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  • Do Gamers Hate Women?

    This picture isn’t really the best representation of gamers, but bear with me; the fact that Wartune is said to be the worst possible example of oversexualisation does matter though, because it’s a fleeting demonstration of how the gaming industry is viewed by many people today. The GTA 5 controversy When GTA 5 was launched […]

  • Gaming on YouTube – It Can Get Weird

    PewDiePie aka Felix Kjellberg Gaming videos on YouTube are big business, very big business. In fact YouTube’s most popular star, PewDiePie (and don’t ask me how to pronounce that) is said to have earned around US$7 million in 2014 alone, through Google Adsense and sponsorship deals. With more than 40 million subscribers to his gaming channel […]

  • Depression Quest: Misery in the Guise of a Game

    Developed by Zoe Quinn, Patrick Lindsey and Isaac Schankler Released by The Quinnspiracy August 2014. Free to play. System requirements : Windows XP SP2+, Pentium 4, 512Mb Ram Warning: The title is misleading; this is not a game. I came across Depression Quest whilst researching the Gamergate controversy, which I later detailed in the article #Gamergate – […]

  • Rise of The Tomb Raider – New Launch Trailer

    With the November 10 (Xbox) release date of Rise of the Tomb Raider almost upon us, Crystal Dynamics have released a stunning new trailer labelled ‘Make your Mark’ which will make all those lucky Xbox owners squirm with delight. For the rest of us, we’ll just have to wait till ‘Early 2016’ for the PC […]

  • How to Move Steam Games To a New SSD

      Play the game! I recently installed Windows 10 on a new 250Gb SSD and naturally enough was keen to start gaming right away, but with Steam installed on another hard drive, what’s the best route to take? In the past with new installs I’ve simply navigated to the old location, the usual default being […]

  • Rise of The Tomb Raider Confirmed For PC Early 2016

    Following the bizarre and quite frankly, cruel announcement that Rise of The Tomb Raider would be an Xbox exclusive, gamers around the world rose up, pounced on their mice and shouted in a very loud collective voice that all was not well in the corporate world of business gaming. This decision left both PC and Playstation […]

  • The Return of DOOM!

      The game that started it all In 1993 Doom pretty much took the gaming world by storm, setting the standard for first person shooters and it’s still played today, although I must confess to never having played it yet. id Software followed up with Doom II Hell on Earth in 1994, but we had […]

  • The Best Online Scrabble

    I’m a word nerd. I’ve been playing word games forever. My dad and I used to pound out 5 or 6 New York Times crossword puzzles in a Saturday evening after dinner. While I still enjoy putting pen to paper, it isn’t quite the same since my dad passed away. Now I like playing Scrabble, […]

  • E3 2015 – New Games Preview

    Running from 16 to 18th June, E3 is being held at the Los Angeles Convention Center and is the premier showcase for computer and video games. Here are a few games announced already. DOOM Needing very little introduction, Doom was first unleashed by id Software in 1993 and was the pioneer of the FPS genre. […]