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Laura Varley

Journalist

Location icon United Kingdom

Currently a content marketing specialist for a leading digital marketing agency. Freelance video game writer in my spare time. Previously a writer at Geek.com. Writing about video games, film and technology is my passion.

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Vertical Leap
How to Increase Brand Awareness - Deep thinking

There are billions of brands in the world, all vying for the public's attention and business. As such, it can be difficult to get your voice heard, especially if you're a new, small brand trying to compete against the more established large corporations. So just what makes a brand stand out?

Alpha Travel Insurance
01/27/2016
Plan Your Trip to... Japan - Alpha Travel Insurance

To us foreigners, Japan can seem like a whole different world. Year after year, tourists from all over the globe are drawn to the country to see its stunning landscapes, visit its historic temples, taste its unique dishes, and experience its incredible technology. This country has something for everyone and is a must-visit for any ...

Atlaschoice
Top photography tips for capturing city breaks

Posted on January 19,2015 by Laura Varley There is no better way to capture your holiday than to take amazing photographs. They can bring back memories, beautifully sum up where you visited and evoke incredible emotion.

@geekdotcom
Epic full-body Halo armor took 10 months to create | Games | Geek.com

There are some epic cosplays out there on the Internet. You only have to Google the word to find some of the best, but none are quite as impressive as this. Perhaps it's because it's a full-body armor, or maybe it's because this cosplayer has shown just how much effort she put into it.

Riveronline
04/08/2011
Lock, Stock star speaks to The River

Written by on February 7th 2012 By Laura Varley Dexter Fletcher, one of the stars of cult film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, gave some professional advice on breaking into the film industry before the weekend screening of his directing debut.

@geekdotcom
Review: Indie Game: The Movie | Reviews | Geek.com

Making video games for a living is the dream job for a lot of people, especially when you get to make exactly what you want. Indie Game: The Movie shows the harsh realities of being an indie developer and the blood, sweat, and tears that go into making those dreams come true.

Riveronline
04/08/2011
Review: Catherine - A nightmare worth having?

Written by on February 7th 2012 By Laura Varley Vincent, a 32-year-old scared of commitment, is having a mental breakdown. Not only is he being haunted by nightmares full of sheep, death and monsters, he's also just cheated on his girlfriend, Katherine, with a hot blonde, called Catherine. What will he do?

Nintendo Insider
07/02/2016
Why Nintendo Needs More Female Protagonists - Nintendo Insider

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was met with a warm reception when it was announced at E3 , but not every fan was happy with the choice of protagonist. For a while, rumours had been circulating that the next Legend of Zelda could have a female lead.

Nintendo Insider
06/05/2016
Is Nintendo NX A Last Hope At Home Console Success? - Nintendo Insider

Ever since Nintendo announced it was working on a new "dedicated game platform " last year, the rumours haven't stopped. Will it output 4K? Will it be the hybrid between a portable console and a home console? But perhaps the most important question is: will it be able to compete against the rumoured newer versions of the PS4 and Xbox One?

Nintendo Insider
07/19/2016
The Battle Cats POP! Review - 3DS - Nintendo Insider

After achieving more than 23 million downloads on iOS and Android, The Battle Cats POP! stormed onto 3DS, but is it worth its £8.99 price tag? The concept of Battle Cats is simple - you must destroy the enemy's tower before yours.

HRreview
10/21/2015
Laura Varley: Getting a creative MBA without a degree - HRreview

Every day between 9am and 5pm, you dream of having that job you've always wanted. As proven by many, it's never too late to pursue your dreams, and acquiring an executive MBA for the creative industries can help you achieve them. What if you don't already have a degree, though?

Nintendo Insider
08/02/2016
The Power Of Pokémon GO - How It's Changing Gamers' Lives - Nintendo Insider

When I was nine years old, I never thought that at the age of 25, I'd be walking around catching Pokémon in the real world. Over the past few weeks I've been getting out of the house at every opportunity to see if I can catch that Magmar that escaped my clutches the other day, or to clock up a few more kilometers to hatch my eggs.

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