Author: Frances Addison

I'm a freelance writer with a passion for stories - give me an RPG and I'll be happy for days.

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In Defence of Bad Graphics

Let's look into why we shouldn't be quick to dismiss games with bad graphics. As game visuals grow increasingly elaborate and powerful, there’s a forgotten power to the mysterious, indistinct styles of retro games. When playing a horror exp...

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Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Sony Interactive Entertainment

The accusations of gender discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination were raised by a former IT security analyst who worked at Sony for 6 years. The filing also includes a request to form a class of current and former female emplo...

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This Land Is My Land Review: An American West Sandbox

The fight for America has begun! In this survival adventure, players must take their place as a Native chief determined to protect his home and his people from the paleface invaders. After two years in early access, the full experience of l...

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What’s Going On With Blizzard’s Gender Discrimination Lawsuit?

Activision Blizzard can’t seem to stay out of the headlines lately, but what’s going on? Let’s go through the highlights step by step, starting with the explosive gender discrimination lawsuit levelled against Blizzard in July, along with h...

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Where Are The Female Characters in the Mario Movie?

The main cast for next year’s Mario movie has been announced and it’s not great news for gender diversity so far. Of the nine named characters revealed at Nintendo Direct, only one of them was female. What happened to Daisy? Or Rosalina? De...

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Why Is It Still So Hard to Buy a Next-Generation Console?

Despite nearly a year having gone by since their release, the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are both still perpetually out of stock. But why? Is it the Covid-19 pandemic? Brexit? The US-China trade war? The answer, it turns out, is none o...

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What Does It Take To Be a Solo Games Developer?

What does it take to go from having an idea for your own IP to bringing a fully-fledged game to market? Three solo developers share some advice for following in their footsteps and getting started in a field that is becoming more and more a...

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The Ethics of Simulating the Covid-19 Pandemic

When is it too soon to make a game centred on reliving a real-life tragedy? With the pandemic still ongoing, should game developers be profiting off of it? The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to a great many simulators that pit players aga...

The Successes and Failings of Rezzed Digital

EGX Rezzed has gone virtual, trading their exhibition halls for livestreams. But has something been lost in the transition? Let’s take a look at the successes and failures of an event that has been completely rebuilt in the wake of the pand...

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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Review: A Return to the World of Witchers (Android)

Return to the dark and dangerous world of The Witcher series in this Gwent-based RPG, now available on Android! Complete with all-new characters and a unique story, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales sets you off on an adventure with Meve, Qu...

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The Decline of True Single-Player Character-Driven Stories

The last few years have seen single-player character-driven story experiences gradually falling out of the spotlight, but for a few notable exceptions. Instead, we’re seeing a big push towards online play and indie games with silent protago...