Phil Hartup is a freelance journalist with an interest in video gaming and culture
Games are considered to exist in competition with each other in a way that no other creative works are, and their fans mind more about critics.
In one beautiful, absurd, compelling, infantile work Hideo Kojima and his team have produced the supreme example of the importance of gameplay.
There’s more to post-apocalyptic fictions than desert wastelands and nuclear disaster, but you’d never know it looking at the games we play.
For most Premier League football fans, and it seems like most English people in general, as long as we’re doing okay we don’t mind if the game isn’t fair.
The influx of a large number of Chinese players to ARK: Survival Evolved has caused a huge stir that goes way beyond racism.
It is time to drag them away from each other for the benefit of both.
The survival game has climbed out of the primordial soup and after some tough times skittering around between rock pools the population has exploded.
Silly steeds and casual cruising.
After Apple temporarily banned video games that depicting the Confederate Flag, it's time to ask whether video games can handle history with accuracy.
For years, games have desperately needed to get over their addiction to tedious generic white guys as their protagonists for their own sake. Now, it finally seems to be happening.
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