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Remade, Rebooted, Reimagined: the video game nostalgia craze

Gaming consoles. Picture Credit BagoGames. License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

From Resident Evil to Spyro to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to Dark Souls and, most infamously of all, Skyrim, it seems as if every popular game released within the last 25 years is getting rereleased and reimagined in some way. This phenomenon really started last console generation, with games such as Shadow of the Colossus, the Tomb Raider trilogy, and the Prince of Persia trilogy receiving HD remasters for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Don’t judge a book by its cover, or a person by their good looks.

There has recently been a documentary released on Netflix in a four-part series revolving the crimes committed by Ted Bundy, called ‘The Ted Bundy Murder Tapes’.

This documentary features recordings and video-tapes of a number of the live events which occurred in the time period of the 1970’s and 1980’s during which Bundy was at large. He has been named to be an American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist and necrophiliac who avoided the law and professed innocence for most of his life.» >

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Is Santa Claus Dangerous?

From a very young age, it is a very common thing that children are told by their parents the wonderful tale of the so-called magical Father Christmas. He is a described to be a large and jolly man, who wears a red and white suit. Every year he is thought to come down the chimney to give them the things their hearts most desire. So, from an extremely vulnerable and gullible age, children are being lied to.» >

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Has Reading become boring?

I’ll begin with a potentially controversial statement: Reading is boring. A drab, redbrick residential, middle-class commuter town. Nice train station. Good shopping. That’s about it. On the surface. But something’s bubbling up underneath.

Do you ever find yourself sitting around in Park Bar, like every other night, bored of basic MNQ and Union nights, craving something… more? Sure, there’s stuff going on, there are always nights out, but what Reading needs is a proper, tangible music scene.» >

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Do your part to help save the Environment!

The Blue Planet Effect is taking the world by storm. It brings all communities together to tackle our dependency on single use plastic. Thanks to the increase of awareness that various documentaries, social media posts and news articles are spreading, the global impact of plastic on the environment is becoming vital common knowledge. We now know that plastics do not break down, but instead break up into smaller fragments that exist in the environment for a scary amount of time.» >

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Should Trick or Treating be banned?

The idea of Halloween, as we know it now, stemmed from a Celtic festival which marked the turn of the season and the end of summer. This was the time of year most associated with human death. As time went on, the tradition of Halloween spread to America. The Americans started to borrow from the Irish and English traditions and began to get all dressed up in scary costumes and go from door to door asking for food or money, a practice that has now become known as “trick-or-treat”.» >

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