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

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

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

Apply Respect and Reason to the Gaming Hype Cycle

The announcement of the Indie World presentation for Nintendo Switch (airing at 5pm UK time today, Tuesday 18th) and some of the discussion around it, has made me want to put down in words how I hope we can be more reasonable about the expectations we have of game companies. So bear with me for … Continue reading Apply Respect and Reason to the Gaming Hype Cycle

Xbox Games Showcase Hopes and Predictions!

July 23rd, 5PM BST is a crucial, crucial day and time for Microsoft and the Xbox Series X. After Sony recently gave us info on games such as Horizon Forbidden West, Marvel's Spider Man: Miles Morales, and more, the PS5 has a very exciting line-up of future games. The Xbox Series X, meanwhile, does not … Continue reading Xbox Games Showcase Hopes and Predictions!

Yuri!!! On Ice is a Dazzling Demonstration of All Kinds of Love

Recently, I have been catching up on a lot of my never-ending stack of Blu-rays. One of these is the complete series of Yuri!!! On Ice, and wow: in 12 episodes, it left me spellbound through a combination of diverse characters, wonderful animation, and a brilliant use of music. This isn't going to be a … Continue reading Yuri!!! On Ice is a Dazzling Demonstration of All Kinds of Love

Why Pokémon Masters is My Favourite Mobile Game

Let's establish this right away; I am not much of a mobile gamer. Even whilst commuting to a workplace in London for two years, I would more often listen to a podcast or read a novel (I know, shock) than play a game on my iPhone. I am a Pokémon superfan, yet even during the … Continue reading Why Pokémon Masters is My Favourite Mobile Game

Nintendo Treehouse Live 10/07 Reaction

The way Nintendo is releasing information at the moment is intriguing; with, so far, no E3-time Nintendo Direct, we have instead been getting news gradually. It feels as though Nintendo is tiding us over until they are ready to show us their plans for a lot of the rest of the year. Today, this is … Continue reading Nintendo Treehouse Live 10/07 Reaction