Gaming Photo Album: Sea of Thieves

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 … Continue reading Gaming Photo Album: Sea of Thieves

Building My First PC

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 … Continue reading Building My First PC

Gaming Photo Album: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

It is the New Year, and I am making it one of my priorities for 2021 to regularly post new entries into my Gaming Photo Album feature; the introduction of Photo Mode into more and more games is functionality I eagerly welcome, and enjoy playing around with. However, in this case, there is no Photo … Continue reading Gaming Photo Album: Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Merry Christmas & Festive Videogame Art

Scrolling through my feed this morning, on 25th December 2020, Christmas Day, the amount of positive messages and posts has been a delight. It has been a tough, tough year, and it is wonderful to see the continued outpouring of well wishes whether you celebrate Christmas or not. So I felt compelled to add my … Continue reading Merry Christmas & Festive Videogame Art

Going Back to Apex Legends

In this very different year of lockdowns, disruption, and a lack of face-to-face socialising, gaming has become an even more prominent way to keep in contact with friends. As I have mentioned before, my friends and I set up a Discord server this year instrumental in keeping us connected without meeting in person, and often … Continue reading Going Back to Apex Legends

10 Hours With… Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Y'know, on occasions, games just don't click with you. Earlier this year, the latest entry in the Animal Crossing franchise, subtitled New Horizons, was launched to enthusiastic praise and stratospheric sales, providing enjoyment to many that was especially poignant during the beginning phases of the COVID-19 lockdown. Whilst I wouldn't say Animal Crossing is my … Continue reading 10 Hours With… Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Gaming Photo Album: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

So, it's time to finish my three Gaming Photo Album posts for Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, ending - shock - with Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, which - perhaps controversially - is my favourite of this trio. In my opinion, within this trilogy, it has the best action set pieces; the one at sea around … Continue reading Gaming Photo Album: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Gaming Photo Album: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

It's been a while since I posted an entry in this feature series, so it is time to amend that! As the most recent one I did was for Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, first up I am going to display photos from the sequel, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves! There are plenty of opportunities for stylish photos … Continue reading Gaming Photo Album: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Beyond the Hashtag: Pokémon Masters EX Update Pairs Style & Substance

Let's get it out of the way: yes, the online hashtag for Pokémon Masters EX was a misjudgment (don't make me write it down). However, if that is the main takeaway from this substantial update, it would be a great shame, as developers DeNA have brought a lot to the table here in terms of … Continue reading Beyond the Hashtag: Pokémon Masters EX Update Pairs Style & Substance

My Ever-Changing Opinion on Trophies

I like collecting; both in reality, and in games, it gives me satisfaction, whether it be my physical library of games or my vinyl collection. So, platform-spanning systems such as Achievements or Trophies very much play into that; yet, it's always a fascinating balance of whether I feel as though I'm going after them for … Continue reading My Ever-Changing Opinion on Trophies