Game View - Game Reviews

Star Wars Battlefront II Review

Posted on
Game View

Clouded by Controversy The announcement of Star Wars Battlefront II was a welcome one. Following 2015’s attempt to reboot the Battlefront brand, Battlefront II was meant to be a great improvement. And yes it certainly was. However, unfortunately Battlefront II also managed to play host to a vast amount of controversy. The planned progression system engaged with the mechanic of loot crates in […]

Blog

Microtransactions: The True Cost

Posted on

What are ‘microtransactions’ anyway? Microtransactions are essentially small transactions. They are the equivalent of paying two dollars for a cheeseburger. Two dollars is pocket change for most people and when you want a snack – two dollars is worthwhile for a burger. In terms of media and video gaming, microtransactions are an issue which have […]

Blog

Teasing Teasers and DLC: The Dangers of Media Capitalism

Posted on

Modern Media Capitalism Media capitalism has steadily increased its drain on the video game and film industries. While money-making exercises have existed for decades in the media industry, today’s media capitalism displays increasing signs of vacuousness. And keen-eyed consumers are worried about what this means for the future of media content consumption. This post is […]

Blog

Let’s Get Technical: Metaphors and Similes

Posted on
Let's Get Technical

Metaphor and simile: What is the difference? Technically speaking, the most common difference between metaphors and similes are described as this: metaphors state that an object is something it is not (i.e. the man was a ferocious tiger) while similes state that an object is similar to or like an object it is not (i.e. […]

Blog

Let’s Get Technical: Character Development

Posted on
Let's Get Technical

Character Development Through Archetypes In a previous post, the idea of character archetypes was briefly discussed with the use of a character archetype wheel. These character archetypes are the roles that characters typically fall into as seen in the following detailed wheel: The problem with simply following character archetypes, however, is that many characters do […]

Blog

Thinking Education – An Introduction

Posted on
Thinking Education

Introduction – Thinking Education Another series of blog posts will begin to run simultaneously with our review categories, technical writing advice, and story drafting. This series is named ‘Thinking Education’ because it gets to the heart of what education aims to develop: thinking. Thinking Education aims to explore are some practical thinking activities. As well […]

Blog

Let’s Get Technical: Adjectives and Adverbs

Posted on
Let's Get Technical

Adjectives and Adverbs The most common complaint or issue that authors have when it regards adjectives and adverbs is their overuse. Overusing adjectives or adverbs can lead to a form of ‘telling’ writing in which the writer is ‘pigeon holing’ the reader into their world. Look for example at the following sentence: The dark blue […]

Blog

Let’s Get Technical: Dialogue

Posted on
Let's Get Technical

Dialogue Dialogue, it can make or break a film, novel or play. So when it comes to dialogue how can you master some techniques to making creative, unique and fascinating dialogue that suspends disbelief, rather than creates disbelief? Here are a few tips and ideas to improve your dialogue writing: Understand Your Characters Characters are […]

Blog

Let’s Get Technical: Grammar

Posted on
Let's Get Technical

Grammar Grammar is hardly a topic of conversation for any dinner table or party, yet it is an incredibly necessary tool for any writer. While readers read for the information and ideas a reader conveys, a clearer understanding of the rules of the language they write in will always prove incredibly useful. As a disclaimer, […]