We all love video games, whether your tastes are for platformers, shooters, RPG’s or even sports. They are a wonderful form of escapism, but what about escapism within escapism? I'm talking about the fishing in Zelda games, the end of level bonus sections of Yoshi’s Island, getting drunk at the bar in GTA IV; games… Continue reading Video Game Inception: Top 5 Games within Video Games
THE CHAMP IS HERE! Yes, it’s that time of year again, where the grappling soap opera laces up its boots and dons its flamboyant singlets/shorts to unleash its roster on the world once again. After last year’s threadbare next gen debut, the tension is rising, the deck is stacked for failure, and so can the… Continue reading WWE 2K16 Review (Xbox One)
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?
Before Square Enix there was Square Company. From its inception Square released 145 titles before its merger with Enix in 2003. Many of these games were released under a given ‘Squaresoft’ brand name, such as the ever-popular Final Fantasy VII for PS One, which was one of the west’s first taste of Squaresoft magic, which… Continue reading Nintendo/Squaresoft Gems of a Generation
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
From my original listing at The Average Gamer (check out the site!) God of War III, released for PS3 in 2010, is a thing of beauty. Bloodthirsty, brutal and brilliant beauty. Easily one of the finest games to grace the PS3, and now, thanks to the power of the PS4, it will be re-mastered and… Continue reading 5 Reasons Everyone Must Buy God of War III Re-mastered
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
That’s the ultimate goal isn’t it? To create the perfect video game. Very few video games are considered as such, and even then it is of course only opinion. There is no fact in a critic’s verdict, whether it’s print/online. People often forget that, and it is of course the same for you; we’re all… Continue reading Super Metroid – The Perfect Video Game?
2014 was a great year for gaming. Particularly for me, as I decided to undertake the ultimate lonely gamer task: complete 52 games in a calendar year. That works out at just shy of 4.5 games a month. Ouch. Now I’m typically a gamer who starts many games, but takes forever to finish them. Save points… Continue reading My 52 Game Challenge of 2014