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
…nah, you’re alright!
I am a bit partial to a bit of first person shooter action – late night binges on ‘Call of Duty : Modern Warfare 2’ and have a full group for ‘Battlefield Bad Company’, I like to think I have done my best to support the genre. However, there is some major shenanigans going on right now and it’s doing my head in! Continue reading
I remember being a kid everything was exciting, there were no worries or issues (although weirdly I used to lose sleep worrying that people would die) and everything was fun. Being a kid was amazing – I used to do whatever I wanted, when I wanted (well when I was allowed to).
As I’ve gotten older though my life has slowed down; as a teenager I got bogged down by GCSEs and the pressure of doing well in school. In my later teens work got in the way of fun and now that I am an adult, with a child – fun has definitely fallen down the pecking order of priorities.
Why am I giving you the history of luvva lesson? Well games have followed the same trajectory! In the early (ish) days they were all about fun and as they’ve gotten older the pressure of making money has taken over from that and they have become much more subdued (read as mature).
Here are a few things I miss about gamings formative years Continue reading
In 2014 I wrote a post that outlined a few big gaming Youtube Channels you should be watching; since then though a few (opengriefing) have become very inactive and one (DLCentral) has closed down. RIP. (We love you Matt and Nate – check them out here though)
So the time has come for us to update this list. Once again all these channels are my own personal choices (MrJohnSherry will disagree with some of my choices) but they still carry the MrLuvvaLuvva seal of approval® and you are still guaranteed a damn good time*
I will be doing another post on much smaller channels you should be paying attention too – before they become the next big thing on Youtube!
So why not stop being a reader (just for a few minutes though) and become a watcher; a watcher of gamers, a watcher of gamers on Youtube… Continue reading
August is nearly gone which means that September is about to begin – and with September comes…
…the Christmas games rush! Colour me excited though, new games are coming and it’s not a moment too soon; I haven’t bought one since ‘The Division’ so i’m well overdue! On top of that the PSVR is getting so close I can almost taste it (prepare yourselves for an avalanche of VR articles) – as well as our annual “Frightfest” celebrations – it’s almost too much.
Getting back to the present though I have assembled a crack selection of posts for your enjoyment. As always make sure you support these fine writers with a click of their links and if you have a good post you want to share with us, then please link it in the comments below! Continue reading
…Prepare for Titanfall.
It’s been roughly 2 and a half years since the release of Titanfall 1. A game which had me so hyped up I actually went and bought a Xbox One specifically for after playing the hell out of the beta on PC. So, how does Titanfall 2 compare? Continue reading