The Joy of Local Co-Op Gaming.

…. two can play that game.

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A couple of years ago I posted an article about my choices for the best choices when it came to local Co-Op gaming. Sadly, shortly after that my local co-op time fell apart as live took over and meant me and Luvva could really no longer find the time to do that with each other anymore. Sad, sure. Like everything in life though, it has come full circle and I have found a replacement! My nephew! So, what have we been playing and how have we been getting on? Continue reading

2016: A (Gaming) Year in Review Part 2

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In our last post we looked at the games that had been released in Quarter 1 2016 and were pleasantly surprised by the sheer volume of stuff (so much so that I had written far too much and had to split the article) that had been put out there.

Quarter 2 was more of the same, but with a dramatic increase in the quality of the software. In Q2 we see a few incredibly high quality games and one all-time classic (I wonder what it is!)!

So here we are, picking up where we left off in part one. Enjoy! Continue reading

How much would you pay for a game?

With the announcement of ‘LEGO Dimensions’ and the sheer cost of owning the entire experience (£299.99 just in case you’re wondering) it got me thinking about the cost of games and how much of my legal tender I would drop to own the latest title.

This week I am looking at the cost of our beloved hobby. In today’s post I’m exploring my own spending habits and coming up with a figure that I will not pass in order to own a game.

Back in my day, I got maybe two games a year. One for my birthday and one for Christmas. The games that I got may not have been brand new at the time I received them (Christmas always had new, new games) but this didn’t matter.

I remember being handed Tomb Raider for my birthday, although it was 7 months old it was a wondrous occasion!

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Happy birthday to meeeee!

The reason for this system of gift buying?

Games were expensive and we were not rich, my parents lived within their means and it meant much more to me when I got a gift than it seems to now. I remember one birthday begging for ‘Street Fighter II’ on the mega drive, Mum got me ‘Mortal Kombat’ (d’oh)! A game that cost £65 new!

I told her of her error and she tried to exchange it, to no avail. She got us SFII for Christmas and it was wonderful.

I literally played that game for at least a year, every day.

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