Matilda Smith

Levelling up from student journalism: an interview with Ali Jones

For as long as there have been videogames, there has been videogame journalism. Reviewing, reporting, and retrospecting are all involved in this ever-expanding industry. But to those on the outside, gaming journalism can seem like a tricky business to fully understand, so we caught up with previous Boar alumni Ali...
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Posted Feb. 4, 2018

A long, racist and bloody history lies behind colonialism

Two memories come to mind when I think of my Higher Education and Colonialism. The first is a tutor in my first year immediately shutting down the question regarding the benefits of colonialism without any discussion. The second is of a Singaporean flat mate, also from my first year, informing...
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Posted Jan. 17, 2018

Getting into the Christmas spirit with videogames

The Christmas genre seems as difficult for videogames to fit into as the video game movie; except of course for Angelina Jolie’s Tomb Raider which was is a treasure to all, and I don’t understand why others won’t appreciate its genius. So, unless your family likes to gather around Elf...
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Posted Dec. 24, 2017

Are sisters playing it for themselves?

Upon reading the response to the survey conducted by the Boar on the gaming community at Warwick, I found myself extremely disappointed when looking over the split between males and females. A measly 20.5% of the responses answered female with 74.4% identifying as male, 2.6% preferring not to say, and...
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Posted Nov. 11, 2017

In conversation with… Warwick Game Design Society

University is the time in which many discover their vocational and personal ambitions. Though Law, Accounting, Banking and Finance may be among the candidates that your teachers and parents have advocated for; there is something so alluring and intriguing in the Videogames industry. Though as an industry which makes more...
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Posted Sep. 6, 2017

Bioshock 2 Link to the Past Retrospective

Very little has been discussed of Bioshock 2. Dismissed only as the disappointing middle child in the Bioshock trilogy, struggling to compete intellectually and narratively with its bold and intriguing siblings. Upon acquiring the Bioshock Collection I saw the game as a mere extension to its predecessor, something that I...
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Posted Sep. 3, 2017

Political Parallels: The Videogame Equivalents to the Party Leaders

The general election is just around the corner and with the main political party leaders plastered across every form of media, their policies, pasts and personalities scrupulously examined, we couldn’t help but make comparisons between them and our favourite videogame characters. Theresa May, Conservatives – Sofia Lamb, Bioshock 2 Cool, calm...
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Posted Jun. 7, 2017

Crazy Truths About Videogames and Mental Health

As many might be aware, mental health awareness week was two weeks ago; however what is often the case with these awareness weeks is that people talk for a while, think about it for a bit and then go back to never mentioning it again for a year. Mental health...
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Posted May. 27, 2017

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