Crash Bandicoot

Crash Bandicoot was probably one of the first games I ever played. It is a platform game developed by Naughty Dog, who went on to make such games as The Last of Us and the Unchartered series. Crash was first released in 1996 for the Playstation One, and is listed as Playstation’s eighth best-selling game […]

Slenderman: What game will you be playing this Halloween?

Words by Julie Hassett For some reason, year after year, we wait until Halloween night to make it acceptable to scare ourselves out of our wits. No doubt we’ve already started compiling our horror movies and games to prepare ourselves for a spooky night in. But, if you haven’t already, you’d better add Slender to […]

Super Mario Bros Deluxe

By Julie Hassett I think everyone has met the Super Mario Bros at some stage. Mario, the loveable Italian plumber has jumped into our lives numerous times over the years since his first appearance in Nintendo’s Mario Bros back in the ‘80s. For many gamers, including myself, Super Mario Bros Deluxe (the 1985 GameBoy version) […]

Labouring Games: The Harsh Realities of Working in Game Development Today

Colum Forde analyses the current issues at play in the labour force behind the gaming industry I’m going to go ahead and say that if you’re reading a piece about labour in the games industry, you have at least some passing interest in using your degree to enter the business in some fashion. If you […]

Entertainment Edit: March

The old meets the new in this month’s entertainment edit, as Julie Hassett and Gemma Kent talk everything from Hollywood throwbacks to Disney reboots to Nintendo’s next big release.   The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hey, Listen! In what is probably the most highly-anticipated game of 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath […]

Electric Picnic

Entertainment Edit – March

What we are talking about this month: Pokémon 2016 marks the twentieth anniversary since the original Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green games were released in Japan and therefore marking the birth of a legacy. With several hit television shows, feature films and games this legacy seems to have no intention of slowing down anytime soon. […]