special edition gaming feature that allows writers to revisit and explore games that have helped shaped their gaming history. Each volume features a different writer examining different games within each issue. Enjoy! The Resident Evil franchise is one of the most successful and long-running in gaming. Known as the Biohazard series […]Read More

Game Review: Homefront: The Revolution

Release Date: May 17, 2016 ESRB Rating: M (Blood, Drug Reference, Violence, Strong Language) The original Homefront was a conundrum as it had a memorable story that was driven by its multidimensional characters, but the gameplay made it feel like a Call of Duty knock-off only without the fast paced action. Homefront: The Revolution is also a conundrum as […]Read More

Game Review : Resident Evil 6 HD (PS4)

Release Date: March 29, 2016 ESRB Rating: M (Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Nudity, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes) Resident Evil 6 for the PS4 is another attempt by Capcom to convince fans that this was a fun title but it ends up becoming a sorry way to promote a failure with shinier graphics. As someone from the Silicon […]Read More

Game Review: Tom Clancy’s The Division

Release Date: March 8, 2016 ESRB Rating: M (Blood, Intense Violence, Language) The concept of the apocalyptic survival genre is not new to gamers but Tom Clancy’s The Division is a journey that stays true to the techno thriller concept that the acclaimed author is known for. In the last few years, the apocalyptic survival […]Read More

Game Review: This War of Mine: The Little Ones

Release Date: January 29, 2016 ESRB Rating: M for Mature (Violence, Blood, Use of Drugs and Alcohol) War never changes but the person telling the story does with This War of Mine: The Little Ones, a console port of a unique game that focus on the hardships a civilian population has to go through during a conflict. […]Read More