The international impact of COVID-19 cannot be understated. Industry events have been cancelled and increasing numbers of countries are enforcing social distancing, isolation, and quarantine measures to ensure the safety of all.
With more time spent indoors, it turns out that we’ve all got a lot more time to actually play games now.
Here are five titles that we recommend clearing from your backlog – it’s your civic duty!
Read More 5 games it’s your social duty to play while you’re self-isolating
Meet the incredible women who work at Universally Speaking!
(well most of those who made it for the photo)
Read More International Women’s Day 2020!
“I’ll relinquish one bullet – where do you want it?”
Former Mass Effect cinematic designer John Ebenger recently revealed that approximately 92% of players chose the Paragon path in Bioware’s epic sci-fi series, despite the amount of work that went into the Renegade content.
While the vast majority of us chose to be Space Jesus throughout our cosmic odyssey aboard the Normandy, there are just some moments where you can’t help but pull the Renegade trigger…
Read More 92% of Mass Effect players chose to be Space Jesus, but here are 5 Renegade choices we ALL made…
What do you think of when asked about your favourite part of a game?
Is it the depth and emotion of the story? The slick and responsive combat? Exploring a world, playing with friends, earning new gear…?
I jumped into Sea of Thieves recently and discovered my own answer to that question.
It’s the playable instruments!
Read More Why the best part of Sea of Thieves is its musical instruments (please help, I can’t stop hearing sea shanties!)
An alien planet fit for humanity to settle. An intrepid explorer. A heroic journey.
Journey to the Savage Planet is about none of these things.
In an action-packed year set to be full of games vying to become your hobby, Typhoon Studios has kicked off 2020 with the perfect debut – an endearingly earnest game that respects the player’s time and puts a unique spin on the familiar.
Read More Journey to the Savage Planet – a masterful debut
After seven years, Cardboard Computer have concluded their journey with the fifth and final act of Kentucky Route Zero.
This final instalment brings us multiplayer… sort of. It’s Kentucky Route Zero’s own very on-brand interpretation of the feature – nostalgic, reminding us all of how we used to build our own communities through the games we loved in a time before online play.
Read More Kentucky Route Zero’s ‘multiplayer’ reminds us of how we used to share games with others
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is going on nine years of age, and yet people are still finding compelling new questions to ask of it.
This week, we discover which city in Skyrim can fight the most bears!
Read More Skyrim streamer discovers which city can fight off the most bears!
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.
Read More Five years later… I WILL finish The Witcher 3 (And talk about why this series is living its best life!)
A belated happy new year to you all from us at Universally Speaking!
To kick off the decade, we’re looking at 20 games we can’t wait to play in 2020.
Read More 20 games we can’t wait for in 2020
As 2019 comes to a close, we at Universally Speaking wanted to sign off by looking back at our top five most memorable moments and experiences in gaming this year.
Read More Top 10 Moments in Gaming – 2019 Edition (5-1)