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?
Oh Borderlands, what fun we’ve had over the years. Borderlands 3 be an instant purchase for die-hard players out there who have sunk hundreds of hours into this series. I … Continue Reading gamescom 2019: <em>Borderlands 3</em>
Online multiplayer shooters have been my thing since my parents first got a 14.4k internet connection in the late 1990s. It allowed me to play Half-Life Deathmatch and Team Fortress … Continue Reading Battle royale: what am I missing?
I’m writing this the day before Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 releases. At least for me and all the other season pass pre-orders. If you bought the Ultimate Edition, you … Continue Reading It’s not what you play, it’s who you play it with
Ok, cards on the table… Brace yourselves… Here it comes… Confession time: I like Anthem. I get the criticism, I really do. The lore is opaque, the loot is dull, … Continue Reading <em>Anthem</em>: video game Marmite
I have a strange relationship with battle royale games. I love the concept of them and enjoy playing but once I’ve won a round I lose interest really quickly. I … Continue Reading Welcome Back, Pilot
Every so often a news story crops up within the community that keeps running and running, getting worse with every twist and turn revealed through gaming journalism websites. Unfortunately we’ve … Continue Reading Ellie, <em>Overwatch</em> and the need to stick together
My current obsession is Guns of Icarus Alliance, an online co-operative game featuring flying airships. It’s not the sort of thing I’d usually go for as I tend to shy … Continue Reading Insomnia63: the trouble with <em>Fortnite</em>
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
Destiny 2 was released back in September and, as you may have seen from my tweets over the past couple of months, I’ve lost several friends and family members to … Continue Reading I don’t like <em>Destiny 2</em> (and that’s ok)
Wikipedia defines a guilty pleasure as ‘something, such as a film, a television program or a piece of music, that one enjoys despite feeling that it is not generally held … Continue Reading Guilty pleasure: <em>The Typing of the Dead: Overkill</em>
Last month while I was browsing through the WordPress reader, I came across a post on the Lyte Bytes site entitled Fun vs. Competition: Can you enjoy gaming if you … Continue Reading Competitive gaming: teams and tantrums
In the wonderful world of Overwatch, there comes a time when two people who enjoy using the same character find themselves on the same team. What happens then? Who should … Continue Reading <em>Overwatch</em>: experience tranquility
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
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: Ubisoft’s long-in-development Tom Clancy’s The Division launches on 08 March 2016. I recently had a good old playthrough of the open beta and, unsurprisingly, have a … Continue Reading Preview: <em>Tom Clancy’s The Division</em>