The advance of new idols: VTubers

The advance of new idols: VTubers

September 30, 2020

We will be taking a look at the interesting new world of VTubers; online entertainers in YouTube videos or streams, usually portrayed by anime-inspired characters. Where do they come from, what do they do and what can we expect from them?

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Unpacking an Age

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Unpacking an Age

July 3, 2020

With Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla just around the corner, Liam McLeod talks about historical accuracy in the game. But aside from pointing out what Valhalla got right and wrong, there is a lot more to unpack. How does Valhalla repeat nationalistic narratives? And should developers take more care with their histories? Liam touches upon all that below!

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Streaming the Past: Hamurabi

Streaming the Past: Hamurabi

February 28, 2020

On 28-2-2020 we will be or have been (Hellooooo, future people!) streaming the oldest video game set in the past. Like any cool piece of history it goes under many names: The Sumerian Game, King of Sumer, The Sumer Game, Hamurabi, HMRBI, HAMURABI, and Hammurabi. This game feels almost as old and foundational as the … Read More

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Exploring contemporary archaeology with The Last of Us

Exploring contemporary archaeology with The Last of Us

November 7, 2019

(Warning: This article is about the Naughty Dog The Last of Us, it contains narrative and ending spoilers) The Last of Us shows human society severely decimated by the  Cordyceps infection, a fungal pathogen that attacks insects but manages to jump onto human hosts. Metaphorical in nature the infected represent “the dying remnants of a … Read More

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An In-Depth Discussion on the Death of A Tree

An In-Depth Discussion on the Death of A Tree

August 6, 2018 It's summer, the season when gaming life can seem to go on uneventfully for days or weeks. However, sometimes things happen to shake-up these doldrums. Sometimes, it's a thing that ripples out from the game and makes its way to the news pages of the world wild web. If it has anything to do with [...] Read More