Back in March, Luke from Hundstrasse and I decided to take part in a game-swap. Our objective was to find the most bizarre retro titles for each other and, in … Continue Reading <em>Metal Gear Solid 2</em>: cutscenes and craziness
One of my favourite things about video games, other than narratives, is exploration. I love that feeling of being transported to somewhere wonderful and given a whole new world to … Continue Reading Plea <em>of Thieves</em>: peaces of eight
My other-half had been eagerly awaiting the release of The Outer Worlds for weeks before it came out. My stepson was excited too even though he’s too young to play … Continue Reading Locks, mini-games and <em>The Outer Worlds</em>
You get to adopt a pet from any fictional word you want; why did you pick it? This is one of the questions Carla from Pop Culture Literary posed to … Continue Reading <em>Blair Witch</em>: not biting the Bullet
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’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
I’m writing this as a 40-year old. An age I never thought I’d get to (because 40 is ancient, right?) and yet somehow a month of being 40 has passed … Continue Reading Xbox One X hits the spot
It’s 1992, I’m a teenager in the arcades with my mates and we’re pumping 20p after 20p into the Street Fighter II machine in a vain attempt to beat enough … Continue Reading Bonkers, brilliant and ready to break necks
As mentioned in yesterday’s round-up post, I was a little disappointed that the organisers had taken the decision to move the Rezzed sessions out of the main hall at this … Continue Reading EGX 2018: <em>Twin Mirror</em>
Last week I wrote about Backbone, a detective noir adventure I’d come across on Kickstarter recently. Its pixelated art and ‘challenging, thought-provoking storyline featuring themes of power, corruption, social decay … Continue Reading <em>198X</em>: every 80s game in one
I’ve often lamented about how the quality of campaigns hosted on Kickstarter varies considerably. Some end up producing titles which make me proud to be a backer, like those for … Continue Reading <em>Backbone</em>: detective raccoon in dystopia
My stepson Ethan has a habit of making a new friend wherever we go. For example, at last year’s Rezzed event he made an impression on Other Ocean’s Marketing & … Continue Reading Rezzed 2018: <em>Steel Rats</em>
As mentioned in my round-up post earlier this week, this year’s PC Gamer Weekender was slightly disappointing. With several stands left empty or occupied by older games such as Battlefield … Continue Reading PC Gamer Weekender 2018: <em>STAY</em>
At the end of August, I published a post about an experience we’d had with my ten-year old stepson recently. He’d become extremely agitated during a session of The Legend … Continue Reading Storm in a tea-<em>Cuphead</em>
There’s a moment in For Honor when, with a flash of light, the camera locks into place and a white ring appears around the feet of your opponent. The heart … Continue Reading For Honor and glory!
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