….I can touc..no I can’t.
In around 3 weeks time, the future of console gaming will be arriving. Sure it has been out on PC for quite some time now but hey – we just ignore stuff like that around here! So with the hefty price tag of £349.99 here in the UK (and that is just the headset) why should I be interested in it? Apart from the thrill of new tech! Continue reading
It’s mid-September again which can only mean one thing if you are a football fan. Dilemma time! Do you stick with the domination that has been FIFA for the last 5-6 years or has the King got his kit back? Continue reading
….beware of traps!
Survival games are nothing new any more, gone are the days when people looked at Minecraft and went “Whoa! Nothing else like this on the market” because well – nearly everything is trying to emulate that Minecraft appeal with certain twists. Continue reading
In case you live under a rock, a cave on Mars or under a rock IN a cave on Mars – you have missed a pretty big press conference; the Sony meeting. Usually this goes by relatively un-noticed by the general gaming public because, to be honest, nothing really happens for us.
This year is different though, rumours of iterative PS4 (referred to those “in the know” as the NEO or PS$K) had been doing the rounds since last year (remember this post?), on top of the massive leak of the new PS4 Slim model doing the rounds on the socials. Interest was high based on TWO new consoles – and as it transpired this interest was well warranted.
Why is that you ask? Well dear reader, I’m here to keep you from trawling the internet for the details of these new consoles as well as saving you the pain of sitting through lengthy tech talk (that was boring as shit) – here’s what went down at the Sony meeting. Continue reading
…no need to shut your mouth though!
Recently I have started getting back into Overwatch pretty exclusively! Spent a lot of time but not in my usual role. To be fair, I took about a 2 month break (I am still not even at competitive level yet!) so when I came back, I was a bit pants at using the likes of Tracer compared to how I used to be! So before I rage quit I decided I would try a type of class I never do. Continue reading
When I was a child I was a voracious reader, I would read anything, anywhere and at any time. The thing is though, when you read so much, you consume a lot of books and eventually you run out of things to read – especially if you are a fan of a series.
I loved the ‘Goosebumps’ series and read them all over a fortnight – so when my mum presented me with a ‘Choose you own adventure’ Goosebumps book; I was all over it. It was literally many books in one and it was different every time.
Why the storytime?
Well ‘A Land Fit For Heroes’ (ALFFH) is the video game equivalent of a choose your own adventure (CYOA) book. It goes for broke in its conceit and as a result it’s literally a (barely) visual novel – as I’ve said before; when a game goes for narrative over gameplay then it lives and dies by the quality of its story.
This is it, the end of the summer. In a few days it’ll be September, the kids will be back at school and we can begin the annual winter/fall games avalanche – you can see my plans for gaming right here (remember to leave a comment about yours!).
It is this time of year I love as a gamer, there is an excitement in the air and the games that everyone is looking forward to are just around the corner – already my Facebook newsfeed is full of people pre-ordering FIFA (I ask why they do this, it’s not going to sell out) which signals the start of the Christmas games rush.
Living in the now though, I have compiled a number of great posts from around the blogosphere for your consumption and enjoyment. It’s a bumper crop so I hope you can find a few that tickle your fancy and you give these superb guys and gals the attention they deserve. I say it every week, but if you have a great post you want attention on, link it in the comments! Continue reading