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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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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…

Codename: Ocean Keeper Makes a Splash

By Annika McCabe | June 28, 2024

Dive into an all new underwater rogue-like title with G.URL! My quest towards genre expansion through review continues, and this time I was led straight into an up and coming game titled Codename: Ocean Keeper. Although the developers over at RetroStyle Games possess quite an extensive portfolio of projects, this new title seemingly marks a…

Unveiling Cattle Country: The Cosy Cowboy Adventure Life Sim

By Jenny O'Connor | June 27, 2024

Playtonic introduces Cattle Country, a unique blend of cosy life simulation and frontier adventure, with a trailer featuring Roger Clark. Playtonic has officially unveiled Cattle Country: The Cozy Cowboy Adventure Life Sim, a new game that promises to offer a unique blend of life simulation and adventure set against the backdrop of the American frontier.…

NewJeans Unveil ‘Supernatural’ Pop-Up Store in Tokyo

By Jenny O'Connor | June 27, 2024

With Exclusive Takashi Murakami Collaboration NewJeans has taken over Shibuya, Tokyo with their dazzling new pop-up store, aptly named “Supernatural.” This unique shopping experience, which runs until July 15 at the Line Friends Square Shibuya, offers fans an exclusive chance to snag one-of-a-kind merchandise from the group’s high-profile collaboration with celebrated artists Takashi Murakami and…

Trans Identity in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

By Belle Law | June 26, 2024

Vivian steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight in the Paper Mario remake After Nintendo announced that a remake of the beloved game, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, would release on the Switch in late May, I was ecstatic. Initially released for the GameCube in 2004, the game is something that I grew…

The Denpa Men Are Back!

By Jenny O'Connor | June 22, 2024

The return of The Denpa Men comes with fresh adventures, deeper customisation, and engaging multiplayer modes for the Nintendo Switch. The announcement of the new Denpa Men game during the Nintendo Direct 2024 was like a blast from the past for fans of the colourful series. This new installment promises a fresh twist on the…

Digital Fashion Week NYC 2024

By Jenny O'Connor | June 21, 2024

Bridging tech and haute couture for a new era of style and innovation. In the city that never sleeps, fashion is getting a digital makeover. Get ready for Digital Fashion Week NYC 2024 in September, as they have now opened submissions. The event that’s redefining style with the perfect blend of technology and couture. This…

Nintendo Switch Games Announced at Nintendo Direct

By Jenny O'Connor | June 19, 2024

Nintendo Drops a Bombshell with Game Announcements That Have Us All Hooked In the latest Nintendo Direct, held on June 18, 2024, several highly anticipated titles were announced for the Nintendo Switch. Here’s a rundown of the major announcements. Metroid Prime 4: Beyond Samus Aran returns in “Metroid Prime 4: Beyond,” slated for a 2025…

The Post-Hyperpop Landscape

By Jenny O'Connor | June 15, 2024

How Hyperpop’s Wild Childs Are Shaping the Future of Music In the constantly evolving world of music, the hyperpop genre has carved out a distinctive and influential niche. Hyperpop emerged as a genre that embraced maximalism, distortion, and a playful approach to pop conventions. It was marked by an audacious blend of sugary melodies, glitchy…

Baldur’s Gate 3 and Sapphic Narratives

By Team G.URL | June 11, 2024

How Baldur’s Gate 3 became a benchmark for sapphic representation in gaming Written by Ciara Wheeler The recent success of indie fantasy RPG title Baldur’s Gate 3 at The Game Awards, BAFTA Game Awards, and other significant accolade ceremonies over the last few months has sent the Triple-A industry into a tailspin. With game developers…

Diana June: Issue 03 Interview Preview

By Jenny O'Connor | June 10, 2024

This article contains an excerpt of an exclusive interview with Diana June for Issue 03 of G.URL Magazine: “PARTY!” Under the muted glow of my laptop screen, the face of Diana June flickers into view. Amidst a backdrop of her studio and vibrant art, our Zoom call commences, bridging the gap between two worlds—one steeped…