The Lost Boys - Celebrating 30 Years

The Lost Boys – Celebrating 30 Years

One night in the late 1980s, a babysitter came round to look after me. In her bag, I spotted a VHS that had me immediately entranced. I begged and pleaded to watch it but the babysitter was boring responsible and said no. Kiefer Sutherland’s face looked menacing, in a cool way, but despite my young age I knew I had to see this film.

July 31, 2017  |  No Comments » Read More
The Highs and Lows of a Year of Overwatch

The Highs and Lows of a Year of Overwatch

Overwatch has now been out for over a year. I played it solidly on release then, like the fickle person I am, drifted away to other games. I got the urge to return this year around March and have been playing it almost daily since. Overwatch is up there with my favourite releases since I bought my PS4 but it’s a game of mixed emotions and I thought that’s the best way to celebrate the game’s first birthday.

June 02, 2017  |  No Comments » Read More
My Alternative Gaming Awards 2016

My Alternative Gaming Awards 2016

2016 went by insanely fast and my poor blog got thoroughly neglected, but I’m back with the highlights and lowlights of my gaming antics. The awards are for games I’ve played this year, not necessarily released in 2016 though. Thank you to those who have made my online gaming incredibly fun in 2016. I may have insulted you in the heat of the moment, but when I yelled, “YOU’RE A GIANT DICKHOLE” for saving my awesome Rocket League goal, it was done with love and affection. On with the show!..

December 31, 2016  |  No Comments » Read More
The Division - Nothing Like Destiny...

The Division – Nothing Like Destiny…

This week, on a whim, and with mild peer pressure, I bought The Division. I wasn’t blown away by the beta but did fancy a new multiplayer and many friends were getting it. I’m now about twelve hours in and a level 13 so I’m getting the gist of what’s going on, although after twelve hours I’m still pressing the wrong buttons to go into cover or leap over things or I’ll throw a grenade at a pal when I mean to throw health, but I’m getting there. I’ve seen many comparisons to Destiny which I totally don’t understand. There’s no similarities, none!..

March 11, 2016  |  No Comments » Read More
My Alternative Gaming Awards 2015

My Alternative Gaming Awards 2015

Welcome to my Alternative Gaming Awards 2015! My annual round-up of games I’ve played, enjoyed or tolerated this year. The official release date needn’t have been 2015, so no snarky, “Err, that was actually released in 2014″ please. It’s been an extremely fun year on my Playstation 4. Thank you to those who have kindly bought me games when my finances have been dire and thank you to old friends and new who make gaming a regular highlight of my year. I hope you’ve had a great year of gaming too. Now, on to the winners!..

December 31, 2015  |  2 Comments » Read More
Response To: Video games have a diversity problem that runs deeper than race or gender

Response To: Video games have a diversity problem that runs deeper than race or gender

I read an article in the Guardian that was doing the rounds on Twitter today which you can read here – “Video games have a diversity problem that runs deeper than race or gender“, and was over the moon. It completely hit the nail on the head. My response falls under ‘too long to tweet’ and ‘maybe too short to blog’ as it’s pretty much total agreement with the author.

I write this as a woman who games, I grew up with video games and despite being one of the minority who clung to the hobby as I aged, I can see why many girls drifted away.

September 11, 2015  |  1 Comment » Read More