Video games have become more of a safe space and a place for comfort rather than entertainment and leisure in 2021. Because of the anxiety and stress caused by the dark times of the pandemic, many games have grown in popularity as an alternative escape from the real world providing a fictional scenario for the player to lose themselves in. Continue reading LDN’s Best Of 2021: Gaming
As soon as 18 days from now we could be allowed to meet up to six people indoors in the UK. As long as everything in the lockdown roadmap goes to plan, all restrictions could be abandoned by June! Considering the fact that steps 1 and 2 of the roadmap have seemingly been going well so far, we think it’s time to start planning for your first games night with your friends in person. Continue reading Nook’s Cranny #11 – Gaming In The Post-Lockdown Fever
The most recent Mario Kart game, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, has several modes all the way from 50cc to 200cc. Some of these are terribly easy and the others can be terribly hard, which is why we’re here to help! Continue reading Nook’s Cranny #10 – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tips!
Billionaire Elon Musk has managed to develop a product named Neuralink which allowed a monkey to play a ping pong video game with his mind. Continue reading Nook’s Cranny #9 – Is This The True Evolution of Gaming?
According to Nintendo, the production is “moving ahead smoothly”. This, of course, is thanks in part to the man, the myth, and the mario creator, Shigeru Miyamoto. It is also in part thanks to Chris Meledandri, founder of Illumination studios. If that doesn’t mean much to you then maybe this will: Minions. Illumination is the studio that brought you Despicable Me (2010), the studio might have a bad name because of all the unnecessary Minion merchandise and social media frenzy but the animation itself wasn’t so bad! I personally think that this could be great news for Mario fans out there. Continue reading Nook’s Cranny #8 – New Super Mario… Movie?
It may sound too good to be true, we thought so too, but it is real. ‘Animal Crossing’ is collaborating with Sanrio to bring all new villagers and items to the game. This is all happening via the power of Amiibo cards. There are six cards, one for each villager, that you can scan into your Switch like any other villager Amiibo. Once scanned, the Sanrio villager will enter the campsite and the items and clothing will be available at your Nook Stop! Luckily, you don’t need to add the villager to your island to get the items; some of them have very particular aesthetics… Continue reading Nook’s Cranny #8 – Animal Crossing: New Horizons x Sanrio
Games publisher Square Enix announced that a new ‘Life Is Strange’ game will come out this year. Main character Alex is an Asian bisexual woman with a special ability – and she’s a musician too. Continue reading Nook’s Cranny #7 – New “Life Is Strange” Game Announced
As a female gamer, it is hard to ignore the current situation taking hold over the internet at the moment; 97% of female-presenting people aged between 18-24 in the UK have faced sexual harassment – and for gamers that is experienced online. Here’s what everyone can do about it. Continue reading Nook’s Cranny #6 – Not All Men but Almost All Women in the Gaming Community
This March is Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day and with that comes some highly recommended video games made by womxn. The gaming community was once dominated by men, meaning games were made by men for men. These days it is considerably more inclusive and we’re all happy to see it! Here are some of the best video games made by womxn. Continue reading Nook’s Cranny #5 – Best Video Games Made By Womxn
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is turning 10 years old this November and it’s hardly believable… Thousands of people still regularly play the game and with no accurate idea as to when the next Elder Scrolls installment will be, here’s a few reasons as to why you should still be playing Skyrim all these years later. Continue reading Nook’s Cranny #4 – Why You Should Still Be Playing Skyrim 10 Years After Its Release