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

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…

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

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…

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Laysara: Summit Kingdom Review

Written by Annika McCabe 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…

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Telltale Games: A Phoenix from the Ashes?

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…

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Nintendo Waves Goodbye to Wii U and 3DS Online Services

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…

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A love letter to High School Musical: Makin’ the Cut!

Words by Willow Najarro How “High School Musical: Makin’ the Cut” Redefined Gaming for a Generation In the heart of every gamer who grew up in the early 2000s, there’s a beat that syncs perfectly with the pulse of the High School Musical franchise. It’s a rhythm infused with the echoes of movie premieres and…

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Do We Miss When Animal Crossing Villagers Were Mean to Us?

Written by Annika McCabe Our repeated nightmares about an angry mole popping up when we don’t save our game can be put to rest. Nowadays, it is unlikely that those involved in the gaming scene wouldn’t be familiar with the name Animal Crossing, a slice-of-life town simulation game which debuted on the Nintendo GameCube in…

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The Next Princess Zelda

Written by Belle Law Casting Choices, Narrative Hopes, and Dreams of a Live-Action Adaptation Last November, Nintendo announced that a live-action film of The Legend of Zelda franchise is in development. As someone who grew up alongside the series, my first Zelda games being ‘The Phantom Hourglass’ and ‘Spirit Tracks’ made for the DS, this…

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G.URL Magazine Issue 02: Exclusive Interview Preview with Pom Pom Squad

In an exclusive interview with G.URL Magazine, Mia Berrin of Pom Pom Squad opens up about her musical journey, identity, and the powerful role of music in fostering self-acceptance and representation. Mia Berrin, known artistically as Pom Pom Squad, is a name that resonates deeply within the music community. Her story is one of identity,…

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G.URL Magazine Issue 02: Exclusive Interview Preview with Gabrielle Rosenstein

In the latest issue of G.URL Magazine, we delve into the artistic universe of Gabrielle Rosenstein, a multi-disciplinary artist renowned for her hyper-stylised depictions of the female form. Rosenstein, a visionary in the realms of sci-femme fantasy and queer artistry, speaks with us about her unique approach to art, which deftly blends contemporary issues with…

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