12 Months, 12 Games: May – Sleeping Dogs

“Having enjoyed its predecessor True Crime  on the Gamecube a generation prior, for a Nintendo devotee my one true immersion into the open world action adventure titles missing out on the grandeur of the Grand Theft Auto series, I was intrigued about the possibility of following up both its style and gameplay with the added resources and power of the seventh generation of hardware.” Continue reading 12 Months, 12 Games: May – Sleeping Dogs

Guilty Pleasures: Speed 2 Cruise Control

“A well funded and designed sequel with a bigger budget, a larger cast, a great soundtrack and returning director but lacking in the finer technical details that stop this being a success. Does it deserve a 4% rating? all I can say is I’ve seen worse films score higher that could do with a little of the sparkle of this tropical disaster film, it’s the definition of a guilty pleasure film then, forget any pretence of a deep and meaningful experience and just enjoy the ride, the sounds, the sights and you may just come away smiling as the final theme kicks in.” Continue reading Guilty Pleasures: Speed 2 Cruise Control

Comic Con London 2019: My First Convention

“What made the experience tolerable if not enjoyable was the strange sensation of queuing with a variety of characters in my immediate vicinity from Avengers to Indiana Jones, wrestlers, game heroes, those in spandex, those in fun t shirts, all sexualities, creeds and colours, everyone representing the best aspects of themselves and yet conforming to the English tradition of orderly queues.” Continue reading Comic Con London 2019: My First Convention

Biohazard 4 Soundtrack Book Review

“The Soundtrack Book released in Japan as an accompanying piece of merchandise to the game was a surprising find, admittedly a somewhat mystery package in a store selling a wide variety of gaming memorabilia but one given its name was recognisable and the curiosity towards a Soundtrack Songbook was a strong one. ” Continue reading Biohazard 4 Soundtrack Book Review

Weaponry of Resident Evil

“Barry Burton, Resident Evil

One of the fundamental aspects of the Resident Evil series has been its reliance and portrayal of weaponry, principally guns over the course of its history. As a structural mechanic, their inclusion and prevalence has worked to both serve as a defensive measure against the hordes of the undead but in equal measure has fundamentally shifted the narrative tone from that of survival to onslaught especially in the seventh generation titles with the release of Resident Evil 4 and 5. My experience of both these titles in my first play through a taught and menacing experience but as you came to unlock and upgrade your weapons the experience changed, gone the fear and dread of facing the larger monsters and demons, now replaced with a cavalier and brazen attitude of defiance and might.” Continue reading Weaponry of Resident Evil

The TV Show’s Tag-Tagged

“I do on occasion like to push myself and challenge some of these topics of conversation, they are a good natured and revealing discussion that allows you to invest as much or as little of yourself as you wish to expose. I enjoy watching and discussing television series and shows for the simple truth today’s media, not in perhaps impact or legacy is our equivalence of plays or theatre in days gone by and a reflection of our moral stand point. ” Continue reading The TV Show’s Tag-Tagged

Financial Incentive and Reward in Video Games: Part Two – Disposable Income

“Money and finance was in its infancy in Western gaming culture, a rudimentary approximation of capitalism with the notion of earned income and market economies competing for your wealth, but no market forces driving creative destruction or associatory evolution, in contrast in the East, Korea was evolving its approach to technology and finance, an impact that wouldn’t be felt for over a decade in our supposedly advanced and developed society.” Continue reading Financial Incentive and Reward in Video Games: Part Two – Disposable Income

May the 4th Be With You – A Brief Recollection

“I have a great deal of fond memories gathering at one of the teams houses finding the sound file folders for one of the specific pilots then re-recording the dialogue with whatever came to mind, some original, others entire riffs from films and movies we enjoyed at the time. ” Continue reading May the 4th Be With You – A Brief Recollection

The Gamer Tag – Tagged

“Sometimes its important to contemplate the more deeper and profound meanings of life’s existence, on other occasions it’s fun to just sit back and reflect on a hobby or pastime. Today is one such day and as such I felt intrigued to answer the Gamer Tag from A Geek Girl’s Guide having read the most recent contribution from The Hannie Corner on the topic and set out to reveal a little more about my personal gaming habits and hobbies. On reflection, some questions were a little easier to answer given the somewhat singular nature but others required a little delving into the subconscious to answer truthfully. Either way, an enjoyable few moments to reflect on some of my more enjoyable titles and releases and give a little insight into my own personal tastes.” Continue reading The Gamer Tag – Tagged