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 that list. Based on the CreepyPasta character, the PC game … Continue reading Slenderman: What game will you be playing this Halloween?
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) was one of the first games to get us hooked. … Continue reading Super Mario Bros Deluxe
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 do, no matter what area you hope to find yourself … Continue reading Labouring Games: The Harsh Realities of Working in Game Development Today
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 of the Wild is finally upon us. After being delayed … Continue reading 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. How can it be over a decade since Ash, Brock … Continue reading Entertainment Edit – March
This generation of video game consoles is now in its twilight and the next generation is waiting to take the baton. One of the defining features of this cycle was the way in which third party support shaped the landscape. Microsoft managed to put itself out in front of its competitors by reaching out to third parties and making development on its console least troublesome, … Continue reading The Importance of Being Indie | Roger O’Sullivan
It has been just shy of eight years since the Xbox 360 made its debut. Microsoft’s second endeavour into console gaming heralded in the new generation of home gaming. It was not until the following year that it was joined by its peers, the Playstation 3 and the Wii. The way in which this console cycle transpired was impossible to imagine. Ten years ago the … Continue reading The Next Generation | Roger O’Sullivan