Video Game Literary Classics: The Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Time

“Equally, beyond the narrative structure, a great deal of praise is quite rightfully directed towards this game for the portrayal of the human condition, a somewhat vague notion but one in this context that relates to the various stages of the human existence in terms of growth, mortality, emotionality and conflict amongst others. From the opening moments of the game you find yourself as a child, protected by the confines and restrictions of the forest, who through circumstance and legend finds himself on a journey beyond the confines of anything he has known, to the world out there and the many dangers and challenges that present themselves.” Continue reading Video Game Literary Classics: The Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Time

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

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

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

Financial Incentive and Reward in Video Games: Part One -The vaults of history.

“Money, wealth could be use for its intended and recognised real world application not to extend your health, with the associatory cost/benefit decision-making process, to conserve your resource to utilise and bargain for at a later date or consume in the here and now and enjoy the brief satisfaction found.” Continue reading Financial Incentive and Reward in Video Games: Part One -The vaults of history.

12 Months, 12 Games: March – Rise Of The Tomb Raider

“I personally enjoyed some of the more personal beats and moments when the game veered somewhat towards the sentimental, a specific moment when you return to the gulag to rescue Jonah and stop to rest in a cave as the cold overwhelms you briefly and you seek shelter. The subsequent memory and effect on the psyche of the character was a nice touch and gave exposition that was brief but memorable in my motivation to push forward and rescue a supporting character” Continue reading 12 Months, 12 Games: March – Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Resident Evil 5: 10th Anniversary Retrospective.

“With continual, living world games today that continue to change and adapt to audience feedback in order to continue to generate income there is always temptation to remove any contentious items or areas to provide as smooth and encompassing an experience as you can. Why, ultimately I would defend a title such as this, yes there are contentious and controversial issues but it is a work of art, whether you consider gaming to be art is itself open to debate, and as such deserves to be judged, analysed, critiqued but ultimately accepted as the artistic vision of its creators.” Continue reading Resident Evil 5: 10th Anniversary Retrospective.

DOA 6: Overt Sexualisation or Socially Political Controversy?

“if we adopt a mentality of viewing these titles entirely through the prism of Western sensibilities and the Overton window of mainstream agreement we open ourselves to live and reside entirely within the filter bubble of our own intellectual beliefs without ever truly challenging our mindset and convictions. Equally as dangerous a precedent I would argue to adopt.” Continue reading DOA 6: Overt Sexualisation or Socially Political Controversy?