Hamish Inglis

Why are video games still America’s scapegoat?

Are video games too violent? The 90s era debate conjures images of panicked parents screaming, “Think of the children!” and politicians clambering to draft statements on issues they know next to nothing about. It’s re-entered the mainstream after remarks made by the United States’ president in the weeks following February’s...
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Posted Apr. 5, 2018

Judging the value of video games

Gaming is not the cheapest of pastimes. Modern consoles run upwards of £200, and then on top of that, most games fall around £40 to £50. In recent years, a once fledgling indie scene has flourished with masterpieces which cost significantly less than their AAA counterparts, though these titles often...
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Posted Mar. 7, 2018

Has Wolfenstein II gone too far with its politics?

It seems impossible to escape the political in this day and age: in everyday life, in sports and entertainment, and in art. As division becomes more palpable it’s easy to become fatigued, and many are calling for the de-politicisation of everyday life and the media. Such debates among video game...
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Posted Jan. 1, 2018