Real life violence

Games and reality collide (harmlessly)

Rob Zacny at

If you've ever found yourself "slicing the pie" as you round a blind corner, the same way you do in a tactical shooter, you've probably been experiencing Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP), an umbrella term for the ways that our gaming lives begin to cross over into real life. Dr. Mark Griffiths of Nottingham Trent University recently published a paper enumerating the types of GTP gamers report experiencing. Naturally, some sensationalist reporters immediately lifted some quotes in order to perpetuate the narrative of gamers confusing the virtual with the real.

Griffiths is having none of that. He got in touch with Eurogamer and provided some context and explanation for the study.


B.U.T.T.O.N. review

Tom Senior at



Four sweaty young men lie groaning on the floor, aching, bruised and out of breath. Three feet away a battered keyboard lies up-ended on the carpet. Nobody knows who has won, but everyone is giggling like an idiot. This is the aftermath of one round of the indie party game B.U.T.T.O.N.