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The Konami Code

U, U, D, D, L, R, L, R, B, A – an abstract sequence of inputs that is deeply ingrained into cultural memory. We explore the history of the...

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Trauma in Video Games (with Thomas Spies)

Oh no, your family has been abducted and your village burnt to the ground! Better start a bloody vendetta…or so the story of many video games starts out. Our...

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Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII – Reunion

Crisis Core – Final Fantasy VII – Reunion has been out for some time now, and Dan has really sunk his teeth into a game he’s already pretty familiar...

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How to Find a Research Topic

Finding an interesting research topic can be tough, especially when a mandatory thesis looms large. But fret not: here are our tips to find a topic for those still...

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10 Predictions for 2023

Merry Christmas! As is tradition, we come together to evaluate our predictions from last year and put up a bunch of new ones for 2023. Will we be even...

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The Callisto Protocol

Great expectations were set for The Callisto Protocol. Is it going to bring back space horror in a major way? Well, it might not, because in our review we...

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Game Awards 2022

The Game Awards have become a mainstay in the annual cycle of marketing and industry celebration. We go over our high- and lowlights of the show! Shownotes The Game...

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Worst Mistakes to Make as a Student

University life can be hard. Don’t make it harder for yourself, then! Here are some of the worst mistakes to make as a student. We list them so you...

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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Ah, a new Pokemon game. Scarlet and Violet have quickly shown up on our Switches and have generated some controversy around it’s performance issues. Is all the vitriol really...

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True Sight (with Sarah Stang)

Seeing beyond what seems to be real, seeing a ‘truth’ obscured from others—there seems to be a proper fascination with this exclusive gaze. We explore the notion of true...

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