Of the many great innovations in video games over the years, one of the best has undeniably been the boom in the number of games featuring photo mode.
This week, we look at some of the history of this increasingly popular feature and why it’s one of the best things to happen to the gaming industry.
Read More Why Photo Mode is one of the best things to ever happen to gaming
Mental Health Day is an opportunity to highlight the education and awareness of something that remains greatly stigmatised, and the recently launched game-centric charity Safe In Our World seeks to remedy that.
This week, we look at three games which provide positive and emotionally profound narratives about mental illness.
Read More Mental Health Masterpieces: 3 Games and 1 Charity Helping to Lift the Stigma
Every year brings with it a series of new blockbuster video game titles, and the next best thing to playing them when they release is waiting for their trailers to drop at a big industry event.
This week, Universally Speaking examines the place of trailers in the gaming industry, their artistry, and looks back at some of our all-time favourites.
Read More The Art of the Video Game Trailer
Gamescom has come-and-gone for another year, showing off a suite of incredible games both imminent and tantalisingly out-of-reach.
While attending the show, we at Universally Speaking had the chance to get hands-on experience with a number of titles.
Read More 5 Games I Played at Gamescom
Last week, 434 Kirkland Way – former home of the storied Halo franchise, where it lived for much of its first decade – was demolished.
Universally Speaking pays tribute to this historic hub of creative talent in Kirkland.
Read More A Lament for 434 Kirkland Way – The Former Home of Halo
Universally Speaking’s in-house game experts debut the blog with this week’s hot topic: the ‘soft reboot.’
What does it mean and what are the benefits it can have for a franchise?
Read More The Growing Trend of the ‘Soft Reboot’