2016’s Best Game is…

…Inside I had been saving Playdead’s follow-up to their critically acclaimed Limbo for a special a occasion. The reviews for Inside have been spectacular to say the least – usually I would be sceptical of such high praise but with countless scores of 10/10 and 5 stars you can’t ignore such hype forever. That’s why…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Can The Last Guardian make a profit?

The Last Guardian has been in development for around 10 years. It is reported that right after Fumito Ueda and Team Ico finished Shadow of Colossus, they started initial development of The Last Guardian. Shadow of the Colossus launched way back in 2005, so if this is true then it has actually been 11 years in…

Retro Corner: Theme Hospital

Theme Hospital was the brainchild of Bullfrog Productions and released in 1997 on PC and PlayStation. In a sense, it was a kind of spiritual successor to Bullfrog’s other hit game, Theme Park. The game play and setting were vastly different but both games shared a very British sense of humour, creating a tone which unites both games….

The Pressures of Gaming

Recently, I have been trying to find the time to join my friends on The Division, a game which is infinitely more enjoyable when playing as a team. I hit level 30 a couple of weeks ago, but am yet to take advantage of it. I just haven’t had the time to get online. Or have…