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G.URL Magazine is dedicated to reshaping perceptions of female gamers within the gaming community. We achieve this by exploring the intersection of gaming culture with fashion, music, and lifestyle, all of which contribute to the evolving concept of the 'gamer girl'.

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G.URL takes on Vampire Survivors’ latest DLC with guns blazing!

By Annika McCabe | June 9, 2024

Operation Guns Combines Bullet Hell with Contra Nostalgia Admittedly, I was equally intimidated and delighted when G.URL approached me with such a beloved, and skill-based, title. The highly addictive and critically acclaimed Vampire Survivors has charmed players since its launch in late 2021, quickly becoming an indie darling. Developer Poncle caught the attention of countless…

Super Sapphic Ultra Modern Girl

By Team G.URL | June 8, 2024

Pop culture’s ongoing sapphic explosion Written by Ashley Schofield Happy Pride Month! It’s a damn good time for sapphic representation. To put it one way, lesbians are eating good right now. For the first time in a long time, art made for and by the sapphic community is comfortably back in the mainstream, not hidden…

Charli XCX’s “BRAT”: Hyperpop’s New Masterpiece

By Jenny O'Connor | June 7, 2024

Happy Brat Day! Charli XCX has once again taken the pop music world by storm with the release of her latest album, “BRAT,” which dropped today, June 7, 2024. With this album, Charli firmly cements her status as a trailblazer in the hyperpop genre, delivering an electrifying collection that pushes the boundaries of contemporary music…

Bandai Marks 20 Years of Tamagotchi with Iconic Shell Re-releases

By Team G.URL | June 5, 2024

Written by Hannah Holowaychuk Twenty years ago, Bandai Namco, Japan’s leading toy manufacturer, unveiled an innovative design for their beloved handheld virtual pet: Tamagotchi Connection (known as Tamagotchi Connexion in Europe). Like many 2000s children, I have some fond (and many not-so-fond) memories of caring for my Tamagotchi. The Tamagotchi Connection quickly became a social…

The Met Gala 2024: Belle Law’s Experience and the “Digitine” Phenomenon

By Belle Law | May 14, 2024

It’s 4:45pm in New York City on the 6th May, the first Monday of the month. I am hot and sweaty as I run towards cheers of adoration coming from the crowd up the street, all gazing up at one of the hotels currently housing their Met Gala idols. I strategically place myself on the…

Laysara: Summit Kingdom Review

By Annika McCabe | May 9, 2024

Over at G.URL, we were lucky enough to get early access to the upcoming titleLaysara: Summit Kingdom; here’s the scoop! I was honoured when G.URL approached me to review such a unique looking title; bothin style and – in comparison to the games I typically play – genre. Laysara breaks into the scene asthe debut…

Telltale Games: A Phoenix from the Ashes?

By Belle Law | April 30, 2024

An In-depth Review of The Batman Series and The Expanse When asked by G.URL Online to review both Batman: The Telltale Series (2016), and Telltale’s newest game The Expanse (2023), I was eager to examine the rebirth of a studio that, almost overnight, nearly vanished all together. Telltale Games’ near shutdown in 2018 resulted in…

G.URL Magazine Issue 03: Exclusive Interview Preview with VisitNymph

By Jenny O'Connor | April 27, 2024

In an exclusive encounter with G.URL Magazine, Nicole Arroyo and Tobey Parker of VisitNymph share the compelling narrative behind their unique artistic collaboration. Known for merging nostalgia with a modern twist, Nicole and Tobey’s journey began in the bustling streets of Queens, New York, where they transformed a decade of friendship into the innovative platform…

Stray Rats x Sonic: A Collision of Streetwear and Sega’s Icon

By Jenny O'Connor | April 21, 2024

Stray Rats, the Miami-based streetwear iconoclast, has reinvigorated its partnership with Sonic the Hedgehog, unleashing a collection that marries ’90s video game nostalgia with the raw edge of urban fashion. This latest collaboration, which first dropped in celebration of Sonic’s 30th anniversary, has found new life with a re-launch on April 17th, much to the…

Nintendo Waves Goodbye to Wii U and 3DS Online Services

By Jenny O'Connor | April 10, 2024

Farewell to an Era Today, in a move that feels akin to the final credits rolling on a beloved game, Nintendo bids adieu to the online services for the Wii U and 3DS platforms. This moment is significant for gamers everywhere, marking the end of online playability for iconic titles such as Splatoon and Super…

