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Category: Miscellaneous

No Russian – The Legacy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s Controversy

Ruaidhri Walker

Back in 2009 a level appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that no only became one of the biggest video game controversies in a while but also changed the way developers went about creating games. Love or hate the series, Call of Duty’s ‘No Russian’ has left an interesting legacy behind.

Your Princess Is In The Castle With You: The Changing Face of Female Sidekicks in Games

Ruaidhri Walker

Female sidekicks in games have over the decades gone from being ‘damsels in distress’ to something more equal in terms of ability and story telling. Ruaidhri examines the games that led to this change in attitude with gender equality in games.

Diary Of A Wimpy Vin: Part 2

Vin

[Miss Part 1? Read it here]

Day one was a bit a slog for me and I will admit to aching a little bit the next day. My personal Fuel Print shows quite clearly that I lack in both fitness and athleticism (a fact it loves to point out by comparing me to the few friends I have with Nike+ as well as the prints of the two personal trainers). Thankfully, the folks at Nike aren’t in this to poke fun at fatties and cripples. The software has preselected which exercises it thinks I would most benefit from and it has allowed me to select precisely which days I can fit my new program in to. Unfortunately for me, my next session was the very next day.

Best Fantasy/Sci-Fi Couples To Date

Lyndsay Moir

To once again celebrate the famed month of loved, I thought I would compile a list of my favourite all time geek couples. Couples that have had me weeping in their saddest moments, and rooting for them to finally make it work when everything else seems against them. These couples are seriously awesome, and I doubt they would be spending Valentines Day handing over boxes of expensive truffles or toasting classes of champagne. No they would be side by side, fighting crime or battling monsters. So without further ado…

Five Exceptions to Rule 34

Callum

Rule 34. Those ventured in internet exploring will be well versed in the rule and undoubtedly have mental scars from its effects. For those that stay away from the darker corners of the web, choosing instead to use its browsing capabilities for looking at pictures of small puppies, Rule 34 is as simple as it is disturbing: if it exists, there is porn of it. Think of your favourite childhood cartoon. Think of the nostalgia, how warm and fuzzy you feel remember a time of innocence and youth. Now imagine the two main characters of that show having sex and someone, somewhere, jacking off to it. The internet is a horrible place.

In one last attempt to see if humanity does still have any last ounce of humility, join me on an epic quest to find the last remaining shreds of pop culture that haven’t fallen foul to the rotten rule. Lock your rooms and open up your incognito windows as this journey won’t be kind on internet histories.