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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

It is a strange fact of history that things tend to aggregate and form greater wholes. From the ancient city states of Greece came unification under the iron will of Alexander. Rome rose from single metropolis to conquer the Italian Peninsula and the world. And let us say nothing of the Mongols and the British. […]

Dark Souls III – Prepare to die!

dark souls III

From Software, a game developer renowned for the extreme difficulty of their titles, has just released their latest game: Dark Souls III.   Gamers are urged to approach this,  third iteration of the Dark Souls series with extreme caution. The difficulty of the Dark Souls games are legendary and are part of the appeal that attracts die-hard gamers to explore […]

Best games for Halloween

Until Dawn Horror game

The darker aspects of the human mind have produced masterpieces in the novel, shorter fiction and film. The genre of horror has even produced social movements of which the goth subculture is a prime example. The latest form of entertainment to explore the nature of terror is the gaming industry. Video games add a whole […]

Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5: Guardians

The Halo series is to gaming what Star Wars is to cinema – an indelible piece of history that transformed the industrie’s imagination and created a worldwide following. Undoubtedly Microsofts most precious gaming IP, Halo has been credited for making first person shooters relevant to gaming consoles, whereas beforehand the genre was largely restricted to PC games. At its […]

Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate

Assassins Creed Syndicate

The Assassin’s Creed series of video games concerns the exploits of various characters descended from the Ḥashshashin muslim brotherhood which rose to prominence during the First Crusade. The first game in the series followed the exploits of the disgraced assassin Altair as he seeks to regain his status by assassinating nine key Templar figures. A […]

Philosophy in gaming: The Metal Gear Solid Series

Metal gear solid Phantom Pain

The Metal Gear Solid series of video games is the very definition of the word epic. The eleven games are all stand alone titles but together they tell a story that takes place across half a century. The ideas explored through the series could easily constitute a doctoral thesis in philosophy. The series developer, Hideo Kojima, […]

Blood galore in Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X

FATALITY! What game do you think of first when you hear those words? Do you remember the satisfying crunch of your opponent’s neck snapping as you loosen his head from his body? Do you recall the screams of your enemy as you send him tumbling off a high bridge to be impaled on the terrible spikes below? […]

Bask in Bloodborne

Bloodborne Hunters Dream

From Software is a video game developer notorious for the extreme difficulty of its titles. Demons’ Souls, Dark Souls and Dark Souls II are all games that have been lauded for their soul-destroying enemies and dark and atmospheric medieval locales. In an age where developers spoon-feed players and make games accessible and overly easy, these titles were pledges of rebellion […]

Dying Light is here! Good night and good luck!

Dying Light Zombies Attack

Try not to sigh when I tell you that Dying Light is a zombie game. A zombie game! I hear you cry in exasperation. Another bloody zombie game!   Yes, it is a zombie game and yes, you would have to be a zombie yourself not to have noticed how much these mindless, rotten bastards have infiltrated modern […]

Plot takes centre stage in The Order: 1886

The order 1886 galahad

The stylish steampunk visuals of The Order: 1886, a video game published through Sony Entertainment have caused massive excitement within the gaming community. The game first surfaced at E3 2013 and presented a bleak but beautiful steampunk setting with Victorian era characters blasting up London with all manner of high powered weaponry.   While early […]