Vikki Blake

The lure of linear, bite-sized gaming

Linear games might offer less value for money than open-world games, but what happened to quality over quantity?

Point and shoot: why photo mode is one of the greatest things to come out of current-gen gaming

For amateurs, this handy tool can turn literally anyone into the next greatest landscape photographer from the comfort of their own home

Sit down, snuggle up and indulge in a little comfort gaming

Forget new games. Sometimes all we need is to revisit old favourites to make us feel good

“Silence is the best sound of all”: the case for mute protagonists in video games

The mute protagonist might be an old gaming cliché, but some of us still love the strong-and-silent type

The connections and camaraderie of Destiny’s communal Tower

Staying united both in combat and a quick game of keepy-uppy

‘Urban exploration’ is the best video game genre that doesn’t exist yet

Want the excitement of urban exploration without the trespassing fines? We need more UrbEx video games

It’s time video games let us play as the villain

Always having to play a knight in shining armour is boring. We want to lie, cheat and steal

Battle royales are changing the way we play video games for the better

Can't commit hours and hours to a game? Maybe battle royales are the way to go

No-one wins when video game spoilers are leaked

And no, there are no TLOU2 spoilers here. Honest.

Now is the best time to get your non-gaming pals gaming

Everything you need to know to turn your buddies into perfect co-op partners
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