Video games have been a positive force during the COVID-19 lockdown here in the UK. As well as being entertainment during additional free hours, they’ve given me the chance to … Continue Reading Competition and curses: a parents’ responsibility
Back in March, Luke from Hundstrasse and I took part in a game-swap. Our objective was to find the most bizarre retro titles and, in return for my gift of … Continue Reading <em>Metal Gear Solid 2</em>: cutscenes and craziness
For anyone visiting Later Levels today and expecting a new post about video games, please accept my apologies. This one is off-topic and more personal than my usual ramblings. If … Continue Reading Off-topic: child-free by choice
Last month, I admitted I had a problem. The situation was getting to the point where it was becoming unbearable and I couldn’t keep sticking my head in the sand … Continue Reading Not turned on: sexual content on Steam
It’s long been thought that the portrayals of people we see in the media have an impact on how we feel about our own bodies. Stick-thin models in magazines, beautiful … Continue Reading Sexualised characters: holding up a mirror to culture
Following Kim’s post on wonderful women in video games, I came to realise that I’m always more likely to choose a female character. I put this down to male leads … Continue Reading Choosing sides: playing characters of the opposite sex
Video games do not stop boys making friends – but girls who play struggle to make pals. That’s the headline from an article from a month or so ago. It … Continue Reading What came first: the female gamer or the problem?