My 5 Standout Games From E3 2021

So, another year of E3 has finished, and whilst some shows fell flat (Capcom, really, what was that?), there was plenty to be excited for - whether that was brand-new reveals, or new information on previously-announced games. As usual, our predictions were mostly way off the mark (a solid five out of eighteen correct, good … Continue reading My 5 Standout Games From E3 2021

Our Expected, Hopeful, and Plain Ridiculous E3 2021 Predictions

It's that wonderful time of year again - E3 is back, following the COVID-19-forced absence last year. I don't know about you, but I welcome its return, as laughing and cheering along with my friends at the hype-fueled reveals from various publishers each year is something I eagerly look forward to. In the run-up to … Continue reading Our Expected, Hopeful, and Plain Ridiculous E3 2021 Predictions

My Takeaways From the Horizon Forbidden West State of Play

Just a few days ago, Sony showed off a State of Play focused on Horizon Forbidden West gameplay, similar in style to the Ratchet & Clank one they did recently. It's hardly a secret that I adored the prior game Horizon Zero Dawn and am incredibly excited for the sequel, and therefore I went into … Continue reading My Takeaways From the Horizon Forbidden West State of Play

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!