Star Trek: The Adventure – Review

“Star Trek: The Adventure opened on the 18th December 2002 to coincide with the release of the last Next Generation era film, Nemesis. An interactive temporary exhibit constructed and situated in London’s Hyde Park over the festive period and running for over six months into the following Spring, the exhibition was modelled on the Star Trek Experience in Las Vegas and was a showcase of interactive exhibits, props and sets from the various series and iterations of the series to date and of course a wealth of merchandise to buy” Continue reading Star Trek: The Adventure – Review

30 Day Challenge Day Two: What is your most recent fandom?

“I enjoyed each series as if it were the last, pleasantly surprised when they returned, it was my most recent fandom and honestly, probably my most recent guilty pleasure. To the best of my knowledge, my friends don’t watch it, colleagues at work are oblivious, my partner besides an appreciation for Eric Dane from his Grey’s Anatomy days couldn’t care less. It’s my own little fandom” Continue reading 30 Day Challenge Day Two: What is your most recent fandom?

Mafia 3 Review

“Race plays a central role in this title but it would be a disservice to present or paint this as a game entirely devoted to tackling or being a representation of racism alone, to hold as the pinnacle measure of this issue” Continue reading Mafia 3 Review

Detroit: Become Human Review

“We observed the notion in Beyond: Two Souls your decisions had repercussions on the outcome, certainly this concept has evolved and expanded in Detroit: Become Human with every decision and action in the entirety of the campaign having a major effect on the final outcome.” Continue reading Detroit: Become Human Review

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

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

Manga Exhibit,The British Museum

“As an art form that pertains to originate from the 12th century, and whose prominence and cultural impact grew with a cultural expansion in the 18th century, whilst in the UK we perhaps incorrectly view Manga as an art form through the prism of its expansion into western culture around the time traditional comic book art developed following the post war era, as a practise its origins can be traced over hundreds of years, fitting then to attend an exhibition at the British Museum and explore the origins and expansion of this creative approach into the mainstream zeitgeist.” Continue reading Manga Exhibit,The British Museum

12 Months, 12 Games: July – Beyond: Two Souls

“This was my first experience with a title from Quantic Dream, having transitioned from the green team over the generational divide I’ll readily admit to being aware of the attitude and viewpoints towards these games on their original release but with no means to experience these titles being content to view them with a wistful fancy. Having made the transition, with these titles no longer in the cultural zeitgeist to the same extent as system exclusives such as Uncharted or The Last of Us it was only when compiling my list of games to accomplish and clear this year that Beyond came up as one of the contenders for my attention.” Continue reading 12 Months, 12 Games: July – Beyond: Two Souls

The Art of Watchdogs – Book Review

“From Titan Books, publisher of The Art of Dead Space we reviewed last year and author Andy McVittie comes another video game art book, The Art of Watch Dogs a compendium text exploring the world and mythology of this near future, open world presentation of the Windy City and a review of the art work and character development that brought this new franchise to life over the generational console divide. As with the game of its namesake the tone and presentation alludes to a complex technological narrative, the limited text and information presented in an almost coded binary fashion with the various subsections and chapters broken down into a functional manner” Continue reading The Art of Watchdogs – Book Review

TV in 2019 – First Half Review

“As the first half of the year draws to a close, it’s time to look back and reflect on a wealth of television both on the traditional and challenger networks that has been released over the last six months. As someone with an open penchant to consume a vast plethora of media and subject matter, 2019 has seen an abundance of riches released to the general public, with a few notable conclusions scattered in certainly if your heart has a desire for the small screen, you haven’t been left for wanting. Of course, one of the benefits of the digital era is the opportunity to go back and discover or enjoy a forgotten treasure, those landmark series that passed you by on the first occasion. With June coming to an end, as a British writer, my review of the television series I have watched over the last six months, not necessarily created or abiding by their release on US networks as we do tend to, on occasion draw the short straw of release dates.” Continue reading TV in 2019 – First Half Review