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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 …

Dark Souls III – Prepare to die!

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 …

Best games for Halloween

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 …

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 …

Assassin’s 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 …

Philosophy in gaming: The Metal Gear Solid Series

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 …

Blood galore in 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 …

Bask in Bloodborne

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 …

Dying Light is here! Good night and good luck!

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 …

Plot takes centre stage in The Order: 1886

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 …