Ellie-Marie Gardiner

In conversation: Interactive Futures

Interactive Futures is a new three-day event specialising in highlighting the games cluster in Leamington Spa, or the Silicon Spa. Important things to note about the event is that it is a non-profit event, designed to be accessible for all. All people are welcome, even non-gamers who are simply intrigued by...
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Posted Nov. 22, 2018

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

From zero to Ultimate, a Smash Bros story

We’ve seen everyone from Wii Fit Trainer to Duck Hunt put into the character roster of the Smash Bros series. Recently we’ve seen a fun-sized Ridley from Metroid and the glorious, iconic, Isabelle of Animal Crossing.  So if “Everyone is here”, how did they get here? How did we go from...
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Posted Sep. 10, 2018

Gamer’s Guide to Freshers Week

For many receiving a confirmed place at your chosen Uni means you’ll be spending the afternoon browsing accommodation options and module choices, and, whilst that’s all well and good, Boar Games is here to give you the low-down on the opportunities for gamers coming to Warwick (or rather Coventry and the...
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Posted Aug. 17, 2018

Motivating yourself to get ahead on your reading lists

Returning home for summer is always chaotic. You’re either working 24/7 to try and replenish that overdraft or you’re one of the lucky ones who’s travelling and taking incredible Instagram photos for us losers to scroll through and dream about. Whatever we’re all doing though, we all share one common...
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Posted Jul. 24, 2018

In conversation with Jónas Antonsson

Jónas Antonsson is CEO of Raw Fury, a Swedish games publisher specialising in the curation of indie games. He co-founded the company along with ex-Battlefield producer Gordon Van Dyke. The interview took place the week prior to the Games Developers Conference 2018. When asked, his experience of the conference was “on...
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Posted May. 31, 2018

Punk, rocking the games industry

The gaming industry as it stands is still in its youth, its malleable years. Despite the first video game being created as early as 1958, the industry really didn’t start to take shape until the 70s and 80s. Following the video game crash of 1983, we saw the industry become...
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Posted Mar. 22, 2018

The girls behind the games

Issues with diversity in video games has always been a subject of great contention, and rightfully so. You don’t have to look very far to see that the industry, particularly the larger ‘triple A’ companies, certainly fall short of mirroring their consumers. This disconnect between consumer and creator calls attention...
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Posted Feb. 24, 2018

Putting the gay in games

It should be no news to anyone that LGBT people have had a shocking history of representation by the gaming industry. To this day they remain a community that has been neglected across gaming history. As of 2018 one would hope we’d progressed beyond the ignorance of our gaming ancestors;...
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Posted Feb. 22, 2018

The Boar reviews Leamington’s Experimental Escape

Four of our writers paid a visit to Experimental Escape in Leamington, and here’s what they thought: Leamington’s first escape room was slipped between Coffee #1 and Shoe Zone on Warwick Road, just a over a minute from the main Parade bus stops. ‘Professional escape artist’ Charlie Little, who along with David...
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Posted Feb. 7, 2018