Gaming

5 Video Game Bad Guys Who Weren’t That Bad

When a video game hands you a sword, a gun, or magical powers and points you in the vague direction of a nebulous foe, it’s usually a safe bet that they are the bad guy. But on rare occasions it turns out that they’re not 100% the villain of the story or maybe they’re just making tough decisions to fight a greater threat, so with that in mind here are five video game bad guys that turned out to be...[Read More]

Video Game Character Deaths

Video Game Character Deaths: WARNING: Spoilers! Can you pick the video game characters based on their deaths? If you’ve been part of the demise of these misunderstood creatures, you are a Champion of Gaming! Or you just get a kick out of killing fictional antagonistic megalomaniacs. Interesting… anyway you have 4 minutes to show us what you’re made of! Show your friends who the r...[Read More]

5 Video Game Sequels That Surpassed The Original: Part 2

Who doesn’t love a good sequel, it is a chance to continue a good story, expand a universe or in the case of this article, an excuse to do as little work as possible. Regular readers (and those who understand what “Part 2” means) will know that this article is in fact a sequel itself, but will it surpass the original or simply be proof that I am too lazy to come up with a new idea. With that said,...[Read More]

Make A Wish

With all the terrible things that seem to be happening around the world today, war, mass shootings and Donald Trump, it would be easy to become jaded and cynical. But every now and then good things do happen, like the Make-A-Wish foundation, they have been granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions for years, not for personal or financial gain, but to bring sick child...[Read More]

5 Video Game Bosses We Didn’t Want to Kill

What video game is complete without a great villain, they drive us to become better at games so that when the time comes we can shove a broad sword right up their arse, all the way up to the hilt! But every once in a while, a video game villain will come along that we don’t want to kill, perhaps because they’re just too awesome or maybe because deep down they maybe, just maybe they weren’t s...[Read More]

5 Video Games That Saved Their Franchises

  We all have our favourite video game franchises, it will come as no surprise to regular readers that one of my favourites is Final Fantasy. And just as Square Enix proved with Final Fantasy, just because a franchise is good doesn’t mean it will stay that way, so every now and then, games must take a car battery to the bollocks in order to bring some colour back to their cheeks, so with that...[Read More]

Dark Souls – The Vinyl Trilogy

Rejoice fellow nerds for it is here, the perfect gift for that one friend you have who happens to fall within the Venn diagram of loves Dark Souls, collects vinyl and loves to listen to music that reminds him/her of the time they fucked their controller at a loved one, because Ornstein and Smough kicked their ass for the 30th time. Yes, it’s the complete Dark Souls, Dark Souls II and Dark Souls II...[Read More]

5 Reasons Why Nintendo Is The Worst

We all have our favourite gaming platforms PlayStation, Xbox, PC and for others there is Nintendo. We all have our reasons for selecting our favourites, I personally love PlayStation because of fond childhood memories of playing Final Fantasy VII while off school pretending to be sick (that’s right mother, all a ruse!), others say they pick the console with the best exclusives or whichever their f...[Read More]

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom Delayed

So, it looks like it’s bad news for fans of Ni no Kuni, not to mention JRPG fans in general as it was revealed today that Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will be postponed until 19th January 2018. While I’m sure this will disappoint some fans, they can take comfort in the fact that, according to Akihiro Hino (CEO and President of LEVEL-5 Inc), more development time is required in order to deliver ...[Read More]

5 Top LGBT Characters in Video Games

What with gay pride just around the corner and me being the unimaginative bastard that I am, I thought now would be a good time to look at some of the best LGBT characters in video games. Now, it would be very easy just to name all the LGBT characters from Bioware games for this blog post, hell, even if I was restricted to the Dragon age games I could fill this list and knock off early for lunch, ...[Read More]

N For Nerds E3 Experience

E3 has become the showcase of the gaming community, the arena where Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo along with a whole other host of developers flex their gaming might and muscles to woo us.  Having followed the live streams, watched the press conferences and game videos have I been left impressed or underwhelmed? Microsoft Up first was the Microsoft Xbox E3 press conference, I was particularly keen ...[Read More]

5 Video Game Sequels That Surpassed The Original

For the most part sequels are nothing more than hastily knocked together shite, made so that developers can make enough money to fill their golden yachts with so much cocaine that it would bring down Amy Winehouse’s Ghost. But every now and then the planets will align and we get a sequel that is not only good, but actually surpasses its predecessor, so with that in mind here are 5 Video Game seque...[Read More]