Gotta Go Fast – An Alternative Perspective

SonicForces-Logo-1024x713.jpgIt happens often in real life but rarely on these pages however the article that my esteemed colleague; MrJohnSherry, published the other day had me frowning in disagreement. He gave a valid and candid critique on the state of the Sonic franchise, but at the same time I feel that he misrepresented the loveable scamps adventure and so I’m here to try to add balance and to give you guys another take on the ‘Sonic Forces’. Continue reading

St Patrick’s Day 2017: Shoutout to great Irish game characters

Paddys Day

It’s St Patrick’s day! And that means that all over the world there are people claiming Irish citizenship!

Well we here at Luvva towers are actually Irish so we thought it would be apt to celebrate Paddy’s Day with a short post about some actual Irish game characters! There’s not a lot of them, truth be told, but the ones that do represent us are pretty darn awesome! Here’s just a select few of our favourites.

On top of that every entry will have a little irish so you too can amaze your friends with how Irish you have become after a few Guiness’ round the pub.

To all our readers, Lá fhéile Pádraig sona duit (happy St Patrick’s day)!  Continue reading

Famous console malfunctions -Part 2

MALFUNCTIONLast Thursday I looked at the two biggest hardware malfunctions in gaming – but they weren’t alone; far from it! Every major console manufacturer has had issues that somehow sneaked past QA and made it into the public domain.

The issues here are far less serious than those in Part One; in fact it is completely possible that you never knew these issues existed because you probably never experienced them. I can assure you that there were/are a very real thing!

Here we are then, three more console malfunctions of varying severity.

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Famous console malfunctions -Part 1

MALFUNCTIONIn case you missed it; the Nintendo Switch was released last week, and amid all the pictures of excited gamers with their wares, the unboxing videos and of course the gameplay footage of Zelda (which is seemingly the only game people bought for the system) there was an undercurrent of people who were less than happy with their purchase. Continue reading

Backlog Blitz: Jan and Feb Update

BacklogOver a year ago I wrote about how my backlog was getting out of control; and since then I’ve seen my backlog of games do nothing but grow longer and longer.

Even when I have the best intentions of “getting stuck into this” and “I’ll definitely play that this week” it continues to taunt me as it my steam library stretches beyond the reaches of my monitors.

I wish this was merely the case on PC but the sad fact is that it has spread to every console I own too! My PS4 HDD is not only stuffed full of games, but there are countless others who have been relegated to “my library”. I have 3 16GB 3DS SD cards heaving with games I’ve bought and never played, my VITA has become a graveyard for abandoned playthroughs. Continue reading

FeVRier: The Myth of the gameless PSVR

PSVRThe internet thrives on the creation of myths and the spreading of misinformation parading as facts. In such an enlightened age, where information is available on tap 24 hours a day 7 days a week it is incredible to think that many take what they see on the internet at face value and blindly believe it without doing research.

Myths thrive in the internet age because it preys on our assumption that reliable information is easy to find on the internet – while it is true that reliable information is available in abundance, it rarely seeks you out. 

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