Rock Band: The Game That Defined Your Music Taste Without You Realising It

By Team G.URL | July 16, 2024

The Unsung Influence of Rock Band and Guitar Hero on Modern Emo and Music Culture Written by Kayla Moreno Y2K and its subcultures have been seeing a massive resurgence over the past several years. It’s known that when people crave a sense of comfort, nostalgia waves often bring them peace. Things that are reminiscent of…

Gaming Purity and the Attitude Towards Cheats and Wikis

By Jenny O'Connor | July 13, 2024

The Holier-Than-Thou Attitude Towards Cheats and Wikis in Single-Player Games In the hallowed halls of single-player video games, there’s an unspoken hierarchy among players—a purity test, if you will. On one side, you have the self-proclaimed purists, those who wear their struggle and perseverance like badges of honor. On the other, there are the pragmatists,…

Katy Perry Returns with “Woman’s World”

By Jenny O'Connor | July 12, 2024

A Controversial Comeback for the Singer’s Sixth Studio Album Katy Perry has once again graced the pop music scene with her latest single, “Woman’s World,” released today, July 12, 2024. This track marks a significant moment in her career as it’s the first single from her upcoming, yet-to-be-titled sixth studio album. Perry’s announcement and teasers…

Defining The Fashion Metaverse

By Jenny O'Connor | July 11, 2024

Redefining the Digital Luxury Experience The concept of the fashion metaverse has rapidly evolved from a niche experiment to a burgeoning frontier where technology, fashion, and social interaction converge. With platforms like DREST leading the charge, the metaverse offers a transformative space for brands and consumers alike. This thought piece explores the intricate dynamics of…

Is the IT Girl Just an Online Girl?

By Jenny O'Connor | July 9, 2024

Reflecting on the broader implications of digital culture on today’s celebrities In the kaleidoscopic realm of contemporary culture, the concept of the “It Girl” morphs and mutates, perpetually reinventing itself to mirror societal shifts. Once defined by fleeting glimmers in the tabloid spotlight, today’s It Girl is enmeshed in the digital ether, her identity coalescing…

Bayonetta Glasses: The Ultimate Confidence Boost in Eyewear

By Team G.URL | July 8, 2024

Written by Hannah Holowaychuk Skinny glasses are back! There has been a resurgence of narrow, rectangular frames over the past six months. The resurrection of this eye-catching style can be attributed to Gabbriette Bechtel and Bella Hadid. In late 2023, photos of the two models in chic-sexy frames began circulating on TikTok with the hashtag…

So Kawaii: Exploring the Pastel Pink Underbelly of the ‘Cute Boom’

By Team G.URL | July 6, 2024

Written by Amelia Masters The word ‘kawaii’ derives from the phrase ‘kao hayushi,’ which translates to ‘one’s face is aglow.’ When I think of the roots of kawaii and ‘cute culture,’ I think of Japan – well, more specifically – Tokyo. Kawaii flourished in post-World War II Japan, where a new generation of the middle…

Crafting Happiness with ‘Cutecore’ Art – An Exclusive Interview with Maple May

By Jenny O'Connor | July 5, 2024

Maple May, the creative force behind Maple May Studio, is an emerging artist known for her enchanting ‘cutecore’ aesthetic that seamlessly blends nostalgia with contemporary charm. As a recent university graduate with a degree in art, Maple’s journey into the world of hand-painting and crafting has been marked by her unwavering passion for all things…

G.URL, So Confusing: Dismantling Female Rivalry Through Hyperpop

By Annika McCabe | July 3, 2024

Charli XCX & Lorde’s ability to “work it out on the remix” goes beyond the mere squashing of beef, it’s an honest exploration of 21st century female relationships Charli XCX has been largely iconic online since the days of Tumblr in 2014 when her song Boom Clap swept the charts and graced the big screen…

The Greatest Fashion Game You Can’t Play Anymore

By Team G.URL | July 2, 2024

A Tribute to Pixie Hollow Online Written by Terry Ross Pixie Hollow Online was a web-based social game launched by Disney Online in the Fall of 2008. In it, players could create their own fairy and explore the lush natural environments of the Disney Fairies Franchise. My mixed feelings about the Disney megacorporation aside, it…