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PS Friday Night Fights: Keepin' It Real

In case you didn't know, and you were living under a rock all week, the Atlanta office for CCP was shut down Monday. For those of you that don't know, I used to work with those people. It was a...   more

PS Friday Night Fights: Keepin' It Real


Is Nostalgia Blinding Us?

I love this industry. I really do. I grew up with it, reading game magazines, working my ass off to buy just one game that I would play into the ground, and making lasting memories with titles ...   more

Is Nostalgia Blinding Us?


Fear of exposing the honesty of a glitch.

Here’s a weird thing that’s becoming a trend. No recording areas. Now I as a garms jurnalist snuck into Gadgetshow live recently with the rest of the public. I’ve been there before and I hope t...   more

Fear of exposing the honesty of a glitch.


Music in videogames, how important is it to you?

Imagine video games without music, it has happened before, but not everyone has seen it. I'm mainly talking about single player titles here. Music has existed in videogames since the 80's and bac...   more

Music in videogames, how important is it to you?


If you like it, Critique it!

https://31.media.tumblr.com/051ffda59544b140d133bfdf4d5f0aa0/tumblr_inline_n453bx3k4b1r4ko8p.jpg People have a habit of becoming very attached to games they enjoy. Nowhere is this more evident t...   more

If you like it, Critique it!


Breathing Life into the Stale Gaming Industry: 4 New Concepts for Videogames

Seems like the same games have been being made for the past 10 years, rehashes of one another. Either it’s an FPS in a post-apocalyptic world, or one based in the future or WWII. Originality in g...   more

Breathing Life into the Stale Gaming Industry: 4 New Concepts for Videogames


Multiplayer Madness

Multiplayer is a weird baby these days. A mention of the “M” word can send people cringing at tacked on gameplay features like Bioshock 2 or Batman Arkham Origins. Or it can frustrate people thes...   more

Multiplayer Madness


The Dangers of Wearing the Videogamer Badge

I never cease to be amazed how even though videogames have come so far in terms of mainstream acceptance, there are times when I must contain myself accordingly when showing my enthusiasm for my ...   more



A Few PAX East Indie Highlights

Although I was only there for one day, I believe I can safely say that the Indie section once again was the most interesting area of the gathering. It's great to see both new and returning develo...   more

A Few PAX East Indie Highlights


April 11th UK Releases and Bargains

As April continues the only release of note this week is for the 360, on the deals side of thing from Base.com you can pickup for the PS3 for £19.99, from Game you can get for £24.99 on both ...   more

April 11th UK Releases and Bargains


I lost a friend this week

I have put over 170 hours into . Those hours come from playing nearly every day, but I usually only pop in for a little bit at a time. I don’t spend much time farming expensive bugs and sea life ...   more



OST Case Study: Hearthstone

Blizzard's free to play card game Hearthstone was "released" to critical acclaim earlier this  year after a somewhat long open beta. The game allows players to partake in virtual card battles mu...   more

OST Case Study: Hearthstone


Impression Session: Haunted Past

Another Impression Session. Another newly released game from Steam. This one is a hidden puzzle game with some point/click adventure themes. 5093UlKvyVA   more

Impression Session: Haunted Past


Contest Time Bro - Steam Only

Suppers brahs and brahettes. Been awhile since I ran a contest time and I'll be damned if this game didn't inspire me to run another. I'm of course talking about . This game has been giving more ...   more



Impression Session: Motte Island

I delve into the world of first impression videos. It's scary and full of these bigger fish than I, but I shall proceed none the less. Today I take a look at Motte Island, which was released on t...   more

Impression Session: Motte Island


Streaming: Why So Popular?

I have always been behind in video game generations. In fact, I can only recall one instance where I pre-ordered a console (3DS, so not really a console). So this year, I plan on getting a Playst...   more

Streaming: Why So Popular?


The Viewer - Unnecessary Drama in the Jam (S02EP04)

4TyNFm9ySU0 After the recent Game_Jams debacle, do you think we will ever see a serious "Game Industry Reality" show and what is your stance about the treatment of female developers in the gamin...   more

The Viewer - Unnecessary Drama in the Jam (S02EP04)


The worst thing about censorship is ███████ - 027 SP - The Stick Of Truth

Salida dear readers, my name is Jim aka "OpiumHerz" and as some of you may already guess by that nickname: I am german. With the blog series "The worst thing about censorship is ██ ...   more



Come Meet the New Boss…

…Same as the old boss? Let’s hope not for Xbox One fans and game fans in general. After just under a year of monumental missteps regarding the Xbox brand and direction, Microsoft has seemingly do...   more

Come Meet the New Boss…


Gaming and Relationships...COMBINED!

Being a gamer is tough. Not only do you have to save worlds and lives, but you also have to develop and maintain relationships…in an out of the digital realm. And no, having a bunch of Xbox Live ...   more

Gaming and Relationships...COMBINED!


The Viewer - The Death and not Return of the Single Player Campaign?

87GNf35P4vM Multiplayer games have become more successful than Single Player Campaign games. Do you think because of games like Titanfall or Call of Duty, in the future the single player campai...   more

The Viewer - The Death and not Return of the Single Player Campaign?


April 4th UK Releases and Bargains

As April begins nothing major releases this week but on the deals side of things it's also pretty quiet, from Game you can pickup for the PS3 for £17.99, at the Game Collection you can get for ...   more

April 4th UK Releases and Bargains


PS Friday Night Fights: Looking for Some Beautiful Men Edition

My opinion of is sort of mixed. They buffed Bang and Arakune in important ways, but also took away things I liked about them. Valkenhayn is apparently getting a bit of tweaking in a patch in a...   more

PS Friday Night Fights: Looking for Some Beautiful Men Edition


History of a Real World Gamer

I assume that the reason you are reading is this blog is because you are a gamer, and like many others, you have an interest in gaming that goes beyond gameplay. I share this interest with you, y...   more

History of a Real World Gamer


The Force is Strong With Amy Hennig

We have been fortunate enough to be able to receive some of the most influential, and industry changing games from the amazing Amy Hennig. She’s largely popular for her work at Naughty Dog as t...   more

The Force is Strong With Amy Hennig


Square Ears: The Sound of the NES

The Nintendo Entertainment System has had an astounding impact on the gaming culture of today.  It's popularity and abundance of games (both good and bad) made it probably the most recognisable c...   more

Square Ears: The Sound of the NES


New trailer for Middle-earth: Force Unleashed.

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New trailer for Middle-earth: Force Unleashed.


Redefining Infinite *SPOILERS*

I recently finished Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode 2, and so delighted was I at my achievement I wanted to go online and read other people's thoughts and views on what I thought was a gr...   more

Redefining Infinite *SPOILERS*


Characters/Franchises That Need Their Own 3DS

Nintendo has always loved doling out themed versions of their handheld consoles, and with the recent announcement of the  (pictured above), it got me thinking about all the cool designs that th...   more

Characters/Franchises That Need Their Own 3DS


The Last of Us: Final Thoughts

Being a person that lives a secluded life in a bog full of backlogs for various platforms, I started playing the Last of Us just about some days ago. Yesterday, way past nappy time, at 3 AM, I fi...   more

The Last of Us: Final Thoughts





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