One of my favourite podcasts, Final Games, is to video games what BBC’s Desert Island Discs is to music. Each episode a different guest details their 8 video game choices they would take with them to a hypothetical deserted location for the rest of their days. So, in Final Games tradition, I will include my… Continue reading My ‘Final Games’
In late 2015, Activision released Transformers Devastation, a brand new Transformers video game. Developed by Platinum Games (Bayonetta, Vanquish), Transformers Devastation did something bold. No, not just creating a decent Transformers game (it is in fact fantastic), but it wasn’t based on any Michael Bay rubbish; instead they went back to the beginning of the… Continue reading Transformers Devastation: Bringing Back Saturday Morning Cartoons
Forget the current resolution wars between Call of Duty on PS4 and Xbox One; this intellectual property added to the already-brutal console wars of the 90’s. I remember having brutal arguments with friends as a 13 years old at the time, unjustifiably defending my choice (SNES) even though I’d never played a second of the Mega… Continue reading The Console Wars: Aladdin Vs… Aladdin?
Sometimes, people snub video games as an entertainment medium, often judging them without even trying them first. A lot of effort goes into making video games, the goal being not only financial success, but making a quality product that as many people as possible can enjoy. Nonetheless, there are still those with somewhat foolish and… Continue reading 5 Excuses People Use to Avoid Video Games
Kids and video games is an often talked about subject in today’s world. My teenage son’s gaming habits are growing just as the industry is becoming more appealing than ever before. On the flipside, I also have a young daughter, being brought up in a world where technology is growing faster than the human race… Continue reading The Benefits of Kids Playing Video Games
Warning: minor spoilers When it comes to Nintendo, one word springs to mind: Quality. Quality games, quality production, quality entertainment. And of late, of which Nintendo’s recent games have undoubtedly proven, they are now unparalleled in another aspect that has as much fierce competition than ever before: the soundtracks. Below are my 5 picks of the… Continue reading The Untouchable Music of Nintendo Games
Warning: This article contains major spoilers for The Walking Dead. If you haven’t finished the game yet, bookmark the post and come back when you have. Seriously. Spoilers. Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead series is the benchmark of episodic video gaming. Never has a video game been so simple in it's mechanics yet present so many… Continue reading The Walking Dead: Clementine – The Ultimate Heroine