For anyone visiting Later Levels today and expecting to find a new post about video games, let me offer my apologies. This one is off-topic and more personal than my … Continue Reading Off-topic: child-free by choice
Anyone who regularly visits Later Levels or watches our streams will know my stepson. Ethan’s observations on video games have resulted in several posts, a few of which are my … Continue Reading Coming of age: gaming with my stepson
Earlier this year, I wrote about my stepson’s obsession with Fallout. He first found out about the series when he caught my other-half playing Fallout 4 on his laptop in … Continue Reading Insomnia65: <em>Over(watch)</em> the <em>Fallout</em> obsession?
I’ve been going to the Insomnia Gaming Festival since 2017 and in those past two years, have never an entirely positive experience at the event. Insomnia61 felt like nothing more … Continue Reading Insomnia65: a round-up
A trip to Bristol last weekend with the Later Levels and GeekOut UK crew saw us attempt an escape room at Locked In A Room. It’s my second experience, the … Continue Reading Locked in a room in Bristol
My brother and I were introduced to video games as kids by our dad. But after the Commodore 64 and NES were no longer a novelty, the frequency with which … Continue Reading Child’s play: gaming with your kids
I’ve officially been bitten by the escape room bug. After completing my first one in January this year while visiting Tim, Jake and Joel from GeekOut South-West in Bristol, I’ve … Continue Reading Escape rooms: stepping up to the challenge
Fallout is a franchise that many people adore. I’m not a fan myself, primarily thanks to the oversaturation of news reports and blog posts around the time of the latest … Continue Reading Falling out with obsession
My first time at the Insomnia Gaming Festival was I61 in August 2017. My stepson had an excellent time as he had the chance to see one of his favourite … Continue Reading Insomnia: male and pale
As I’m sure many regular Later Levels visitors are aware, The Secret of Monkey Island had a huge impact on me as a child. This was the game which taught … Continue Reading Personally-defining games: on their way out?
Insomnia61 in August last was my first time at the event which promotes itself as ‘the UK’s biggest gaming festival’. Having the stepson in tow meant we sadly couldn’t participate … Continue Reading Insomnia63: a round-up
When we attended Rezzed in April, we noticed an increase in the number of narrative games on display. This was a great thing for me as I love to get … Continue Reading PLAY Expo London 2018: the trouble with retro games
London may be blessed with Rezzed every April – my favourite expo in the calendar – but the retro gaming scene doesn’t get a huge amount of love down here. … Continue Reading PLAY Expo London 2018: a round-up
I’ve never been a competitive gamer. I don’t get much enjoyment from competition, although I do like a local multiplayer every once in a while; and titles such as League … Continue Reading Come fly with me
According to their website, MCM Comic Con events are the UK and Ireland’s most exciting pop culture shows and bring together a broad scope of popular culture categories including gaming, … Continue Reading MCM Comic Con London 2018: a round-up
Fortnite, said to be the most addictive video game of all time, is surely going to be the downfall of our children. Its design and gameplay have made it extremely … Continue Reading <em>Fortnite</em>: the downfall of our children