Polybius: The game that never was

The early 1980s was a fantastic time for arcade gaming. Games like Pacman and Galaga fill arcades with those young and old. The large cabinets and pay to play system allowed developers to make game play much smoother and more sophisticated, however in 1981 there were rumours of another game, one that spelled danger for anyone who had the misfortune to play it. They called … Continue reading Polybius: The game that never was

Magic the Gathering: How it created a phenomenon

Trading cards are no new thing; everyone has heard the stories about Baseball cards being sold for millions of pounds, but in the early 90s the industry had gone through somewhat of a slump. Sports cards were still relatively popular but there was a hunger for something new, a hunger that Mark Rosewater and his team capitalised on with his new product Magic the Gathering … Continue reading Magic the Gathering: How it created a phenomenon

The top five technologies that changed the world

5: Telegraph Communication is the cornerstone of any developed society, however before the invention of the telegraph in 1832 by Baron Schilling von Cannstatt, the spread of information was slow. The growing world hungered for a faster way to transmit information and the telegraph allowed for the flow of messages at near instant speed. Prior to this, especially in a country as large as the … Continue reading The top five technologies that changed the world

J.R.R Tolkien: Who was the man and how did his life affect his work?

J.R.R Tolkien id widely regarded as one of Britain’s most distinguished authors, with the legendarium he created being woven into the fabric of pop culture in many parts of the world. Although most know his work (chiefly The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit), most know little of the man himself and his life, much of which bled heavily into his work. Tolkien was … Continue reading J.R.R Tolkien: Who was the man and how did his life affect his work?