A Year in Review 2019

“In 2018 I set out to revive this project, an ambition to work as a collaboration between friends in bringing our vision of the gaming industry to life across a variety of platforms and media. My element, the written content came to fruition last summer as I begun in earnest to craft content and material based on my attempt at objective reviews of existing purchased media in addition to more subjective opinion based articles on the industry as a whole” Continue reading A Year in Review 2019

The Outer Worlds Review

“It feels very much like a homage to the work of Bethesda and Bioware, taking the best elements of each studio to create a new franchise that whilst not pushing the bar creatively to far outside its comfort zone is still an accomplishment in itself” Continue reading The Outer Worlds Review

‘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

Dissecting Racism and Racial injustice in Mafia 3

“When we are surrounded and only hear like minded opinion, it reinforces the notion of hubris, our opinions are the only valid ones and I should take pride in being right. ” Continue reading Dissecting Racism and Racial injustice in Mafia 3

30 Day Challenge Day Five: What is the geekiest thing you’ve ever done?

“It’s probably the most geeky action I’ve undertaken where I’ve taken the base product, in this case Assassin’s Creed Syndicate and invested significant time and effort to produce content with no measurable benefit to anyone else really besides myself that I know of. ” Continue reading 30 Day Challenge Day Five: What is the geekiest thing you’ve ever done?

12 Months, 12 Games: October– Until Dawn

“As events unfold they attempt to survive the night coming up against a variety of threats and menace which in truth will be familiar to anyone who has watched a slasher movie over the last two decades. Who survives to the end is entirely dependent on your actions and decisions, the game adapts the narrative to fit someone’s death” Continue reading 12 Months, 12 Games: October– Until Dawn

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

Capcom Design Works Early Days – Book Review

“Hey, take it easy. My name is Leon. I’m under the President’s order to rescue you” Leon S. Kennedy, Resident Evil 4 Continuing a celebration of Japanese gaming and culture in August following our recent trip to the Manga Exhibition … Continue reading Capcom Design Works Early Days – Book Review

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