Walking is my favourite thing in Death Stranding

They say that the best stories in games are often the ones that the player tells themselves as part of the emergent experience of gameplay – the wild, unpredictable expanse of storytelling that is found in the mechanics.

I’ve been playing a lot of Death Stranding on PC recently, and that absolutely holds true here. The moment-to-moment gameplay of Kojima Productions’ debut title is unlike anything I’ve played in recent memory.

And it’s all because of how into the walking I am…

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Five years later… I WILL finish The Witcher 3 (And talk about why this series is living its best life!)

Like all the rest of you, I spent much of my time over the holidays watching The Witcher.

I have since arrived at the conclusion that, after almost five years, it is finally time for me to finish The Witcher 3 and talk about how – through its incredible transmedia success – this series is living its best life.

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Revolutionising Romance – The Outer Worlds and Asexuality

Obsidian’s latest RPG released just a few short weeks ago, but it’s already made a cosmic impact in the industry – exceeding the expectations of publishers Private Division and Take-Two critically and commercially.

This week, Universally Speaking looks at how The Outer Worlds revolutionises romance in mainstream gaming through its sensitive handling of representation.

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“When Everyone Plays, We All Win” – How Gears 5 Leads the Industry with Accessibility

The topic of accessibility in games (and in technology in general) feels like it has been more widely discussed than ever.

With Special Effect’s ‘One Special Day’ charity event happening this week, Universally Speaking looks at how Gears 5’s vast suite of accessibility options are leading the industry forward.

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A Love Letter to Void Bastards

In space, no one can hear you starve to death (because you ran out of food after your last jump and the derelict vessels before you offer only fuel to keep your ship going – you hope your imminent successor will fare better)…

This week, Universally Speaking looks at Void Bastards and why it’s widely considered to be one of the best games of 2019 thus far.

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