Watching and Waiting: The Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds Experience.

It’s quiet. I’ve been hiding in an abandoned farmhouse for 20 minutes, crouched between a wall, a shelving unit and what feels like the worlds largest, shiniest, most inconspicuous window in existance. I’m waiting for someone. Perhaps I’ll hear the distant sounds of a muzzle blast, or the slow rumble of a car driving over a hill a mile away. Or maybe I’ll hear nothing. … Continue reading Watching and Waiting: The Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds Experience.

Early Access and when to buy a game

There was a time when we’d only get to play the new hotness upon release. The words ‘Beta’ and ‘Alpha’ meant something, and Early Access was shorthand for knowing a guy who had some copies of Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2 that had definitely not fallen off the back of a truck. Times have changed though. In 2017 ‘Open Beta’s’ are bandied around like condoms … Continue reading Early Access and when to buy a game

I rant about Nintendo, kids games and some other stuff.

Stay with me here folks, I’m ranting.. There was a time in my life when I genuinely thought I was too old to play games that were ‘aimed at kids’. I thought I was too cool to bother myself with games that weren’t interested in tasking me with shooting everything in sight, or asking me to put the sports ball in the sports net. Like many, … Continue reading I rant about Nintendo, kids games and some other stuff.

Steam refunds and my duty to the developers

I don’t mean to sound like one of those crazy PC Gaming Master race guys, but PC gaming is pretty rad. The games are cheap, the selection is second to none and we can even get refunds on digital purchases. It’s pretty awesome. That being said, in a little over a year I’ve purchased and then refunded 5 different games. Whilst great for consumers, I wonder if … Continue reading Steam refunds and my duty to the developers