October 4, 2015

Like pretty much everyone born after 1993, I spend far too much time on the internet. This is not necessarily a problem; in fact, I love YouTube so much that I spend more time watching videos on it than I do watching television. And I have Sky in my flat! Yet with me it’s not […]

September 20, 2015

Just over ten years ago, when I was just a precocious preteen who adored his PS2, those five words in the title would have been almost unheard of. We still overwhelmingly bought games from brick-and-mortar gaming and electronic shops, even on PC, and downloading whole games was still something of a novelty, if not entirely […]

September 13, 2015

★★★★½ I may have mentioned it once before, but it bears repeating—horror and mental illness is a dangerous mix. Then again, it’s difficult to dislike something if you’ve haven’t experienced it before. Until Dawn is the first horror game I have actively chosen to purchase and play. I could easily have said “nope, I don’t […]

August 16, 2015

So, you like video games. Good for you, so do millions of others. The gaming industry is a major juggernaut in the entertainment business these days, so it’s only natural that everyone wants a slice of the pie.   Normally, ordinary saps like yourself get in on the action by recording themselves looking silly while […]

August 9, 2015

★★★★ As someone who thinks deeply about these kinds of things, I often have to sit back and ponder on the state of the games industry when one of the most popular games of the year comes around with absolutely no expectation that it would ever amount to anything. Rocket League, a physics-based vehicular soccer […]

August 2, 2015

The gaming world has lost one of its greatest heroes. Nintendo’s president and CEO Satoru Iwata tragically passed away on 11 July 2015 after a battle with bile duct cancer, aged just 55. This news has stunned the gaming world, with Iwata leaving behind a legacy that few in the industry can say they have […]

July 19, 2015

Praise Gaben, for he has seen the light and given power to the consumer once more. And boy have we put it to use! Just when I thought it was about time to give up on Steam ever giving a shit about customer service, they totally redeem themselves by announcing a new refund policy. Before […]

June 16, 2015

★★★★½ Shovel Knight is a delicious blend of the old school and the new. It’s a side-scroller adventure game that reminds the player of the 8-bit era, while packing in heavy RPG elements, Dark Souls-esque death mechanics, and replayability. At first glance it might appear that Shovel Knight can’t contend with the AAA titles which […]

June 1, 2015

House of Wolves, the new downloadable content for Bungie’s Destiny, dropped last week. Like the main title, it is both great and sometimes disappointing. Destiny is polarising. People seem to love it or hate it. Destiny is paradoxical. In some ways it’s one of the best games I’ve ever played; in others it’s undeniably, well, […]