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George Benjamin Jones

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2017’s Album Of The Year – Take 1

As I've established, 2017 was a great year for games. But it was also an amazing year for music. I've kept a running list...

YouTube Down The Tubes?

"PewDiePie ruined YouTube" was one of this year's viral online judgements. It was a flawed perspective, but nevertheless spread to every corner of social...

2017’s Games of the Year

As 2017 comes to the end, I am left reflecting on how solid a year it was; for game releases, console launches and platform...

How History Influenced Breath of the Wild

https://vimeo.com/244046027 The Kingdom of Hyrule in Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a vast, fantastical world of mythical creatures, and the...

The Abusive Underbelly of Third Wave Emo

The last week has been a rollercoaster. Twitter and Facebook were flooded by a tide of accusations of misogyny and sexual harassment made against...

Fantasy For Real

Over the weekend, I attended the October MCM London Comic Con, the twelfth time the convention has been held. It’s always exciting to see...

Stranger Things Get Even Stranger

This review contains light spoilers for the first three episodes... I’ll say it: Season 2 of Stranger Things starts out weak. The first episode was...

Ninja Theory Talk Games and Mental Health

This year's indie hit Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice is two things: a fantastical odyssey into the depths of hell and an exploration of loss, trauma and psychosis....

More Than Just a Blade Runner-Up

Producing a  Blade Runner sequel that lived up to the original could have ended up as a Sisyphean task. The original is exalted as...

Revisiting Blade Runner

With Blade Runner 2049 out now and under a new director, Rising East decided to get two reviewers to watch the original and review...

SpatialOS: ‘an entirely new approach to game design’

New cloud-powered technology could redefine what we think of as an indie game. SpatialOS, created by Cambridge-based Improbable, makes development of bigger games easier and...

MCM Brings Star-Studded Line-Up To Newham

From the 27th-29th October, the biannual MCM will take place at London’s ExCel Centre at Royal Victoria Dock. Each year, it’s exciting to see East...

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