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Space Invaders, Pac-Man and Donkey Kong: the video games that changed the world

Feb 8, 2017 Comments Off on Space Invaders, Pac-Man and Donkey Kong: the video games that changed the world

The 1980s was a transformative time for video games.

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An accidental history of football gaming: the era of evolution

Jun 13, 2016 Comments Off on An accidental history of football gaming: the era of evolution

The second part of Northern Soul’s Chris Holmes‘s history of football gaming begins under a momentous shadow which revolutionised gaming.

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Hyper Light Drifter

Game Review: Hyper Light Drifter

Apr 28, 2016 Comments Off on Game Review: Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter is an eerie, incredibly punishing hack-and-slash game by independent developers Heart Machine.

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Review: PLAY it! Manchester

Apr 7, 2016 Comments Off on Review: PLAY it! Manchester

Flex your thumbs gamers, Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry’s celebration of more than 30 years of video gaming is back and this year there are even more games to play.

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Ultimate Chicken Horse

Game Review: Ultimate Chicken Horse

Apr 4, 2016 Comments Off on Game Review: Ultimate Chicken Horse

The real appeal of this new indie game lies in its innovative gameplay, not its curious name. But then, mixing things up is actually what Ultimate Chicken Horse is all about. It blends the easy-to-pick-up-but-hard-to-master level building of the recent hit Super Mario Maker and the hardcore (but fun) platforming of Ori And The Blind Forest to brilliant effect.

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For the love of gaming

Apr 1, 2016 Comments Off on For the love of gaming

A warm, spring breeze lifts my hair as I crest the hill and, turning, wait for my friends to catch up.

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An accidental history of football gaming: a decade of revolution

Mar 21, 2016 Comments Off on An accidental history of football gaming: a decade of revolution

Football games have existed since the video game industry crawled from the primordial soup of late 70s coin-ops.

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Daedric Armor Cosplayer at PLAY it! Gaming event, at the Museum of Science and Industry Manchester

Review: PLAY it! Manchester, MOSI

Jul 28, 2015 Comments Off on Review: PLAY it! Manchester, MOSI

Back in the late 90s I was stuck on a level of Tomb Raider.

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