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Fringe 2023: Press Start! A Live Video Game Music Adventure

I’ve seen the videos on Youtube, I know what a video game music performance is; classical renditions of the Ocarina of Time OST with lovely strings etc etc. However, as…

The Last of Us and the Politicisation of Queer Youth

I came out to my parents in 2014, aged 13; I was told that thinking something doesn’t make it true, and I did not come out again until I was…

Video game ‘loot box’ ban: an attempt to stop student gambling

In order to curb gambling addiction in students and young people, MPs have called for the widespread regulation of video games, which includes banning their sale to children. A report…

A lost childhood? How the digital age is changing our brains

Childhood has changed. As Antoine de Saint-Exupery writes in the The Little Prince “All grown-ups were once children … but only few of them remember it.” Yet, whether adults remember…

Representation of disability in science fiction versus real life

From space travel to superpowers, science fiction has always presented fantastical possibilities. But when it comes to disability, it doesn’t have the best track record. Does the idealism of sci-fi…

Are Video Game Movies About to Level-Up?

The genre of films adapted from video games has a hard-earned reputation for being generally dismal. Time and again, Hollywood studio bosses have attempted cinematic alchemy by converting much-loved game…