Games

Fallout: New Vegas

I was never much of a gamer. Of course, I built my fair share of Sims houses and Zoo Tycoon cages, but never anything beyond that. My boyfriend however can’t stop talking about them. After 2.5 years of being together, I have heard all about the Warhammer 40k lore, Stellaris expansions, Bethesda dropping quality due to their tenfold of staff, The Witcher…

My last prediction

For my last blog I want to make another prediction, with the simple reason that I came up with multiple predictions while preparing my presentation. With all this talk about video games and specifically about gender in video games I became curious about the future of gender representation in video games in particular. Battlefield is adding women and the Sims is making…

Rewriting History

Games with historic themes have been popular since the early beginnings. Popular historic game titles are Command & Conquer, Rome: Total War and Age of Empires. One of the game studios that has been popular lately is Paradox Interactive, a Swedish game studio. They made many successful historic games in the past and are still making new titles and expansions. Currently their…

It’s leaking again

If you are someone who enjoys playing video games you are probably familiar with the feeling of excitement you get when a new game that looks like it is right up your alley gets announced. Oftentimes such an announcement is made months, if not a year, before the company is planning to release the game. That can be frustrating because you just…

Exploring diversity in video games

Digitalisation has created incredible and powerful dimensions in which human behaviours and cultural interpretations can be influenced and modified, but also innovative methods, through which the changes among societies can be reflected and communicated, especially in the field of humanity. The visual language of the digital communication is constantly changing over time. These transformations in digital spaces are a reflection of new…

The team behind FIFA

FIFA is a widely popular series of video games, released yearly to millions of eager fans all around the world. Boasting exclusive licenses from football leagues and teams globally, it has been claimed to be one of the most successful, polished, and realistic football games ever, but not many know about the effort and the back story behind this game. In the…

“Mobile gaming isn’t gaming”

Last week at BlizzCon 2018, a gaming convention held by the video game developer Blizzard Entertainment, Blizzard Entertainment announced its newest game: ‘Diablo Immortal’. This announcement was not met with the usual excitement, but instead received a huge backlash from the Diablo fanbase. One disappointed fan even asked the announcer whether “this is an out-of-season April Fool’s joke”. For anyone who has…

The (virtual) world of Neopets

Growing up, one of my fondest childhood memories were of me playing Neopets. I remember how excited I would be at the thought of being able to play it after school, or during the weekends. The early 2000s marked the era of rising development of virtual worlds for preteens in games, and other virtual online gaming sites that I loved were Club…