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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Review

For years, the video game industry has portrayed mental health in a negative light; inherently depicting a character with mental illness as “bad”. We only need to look to games like Outlast and Resident Evil for examples of villains where their motivations behind their actions are simply “because they’re crazy”. Hellblade: Sensua’s Sacrifice looks to rectify this. Within the opening […]

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Blackwood Crossing Review – A Journey of Acceptance

Developed by Brighton-based PaperSeven, Blackwood Crossing is a first-person, narrative-driven experience that explores the fractured relationship between two orphaned siblings. The game begins with older sister Scarlett waking up on a mysterious train and searching for her brother Finn. It begins innocently enough with a few simple rounds of ‘Simon Says’ but before long the player is thrown into what […]

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5 of the Best Games of 2016

For many, 2016 was a bit of a shit year. With controversial political outcomes, a plethora of celebrity deaths and people just generally sucking, a lot of people can’t wait to see the back of 2016. However, for gamers 2016 was a bit of a treasure trove. From AAA smash hits, indie darlings, anticipated sequels and a game that took […]

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Can No Man’s Sky Finally Take Off?

Over the weekend Hello Games, the team behind No Man’s Sky announced its first big update to the game; offering players new gaming modes, functionality and overall improvements to the experience. Amongst the update, Hello Games has included a feature that allows players to build bases on home planets. These essentially act as a place to store items and conduct […]

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Does Dishonored 2 emerge from the shadows of its predecessor?

When a sequel to Dishonored was announced last Summer, I was sceptical that Arkane Studios would be able to recapture what they were able to create with the original. With its immersive world building, unique gameplay and an engaging story of betrayal and revenge, Dishonored rightfully earned the title of ‘Game of the Year’ in 2012. With its second instalment, […]