THE BEAT Magazine
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Overwatch – shaping representation and diversity in a new form
Often video games conform to the same perquisites when it comes to creating characters in a digital platform. Blizzard, the developers of the game Overwatch, aim to shake up the norm. In all forms of media whether it be television or film, video games or music, there always seems to be some sort of controversy surrounding the way a certain group of people are represented. It can be hard to please everyone when you create something which appeals to a mass audience. Someone always has something to say. Blizzard hopes…read more
Swatting – An innocent prank or a disgusting joke?
In recent years there has been a big influx in reports of a growing trend of virtual pranks with real life consequences. Callum Nicholas investigates In the middle of August, 2015, Justine was informed of a situation which was unravelling at home whilst she was at holiday. A situation which could have turned out to be much worse if she was there. Several questions start to float through your head. You start to panic. What if my children get hurt? I haven’t done anything wrong. This is what could be…read more
A game changing industry
eSports is a massive industry that has become a phenomena. Where did it begin and why is it so popular? Callum Nicholas investigates. When you think of sport, football or cricket probably comes to mind or the other physically, demanding team based games such as rugby and basketball. These sports have been around for hundreds of years with matches attracting huge crowds worldwide. Now a new contender has arrived which could change the way we view sports, not just from a content based perspective but from a social and cultural…read more