As mentioned in my last post, much of last year was dedicated to house-buying and town-moving which unfortunately left little time for gaming. I did however manage to fit in … Continue Reading Long live the adventure game
One of my favourite parts of SSX Tricky was when, once the game was completed, the player was allowed to snowboard unobstructed across (what I remember as) perfect snow. Here … Continue Reading <em>Steep</em>: almost at the summit
Last year was a busy one for me and with most of it spent focused on buying a new house and moving to a different town, it meant even less … Continue Reading New Year’s resolution: play more games
Why do we play video games? For some it’s the challenge, facing difficult situations and having to think several steps ahead in order to beat an opponent. For others it’s … Continue Reading What’s your Gamer Motivation Profile?
After taking a few months off Overwatch, I’ve returned to find it an interesting game to have been a part of since release. In the first weeks matches felt very … Continue Reading Healwatch
Christmas movies are such a big part of the overall holiday experience. Whether it’s watching Elf on the evening before while waiting for Santa to arrive, hitting the sofa on … Continue Reading Where have all the Christmas-themed games gone?
Originally published on 1001Up: With Nintendo officially due to enter the world of smartphone-gaming in the next couple of weeks with Super Mario Run, I’ve been recently been musing over … Continue Reading Nintendo Go!
Originally published on 1001Up: Strange to think I’ve been a PlayStation gamer for 20 years now. That’s two decades of my life having owned a Sony console. It’s not been … Continue Reading Memories of a PlayStation
Originally published on 1001Up: The more I think about it, the more I worry I’m becoming the target market for the free-to-play design model. Or worse still, the pay-to-win one … Continue Reading I’m too old for this… grinding malarkey
Originally published on 1001Up: There are all sorts of reasons I am thoroughly enjoying Overwatch. It has smart, well thought out map design, distinctive and diverse characters, not to mention … Continue Reading I’m too old for this… kill-to-death ratio business
Originally published on 1001Up: There comes a time in professional sport when an athlete’s body starts to degrade. Sprinters aren’t quite as quick as they once were, footballers can’t always … Continue Reading I’m too old for this… reaction times nonsense
Originally published on 1001Up: A while ago I came across a two-part piece on The Guardian website entitled ‘Beyond Lara Croft’. It’s well-written and authors Kate Gray, Holly Neilsen and … Continue Reading Fascinating females: interesting women in video games
Originally published on 1001Up: It should be simple really. PEGI give a game a legally-enforceable rating; parents read the rating; parents forbid their child from playing. Problem solved! Any parent … Continue Reading Should we let kids play video games?
Originally published on 1001Up: Last month I came across a short thought-provoking article written by Tyler Oldfield on The Young Beards website, entitled The Horror Genre Is The Best Genre. … Continue Reading Horror: the best and worst of video games
Originally published on 1001Up: The majority of my friends are male and when we get together, video games tend to feature in some way or another. It might be a … Continue Reading Chasing memories: nostalgia’s effect on video games
Originally published on 1001Up: It took me two years to finish Mass Effect 2. Not because there’s two years worth of content, although by the time you factor in multiple … Continue Reading Thank you, BioWare