Andrew Kersley

Super spooky characters in video games

Here at The Boar Games, we love a good scare. This Halloween we’ve gathered our top picks for haunting characters in games, some you might not have thought about, to get you in the spooky spirit. The Joker, Batman: Arkham Asylum My choice is the Joker in Batman: Arkham Asylum. Whilst not an...
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Posted Oct. 31, 2018

Keeping up with the Premier League’s top 6

With the Premier League season well underway, we take a look at how each of the top 6 look so far. Chelsea You can’t talk about Chelsea without talking about one man, Eden Hazard. It’s almost become a cliché at this point. Whilst Hazard himself has been a top class...
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Posted Oct. 12, 2018

Battle of the sexes

Little known fact: every time there is a debate about historical accuracy in the media, literally every single history student, lecturer or academic collectively celebrate, as their much-maligned subject for once receives mainstream relevance and recognition. Recently the gaming world has been subject to such a maelstrom. The scandal: EA...
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Posted Jul. 9, 2018

Champions League Final preview

People often say football is a religion. If that’s so, this beautiful and magical cult’s most holy of days is the Champions League Final. No event in domestic football calendar rivals the importance the Champions League Final holds for clubs, players and fans alike. Last year some 350 million football...
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Posted May. 24, 2018

Masculinity and mental health

The hunter gatherer. The pater familias. The bread winner. This image of a strong, dominant, and more importantly silent, man is a prevalent one. It is displayed in so many of our films and TV shows. It is encouraged by our male celebrity role models. However, not every man lives...
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Posted May. 15, 2018

Link to the Past – Total War: Shogun 2

One thousand seven hundred and twenty four hours. An ungodly amount of time. You might think it would describe time I’ve spent in lectures, or probably in my case, time spent missing them. Actually it is the amount of time I have spent playing the game Total War: Shogun 2....
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Posted Mar. 27, 2018

Does American cinema fail to represent other countries?

At this point, American cinema and cinema as a whole may seem synonymous. Hollywood has such a stranglehold on the industry that American perceptions of the world permeate into all we watch, in multiple formats. So what does this mean for the industry? The best way to answer this, at...
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Posted Mar. 17, 2018

Is the ‘Damsel in Distress’ Trope Crying out for Help?

I don’t think the idea of the “damsel in distress” has ever resonated with me. Who hasn’t, at this point, played Mario and questioned why on earth Peach is getting helplessly kidnapped every five damn minutes. You’d think on the tenth or eleventh time she would think of a better...
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Posted Feb. 26, 2018