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Jennifer Allen

Jennifer Allen
Jennifer is a freelancer for multiple outlets on the web and in print, including Playboy, Paste Magazine, TechRadar, and MyM Magazine. In her spare time, she watches too many TV boxsets and pretends she knows what she’s doing at the gym. Follow her on Twitter.
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6 JRPGs to Play after Final Fantasy XV

Because Final Fantasy XV was in development for 10 years, everyone was understandably surprised when it turned out to be pretty good. Taking…
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How to Get Fit Through Gaming in 2017

January is a time for cold weather and New Year’s Resolutions. Often, one such resolution is to get fitter and, well, cold weather…
Rose of Winter

Why Rose of Winter is a More Progressive Otome Game

I’m a strong and reasonably confident woman. I don’t need a romantic partner, but that doesn’t stop me wanting one sometimes. An increasing…
Lucy Blundell

Lucy Blundell on Her Highly Original Visual Novel One Night Stand

Many of us have had a morning where it’s been difficult to piece together what happened the night before. It’s typically awkward, and…
Media Molecule

Media Molecule’s Luci Black and Amy Phillips Talk Game Development

Media Molecule is that rare beast–a major games development studio that continues to maintain a close-knit group of employees. With a more relaxed…
Battlefield 1

Is World War 1 a Distasteful Setting for a War Game?

I’m no historian but I grew up with one, and I found the idea of Battlefield 1 fairly uncomfortable. Throughout my youth, my…
Catherine Woolley

Catherine Woolley on Her Rise Within Game Design

Catherine Woolley has achieved a tremendous amount since graduating University in 2009. After receiving a First Class Honors degree in Computer Games Design, the game…
Big Pharma

From Creating an Epidemic to Treating Bloaty Head, 5 Games that Making…

Working in the medical profession rarely sounds like much fun to me. I’ve heard many anecdotes from doctors and nurses over the years,…
Earthlock: Festival of Magic is the Good Kind of Clunky

Earthlock: Festival of Magic is the Good Kind of Clunky

“There’s a new JRPG on Xbox One I think you’ll like”. The kind of text message that’s bound to grab my interest, even…
Dangerous Golf

7 Overlooked Games from 2016

With only three months of the year remaining, we’re about to reach ‘silly’ season—the time of year when so many AAA titles are released…
no man's sky space

5 Games as Overhyped as No Man’s Sky

Is No Man’s Sky the greatest game ever made? Is it overhyped and terrible? The answer to both those questions is ’not really’–it’s…
Fishing

Off the Hook: 6 Games with Fun Fishing Minigames

Fishing is considered a relaxing and satisfying hobby for many. As someone who lives on the coast and hates early mornings, it mostly…
Saints Row 4

Everybody Wants to Rule the World: 6 Video Games with Political Themes

Politics is a rarely tapped theme in games. That makes very little sense when you consider that, on average, games players are more…
Mafia 3

Mafia III’s Attempt at Racial Inclusivity Is Laudable–and Risky

I don’t buy into previews much. I love reading about the potential of a forthcoming game, but I’m cynical enough to know that…
Xandra van Wijk

Xandra van Wijk on Building a Career in Game Design

Xandra van Wijk didn’t set out to be a games designer. That makes her current role at King Games all the more impressive.…
FIFA 17

FIFA 17’s Story Mode is Exactly What the Franchise Needs

I’m a big fan of the FIFA franchise. As a child, there’d always be at least one FIFA game in my collection, even…
Uncharted 4

Romance Done Right: 6 Beautiful Moments in Gaming

Gaming is slowly, oh so slowly, evolving into being able to tell some pretty emotional stories. It’s early days for the medium when…
Dragon Quest

How to Get Started with Dragon Quest

This month marks 30 years since the first Dragon Quest game was released in Japan. There’s a chance, however, that you’ve never played…
World of Warcraft

The Women of World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft’s lore is an intimidating thing to delve into. The game’s been around for nearly 12 years now, but its story…
Dark Souls 3

Dark Souls III and the Value of Stepping Out of Your Comfort…

25 years of playing games gives you a certain confidence to what you play. It doesn’t mean that you’re immediately great at everything,…

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