Tag Archives: Gaming

Yes, Red Dead Redemption 2 is a great Western

Can a computer game belong to the canon of great Westerns? My reflex response was no. Yet whilst playing Red Dead Redemption 2, which was finally released on PC earlier this month, I keep questioning my initial resistance. The vividness … Continue reading

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Hollow Knight – Metroidvania meets Masochism

Until recently I’d never heard of the Metroidvania genre. In my defence, I’m only a casual ‘silver’ gamer. On average I game for about five or six hours a week. These aren’t enthusiast numbers, not even close. Down the years … Continue reading

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Risin’ Up – finally a Tomb Raider game worthy of the concept

All the arguments have been had, multiple times; what do the motivations behind our involvement with the Tomb Raider franchise tell us about our perceptions of gender equality and progressivism? Does the incremental intangible sophistication and overt desexualisation of the … Continue reading

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Football Manager 2015 – a love rediscovered?

You couldn’t categorise me as an avid gamer, or a gamer at all these days – truth be told. In fact, throughout this decade I’ve barely played any. That’s due to a number of other interests asserting their predominance, this … Continue reading

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