Just after the turn of the year I blogged about what I was looking to get out of 2017 as a gamer. As we approach the midway point in the year, I thought it’d be a good idea to revisit some of my resolutions and check up on how I’m doing. Resolution 1: Mix It Up In 2017 I’d like to change that. I’m not … Continue reading Revisiting The List: 2017’s Gaming Resolutions
2017 has been a truly fantastic year for games, but I’d like to stop for just a few moments and remember the games that I swore I’d get around to playing, but for one reason or another, haven’t. So please, doff your cap and bow your heads as we take a moment to remember the ones that I left behind. I have a confession. I don’t … Continue reading I Should Play These 2016 Games
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.
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
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.
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
As someone who plays an awful lot of games, I find myself in a near constant struggle with the idea that I need to find the ‘right time to play a game’. What should be as simply as putting a disk in the console, or double clicking an icon on my desktop has turned into an evaluation of my mental state, my upcoming schedule and whether … Continue reading My Problem With Starting New Games