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Return to Monkey Island

Time to return to Monkey Island! For the series’ original creator Ron Gilbert as well as for us—after many years and some mixed experiences. Does Return to Monkey Island hold up...

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Would You Rather?

We are turning 50 years, uhm, episodes old! And at the same time, we are celebrating our one year anniversary. What an occasion! So let’s go ahead and ponder...

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How 9/11 Affected Video Games

Many of us still have vivid memories of 11 September 2001. The worlds deadliest terrorist attack left a gaping wound of societal trauma. Video games are no exception to...

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Logical Fallacies and Where to Find Them

It is so easy to be wrong! Especially in academic discourse, it is important to watch out for logical fallacies that can either help you make a point or...

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Stray

Exploring a cyberpunk dystopia from a cat’s perspective—best idea ever. But does Stray hold up to scrutiny? Or does it cutify the dire setting? – Here’s our review!

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Gamescom 2022

Gamescom, the biggest video game trade show in the world, has come and gone. Of course, we were there to check out a whole range of games and to...

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Thymesia

With its plague themed setting and its sprinkles of role-play mechanics, Thymesia attempts to employ the strengths of Soulsborne games and run with them. But does it manage to stand out...

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Do JRPGs need to be made in Japan?

Technically, JRPG simply stands for Japanese Role-Playing Game. Yet, it seems like the genre ascription has taken on a life of its own. Is every RPG made in Japan...

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Scarlet and Violet: The Past and Future of Pokémon

Each year a new, mainline Pokémon game comes and goes. This time, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet promise a continuation of the series’ tradition while also integrating the innovations of...

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Pitfalls of a BA Thesis

Writing a BA thesis can seem daunting. It is, after all, the longest, comprehensive academic work you have had to write up until now. But fret not, for we...

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