How Gaming Leaks Are Saving The Industry

On Thursday I introduced the world to a new series; Devil’s Advocate, and I kick started it by looking at the negatives of gaming leaks – well it wouldn’t be much of a balanced argument if we ignored the good things that leaks do for the industry; now would it?

A leaking copper pipe

I hate leaks, they ruin surprises and make E3 a formality rather than the pinnacle of the gaming calendar. Yet after I had written my last post I got thinking about how they benefit the industry, and here is what I came up with. Continue reading

MrLuvva’s Luv-In #44

In a week that has seen chocolate day (Easter), the release of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, the horrific reviews and the comic geeks vociferously defend it with the mantra “the critics just don’t understand!”…

…comes the latest installment of my luv-in! This week I have read and enjoyed a hell of a lot of your stuff; but my clicking of the like button has gone to pot already! If your post is here rest assured that I bloody enjoyed your stuff!

As always please click the links that take your fancy, then click the others as well, support these guys – every single one of them deserves it!

Until next week guys!

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How Gaming Leaks Are Killing The Industry

Welcome to a new series that I am calling “Devil’s Advocate” – in this series I’ll be taking contentious issues in gaming and look at them from both sides of the fence! Let’s get the discussion following in that there comment section!

touts will be shot

I come from Northern Ireland. A country that has been torn apart by terrorism. A country that has been trying to rebuild for nigh on twenty years. A country that “touting” on anyone you knew to be in a terrorist organisation, was (and kinda still is) a crime punishable by being shot in the kneecaps and left for all to see.

And yet we are living in a time where people who claim to be a “AAA Developer” with access to console developer kits, taking their “knowledge” to the internet in a vain bid to become “internet famous”. And these touts are absolutely destroying the industry they claim to love in a number of ways. Continue reading

Pokemon And Me: Part 3

You can catch Part 1 here and Part 2 here.


I left off saying that I picked up ‘Pokemon Black/White’ 6 months late and while this is true; it was technically MrsLuvva who picked me up the game. She still judges me on my predilection for the pocket monsters and still buys me each and every release day one; although in recent years she has held off giving me them until Christmas, gotta love that support of a habit!

To be honest while I still love the mainline games in the franchise and have owned every iteration of them since Heart Gold, most of my recent fond memories come from beyond the franchise. Namely the conversations, battles and trades with fellow Pokemaniacs! Continue reading

MrLuvva’s Luv-In #43

It’s been a busy, busy week in LuvvaLuvva Towers. I didn’t even realised that I had missed a post until I sat down to compile the posts I’ve been reading this week!

How could I let that happen?

Maybe it was because I was too busy reading everyone else’s stuff to write my own because this weeks roundup is chock full of great posts that deserve all your attention! So I ask; like every week, that you click the links that tickle your fancy and support all these great blogs!

General Gaming Posts

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My Problem With Peoples Opinions

…..But we all have one.


Lately I have been getting a tad bit salty over certain peoples scoring policies and what they come out with. It started with the frankly absurd IGN score for Ubisofts latest title “The Division” – you may have heard about that on this blog! Yesterday, a new frankly absurd opinion surfaced on the internet, about the same game but this time from “Angry Joe”. Continue reading

Pokemon And Me: Part 2


As I pulled back the curtain into my gaming historia in my last ‘Pokemon’ post (go here to catch part 1) I hope I made it obvious that the franchise means a lot to me. As I quickly approach my 33rd birthday I still play the franchise on a nearly daily basis, however I have something to admit to you guys; I haven’t played every mainline game in the series…

…man it feels good to get that off my chest – but there is more…


Mind-blowing and life altering!

…around 2003 I fell out of love with gaming and to be honest I completely stopped buying consoles and games!

I think the last game I bought between 2003 and 2006 was the GBA game ‘Ecks Vs Sever’. Thankfully this hiatus came to an abrupt end when I saw the Xbox 360; specifically the trailer to ‘Gears of War’ – it may not be the best game ever, but it was the one that made me a gamer again!

Of course this means that I completely missed the remakes of Red/Green, the entirety of Gen III with Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald and even Gen IV with Diamond/Pearl. This tragic story of lose gets worse though guys…

…my malaise with gaming was so bad that I was completely unaware of the existence of the Gen III games. Honestly! I don’t even think I knew that Diamond and Pearl existed, if I did I really don’t remember it. What changed though? Continue reading

MrLuvva’s Luv-In #42

It has already been a crazy busy week for me!  I sat down last night to write this post and my WordPress Reader was not responding, typical. With every update it seems that wordpress make ever facet of their UI worse – please do not get me started on their new and “improved” post editor (thank God WP Admin still exists)!

Anyway. Although I’ve been having issues on my side with creating posts, it has been smooth sailing with reading them, as always please click on the links that interest you so we can support these great writers! Also why not follow Cary’s example and leave a good post in the comment section while you are here?! Continue reading

The Division Impressions

….when Society Falls, We Will Rise


I thought long and hard about this, it was originally going to be a review but I whole-heartedly feel that giving a game like “The Division” or even games like “Diablo” or “Destiny” a definitive score is not the wisest decision. Let me explain. Continue reading