The Same Old Mechanics

I was watching a let’s play of White Night, an indie survival horror. The lets player commented on how the use of locked doors was the same as the mechanic in Silent Hill. So this got me to thinking a lot of new games reuse a wide array of game mechanics that have already been…

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…

Who is to Blame?

As we all know Pokémon GO is a huge deal at the moment. It has been all over the news. The stories that have caught my eye are sadly the bad ones. There have been reports that people are getting lured by criminals and having their phones taken. Another story I saw was about how…

Rise of the Youtuber

In recent years there has been an influx of gaming YouTubers. I am amazed how it has taken off. It is a part of gaming life. Many do it for different reasons, money, charity, spreading information, a hobby and many more.To me one group of youtubers that stand out are the Yogscast. Mainly doing lets…

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…

It’s a Beautiful World.

Over time game graphics have evolved a hell of a lot. They have become more realistic and many art styles have been used. So what makes a game beautiful? Is it cinematic graphics? Yes and no. A games individuality is beautiful to me, a bit  like snowflakes. Here are my five favourites beautiful games. Lumino…

The best Gaming Tutorials

Games have become increasing more complex over the years. A game can have actions associated with every single button on a controller or keyboard, sometimes going even further with combinations of button pushes required. A regular gamer will usually know the common actions associated with buttons. But game developers have to consider non-players picking up…

Life is Strange

Life is Strange came out last year but still has a place in my heart. You play as a teen called Max Caulfield navigating high school life with a bit of a twist. I won’t ruin it for you. I played this game from start to finish and loved it. It includes the popular butterfly…

No Pushover

Pangs, we all get them. When we’re hungry, that pang of guilt when you accidentally delete the recording of your wife’s favourite show, and the pang of nostalgia when something reminds us of the past. I recently got to satisfy one of my pangs for nostalgic retro gaming after I found a version of Amiga…

Welcome to the Valley.

I started playing Stardew Valley two weeks ago. Who would have thought watering crops and chatting with the locals such fun… yet it is. You join Stardew Valley as the new farmer in town. The game reminded me of a mix between Terraria and Evoland. Your year is sectioned into the four seasons. Spring, summer,…

Side by Side VS Over Under

I shoot Shotguns in real life (clay pigeons). I shoot a Browning Synergy under over. So how does this relate to gaming? Well most of the games I have played where shooting is involved have the classic side by side, or single barrel. I have not really seen an under over. So this got me…

My Bioshock Journey

The Bioshock collection has finally been announced for current gen consoles. I for one could not be happier at this news. I regard the Bioshock series as some of the finest games I have ever played. They are a tour de force in environmental design and storytelling. So I thought I would share my own…