Matilda Smith

A Dissection of Video Game Easter Eggs

It’s that time of year again; the daffodils are out in bloom, the supermarkets are engaged in a creative Easter related chocolates arms race and the Church of England has engaged in a Twitter war against a sweets company… what do you mean that doesn’t usually happen? Well regardless of...
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Posted Apr. 16, 2017

So You Want To Work In Gaming?

You don’t have free time, you only have time for games. Reviews, top-tens and playthroughs fill up your YouTube recommendations. Your nightmares are filled with lag, buffering symbols and disconnections. You talk in a strange language that your friends don’t understand, using words like MMO, RPG and FPS. You are...
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Posted Apr. 1, 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

It doesn’t count: first year is not just practice

There’s so much reading. It doesn’t count. They talk too fast to take notes. It doesn’t count. Assessments are tough. It doesn’t count. How do you even write this? It doesn’t count. Whatever the grievance, whatever the worries, those ‘comforting’ words are told to us. First year doesn’t count. No...
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Posted Nov. 25, 2016