15 years after the release of the original Shadow of the Colossus on PS2, it will be impossible for many gamers to not have some pre-conceived idea about the game from critics and writers that have stamped their own ideas about its view of heroism, love and greed
An online playthrough of Risk of Rain 2 is really about throwing yourself onto the mercy of friends or strangers, committing yourself to a shared world and sense of time
At its best, Goat Simulator’s loose sense of rules exist to be reshaped, or rather headbutted to your whims. It is less a simulation, more a dreamlike experience akin to being an indestructible new-born child let free in a playground
Videogames can often surprise when focusing on the everyday things that humans are capable of taking for granted be it comfort, the ground below us, or the very basic concept of staying on our feet and keeping on moving.
Despite the outlandish nature of their undead antagonists, there is something comfortingly human about the shared experience of playing zombie video games. This is an experience of digging deep with friends and strangers, hoping to last out against the unpredictable, chaotic and feral nature of the universe with only cooperation, a semi-secure door and some Molotov cocktails.
On Saturday March 30, 2019, real life attempted to mirror the appeal of a videogame by bringing together athletes that were some of the greatest players of their age.
How then does a real-life ‘dream team’ compared to their pixel perfect, ageless avatars?
Unlike humans, genres arguably never die. But much like us, they do get older, adapting in unique ways to the rigours of time, while stubbornly sticking to other things they maybe should have let go. Out of this, greatness is sometimes haphazardly realised