Toxicity and the Danger of the Echo Chamber

“We perhaps underestimate the impact the digital environment has had on our ability to digest news and influence we take into our private domain. I generally as a rule for this blog and page avoid extreme ideologies of the right and left, equally I won’t block or mute individuals as long as they remain within the law” Continue reading Toxicity and the Danger of the Echo Chamber

Tales From The Bonfire – January

One of the joys of writing within the Gaming community is being inspired and drawing inspiration from others. One of which was a fairly simple structure of looking back each month and reflecting on what we’ve accomplished. So, I decided … Continue reading Tales From The Bonfire – January

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

‘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