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Japanese games you might have missed

Japanese games you might have missed

Arts, Games February 16, 2014 at 5:00 pm Comments

FOR CULTURAL reasons beyond my understanding, Japan make some of the weirdest and enjoyable games on the market. They always have and, hopefully, always will. No other country has such a flair for the weird andRead More

2014 – an interesting year for games

2014 – an interesting year for games

Arts, Games January 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm Comments

UNLIKE previous years, 2014 will be an especially interesting year for games. The Xbox One and the Playstation 4 being released (along with the Wii U finally coming into its own) means that lots of gamesRead More

Steam Holiday Sale: The Honourable Mentions

Steam Holiday Sale: The Honourable Mentions

Arts, Games January 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm Comments

STEAM Sales. It’s every PC gamer’s dream. Lines upon lines of cheap games right at your fingertips, both indie jewels and retro diamonds, at prices most high street shops wouldn’t dare put up. But as withRead More

Pokemon’s new dimension

Pokemon’s new dimension

Arts, Games January 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm Comments

ON ONE SIDE, I have a stack of course books; on the other, Pokémon X. It’s not a hard decision: being a grown-up simply doesn’t happen when Pokémon is involved. Logic dictates that the enormous adultRead More

Cheap and cheerful: the best of Indie gaming

Cheap and cheerful: the best of Indie gaming

Arts, Editors' Pick, Games November 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm Comments

THERE’S a problem which many students (and graduates!) face when it comes to gaming. It’s @^&*$ expensive. When you’re looking at a good £25 (even though it’s almost 2 months old) for the latest Football Manager,Read More

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag revitalises the pirate genre

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag revitalises the pirate genre

Arts, Games November 24, 2013 at 6:30 pm Comments

BY NOW, PIRATES are considered old hat, replaced by zombies as the staple in videogames. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag revitalises the genre, and it delivers the much-needed lifeblood into both the swashbuckling genre and theRead More

Artemis – a taste of infinity and beyond

Artemis – a taste of infinity and beyond

Arts, Games October 22, 2013 at 12:00 pm Comments

SPACE. The Final Frontier. Most games that revolve around space rarely, if ever, focus on the vast expanse of nothing itself. You do get a few that let you roam around, like the Mass Effect series,Read More

Rayman Legends: better than the Best

Rayman Legends: better than the Best

Arts, Games October 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm Comments

AS YOU PLAY THE LATEST instalment in the long-running Rayman series, canyon-sized grin on your face, sweat on your palms, grit in your teeth and sleep deprivation in your eyes, you may begin to ascertain whatRead More

Saints Row IV: a legitimate rival to GTA?

Saints Row IV: a legitimate rival to GTA?

Arts, Games September 24, 2013 at 8:00 pm Comments

THE FOURTH instalment of Saints Row, a franchise that started off life as a very derivative copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, feels like the natural conclusion for the series. Everything is so bombastic, soRead More

Vivid, cute and cartoon-like; Animal Crossing is one deceptively addictive game

Vivid, cute and cartoon-like; Animal Crossing is one deceptively addictive game

Arts, Games August 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm Comments

WELCOME to Animal Crossing, where the streets are paved with gumdrops- if you want them to be. For all you know, the human world may have crumbled into hell, but this happy little animal town seemsRead More