Here's a fact: the deaf community are criminally underrepresented in TV, movies and videogames. But you know what's arguably worse than being underrepresented? Being represented poorly, which deaf characters almost exclusively are, in pretty much every medium. I'm not sure why, but writers and developers across the world seem totally incapable of creating intelligent, confident,... Continue Reading →
How Nuzlocking Can Make You Fall in Love with Pokemon Again
Despite being over 20 years old, the Pokemon franchise is still as popular as ever - there's more Pokemon-related internet content out there to enjoy than ever before! From YouTube's dedicated Poketubers and Twitch streamers, to the 3.2 million-strong r/pokemon subreddit, to the truly committed Poke-fans who expand the Pokémon universe with their own high-quality... Continue Reading →
A Hermit’s Guide to MMOs: Which MMOs Offer the Best Single-player Experience?
Do you love exploring fantastical video game worlds, but hate interacting with strangers? Do you spend enough time pretending to like stupid people at work, and don't want to keep doing it whilst you're gaming? Do you just want to quietly roleplay in peace, without having angry neckbeards telling you to "get gud" until they... Continue Reading →
Monster Hunter World heralds a bright new future for the Monster Hunter franchise.
When I think back to my time spent playing Monster Hunter Tri on my 3DS until the small hours of the morning on a school night, never would I have imagined that my favourite franchise in the whole world would one day arrive on my PC. Yet, here we are. There is no greater joy in... Continue Reading →
The Truth about MMOs – 7 Ways to Avoid Becoming Addicted
The International Classification of Diseases first recognised “gaming disorder” as a legitimate addiction in June 2018. Previously, the idea that someone could be addicted to playing video games in the same way one could be addicted to, for example, smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol or gambling, was absolutely unthinkable - mostly because the psychology of addiction... Continue Reading →
“Comfort Franchises” Like Dragon Quest are the Mac N’ Cheese of Videogames
After 50 hours, me and my husband finally finished Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age on the PlayStation 4. Having invested more than two full days worth of my time into the game, I fully intended to write a glowing review of my experience for this website. But, when it came to actually... Continue Reading →
Opinion: Five of My Favourite Video Game Soundtracks
Anybody who has found their way to this site will probably agree that video-games are an interactive art form. They don’t just exist for your viewing pleasure, but for your listening pleasure as well. All the greatest games come with equally masterful and unique soundtracks. We’ve come a long way from the endless 90-second loops of... Continue Reading →