On Taking Play Seriously 

In Homo Ludens, the iconic treatise on the cultural importance and prevalence of play, Johan Huizinga makes one of society’s first attempts to systematically categorise the notion of play. It wasn’t a popular idea then, but we’re currently witnessing a Huizinga revival with similar discourses growing around video games.

Unbelievable Retro Gaming Ads

Between E3 and Christmas we tend to see an onslaught of video game advertisements. The sleek, empowering shots of mid-action characters and expansive worlds, however, were not always the norm when you open up that double page magazine spread. Retro gaming ads are some of the most hilarious and confusing historical documents of the industry. It's safe to say you definitely wouldn't get away with half of this stuff now! 

18 Of The Best Retro Games On iPhone Right Now

Retro gaming on iPhone has seen highs and lows in its category lifetime. From brilliant titles like Ghosts n Goblins and The Secret of Monkey Island coming and promptly going again, to disturbingly shoddy bedroom remakes popping up, it's been a hit and miss market. We seem to be seeing a retro renaissance on the iPhone at the moment, however, with Atari and Sega chiming in with their own backlogs to provide some excellent experiences on the small screen. So, here's 18 of the best retro games on iPhone available in 2017. 

Do No Man’s Sky’s New Trailers Need To Change?

I'm having my obligatory British cup of tea in the morning and browsing through YouTube's offerings for the day when No Man's Sky's new trailer pops up. The landscape of the procedurally generated inter-galactic exploration game has changed dramatically in the year since its muted release, and yet you wouldn't have guessed it from the drab montage of panning shots I was faced with.

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