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The Awesome Art of Chiptunes

The Awesome Culture of Chiptunes

October 30, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

What do Shovel Knight, Super Hexagon and Retro City Rampage all have in common? Besides all being pretty damn good video games, these contemporary titles have some of the best Chiptune soundtracks we’ve heard…

How #GamerGate Threats Harm Us All

How #GamerGate Threats Harm Us All

October 22, 2014 | by Joe Martin

Picture the scene. You’re at a social gathering one evening, just trying to have a good time. Conversation is flowing and you express an opinion on the topic at hand. Suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, someone you’ve never met appears before you. They overheard. They disagree…

The Awesome Politics of Gaming

The Awesome Politics of Gaming

October 15, 2014 | by Ryan Dean

It’s no surprise that writers and directors have turned their keen eyes to the gaming industry as the latest way to propagate political messages that target mass audiences. Now I’m not saying in any way that I disagree with the messages they display, in fact I’d go so far as to suggest their messages are part of why I think they deserve so much appreciation…

5 games to make into TV series

5 Games to Make into TV Series

October 10, 2014 | by Ryan Dean

With TV series attracting more and more audiences, and therefore garnering bigger and bigger budgets, could we soon be seeing the rise of televisual video game adaptations?…

Why I Chose Wii U

Why Wii U Was The Only Option (The Late Adopter’s Opinion)

October 8, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

I’ve been a PC gamer exclusively for about four years now. Not because I consider myself a member of gaming’s Master Race or anything, I just needed a new PC in 2010 for my burgeoning business as photojournalist and instead of picking up a Macbook like every other “artist” in the western world…

5 best fake gamers on tv

The 5 Best Fake Gamers on TV

September 19, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

We all know that fictional television shows about gamers generally suck, often resorting to outdated mainstream perceptions and terrible cliches. I could only ever get through a couple of episodes of The Guild or Video Game High School before…

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How Outlast Helps Gamers Understand Sexual Abuse

September 18, 2014 | by Joe Martin

It’s no secret that Outlast is a pretty terrifying game. A first-person survival horror title developed and published by Red Barrels for PC and later PS4 and Xbox One, horror fans were left salivating at the prospect of playing as freelance investigative journalist Miles Upsher, who receives an anonymous tip from a source identified only as a whistleblower…

6 Awesome Games Based on Movies

6 Awesome Games Based On Movies (Part 1!)

September 11, 2014 | by Mike Slater

It’s no secret that video games based on movies get a bad rap – and rightly so. The majority of them are rushed, generic, uninspired cash-ins, used entirely as promotional material for their respective films, without naming any names of course…

Swatting why it isnt a joke

Swatting: Why It Isn’t a Joke

August 31, 2014 | by Rhys Wood

The “point” of swatting is to have a SWAT team show up to the victim’s house under the pretense of a serious crime, such as attempted murder, bomb scares and so on. The idea is to have this happen while the person is livestreaming, so the act is broadcast to his/her audience…