Andrew Kersley

2019 is going to be better

The Interactive Futures Festival in Leamington had lots of highlights but it certainly wanted to go out on a bang. The final talk of the three-day event, by Alysia Judge of IGN fame, looked at the highlights of games coming out in 2019. In her predictions of what was to...
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Posted Apr. 7, 2019

Warwick Women’s Football reach a stalemate against Coventry

Neither Warwick nor Coventry could break the deadlock in a tight game marred by questionable decisions by the referee. Whilst Varsity had been won just a few hours earlier, neither Warwick nor Coventry women’s football teams seemed to have dampened their resolve. The first half had something of a slow...
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Posted Feb. 27, 2019

Warwick Men’s Cricket team edged to victory in Varsity

Warwick Men’s Cricket team edged to victory in a thrilling matchup against their Coventry counterparts. Something seemed rather perverse, spending a sunny Saturday afternoon watching a game of indoor cricket. Courtesy of the season if not the weather, this was to be an adapted game of cricket  – six-man teams...
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Posted Feb. 26, 2019

Beyond the business of Brexit

Brexit has now dominated the news for weeks on end, as the public watch another episode of ‘Deal or managed No Deal’ spiral on. In the background, the ominous ‘Brexit Day’ – Friday March 29 – continues to hang over Parliament. All the talk concerning Britain’s withdrawal from the European...
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Posted Feb. 24, 2019

A speedrun of Interactive Futures 2019

Interactive Futures and all of its organisers sought to bring together the best of Leamington Spa’s gaming community in a celebration designed to raise awareness of the community to the general public who may not have otherwise been aware of what gaming wonders were made on their doorstep. The expo...
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Posted Feb. 24, 2019

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