Enduring War: The Continuing Allure of Warhammer

Warhammer – you’ll probably know it for its long list of computer games, its plethora of licensed novels, or the venerable tabletop battle game itself. Almost certainly you’ll have seen some of the finely-detailed miniatures the company is renowned for. You may even have stepped into one of the iconic Games Workshop stores that cater … Continue reading Enduring War: The Continuing Allure of Warhammer

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The State of Fantasy: Videogame News from the Scrying Glass of E3

This article refers to news from the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) held in Los Angeles in June 2014. Fantasy has always been a salient feature in the videogame landscape, right down to the essential footprint of guiding an idealised persona through an imagined world. The hallmarks of fantasy – high fantasy especially – have become … Continue reading The State of Fantasy: Videogame News from the Scrying Glass of E3

Ganondorf and the Hardcore in Zelda: The Wind Waker

SPOILER WARNING: Contains plot spoilers for Zelda: The Wind Waker and Zelda: Twilight Princess. Although if you haven’t played these by now, WHAT THE HELL. It’s 2003. A young, wide-eyed Link ascends into a shipwreck penthouse atop a crooked tower. Ahead of him stands a dark, perplexingly fat figure, as misshapen as his home, and … Continue reading Ganondorf and the Hardcore in Zelda: The Wind Waker