Cameron Clark

Hitman Season One Review

After a four year sabbatical, Agent 47 returned to our screens in 2016. While this iteration of the franchise saw a return to the series’ more traditional, sandbox-puzzle roots, the title’s business model saw significant alteration. Gone was the single, boxed release; replaced instead by a model that staggered episodes...
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Posted Feb. 3, 2017

Picks of the Week: 20 January 2017

January is a month for new year’s resolutions* and here’s the first installment in ours: our picks of the week. Cameron Clark – Gravity Rush 2, released January 18 A title that runs the risk of disappearing under the radar, the excellent Gravity Rush 2 launches this week. Building upon...
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Posted Jan. 20, 2017

The issues that matter: why student politics needs a rethink

The 19th of November saw what is now becoming something of a tradition in student politics: a demonstration in London against rising tuition fees and the marketisation of universities. Or, at least, that’s what I believe the protest was about. In truth, had national publications such as the Guardian not...
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Posted Dec. 13, 2016

Pokémon Go: The Warwick Experience

After months of frenzied anticipation Pokemon Go has finally landed on smartphones across Britain. Nearly two weeks after it’s release, the game has already gone down in cult legend. In fact, it was only a matter of time until the Pokefever broke into the Warwick bubble. With the student population...
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Posted Jul. 28, 2016

Beyond black and white: in defence of nuance

By all accounts the last few weeks has been something of a tumultuous time in British politics; a veritable shitstorm that, as every vaguely sentient organism has pointed out by now, makes the likes of Game of Thrones and House of Cards look like an episode of Teletubbies by comparison....
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Posted Jul. 17, 2016

The New Battleground for the Freedom of the Press

On 16 March the industry awoke to discover that a minor indie developer by the name of Digital Homicide had filed a $10 million lawsuit against James Stanton, better known as the outspoken video game critic Jim Sterling. This lawsuit comes after over a year of mounting antagonism between the...
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Posted Apr. 8, 2016

Until Next Time: April 2016

Despite the Easter Break, April looks to be something of a quiet month for releases. Despite this, there are still a few big titles that look worth checking out over the next 30 days.   Quantum Break The long-in-gestation Xbox exclusive from the team behind Max Payne and Alan Wake...
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Posted Apr. 2, 2016

Famous Games Inspired by Famous Books

With the evolution of the medium, more and more video games have begun to show signs of having been inspired by famous works of literature. Boar Books and Boar Games team up to take a look at a few such examples. The Book: Cormac McCarthy’s The Road The Road has...
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Posted Mar. 12, 2016

The Self Destruction of Square Enix

To say that Square Enix has been making questionable business decisions of late would be an understatement. Following the withdrawal of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided’s controversial pre-order scheme, Square Enix announced that its long desired remake of Final Fantasy VII would be split into three episodes; a strange decision when...
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Posted Feb. 25, 2016