Game of the Decade

“As this decade draws to a close, and the realisation over 20 years have now passed since we saw in the new millenium, its time to reflect back on the last ten years of video games and cherry pick a few jewels from each year.” Continue reading Game of the Decade

30 Day Challenge Day Twenty Five: Favourite geeky youtuber?

“This will probably be a short but sweet post today as we move onto my favourite geeky YouTuber, for the simple fact, I really don’t watch a lot of (or any) streaming services or channels.” Continue reading 30 Day Challenge Day Twenty Five: Favourite geeky youtuber?

‘Charming and Open’ with Adventure Rules

“I’ve been giving consideration to the agency gaming has on our morality and perceptions. We like to consider ourselves, learned creatures, people of rational thought and construct whose opinion is largely based on objective reasoning over subjective, emotional stimulus. To give weight and fair process in answering this question involves challenging ingrained opinions and rational thought on a subject matter, removing all hubris and ego from the discussion and arriving at a fair conclusion. ” Continue reading ‘Charming and Open’ with Adventure Rules

30 Day Challenge Day Twenty One: How did fandoms influence you and your life?

“It has been a series I have enjoyed immensely, from my very first experience watching a small black and white TV and the emergence of the Enterprise-D to the latest Picard trailer, my enthusiasm and passion is as strong as ever thanks in part to a new found commitment to its continuing legacy” Continue reading 30 Day Challenge Day Twenty One: How did fandoms influence you and your life?

Visiting the Pokemon Centre, London

“The temptation to spend beyond your means, especially after such a long wait was of course a tempting prospect and for the sake of clarity and disclosure, I’ve openly admitted and talked about planning in visits to Nintendo World on any trip to New York for their vast quantities of merchandise available so I won’t hold myself to any virtuous levels” Continue reading Visiting the Pokemon Centre, London

12 Months, 12 Games: September – Never Alone

“We live in a world where so often when we come together our communal exchanges are formed around sharing stories amongst each other, factual accounts of our recent history for example, to use this mechanic in a gaming structure was a novel and pleasing change from the usual artificially contrived perils and menace encountered typically in video games.” Continue reading 12 Months, 12 Games: September – Never Alone

12 Months, 12 Games: August – Valiant Hearts

“Utilising a living comic book presentation style with an artistry and aesthetic more akin to the printed page, Valiant Hearts plays unlike a normal traditional Ubisoft studios title you might expect, narrative is key and at the heart of this expansive and encompassing tale that encapsulates many of the great battles and conflicts of this period from the declaration of war with the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand of the Austrian-Hungarian empire to the Battle of the Somme and across the Western Front.” Continue reading 12 Months, 12 Games: August – Valiant Hearts

The Middle Ground and the Importance of Discourse

“Over the last twelve months, I have attempted to chart a centrist path through these conflicting ideologies in my work and creativity, discarding the fringes of both opposing tribes and finding common consensus and discussion with writers and creators on both sides of the conversation.” Continue reading The Middle Ground and the Importance of Discourse

Sick Day Saviour

“I decided to tackle this challenge in the form of a personal log completed by Commander Shepherd following the spread of a virus aboard the Normandy and the conflict felt by the hero of the Mass Effect saga as his love and paramor Ashley Williams is inflicted to find a cure and save the day. I’ll concede there was a temptation to draw on some of the beats or emotions expressed during the sequence of events where Ashley was injured in the third game however I wanted to attempt something original and so created a fictional virus spread aboard the ship drawing parallels to some of the fervent nationalism in politics and the division between the human and alien species in this fictional universe. I look forward to checking out my competitors entry and if this my only participation in this event it was fun to flex my fictional writing skills.” Continue reading Sick Day Saviour