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Paula Beaton

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Writer, editor, gamer. Never without a story-driven game, a cup of tea and a good book.

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Netflix

Netflix and YouTube Reduce Streaming Quality for 30 Days

Following unprecedented use of the internet during the coronavirus pandemic – more people are working from home than ever before – Netflix and YouTube announced they would be reducing the streaming quality of videos to avoid straining already stretched services. Although neither have expressed concerns about their networks being maxed out, and internet service providers

E3 2020

Will E3 and GDC Cancellations Change the Future of Games Cons?

As E3 and the GDC are canceled in the wake of the coronavirus, many developers are turning to online streaming in the interim. But with Sony already shunning this year’s E3, could these cancellations change the way games cons are held in future? Bye-bye E3 2020 On the 11th of March, E3, America’s biggest gaming

Death Stranding

Control and Death Stranding Lead BAFTA Games Nominations

It’s only a few weeks until the BAFTA Games Awards, but which games have been nominated? Control and Death Stranding have each received 11 nominations – the most any game has ever received in the history of the awards. Death Stranding missed out on a nomination for best game, as it divided opinion on release.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

My Most Anticipated Games of 2020

Can you believe it’s almost Spring already (although the weather seems to be saying otherwise)? It got me thinking, what games am I most looking forward to in 2020? Being a fan of games on Xbox, PlayStation, and Windows, I decided to shortlist what I’m most excited about this year. #1. The Last of Us

Xbox Game Pass

Is Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Worth the Membership Fee?

As a recent owner of a new Xbox One (thanks, Santa!) I’m pretty late to the whole Xbox scene, counting myself as a PlayStation gamer until recently. My new all-digital Xbox One came with three months’ membership of Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass – which I wasn’t sure if I’d end up renewing once

Desert Island

Desert Island Gadgets: What Would You Pack?

Coming back from holiday this week, I found myself daydreaming of sun-drenched shores on a desert island. How much simpler would life be, I wondered, if I was far from civilization and had all the time in the world to relax? Then my smartphone beeped, letting me know it needed charging. It got me thinking.

Google Stadia

What’s Google Playing At? Radio Silence for Stadia Leaves Gamers Impatient

The launch of Google Stadia, the revolutionary game-streaming platform, on the 19th November, 2019, can be counted as one of Google’s least memorable moments. It was hardly the instant success Google expected, with critics claiming the service was more of a beta than a ready-for-gaming service. Now even the platform’s most avid supporters are starting

The Jetsons

It’s 2020: Where Are Our Jetsons Flying Cars?

Admit it – since you were a kid you’ve dreamed of robots that went to work for you, hoverboards from Back to the Future and, of course, flying cars. It’s 2020 – the year that popped up in so many sci-fi films as ‘the future’ – and we’re living it. So where are our flying