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Gamers blog party: spring 2018 invitation

Both Easter and our GameBlast18 stream are only a few weeks away now, and the anticipation for chocolate and video games is building. But before that, it’s time for the first blog party of 2018 here at Later Levels – there’s no better way to set yourself up for the week and meet some new blogging friends. The rules are simple: 🎉   Arrive at the party: … Continue reading Gamers blog party: spring 2018 invitation

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Delicately woven: video game crossovers

March’s Question of the Month is brought to you by Luke from Hundstrasse: video game player, Jurassic-Park-themed title finder and pun master. To find out more about him and his site, as well as how you can get involved, take a look at this post. Video game crossovers tend to be popular with fans and businesses alike. Companies have realised that combining their brand with … Continue reading Delicately woven: video game crossovers

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Intelligent conversations: AI in video games

Novelist Naomi Alderman (co-creator of Zombies, Run! with Six to Start, which I wrote about last month) published an article for The Guardian in January 2016 on the subject of artificial intelligence (AI) in video games. After being asked by one of the app’s users whether they could make its characters converse with the player in real-time, she wondered whether it would be that great … Continue reading Intelligent conversations: AI in video games

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Editorial: March 2018

Gaming for good Welcome to March’s editorial for 2018, where we’re preparing ourselves for mountains of Easter chocolate. Let’s take a look back at what happened in February as well as find out what’s coming up this month. Attributes: Followers: Published: Most popular: Most liked: My favourite:     896 lovely people 12 posts QotM: February 2018 edition Cheat codes: the old currency of cool … Continue reading Editorial: March 2018

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Question of the Month: March 2018 edition

For more details about the new-look Question of the Month for 2018, please take a look at this post. It’s time for a new Question of the Month, one which will see us attempt to answer a quandary that has been puzzling the gaming community since they first crossed their fingers in hope of a straight tetromino. But first let’s find out who won February’s … Continue reading Question of the Month: March 2018 edition

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GameBlast18: announcement

It’s with regret that we must announce a change to our upcoming GameBlast18 marathon stream for SpecialEffect. This was originally planned for 03-04 March 2018 but sadly events outside our control mean it’s necessary to move the event to an alternative date. The adverse weather conditions here in the UK have caused travel chaos on trains and roads, making it extremely difficult for Ben and … Continue reading GameBlast18: announcement