Medicinal Minecraft.

I spent last Saturday purely playing Minecraft (Please do not judge me). I was amazed how easy it was to forget the world around me existed, and surprised at how therapeutic it felt. I would consider my working week stressful at times. It was great to be so immersed, that I could escape that stress…

Stranger Things: Perfect Timing?

If you were to look up the average age of Netflix subscribers on the World Wide Web (as I did) you’ll see that the most prolific age brackets are somewhere between 25 – 35. Netflix has clearly noticed this too as their latest masterpiece, Stanger Things taps directly into that age category. When your average…

The first generation

So at the end of my last post on the potted history of gaming we had left the post war period of the 50’s and 60’s and their noughts and crosses playing oscillators and gone onto Spacewar, the first true video game. This post see’s us landing firmly in the turbulent decades of the 70’s…

No Mans Sky

It has been a long time since I blogged. recently I have been playing No Mans Sky. A space exploration game; where you explore different systems and the planets they have to offer. So I started playing the game a few days ago. I found the tutorial part a bit of a grind and a…

Suicide Squad – How I would have done it!

There’s an old expression… “A camel is a horse designed by committee” While this might not be true when applied to all films made by big studios, one cant help but wonder if this is one reason why things don’t seem to be working out for DC’s cinematic universe. In the run up to Suicide…

Has the Future Arrived?

No Man’s Sky is now releasing in various regions around the world. I have not played it yet (I fully intend to) but I have been tracking it’s progress for what seems like years now and I feel I know enough about the game to pose a bold question… Are we witnessing the future of…

Do You Play Good or Evil?

Recently, I was speaking with a colleague and fellow Milk Badger blogger, Kerreantbun (check out her blog posts, they are excellent) about Until Dawn and how she intended to do two separate play-throughs. The first would be as herself, making all decisions based on what she would do in real life. The second play-through she…

The Double Edged Sword.

I was reading a post about Pokémon GO and it detailed how the game is brainwashing people and turning them into zombies. Pretty strong words. Yet I have read so many good stories that Pokémon GO has created. As with anything in life there are good sides and bad sides. Yet I notice some people…

Stranger Things

OK so this is not gaming news but I felt I had to shout all about Stranger Things a Netflix original. A colleague of mine told me about the series and as soon as I heard it was set in the 80’s I knew I had to watch it. Today was one of the rare occasions…

The Division – Why I’m retiring

Perseverance is a word that I think would best summarise my experience with Ubisoft’s open world shooter, The Division. Its been well over four months since its launch and my interest level has gone from ecstatic to lukewarm at a very smooth rate. There is so much that this game does right, but it’s just…

In the beginning…

When I started writing for this blog, i had just become a dad and was struggling for time and ideas on what to write; then I had a brainwave, write about what interests me. In my case after my friends and family, which is a given; my two big interests are gaming and history. I…