Hamish Inglis

How gamers are squading up against Covid-19

As enforced isolations and lockdowns sweep the globe to slow the spread of Covid-19, it is easier than ever to feel scared and alone. The news is filled with anxiety-provoking stories of people facing innumerable struggles; for many, each day brings new challenges and the fear that any of us...
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Posted Apr. 7, 2020

‘Ann Achronist: Many Happy Returns’: Steam review

Ann Achronist: Many Happy Returns, from Maybe Later Games, is a brilliant Indie puzzler. You will easily lose hours exploring the game’s many timelines, deciphering the correct string of actions that will progress you along in your Groundhog Day-esque adventure. The art and music are charming, the characters alive and...
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Posted Mar. 11, 2020

Table Manners: Steam Review – 2:2

Table Manners is an infuriatingly fun dating sim. Its Surgeon Simulatoresque controls keep the game’s challenges filled with enjoyment and rage in equal measure. My flatmates and I have delighted in screaming as we knocked all manner of tableware into the surrounding area, all just trying to pick up a...
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Posted Feb. 14, 2020

Checking out Checkpoint Leamington

Royal Leamington Spa often portrays the air of a place you might want to retire in. However, for a significant portion of the UK’s gaming industry, they instead know Leamington as ‘Silicon Spa’, the place where you can find world-renowned studios like Ubisoft and Playground Games alongside over 40 other...
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Posted Feb. 14, 2020

Fortnite is ‘The Game of the Decade’

Over the break, our writers have written up their ‘Game of the Decade’ picks. We saw The Last of Us, The Witcher 3, my choice Celeste and even Virtue’s Last Reward to name a few, but I think we all got it wrong. Although still brilliant in their own right,...
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Posted Feb. 10, 2020

SuperEpic: Switch Review – 2:1

SuperEpic is a fantastic metroidvania, which shows true love for all of gaming. Its respect of not only classic console but classic mobile games demonstrates the care which has been put into generating this amazing title. SuperEpic really is a must-play for video game fans and makes a fantastic addition...
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Posted Feb. 7, 2020

Willy Jetman: Astromonkey’s Revenge – Switch Review (2:2)

This action arcade shooter is certainly a fine addition to the Switch’s library of games. But with limited game time in a student schedule and a plethora of great games filling the eShop already, a ‘fine’ game has little room to breathe. Willy Jetman: Astromonkey’s Revenge definitely recreates the 90s...
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Posted Jan. 29, 2020

How they levelled up: Jacob Mills – Ubisoft level designer

For Jacob Mills, Level Designer for Ubisoft, his career has been a dream come true. He has been able to bring joy to himself and millions around the world and has worked with multiple studios on projects involving globally renowned franchises like The Division, The Avengers and Sonic the Hedgehog....
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Posted Jan. 27, 2020

Celeste – Games of the Decade

Celeste is a game as beautiful as the view from its in-game mountain peak. It is adorable, heartfelt and challenging, all in equal measure, and its story is one I believe will truly resonate with anyone who picks it up. If you have not already, you must beat this game....
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Posted Jan. 5, 2020

Games every politician should play

With an unprecedented General Election result still playing on everyone’s mind, we here at The Boar Games have some recommendations for our newly elected (and re-elected) leaders. Hopefully playing these titles will give current, and aspiring, politicians a chance to demonstrate their leadership skills, or perhaps develop some. Here are...
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Posted Dec. 21, 2019