After a wait that felt like years (and was genuinely over 12 months!), Nintendo announced that on 17th February we would be getting a full Nintendo Direct; not a Partner Showcase or franchise-specific Direct, as filled the news gaps of 2020 amidst COVID-19 disruptions – no, a comprehensive, 50-minute Nintendo Direct! Hopefully this is just one sign of how 2021 is going to return us … Continue reading Let’s Chat: Reactions to the Long-Awaited Nintendo Direct!
Developed by: Next Level Games Published by: Nintendo Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U Release Date: Out Now! The first Mario football game – Mario Smash Football on the GameCube – was distinctive in how, well, un-Mario it was. Whilst sports spin-offs such as Mario Kart involve taking out your opposition and claiming victory through improvisational means, it has never been quite this, to put … Continue reading Mario Strikers Charged Football Review
This year is a landmark one for Pokémon; the popular catching-and-battling series is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the release of Pokémon Red and Green, and there are subsequently lots of events – both from The Pokémon Company and fans around the world – happening all year long! With the actual day of the Anniversary (27th February) approaching, one such event is Pokémon Month over … Continue reading I Choose You: Pokémon 25th Anniversary Celebration Tag
Developed by: Bloober Team Published by: Bloober Team SA Platforms: Xbox Series X/S (Series S Reviewed), PC Release Date: Out Now! Sometimes, you just get a feeling from a trailer or pre-release marketing that a game may resonate with you. For example, I recall it happening for Celeste, and now it has occurred again with The Medium, an Xbox console exclusive that kicks off the … Continue reading The Medium Review
Hi there, and welcome to another of my occasional blog updates. The main reason for this one is to touch on the site recently reaching 100 followers! Whilst it is perhaps a relatively small milestone, it feels significant to me; so, whilst I am going to keep this short (I would like to avoid being self-congratulatory) I did think I should express how thankful I … Continue reading Blog Update: Thanks for 100 Follows!
Seriously, one of my favourite features of the Xbox Series S is the ease of taking screenshots. The input is well-placed in the middle of the controller with lots of surrounding space, making it inviting to press as you play (pro tip – turn off the notifications for when recordings begin and end, it stops your captures intruding). Subsequently connecting my console to my OneDrive … Continue reading Gaming Photo Album: Sea of Thieves
Last year, developer/publisher Supergiant Games rightly garnered a lot of praise for the mega-hit roguelike Hades, which opened the company up to a much larger audience beyond the relatively cult following it had after the releases of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre. Now, hopefully, people have been searching out their back catalogue after enjoying Hades, and discovering that all three of those games are indeed superb. … Continue reading 5 Genres Supergiant Games Could Tackle Next
In late 2020, I started to have the idea of building my own custom PC for the first time. There were a few reasons; working from home in the profession of graphic design was less efficient when on my relatively cheap laptop; also, with my return to writing on this blog and further ideas to create video content alongside it, more processing power and improved … Continue reading Building My First PC
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