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Switch Off: A Critical Look at Nintendo Switch Online

News: Massive Hearthstone Changes To Shake Up The Metagame

Winding Back the Clock: Time in Video Games

MKLeo Wins Smash Ultimate Summit

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    Switch Off: A Critical Look at Nintendo Switch Online

    Weak incentives, confused launch and a lack of substance prevent the Nintendo Switch's online service from being among the greats

    Written by Sam Nason on 13th April 2019

    ESPORTS

    News: Massive Hearthstone Changes To Shake Up The Metagame

    James Law goes through the Hearthstone changes in the 'Year of the Dragon'. A host of changes hold along with a new expansion

    Written by James Law on 7th April 2019

    FEATURE

    Winding Back the Clock: Time in Video Games

    Alex Green charts the influence time mechanics have had on video games, investigating the different types represented throughout the years

    Written by Alex Green on 4th April 2019

    NEWS

    MKLeo Wins Smash Ultimate Summit

    James Law gives us a recap of the first ever Smash Ultimate Summit, a fast-paced tournament where MKLeo took the win

    Written by James Law on 31st March 2019

    NEWS

    XBOX Live coming to iOS and Android

    Sam Nason explores the implications of XBOX Live arriving on iOS and Android devices, as announced this month by Microsoft

    Written by Sam Nason on 30th March 2019

    NEWS

    News: Pandering Gone Wrong; THQ Nordic, 8chan and GamerGate

    Gaming Editor James Law questions the recent decision THQ Nordic made to host an AMA on 8chan, despite the site's controversial notoriety

    Written by James Law on 16th March 2019

    ESPORTS

    Overwatch: New Hero, Same Problems?

    Alex Green looks at the upcoming changes to Overwatch, including hero 30 Baptiste, and asks whether this will solve the game's numerous issues

    Written by Alex Green on 10th March 2019

    IMPRESSIONS

    Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield Announced

    Pokefans Tom Martin and Sam Nason go through the upcoming instalments in the Pokemon series, trying to contain their overwhelming excitement

    Written by Sam Nason & Tom Martin on 7th March 2019

    REVIEW

    Review: Burly Men At Sea

    Gaming Editor Imogen Mellor dives into the quiet adventure game Burly Men At Sea. Can this branching folk tale deliver the moving narrative it tries to? Or is it a fish out of water?

    Written by Imogen Mellor on 7th March 2019

    FEATURE

    Machinima Closes: The Gaming MCN of Dreams and Nightmares

    Gaming Editor Imogen Mellor undertakes a post-mortem of the quintessential, perennial gaming multi-channel network: Machinima

    Written by Imogen Mellor on 24th February 2019

    NEWS

    Nintendo announce Super Mario Maker 2

    Sam Nason takes a look at the recently announced Super Mario Maker 2, a sequel bursting with creativity and charm

    Written by Sam Nason on 22nd February 2019

    NEWS

    News: Blizzard’s Recent Nerfs in Hearthstone

    Gaming Editor James Law takes a look at the new nerfs Blizzard's Hearthstone has introduced. Will these changes shake up the meta game as promised, or are we stuck with Hunter hardships?

    Written by James Law on 14th February 2019
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