Issy Van Der Velde

Warwick’s music appreciation societies – part 1

Warwick Bass Society Issy van der Velde and Felix Collins, Presidents Disclaimer: We are not a bass guitar society, as many people on Facebook seem to think… Warwick Bass Society is dedicated to bringing people together through a mutual love of bass-heavy music.  Hip hop, grime, house, bassline, drum and...
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Posted Oct. 5, 2018

Replaying the old favourites this summer

With summer comes the usual video game void. All we have are trailers for games coming out in November and December to capitalise on the Christmas gift sales. During this drought of new content and excessive free time (for students anyway) I often find myself replaying old favourites of mine....
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Posted Aug. 15, 2018

Keeping your GamerScore up whilst it’s hot

In case you hadn’t noticed, it is hot.  Not the normal British summer hot where we get a week of sun and the temperatures hit the mid to high 20s, but weeks of constant burning sun and temperatures over 30.  If you’ve been too hot just imagine how your poor...
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Posted Aug. 5, 2018

It’s the year of the sequels, again

You may have noticed over the past few years that a lot of the games currently coming out are sequels and remasters.  Most sports games have new iterations every year, shooters like Call of Duty, Halo and Battlefield continue to pump out a new game most years. Ubisoft just can’t...
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Posted Jul. 21, 2018

Deadpool 2: Review

Wade Wilson makes many jokes about the first Deadpool being underfunded and it isn’t until watching Deadpool 2 that I realised how right he was.  Deadpool 2 is bigger, bloodier, and funnier than its predecessor. Ryan Reynolds returns as the immortal, foul-mouthed, and probably clinically insane ‘Deadpool’ in a film...
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Posted May. 26, 2018

Why do gamers find control and monotony so addictive?

I’ve lost count of the amount of times my mum saw one of my Sims doing their homework, or saw me organising my house in Fallout meticulously. She’d always ask if I had fun doing it in a game, why didn’t I enjoy it in real life. The best answer...
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Posted Feb. 6, 2018

Apolitical Gaming: Nintendo’s Misguided Claim

“Making political statements are for other people to do…we want people to smile and have fun when they play our games.” – Reggie Fills-Amie, President of Nintendo of America. I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment in encouraging happiness and joy to any and all who pick up a controller; however,...
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Posted Jul. 7, 2017

Pokemon Go Updated: the Epidemic of Shallow Videogames

Honesty, I had forgotten that game ever existed. When I heard about the update I was reminded of late walks around town with friends trying desperately to catch every single Pokémon out there. The game was incredibly fun for a few weeks and was even downloaded before the official release...
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Posted Jun. 24, 2017