Losing My Gaming Mojo

Losing My Gaming Mojo

Recent months have left me feeling quite lost. On and off throughout my life I have considered myself a gamer. Not just somebody who dabbles in games every so often, but full-on, hardcore(ish), with many evenings spent losing myself in games. Then for no apparent reason, with no provocation, my enthusiasm for the hobby is switched off. It’s not a matter of being a bit bored with a game or having a quiet lull before a big release, it’s like a well has run dry. I know it’s only a phase but when it strikes, and I’m aware how melodramatic this sounds, it’s like losing a small part of myself.

February 20, 2012  |  3 Comments » Read More
ARTAAAAAAX (and other childhood things that mentally scarred me)

ARTAAAAAAX (and other childhood things that mentally scarred me)

This morning on Facebook I saw a conversation on someone’s status update regarding kids television nowadays and how it’s “so weird” and “going to mess our poor children up”. They were talking about the likes of the nonsense shown on Cbeebies such as Teletubbies, Waybuloo and In The Night Garden. Having two daughters I’ve had the misfortune of being familiar with these shows, however, just wait one tiny moment. What are these mothers thinking? Have they completely forgotten what our generation were exposed to as children? And we’re all fine… We ARE fine aren’t we?

February 18, 2012  |  3 Comments » Read More
Now Listening 30/01/2012

Now Listening 30/01/2012

I can’t believe it’s still January. What a long-ass month it’s been. It’s currently approximately -46 degrees outside so in an effort to keep warm I’ve fired up the Xbox and plonked the laptop on my lap (of all the crazy places to put a laptop!). Here’s some damn fine tunes I’ve been enjoying during what has to be genuinely the best January I’ve ever experienced.

January 30, 2012  |  2 Comments » Read More
Indiana Jones VS Skyrim

Indiana Jones VS Skyrim

Many people have played Skyrim and felt like they’re in Middle Earth. Well, they’re wrong! Sat watching Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade with my family this afternoon has made me realise we’re actually playing the best Indie game ever. It’s a given that the numerous caves, mines, caverns etc we explore in Skyrim are much like the temples featured in the films, illustrated here by Jones chilling out next to some draugr.

January 01, 2012  |  No Comments » Read More
Gamers Guide To Surviving the 2012 Apocalypse

Gamers Guide To Surviving the 2012 Apocalypse

Assuming you haven’t been living under a rock, in some kind of desolate internet-free land or on the Google+ wastelands then you’ll be more than aware of our impending doom in 2012. Shit will royally hit the fan and, unfortunately, John Cusack cannot save us all. Luckily for us the apocalypse isn’t meant to happen until December so here’s a handy guide I’ve created to help you survive.

December 30, 2011  |  No Comments » Read More
Kid Reviews - Skyrim, Battlefield 3 and Batman: Arkham City

Kid Reviews – Skyrim, Battlefield 3 and Batman: Arkham City

My daughters sometimes see snippets from the games I play as they pass through the lounge or on rainy days enjoy sitting and helping out with child-friendly parts such as me traversing across Skyrim. My eldest started writing a “review blog but on paper” in her notepad and when I said I would type it up to put on my real blog she was so excited that her little sister joined in and also started reviewing the titles. Here is an insight into the minds of a nine and five year old.

December 16, 2011  |  3 Comments » Read More