Gaming

My Thoughts on Remasters

Entering the 20s of the second millennium has gotten me very giddy, like a blushing schoolgirl after being told the boy she likes also likes her. This year will see the release of not only new games, but new consoles, pushing the pinnacle of technological excellence in gaming just a little further. Whilst we prepare for the new it has become a common occurrence in the last year to bring back the c...[Read More]

5 Retro Games Still Worth Playing Today

In this mad world of insane world leaders and microtransaction ladened video games sometimes it’s fun (and indeed) necessary to retreat to the comfort of the familiar. And what better way to do that than by playing some classic video games. Now I know what you’re thinking, (and you should be ashamed Francis you sick bastard) but to the rest of you not thinking about pornography, yes it’s true a lo...[Read More]

5 Worst Video Games of 2019

Well you’ve heard Laura’s thoughts on Tetris 99 and how it’s a hidden gem of a game; we’ve had Jude discuss the many games he’s enjoyed throughout the year! And while that’s all well and good I think we can all agree there have been more than a few stinkers. And given that World War III will likely kick off any day now I think we’re all in need of catharsis, a good purge of ill will or to put it i...[Read More]

Best Games of 2019: Jude’s Top 5

5) Crash Team Racing Nitro Fuelled My first choice was an easy one. Although 2019 hasn’t been a great year, with only a handful of big releases, there is comfort in revisiting the classics that are brought up to the modern age. This brought back some very good memories, and getting to see a game from my childhood get a new paintjob for current-gen consoles is certainly a treat. There is a lo...[Read More]

Best Games of 2019: Tetris 99

This year I had one of the best birthdays ever. No, I didn’t have a huge party, no grand gestures, I simply had a day off work, a cake fashioned out of Krispy Kremes, and a shiny new Nintendo Switch with Tetris 99 to slob out on the sofa with all day. It. Was. Ace. So, it’s probably partially happy donut memories and partly that it is just so bloody addictive that this battle royale re-imagining o...[Read More]

Top 5 Snow Levels in Video Games

It’s that time of year again folks, a time of over indulgence and frivolity, a time of family and friends. Of course what with an impeachment looming, Brexit being in its 56th year and the death of Peter “Chewbacca” Mayhew, I can understand if you’re not feeling festive. But fret ye not, I have the answer, and would you believe the answer is video games? That’s right, 5 snowy Levels that vaguely f...[Read More]

The Last of Us Remastered (Revisited)

If you read my blog earlier this year in which I cheated on my girl Lara Croft, you’ll know I have recently completed an entire run through of the Uncharted series. So, in the spirit of “if you’re going to do something bad you might as well do it right,” I figured it only proper that The Last of Us should be the next title on my hit list. Plus, with The Last of Us 2 launch date getting pushed back...[Read More]

Uncharted Vs. Tomb Raider

I’m about to say the thing you’re not supposed to say. My nine-year-old self who would cut cardboard dual pistols out of cereal boxes and somersault off my bunk bed would feel betrayed. Current me, who looked high and low to find Croft Apple Larazade like it was bottled from the Fountain of Youth, doesn’t want to say it out loud. But here goes … I might actually prefer Uncharted to Tomb Raider. (&...[Read More]

Lara Croft: My Kickass, Girl Power Hero

Let me take you back to June 1999, a nine-year-old girl blows out the candles on a birthday cake decorated with an image of a brunette woman sporting a braid, green tank top and dual pistols. Cut to 2019, that same girl, 20-years wiser (sort of) and several iterations of that character later, sits down at a desk adorned with merchandise that nine-year-old could only dream about calling up and orde...[Read More]

Is the PlayStation Classic even worth £15?

This week I got my hands on a PlayStation Classic. No, I didn’t need one, I’ve got a perfectly functional original PlayStation, a stack of games and two Raspberry Pi devices hooked up to my TV to prove just how much I didn’t need one. But for 15 quid in the Amazon Prime sale, not buying one felt like the less sensible option. Plus, it’s just so damn cute. But being cute doesn’t necessarily make yo...[Read More]

My Thoughts on The Monster Hunter World Iceborne Beta

Well the weekend has once again come and gone, and like any gamer I spent it playing a metric fuck tonne of video games. Both Crash Team Racing and Bloodstained: Ritual of The Night came out at the same time, two games I have been eagerly anticipating. But in the end I ended up spending a huge chunk of my time playing the beta for the Monster Hunter World expansion “Iceborne”. I did play the core ...[Read More]

5 RPG Characters We Hate Having In Our Party

Who doesn’t love a good RPG? Serial killers and Trump voters that’s who, I mean you get to embark on an amazing journey and experience a fantastic story all while battling the forces of evil. Of course what would an RPG be without companions, well, it would be The Witcher, but that’s beside the point. Most great RPGs allow you to recruit party members to help aid you in your quest to stop the end ...[Read More]

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